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Write Cross-Platform Hybrid Apps in Visual Studio with Apache Cordova
Web developers with expertise in standard HTML, CSS and JavaScript already know that Web applications reach the greatest breadth of devices and customers with a single code base. And with responsive Web design, Web applications can also deliver great mobile experiences.

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ReSharper Tips for Quicker Code Delivery
In this column, I will cover some useful tips and tricks that I commonly use in ReSharper, the JetBrains .NET plug-in, to be more productive developing code. By using these tips you will be able to more quickly and efficiently deliver code to your client, which leaves you with more time to enjoy time with family and friends.

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Using Prism in Universal Windows apps
Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) is the most used pattern to create applications based on XAML technologies for WPF, Silverlight or Window Store apps. MVVM helps developers to separate the application’s logic from the user interface, allowing them to reuse the business logic with great testability and maintainability.

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ASP.NET MVC 5 – Handling Exceptions with some simpler ways
While developing Line-of-Business (LOB) applications using ASP.NET MVC,  we come across various requirements varying from doing Model Validations to handling Exceptions. MVC already provides Action Filter feature for implementing add-on application logic e.g. request Logging, authorization, HandlerError etc. HandlerError is used to handle exceptions while executing action methods.

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We’re moving to GitHub!
It’s official. We’re moving to GitHub! We are moving the Roslyn OSS code from CodePlex to GitHub. GitHub has a vibrant open source community that we want to actively be a part of and contribute to. We are also going to take this time to modify our pull request process. Please see below for more details:

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Open Source Angular Cloud Data Connector Now Available on GitHub

MS Open Tech Hub and Microsoft DX has published a useful new open source tool for using Angular.js with various kind of data in the Cloud, to GitHub called the Angular Cloud Data Connector. Angular Cloud Data Connector, or AngularCDC, is an open source library for AngularJS that allows JavaScript developers to seamlessly access and work with a variety of data sources. AngularCDC supports offline mode and can handle all CRUD operations. Read more

Profile and debug your ASP.NET MVC app with Glimpse

Glimpse is a thriving and growing family of open source NuGet packages that provides detailed performance, debugging and diagnostic information for ASP.NET apps. It's trivial to install, lightweight, ultra-fast, and displays key performance metrics at the bottom of every page. It allows you to drill down into your app when you need to find out what's going on at the server. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Introduction to AngularJS

Web Devs, if you liked the Introduction to AngularJS session in the Single Page Applications with jQuery or AngularJS course, roll up your sleeves for even more coding fun! Back by popular demand, experts Stacey Mulcahy and Christopher Harrison show you how to leverage the built-in functionality of AngularJS in your workflow. Read more

C++/DirectX Game Development: Fun with Sounds and Shaders

Now that you've mastered skyboxes and porting DX 11 to 11.2, how about a fun look at sounds and shaders? In this second course in the C++/DirectX game development series, add some shine, emboss and blur graphics, and incorporate sounds, as you expand on the previous course's prototype. In this Jump Start training with live Q&A, experts Mickey MacDonald and Bryan Griffiths explore XAudio2 and teach you how to integrate it into your game engine. Test out various shader tricks to get cool artistic looks seen in other graphics-editing software. Plus, check out the new Graphics Debugging tool in Visual Studio. Don't miss it! Read more

Join us to hear about the next chapter of Windows 10

On Wednesday, January 21st – we will be holding an event here on Microsoft’s Redmond campus where we will talk about the next chapter of Windows 10. You’ll hear directly from senior leaders from the Operating Systems Group including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer who will talk about the Windows 10 consumer experience – continuing the story we began in September. You’ll also hear from our CEO Satya Nadella as well. We’re going to live webcast the event so mark your calendars! Read more

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