Edge.js Combines Node.js with .NET

by Jeff Martin Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 22, 2013

The Edge.js project combines Node.js with the .NET platform. Developers can use C# on Node.js or provide Node.js functionality to C# applications-- allowing them to use the best tool for each task. InfoQ had the opportunity to speak with author Tomasz Janczuk about the project and his future plans.


Microsoft Open Sources Kinect for Windows Samples

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 13, 2013 1

Microsoft has recently open sourced on CodePlex 22 code samples under the Apache 2.0 license. The samples which are also included in the Kinect for Windows Toolkit show how to make use of various Kinect features: Audio, Basic Interactions, Colors, Depth, Face Tracing, Infrared, Slideshow Gestures, Speech, WPF, XNA, and others.


Xamarin Introduces C# Async for iOS and Android

by Jonathan Allen Follow 500 Followers on  Mar 12, 2013

Xamarin has released a preview of their async-enabled libraries for iOS and Android development. This work is based heavily on Microsoft’s .NET 4.5, which was released late last year as part of Visual Studio 2012. Xamarin is the new name for the development platforms previously known as MonoTouch and Mono for Android.


How to Await Just About Anything

by Jonathan Allen Follow 500 Followers on  Dec 18, 2012

Lucian Wischik is publishing a series of blog posts showing how Await can be used in a wide variety of situations ranging from awaiting an animation to complete to capturing the results of a command line program.


Build Cross Platform Applications with Xwt

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 23, 2012 1

Xwt is .NET Framework based open source UI toolkit for Mono and .NET and is used for the creation of desktop applications that run on multiple platforms from the same codebase.


The NET Perspective: Then and Now

by Jeff Martin Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 01, 2012

The .NET Framework observed its ten year anniversary in February. Brandon Bray, .NET's Group Program Manager, was at Build to discuss where .NET has been and what developers can look for in the future.


Windows Azure Mobile Services with iOS, E-mail, SMS, Facebook Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 22, 2012

Windows Azure product team has released an update to its mobile services suite with support for ios, E-mail, SMS including the ability to make use of Windows Azure Blob, Tables and ServiceBus with your application.


Windows Identity Foundation Now Included in .NET 4.5

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 31, 2012

Windows Identity Foundation, Microsoft's framework for integrating claims-based authentication into applications, is now part of the .NET Framework. It was created to simplify work with access control and authentication, and to allow for single sign-on across multiple applications.


Reflection API Changes For Windows Store Apps

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 31, 2012

.NET API subset for Windows Store Apps is considerable smaller than the full .NET Framework 4.5. Particularly, Reflection.Emit is not available and most members in the System.Type class have been moved to the System.Reflection.TypeInfo class.


Microsoft Release New REST API Framework as Part of .NET 4.5

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 23, 2012 4

As part of the recent Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 launch, Microsoft formally unveiled its new web services framework called the ASP.NET Web API. Included as part of the ASP.NET MVC 4 offering, the open-source ASP.NET Web API is designed to simplify the development and consumption of RESTful services.


.NET Framework Cleanup Tool Adds .NET 4.5 and Windows 8 Support

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 09, 2012

Aaron Stebner's .NET Framework Cleanup Tool, which is often used as a last resort to remove problematic .NET installations, has been updated to support Windows 8 and .NET 4.5. The tool can be used to remove any version of the .NET Framework from an operating system.


Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 are ready to go!

by Dmytro Mindra Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 02, 2012 3

In addition to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 being released to manufacturing, Microsoft has completed its tool suit - Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5.


Better Tracing And Instrumentation For .NET Apps

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 16, 2012

EventSource and EventListener, introduced in .NET 4.5, provide a simple mechanism for applications to trace their events in Event Tracing for Windows (ETW). Combined with a analysis tool such as PerfView, this allows for better tracing of .NET apps.


MEF for Windows 8 Metro and TPL Data Flow Moved to NuGet

by Jonathan Allen Follow 500 Followers on  Jun 13, 2012

Microsoft has decided to remove MEF for Windows 8 Metro and TPL Data Flow from the .NET 4.5 framework release. Instead they will be offered as NuGet packages so that improvements can be released outside of the full .NET release cycle.


.NET 4.5 Improves to the Base Class Library

by Jonathan Allen Follow 500 Followers on  Jun 07, 2012 2

The Base Class Library forms the core of the .NET development platform. No matter what profile or front-end technology you choose, the BCL classes are invariably found throughout your application. This time around we see improvements to streams, collections, and a much improved weak reference.

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