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Android for .NET Developers - Location and Maps

Dino Esposito, Jun 18, 2012
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In Windows Phone and iOS getting the current position of the device in terms of latitude and longitude and then placing a marker on a map is a relatively easy task. In Android, things tend to be a bit more complicated and require a bit more attention and preliminary work. My purpose with this article is just touching on the various steps required to capture information about the current location and displaying that on a map view.

Android for .NET Developers - Using Web Views

Dino Esposito, Apr 27, 2012
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In this article, I'll show a native app that contains a web-based view. The great news is that HTML content can be merged effectively with the surrounding graphics simply blurring differences.

Ref and Out (The Inside Story)

Akhil Mittal, Mar 23, 2012
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Knowing the power of ref and out, a developer will certainly make full use of this feature of parameter passing. My effort in this article would be to make this understanding simpler and focus on internal logic of ref and out.

Android for .NET Developers - Building a Twitter Client

Dino Esposito, Mar 19, 2012
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In this article, I'll discuss the features and capabilities required by an Android application to talk with Twitter. In particular, I'll focus on authentication and updates.

Developing a Hello World Java Application and Deploying it in Windows Azure - Part II

Janani K, Feb 22, 2012
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In this article we will see the steps involved in deploying the WAR created in the first part of this series to the compute emulator and to windows azure platform first in staging environment and later promote it to production. We will also have a look at different options available in Windows Azure management portal to deploy and maintain the deployed application.

Developing a Hello World Java Application and Deploying it in Windows Azure - Part I

Janani K, Feb 17, 2012
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This article demonstrates how to install Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse, create a Hello World application using this installed plugin, deploying and testing the application in Windows Azure cloud.

Understanding Multilayered Architecture in .Net

Akhil Mittal, Jan 16, 2012
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This article focuses on understanding a basic multilayered architecture in C#.Net.

Android for .NET Developers - Picklists and Listviews

Dino Esposito, Dec 26, 2011
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In this article, I'll discuss how to arrange an Android view where the dominant element is the list. I'll start with a plain list of strings and then improve up to populating a listview with downloaded content arranged using a custom layout.

Introduction to Android JNI Development Using NDK - Part 2

Xianzhong Zhu, Dec 19, 2011
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In the first part of this series you've learned the fundamentals concerning Java JNI programming. In this second part, we are going to focus upon Android NDK programming tips. As an elementary tutorial, I'm going to delve into some of the trivial other friends and I met during the NDK setup process.

Introduction to Android JNI development Using NDK - Part 1

Xianzhong Zhu, Dec 16, 2011
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In this first article of this small series, we will try to delve into the Java JNI inner workings and give elementary samples. In the subsequent article, we will explore Android NDK programming.

Increasing your productivity with Visual Studio 2010

John Katsiotis, Dec 07, 2011
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Visual Studio is the program that most of the times a .NET developer is working with. This article contains a few tricks and plugins for VS2010 that are out there and whose sole purpose is to improve everyday tasks and provide a slicker development experience.

Android for .NET Developers - Execution of Common Tasks

Dino Esposito, Nov 28, 2011
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In this article, I'll focus on the execution of common tasks from within an Android application. I'll build the skeleton of an application that takes a photo and emails to the specified address. For both tasks I'll use native Android components.

Designing distributed applications

Deepak Raghavan, Nov 10, 2011
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Distributed applications constitute multiple processes and modules working in symphony with each other. These processes need to be decoupled from each other so that a change in one does not create a ripple effect through the rest of the enterprise application stack. This article shows a strategy to design such an enterprise system to be scalable and decoupled using MSMQ as an underlying transport layer.

Android for .NET Developers - HTTP Calls

Dino Esposito, Oct 05, 2011
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Let's see what it takes in Android to place calls over HTTP to a remote endpoint.

Understanding Unit and NUnit Testing

Vishal Nayan, Sep 19, 2011
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Vishal Nayan discusses unit testing in Visual Studio.

Design and Deploy Visual Studio Light Switch 2011 Application in Windows Azure - Part 2

Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Sep 16, 2011
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This article is going to be Part 2 of a series of article on Designing and Deploying Visual Studio Light Switch 2011 Application on Windows Azure Cloud. In this part we will see how to deploy the application to the Windows Azure Cloud environment using the Visual Studio IDE.

Design and Deploy Visual Studio Light Switch 2011 Application in Windows Azure – Part 1

Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Sep 07, 2011
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This article is going to be Part 1 of a series of article on Designing and Deploying Visual Studio Light Switch 2011 Application on Windows Azure Cloud. In this part we will see how to design the application and see the different options available to host and test the application locally. In the next part we will see how to deploy the application to the cloud using some in built tools available with Visual Studio IDE.

A Killer Example for Functional Programming

Jing Ding, Aug 24, 2011
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This article explains Functional Programming to lazy programmers: FP enables you to circle verbs.

Windows Azure – Authenticate ASP.Net Azure Web Application using Google Credentials

Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Aug 18, 2011
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In this article we are going to see how to use the reporting services to run report on the cloud by deploying in the Windows Azure Management Portal.

Android for .NET Developers - Creating Files

Dino Esposito, Aug 17, 2011
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In this article, I'll dissect the code of a realistic application - a waterpolo score manager - to show how to save and resume the status of a game using both the internal storage and SD card.

Windows Azure – Design, Develop & Deploy Reports using Reporting Services in Azure

Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Aug 01, 2011
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In this article we are going to see how to use the reporting services to run report on the cloud by deploying in the Windows Azure Management Portal.

LINQ to XML in a Nutshell

Dhananjay Kumar, Jul 27, 2011
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The objective of this article is to understand how could we work with LINQ to XML.

Android for .NET Developers - The Preference Framework

Dino Esposito, Jul 15, 2011
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In this article, Dino Esposito shows how to build settings dialog boxes using a built-in feature of Android for .NET.

Android for .NET Developers - Custom Dialogs and Local Storage

Dino Esposito, Jul 04, 2011
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In this article, Dino Esposito focuses on the options that the Android SDK offers for local storage.

Garbage Collection in .NET

Keyvan Nayyeri, Jun 15, 2011
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In this article the principles of garbage collection are reviewed, fundamentals of garbage collection in .NET are discovered, and the changes to garbage collector in .NET Framework 4.0 are discussed.