November Issue of MSDN Magazine

As I wrote earlier, the Government Special Issue of MSDN Magazine, currently live on our Web site, is worth checking out. The articles in the special issue are all aligned toward government-focused app dev scenarios, but the principles and concepts definitely have universal appeal. There’s more going on than the special issue this month. The…


Government Special Issue of MSDN Magazine

Visit the MSDN Magazine Web site and you’ll see we’ve been a bit busier than usual of late. In addition to the regularly scheduled November issue, featuring guidance on ASP.NET Web API, MVVM development, and Office 365 and Visual Studio 2013, this month we published an extra issue of MSDN Magazine focused specifically on government…


MSDN Magazine June Issue Preview

Monday morning the June issue of MSDN Magazine will go live on our Web site. Here’s what you can expect to find in the magazine. Windows 8 figures prominently in the magazine in June, starting with Doug Holland’s piece titled “Code-Sharing Strategies for Windows Store and Windows Phone Apps.” The feature dives into three strategies…


MSDN Magazine May Issue Preview

Tomorrow afternoon the May issue of MSDN Magazine will go live on our Web site. Here’s what you can look forward to in the upcoming issue. Craig Shoemaker kicks things off with his feature “Parse JSON Strings in Windows Runtime Components.” The article shows how JavaScript developers can parse JSON strings passed into WinRT components,…


Check Out the April Issue of MSDN Magazine

The April issue of MSDN Magazine is live. This month’s issue leads off with Thomas Petchel’s feature, “A Tour of C++/CX,” which explores the C++/CX language extensions and how they can help developers build better Windows Store apps. Also this month is part 3 in our ongoing series on Microsoft Office development. Stephen Oliver and…


Tweet First and Ask Questions Later

Like a motorist driving by an ugly car wreck, I couldn’t help but follow the unfortunate events that occurred at the Pycon 2013 conference in Santa Clara earlier this week. The story is well known to most by now. Adria Richards, a developer evangelist for SendGrid, was attending a session when she overheard a pair…


Q&A with Fabric.js Creator Juriy Zaytsev

Script Junkie just published the last in a four-part series on the Fabric.js JavaScript library for HTML5 canvas (part 1, part 2, part 3). Fabric.js provides a suite of tools and resources for canvas, abstracting the low level Canvas API that can otherwise make interacting with graphic elements quite difficult. The Fabric.js object model takes…


MSDN Magazine: Mid-month Web Preview

Around the 15th of each month, MSDN Magazine publishes to its Web site additional features and columns. This month will lead off with Peter Vogel’s latest Patterns in Practice column, where Vogel continues to explore the Roles pattern he first introduced in January. In this latest column, Vogel develops the object model design and, based…


Previewing the March Issue of MSDN Magazine

It’s been busy around here ever since we published the Windows 8 Special Edition of MSDN Magazine back in October. We’ve invited two new columns into the fold—Modern Apps and Windows Azure Insider—and dramatically shifted the focus of another in Charles Petzold’s rebranded DirectX Factor column, which explores the native DirectX programming stack in Windows…


Getting Busy at Script Junkie

Back in March of 2012, MSDN Magazine welcomed under its wing the Script Junkie Web development site. Script Junkie had gone all but fallow in the months after editor Rey Bango had moved on to other pursuits at Microsoft, so the goal was to move the site under active management and reanimate the popular resource…