Issue: 2014 May/June

  • Editorial

    Rod shares a bit of his knowledge over the last 20 years as an independent consultant/contractor.

  • Manger's Corner: Simplicity

    Simplicity doesn’t mean more abstract: it means more basic and clear. Mike tells us how to manage projects without introducing unnecessary complexity.

  • Tips and Tricks for Flexible Code

    If you want to develop code that’s flexible, extensible, maintainable, and testable, you’ll want to read Paul’s article about some basic things to keep in mind before you start.

  • Architectural Tools in VS

    John explains the dependency graph and the layer diagram tools in Visual Studio. Once you see how they work and what they can do, you’ll use them as part of every project.

  • Understanding and Using iBeacons

    Want a great way to tell prospective customers or conference attendees that you’re open for business? Wei-Meng explains how iBeacons work, tells you how to build one, and show...

  • XAML Magic: Attached Properties

    XAML properties don’t always behave as you think they might. Markus explains how they work and shows you some nifty ways to use these powerful tools.

  • 10 Good Practices for ASP.NET MVC Apps

    Dino talks about the best possible layout for your project in MVC 5, and gives some great tips for helping you keep it all organized and effi cient.

  • Building Office 365 Cloud Business Apps

    You already know that using Visual Studio 2013 streamlines building business apps. Beth shows you how to use its Cloud Business App project template to improve collaboration b...

  • Connecting Your Windows8 Apps to Facebook or Twitter with OAuth

    If your users access your apps through social media, you’ll want to know all about OAuth. Michiel shows you how to connect with ease and speed using this protocol.

  • On Survivors

    In this column Ted discusses real perils of being a part of a startup.

Use iBeacon in your Apps! Visual Studio 2013 is the standard tool for architecting and building applications for the Windows platform. This issue will explore some of the tools provided in by the latest release of Visual Studio. Technologies covered include: Office 365, Visual Studio Architecture Tools, MVC and C# best practices.