You have probably created a windows service or other types of applications where you have code which need to be run in the background to not block the main thread. To do that you have different types of solutions in .NET, for instance Threads, Timers and Tasks. However, you need to construct them manually, make sure that they do not throw unhandled exceptions etc.
With the advent of Windows Phone 8.1 multiple resolution are now also becoming a fact of life for Windows Phone developers (as they already were for Windows Store developers). This has a few side effects, which will require you to think about the size of things that need to cover part of the screen.
As you might have seen, the SensorCore SDK has been released. I intended to bring out a full fledged app utilizing this new and exiting SDK, but I found out that I first had to explain a bit about the ‘supporting acts’ I was going to use – if you study my last four posts you will see they all contain parts of the sample app that goes what this post.
In 2011 I heard the first rumors about Windows 8 and knew immediately what my next book would be about. Unlike Designing Silverlight Business Applications that captured years of experience writing Line of Business (LOB) apps in Silverlight, this book would be an introduction to an entirely new platform.
This morning I struggled to get Microsoft Lync 2013 to work. The symptoms consisted of the application running normally – I could authenticate, and the contact list would load – but after a few minutes the application would hang.
Owin makes it easy to inject new middleware into the processing pipeline. This can be leveraged to inject breakpoints in the pipeline, to inspect the state of the Owin context during authentication.
I was recently in San Francisco, CA to deliver a presentation at AltConf 2014 and attend WWDC 2014. The title of the presentation was “Enriching the iOS SDK”. Feel free to check out the video below and hit the “Like” button if you like it.
Building applications isn’t easy, especially if you are not a developer and do not know how to. To help boost the number of apps on its ecosystem, Microsoft has provided a very way to build applications that can target Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.
Last week, I was in beautiful Oslo in Norway most of the week for NDC 2014. It was a great conference and I’d like to point out a few highlights.
Have you ever wanted to dig deeper into a process running on your machine? We have. That’s the reason why the new dotPeek 1.2 EAP build introduces Process Explorer.
This download includes an ISO image file of the Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation—overviews, how-to articles, API reference pages, sample code, and more—to help you in your development efforts
I wrote a new book titled “Neural Networks using C# Succinctly”. It was published this week. There are many existing books on neural networks but no good ones (in my opinion) that focus on how to create neural networks from a software developer’s point of view.
ASP.NET MVC is a web application development framework built on top of Microsoft’s .NET Framework. ASP.NET MVC framework is a lightweight, highly testable presentation framework that is integrated with existing ASP.NET features.
I had the pleasure of delivering a TypeScript session today in NDC Oslo.
In the session, I introduced the TypeScript language and talked about language features and how to use them.
I'm sure you saw my Coding4Fun Blog post today? The one where I highlight the just released Visual Studio 2013 SDK samples? Oh wait, grrrr... maybe you didn't since just found out I screwed up the schedule for it (7/2, 6/2, so close yet so far apart) doh! Well it's live now at least!
ProtoBuf is Googles open serialization format which can be used to serialize objects in a standardized way. With it, different platforms can communicate with a format that is much more efficient than XML. Combine the most popular implementation if it, protobuf-net, with Griffin.Framework and you get an easy and fast way of sending information between processes.
Today, we are making available a first community technology preview of the next version of Visual Studio, codenamed Visual Studio “14”. This early build is focused on enabling feedback and testing from the Visual Studio community.
I was working on a new ASP.NET web application. In this application, I was trying to use Onion Architecture. The application was also using ASP.NET Identity 2.0. Our goal was to create application that will easily replace(if required) the ASP.NET Identity system with any other Identity system or ASP.NET Identity Entity Framework store with any other Identity store without changing anything in our web application.
You should note that I passed plain JSON to the list binding option. I do not bind directly to the object, but instead bind to the exposed dataSource property. As you can see, it was very straightforward to wire up a fluid user experience with selection, animated feedback and scrolling.
Many mobile apps need the ability to preview files — email attachments, web links, cloud photos, and other assets. Some apps even need the ability to open and handle files themselves.
You would have heard of BDotNet if you are in Bangalore & you are a .NET developer. If you have not come across BDotNet let me tell you something about BDotNet. BDotNet stands for Bangalore .NET User Group.
In this episode I got a chance to talk to Troy Hunt, way on the other side of the world. Troy had some great perspectives on staying in shape and living a healthy active lifestyle.