|The Microsoft journal for developers||May 2013 VOL 28 NO 5|
JSON: Parse JSON Strings in Windows Runtime Components
Cutting Edge: Social Authentication in ASP.NET MVC 4
ASP.NET MVC 4 now includes an ad hoc framework to authenticate users via a number of social networks, and Dino Esposito shows you how.
SDL: Using the SDL for a LOB Windows 8 App, Part 2
Part 2 of a two-part series, this article examines the design phase of the Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) and describes its three critical components: developing an attack surface analysis and an attack surface reduction and performing a software architectural risk analysis, or threat model.
MVVM: Commands, RelayCommands, EventToCommand
In this article, I would like to take a closer look at one of the important components of any Model-View-ViewModel applications: the command.
UX By Design: Is UX Investment Worth It?
Join UX expert Billy Hollis to find out how a designing a better user experience for your line-of-business application can increase productivity, revenue, and customer satisfaction and retention as well as decrease training time.
Patterns in Practice: Adding Functionality to an Object: Building the Objects
Even with design patterns, eventually, you have to stop building infrastructure and actually implement some functionality. Peter starts to create the SalesOption objects that will add functionality to OrderLine objects when that functionality is needed.
ASP.NET: Leverage Multiple Code Frameworks with One ASP.NET
Jeffrey Fritz demonstrates how you can use all four major ASP.NET code frameworks -- ASP.NET Web Forms, MVC and WebAPI, and SignalR -- together to create a cohesive solution.
Microsoft .NET Framework: Migrating Legacy .NET Libraries to Target Modern Platforms
.NET libraries that have served you well for years can prove equally useful in today’s new environments—provided you’re willing to expend the migration effort needed. Using the Sterling NoSQL OODB, Josh Lane looks at forward migration patterns and best practices that minimize potential difficulties and maximize opportunities for reuse across platforms.
Windows Phone: Windows Phone Video Capture: A Best-of-Breed Approach
Learn how to maintain your Windows Phone 7.5 project while giving a richer experience to your Windows Phone 8 users. The techniques discussed here go beyond video capture to apply to any of the APIs reinvented for Windows Phone 8.
SharePoint 2013: Understanding and Using the SharePoint 2013 REST Interface
The SharePoint 2013 REST interface is extensive and powerful enough to provide most of what Web and mobile app developers will want to do. This article shows you how you can integrate SharePoint into your applications using the REST interface.
CLR: Shortest-Path Graph Analysis Using a CLR Stored Procedure
Graph analysis is becoming increasingly important in software applications, and this article shows how to perform shortest-path analysis with techniques that can also be used for many other data-access programming tasks.
Exploring Filters in XAudio2
Charles Petzold explains how you can alter the harmonic composition of sound through the use of filters and he shows how to accomplish this using XAudio2 in Windows 8.
Windows with C++
Introducing Direct2D 1.1
Direct 2D has taken a major step forward, and is now supported on Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8 and, now, Windows 7. Kenny Kerr explains how D2D 1.1 works and how to get started using it.
Windows Azure Insider
Geo-Protection for Video Blobs Using a Node.js Media Proxy
Windows Azure blobs are useful for storing video assets, but different levels of access can be required based on location or domain. Manage these requirements by creating a reverse proxy server in Windows Azure.
Data Clustering Using Category Utility
James McCaffrey presents a powerful new clustering algorithm that is relatively simple to implement, has worked well in practice, can be applied to both numeric and categorical data, and scales well to huge data sets.