The May issue of the MSDN Magazine is focused on HTML5 but only just and as always there is probably something for everyone - even if you are interested in Microsoft specific technologies.
There is another installment in series on HTML5 in mobile “Using HTML5 to Create Mobile Experiences”. This covers responsive Web design—fluid grids and flexible images. We also have an introduction to Apache Cordova to create native apps Develop HTML5 Windows Phone Apps with Apache Cordova of course the focus is on developing Windows Phone apps but the same process works for Android and iOS.
The other articles in the issue are:
What’s New for Mobile Development in ASP.NET MVC 4
which covers ASP.NET MVC4 features targeted specifically at mobile Web site development.
Introducing the Navigation for ASP.NET Web Forms Framework which looks at the new navigation framework designed to eliminate tight coupling and codebehind and allow unit-testing. Ah, only a few months ago codebehind was flavour of the month.
Managing Complexity in T4 Code-Generation Solutions
Building monolithic code generation solutions is every bit as evil as building a monolithic application. Here are all the ways you can refactor your code generation solution into reusable components.
If you are a Kinect experimenter, then the second part of the attempt to build a virtual office assistant "Lily" will interest you - see Kinect: Multimodal Communication with Kinect which is a WPF application.
The regular columns include:
5 Reasons to Start Working with Windows Azure
Advanced JsRender Templating Features
Understanding the Power of WebSockets
My own favourite is: Dive into Neural Networks which includes a demo program written in C#.
Charles Petzold's Windows Phone column is notable by its absence without any explanation.
There are also three Web-only features:
5 Things You Need to Know about CSS
Implementing Pub/Sub Applications with SignalR
The LightSwitch MVVM Model
Transforming an Android App into a Windows Phone App
MSDN Magazine April 2012 - C++AMP, Kinect and Bacteria
MSDN Magazine March 2012 - What Do You Want to Read?
MSDN Magazine February 2012 - Asynchronous Programming, WP7 and MVC
MSDN Magazine January 2011 - Windows Phone 7
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