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Introducing the Azure API Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2013

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With the Azure SDK 2.5.1 Release we took the opportunity to combine existing Web Publishing techniques with the new Azure Resource Management APIs to support Azure’s newest feature for Web, Mobile, and API developers – Azure App Service. We’ve added Azure API Apps as a publishing target for the ASP.NET developer, so you can make use of concepts like Resource Groups and App Hosting Plans in the new Azure portal, right within Visual Studio. Enable Developers with One-click Strongly-typed REST API Clients For developers who consistently need to consume REST APIs from various vendors or services, a component of the
Azure App Service – Azure API Apps – exposes metadata formats like Swagger and WADL to describe REST API endpoints. Included is a new Azure API App template that provides dynamic Swagger generation from ASP.NET Web API controllers. Additionally, there is a new consumption system in Visual Studio that provides one-click C# code generation features to make it easier than ever to consume REST APIs without needing to write repetitive HTTP calls or JSON or XML parsing. The generated client code is also supported in Portable Class Library projects, so you can use them from any platform supporting...(Read whole news on source site)

Using #mvvmlight with Windows 10 universal applications

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Yesterday, Microsoft released to the public the development tools for Windows 10 (technical preview). With this release, you can start developing applications targeting the universal application platform (UAP). Of course MVVM Light is present on this new platform too and allows you to build decoupled applications with the MVVM pattern. More than ever, XAML and […]

Announcing the new Azure App Service

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In a mobile first, cloud first world, every business needs to deliver great mobile and web experiences that engage and connect with their customers, and which enable their employees to be even more productive.  These apps need to work with any device, and to be able to consume and integrate with data anywhere. I'm excited to announce the release of our new Azure App Service today - which provides a powerful new offering to deliver these solutions.  Azure App Service is an integrated service that enables you to create web and mobile apps for any platform or device, easily
integrate with SaaS solutions (Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Salesforce, Twilio, etc), easily connect with on-premises applications (SAP, Oracle, Siebel, etc), and easily automate businesses processes while meeting stringent security, reliability, and scalability needs. Azure App Service Azure App Service includes the Web App + Mobile App capabilities that we previously delivered separately (as Azure Websites + Azure Mobile Services).  It also includes powerful new Logic/Workflow App and API App capabilities that we are introducing today for the very first time - along with built-in connectors that make it super easy to build logic workflows that integrate with dozens of...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1826

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Software Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview & Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10 Preview – S.Somasegar & Unni Ravindranathan highlight the release of the first preview of the Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10, bringing the tooling to build applications from Windows Phone to Desktop and tablet store apps, and everything between […]