MSDN Magazine December Issue Preview

It’s been four full days since Thanksgiving, and I’m still recovering from tryptophan poisoning. Fortunately, my drowsiness isn’t holding things up at MSDN Magazine, where we soon expect to roll out the December issue. Leading things off in December is Bill Kratochvil’s feature titled The Model-View-Presenter-ViewModel Design Pattern for WPF, which delves into the history…


MSDN Library: More Windows Phone 7 Guidance

Last week I mentioned that the MSDN Libraries had posted a few new articles focused on Windows Phone 7 application and game development. Well, there are a couple more Windows Phone-themed how-to articles that you may want to check out. The first is called Windows Phone 7 -Silverlight & Media, and as the name implies,…


New Windows Phone 7 Content on MSDN Library

Don’t look now, but the MSDN Library features new content focused on Windows Phone 7 application and game development. Leading things off is an article titled Developing a Windows Phone Application from Start to Finish, which walks through building a complete Windows Phone 7 application and includes a sample application. You’ll learn all the basics,…


5 Questions: Imagine That

In the October issue of MSDN Magazine, Don’t Get Me Started columnist David Platt wrote about his experience acting as a judge at the Imagine Cup finals held in New York City. As David recounts, the global competition did more than simply attract some of the best and brightest young minds in software development. It…


MSDN Magazine November Issue Preview

The November issue of MSDN Magazine will be hitting the street next week, so it’s a good time to offer a preview of what to expect. Leading things off in the feature well is a Windows Phone 7 tutorial by Microsoft’s Andrew Whitechapel on building effective applications using the Mango update and tooling, with a…


5 Questions: Development Is Design

In the September issue of MSDN Magazine, Don’t Get Me Started columnist David Platt wrote about the challenges of application design (Development Is Design), and how too often development projects put off the visual and behavioral character of their applications until way too late. I asked David about the column and his thoughts on software…


Lisa Feigenbaum on Asynchrony and Language Evolution

Last week I posted a Q&A I had with Mads Torgersen, principal program manager on the C# and Visual Basic Language team at Microsoft and author of an October feature in MSDN Magazine titled "Pause and Play with Await." The article is part of a package of three features on asynchrony appearing in this month’s…


5 Questions: Pause and Play with Await

This month’s issue of MSDN Magazine includes three feature articles covering the new asynchronous programming features coming to C# and Visual Basic in .NET Framework 4.5. Mads Torgersen, principal program manager on the C# and Visual Basic Language team at Microsoft, is the author of one of those features (“Pause and Play with Await“), which…


A Mango Harvest: Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Released

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that the next version of Windows Phone is en route to customers. As Eric Hautala wrote on the Windows Phone Blog: “This morning, at roughly 10 a.m. Pacific time, we began rolling out the Mango update to phones around the world.” According to Hautala, Microsoft will be pushing Windows Phone 7.5…


MSDN Magazine: October Issue Preview

By now, some of you may already have the October issue of MSDN Magazine in hand. Regardless of when you finally receive your issue — or simply choose to access it at our Web site — you’ll be welcomed by a deep dive into the powerful new asynchronous programming features that are to be part…