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Windows Phone tooling is more advanced than that for Windows 8. But savvy developers can use that to their advantage when building Windows Store apps.
The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) framework can be vulnerable to phishing and other attacks. Learn how to protect it with these tactics.
Don't re-invent the wheel when building your Windows 8 apps. Instead, save coding time by using (and customizing) the Search contract to add this critical piece of functionality.
Learn how to use asynchronous controller actions in ASP.NET MVC 4 by building a simple Contacts Manager app.
James McCaffrey explains how to normalize and encode neural network data from a developer's point of view.
Google has replaced MapView with MapFragment for adding mapping and location in Android. Learn what the new API can do, and how to use it.
James McCaffrey demonstrates the brute-force, Fisher-shuffle and reservoir-sampling techniques.
In-App purchasing helps you make money after the initial sale. Learn how to use the new API to set it up.
Chain of Responsibility decouples the sender of a request from the receiver by allowing one or many handler objects to handle the request.
Eric Vogel covers the recent changes to the SignalR persistent connection API.
Eric Vogel covers shows how to use the Facade pattern to create a simple unified interface for a collection of interfaces in a .NET application.
Knowing where you are -- and where you want to go -- are the keys to using the matrix.
Doing better takes time and is an incremental process.
James McCaffrey explains what neural network activation functions are and why they're necessary, and explores three common activation functions.
The Prototype Pattern involves cloning objects. Learn how to create both deep and shallow clones for instances in your program where creating a new object won't work.
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