Mike Riley


Mike Riley is an advanced computing professional specializing in emerging technologies and new development trends. He is also a contributing editor for Dev Pro.

Twitter: @mriley

SmartBear Software's TestComplete 9
Mike Riley reviews SmartBear Software's TestComplete 9, praising new features in the automated software testing tool -- such as support for cross-browser testing and HTML5 and productivity boosting enhancements, such as checkpoint updating directly within the log panel view and a built-in script debugger.
Book Review: Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C#
Programmers who want to use their existing C# skills to build Android mobile apps will find everything they need to know to do so in this comprehensive book, says reviewer Mike Riley.
Product Review: Xamarin MonoTouch and Mono for Android
Mike Riley assesses Xamarin's iOS and Android development platforms, finding that MonoTouch is the top choice for.NET C# developers who want to build iOS mobile apps, while Xamarin's Mono for Android stands out for its Visual Studio plug-in and ability to generate native look-and-feel Android apps.
Product Review: Rhomobile's RhoMBUS Smartphone App Development Product Suite
Mike Riley reviews RhoMBUS, a product suite that handles the complete mobile development lifecycle, from development to deployment to management and distribution of apps for all the major mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and more.
Software Testing Product: SmartBear TestComplete 8.5 Enterprise Edition
Mike Riley reviews SmartBear TestComplete 8.5, which features new support for testing Adobe AIR and Flash apps and provides a finely tuned UI that makes Windows application software testing easy.
Book Review: 101 Windows Phone 7 Apps; Volume 1: Developing Apps 1-50
Mike Riley has high praise for a colorful, well-written guide to building Windows Phone 7 applications.
Review: Telerik Sitefinity 4.0 1
Mike Riley examines Telerik's Sitefinity 4.0, which includes a number of standout features that simplify the task of building a user-friendly full-featured CMS for an ASP.NET website.
Book Review: Murach's ASP.NET C# 2010 Web Programming
Mike Riley reviews Murach's ASP.NET C# 2010 Web Programming, a book designed to help beginning ASP.NET web developers get up to speed quickly.
Book Review: Professional Parallel Programming with C# 2
Mike Riley reviews Professional Parallel Programming with C#: Master Parallel Extensions with .NET 4, which takes readers on the fast track to multiprocessor and multicore mastery.
Review: Red Gate ANTS Memory Profiler 7.0
Mike Riley finds that the latest version of Red Gate Software's memory profiler is a useful tool for .NET developers who need help troubleshooting resource-management issues.
A Survey of Cross-Platform Mobile IDEs
With the demand for smart mobile OSs growing dramatically, there's a spate of tools that claim to make cross-platform mobile application development an easier, more unified affair. Mike Riley takes a look at six of these tools, weighs the pros and cons of each, and delivers his verdict.
Book Review: Programming Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Mike Riley reviews O'Reilly's Programming Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4, a book that offers a comprehensive look at LINQ and the key technologies it is designed to assist.
Book Review: Murach's C# 2010
Mike Riley reviews Murach's C# 2010, which he says provides a solid introduction to C# and the .NET Framework for those new to C# or programming newbies.
Review: ComponentOwl's Better ListView
Mike Riley finds that ComponentOwl's Better ListView lives up to its name, providing much-improved functionality over Microsoft's .NET ListView control.
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Murach's HTML, XHTML and CSS
Mike Riley recommends Murach's HTML, XHTML and CSS for those new to web page development or who need a refresher on the basics of HTML and CSS.
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