MSDN Magazine February 2013

MSDN Magazine February 2013

Microsoft Office:Exploring the New JavaScript API for Office

Here you learn about asynchronous programming pattern, object model hierarchy, testing for application support and more basics of the new JavaScript API for the latest version of Office. Stephen Oliver, Eric Schmidt

Async Programming:Async Causality Chain Tracking

Learn how .NET Framework 4.5 enables developers to track and deduce causality/return stacks while debugging or investigating production failures. Andrew Stasyuk

ASP.NET:Building a Simple Comet Application in the Microsoft .NET Framework

Develop interactive Web applications that don’t rely on polling or users posting back the page, using just .NET technologies. Derrick Lau

Data Clustering:Detecting Abnormal Data Using k-Means Clustering

Learn how C# developers can use k-Means clustering to group data items into similar clusters and enable detection of abnormal data. James McCaffrey

StreamInsight:Taming the Event Stream: Fast Approximate Counting

Explore the power of StreamInsight by developing a custom stream operator for fast approximation of event counts in a window. Michael Meijer

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Editor's Note:Inside Modern Apps

Rachel Appel's new Modern Apps column will guide developers into building compelling Windows Store apps.Michael Desmond

Cutting Edge:Essential Facebook Programming: The JavaScript SDK

Dive into the principal tools you can leverage to add social plugins to your Web sites, with a mix of HTML markup, CSS and JavaScript code.Dino Esposito

Windows with C++:Creating Desktop Apps with Visual C++ 2012

Our resident C++ expert gets a lot of questions about the language and its relevance to developing desktop apps for Windows in these changing times. He answers those questions here.Kenny Kerr

Test Run:Naive Bayes Classification with C#

Naive Bayes classification is a fundamental machine-learning technique that can predict which category a data case belongs to. James McCaffrey explains how it works and gives you the foundation for adding prediction features to your .NET applications.James McCaffrey

The Working Programmer:.NET Collections, Part 2: Working with C5

Ted Neward delves deeper into the Copenhagen Comprehensive Collection Classes for C#, explaining how their implementations and functionality go a bit beyond the .NET Framework Class Library.Ted Neward

Modern Apps:Create Windows Store Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

Learn about the Windows Store market opportunity, as well what language, tool and technology choices are available to help you get started writing apps or games.Rachel Appel

DirectX Factor:Constructing Audio Oscillators for Windows 8

Windows 8 combines a high-performance audio API with touch screens on hand-held tablets. Join with Charles Petzold as he explores the potential this combination offers for creating musical instruments.Charles Petzold

Don't Get Me Started:What's Up, Doc?

The Internet still hasn't cracked the health-care industry, the way it has newspapers, media and most recently higher education. But it's about to, says David Platt, and in a big way.David Platt