MSDN Magazine September 2012

MSDN Magazine September 2012

Visual Studio 2012:A More Productive IDE for Modern Applications

See how the latest release of Visual Studio—especially the improved IDE— helps to create an environment that lets developers do what developers want to do: work with code in a variety of technologies. Peter Vogel

Visual Studio 2012:What’s New for Web Development in Visual Studio 2012

Visual Studio 2012 has tons of new features for Web developers. Clark Sell discusses some of the most useful ones for builiding HTML5/CSS applications. Clark Sell

Windows Azure:Developing and Deploying Windows Azure Cloud Services Using Visual Studio

We walk through parts of the Windows Azure application development lifecycle using Visual Studio and highlight the new features as we progress. Paul Yuknewicz, Boris Scholl

Visual Studio 2012:What's New in Microsoft Test Manager 2012

The Visual Studio ALM Rangers team up to introduce some of the exciting new features in Visual Studio Test Manager 2012, including better exploratory testing, improved performance, video recording enhancements and many more. Micheal Learned, Sudheer Adimulam, Tim Star

Visual Studio 2012:Testing for Continuous Development

The accelerated speed of Web development requires streamlined techniques for the entire process, including testing. Here, you learn how to efficiently test Web apps in Visual Studio 2012. Larry Brader, Alan Cameron Wills

Visual Studio 2012:Shape Up Your Data with Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012

Although initially dismissed by some professional developers, Visual Studio LightSwitch is evolving with the 2012 release to handle the requirements for modern enterprise applications to scale well, integrate with legacy systems, handle multitenant installations and many concurrent users, and much more, reports Jan Van der Haegen. Jan Van der Haegen

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Editor's Note:Visual Studio 2012: The Next Big Thing

Visual Studio 2012 is another important update of the Microsoft flagship IDE.Michael Desmond

Cutting Edge:Mobile Site Development, Part 4: Managing Device Profiles

Dino Esposito shows how to classify mobile devices in order to build a Web site that serves different markup to different devices based on their capabilities.Dino Esposito

Windows with C++:The Pursuit of Efficient and Composable Asynchronous Systems

Kenny Kerr follows up his column on lightweight cooperative multi-tasking by exploring how C++ might directly support asynchronous programming in a more natural and composable way.Kenny Kerr

Data Points:Moving Existing Projects to EF 5

To take advantage of enum support and other features added to Entity Framework in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, you need the compatible version of EntityFramework.dll, EF 5. Julie Lerman helps to ease the migration.Julie Lerman

Forecast: Cloudy:Humongous Windows Azure

NoSQL is a hot topic, and one of the most popular ways of approaching it is with MongoDB. Joseph Fultz looks at some of the design and implementation aspects of using MongoDB in a Windows Azure environment.Joseph Fultz

Test Run:Coding Logistic Regression with Newton-Raphson

There are plenty of resources describing the complex mathematics behind finding logistic regression beta parameters using Newton-Raphson, yet few implementation guides. James McCaffrey explains how logistic regression with Newton-Raphson works, and how to implement a solution in C#.James McCaffrey

Touch and Go:Exploring Spherical Coordinates on Windows Phone

Charles lays the conceptual, mathematical and programmatic groundwork for a program that lets you point a Windows phone at a spot in the night sky and show the planets and constellations.Charles Petzold

Don't Get Me Started:On Honor, Cold Iron and Hot Silicon

Doctors swear to the Hippocratic oath. Should software engineers be pledging to uphold a code of conduct?David Platt