Andrew Whitechapel's lead feature in this month's issue offers insight into important changes made to the Universal Windows Platform, and provides a glimpse at Microsoft's plans for UWP going forward.
Text Sentiment Analysis
Sentiment analysis is the process of computationally classifying and categorizing opinions expressed in text to determine if they possess a positive, negative or neutral tone. Frank La Vigne shows how machine learning can be used to analyze large flows of real-time content from Twitter.
Closing UWP-Win32 Gaps
One of Microsoft's long-term strategies with UWP is to close the gaps with earlier app technologies, especially Win32. The goal: To make UWP a compelling option for more app types. The introduction of support for true multi-instancing, console UWP apps, and broader file-system access are three large steps on that effort.
Building Connected Apps with UWP and Project Rome
Project Rome is an initiative to help you drive user engagement across apps and devices. Tony Champion demonstrates how to take advantage of the capabilities of Project Rome by building a team messaging app.
Detect and Respond to Rooted Android Devices from Xamarin Apps
Xamarin.Android apps need to detect and respond to rooted devices in many ways. Joe Sewell explains how Visual Studio can now give your Xamarin.Android apps this capability, without you needing to write your own detection code.
Any Language, Any Platform with Azure DevOps Projects
Azure DevOps Projects enable developers to support a continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline on any language and any platform. Learn how your teams can deliver value and react to feedback quickly and continuously using Azure DevOps Projects and VSTS.
Under the Covers of ASP.NET Core SignalR
In the second column in a series, Dino Esposito explores the internal machinery of ASP.NET Core SignalR, including a look at SignalR's messaging and transport protocols.
You hear that? That's the sound of the singularity approaching. As David Platt points out, the last generation of children to NOT have a device always with them has already been born. What does that mean for our future?
April in the US is known most for two things: taxes and April Fool’s Day. So it’s appropriate that this month would mark the one-hundredth column by esteemed columnist and serial instigator David Platt.
EF Core 2 Owned Entities and Temporary Work-Arounds
The current version of EF Core doesn’t allow properties based on value objects to be null, and there’s no way to replace properties that contain a value object. Julie Lerman presents work-arounds that let you get past these temporary limitations.