Yesterday I announced that Build it Beta is now public for Windows Phone app developers, but what is Build it Beta?
Sometimes I think up things all by myself, sometimes I have to read something first to let the ole’ light bulb in my brain go ‘ping’. This post is of the 2nd category, and was inspired by this brilliant piece by C# MVP Iris Classon.
Some exciting news to share – for those interested in pre-releases, the next iteration of the Entity Framework – v6.1.0 has been released as a Beta just recently (Feb 11th, 2014). For those who are curious about the new features, check out this link or read the summary I’ve copied from that original article, below.
Imagine wanting to read a file line by line, and process those lines. Today, we’d most likely load up a web browser, visit our favorite search engine, and start crafting a well-designed set of keywords that helps the search engine understand the problem we’re trying to solve.
Querying Active Directory from SQL Server is not as complicated as it might seem. Check out this article to find out how.
On Thursday I had the pleasure of delivering a session at the High-Tech Mizpe Ha-Yamim event for decision makers (VP R&Ds, CTOs, and CIOs) in the beautiful and tranquil Safed/Rosh-Pina area.
Previously we looked at the first part in my Back to Basics series where we understood and implemented Peak-Finding. This time we are going to talk about something slightly different; Calculating Document Distance. I really recommend you to take a look at the MIT course on Introduction to Algorithms, for this post I really recommend watching the part about document distance.
The Open Specifications Posters (PDF format) make it easy for interoperability developers to explore the Open Specifications overview documents for Office client, Lync, SharePoint, Office file formats, Exchange Server, SQL Server, and Windows.
Bangalore DotNet User Group or BDotNet as we call it is one of the premiere and most active .NET User group in India. I am glad that I am associated with this group. We have some exceptional individuals who are passionate about technology and community and make this group stand out from others.
My final VSIX was a little more involved than the above show as I extend mine to actually contain a WPF window and some more logic to add a web.config transform. As I also reused some of the great codebase over on Sayed Hashimi’s project Slow Cheetah as part of my project and Sayed’s project is open sourced using the Apache 2.0 license, I’ve decided to open source my project as well.
I was recently made aware that some unit tests for Kentor.AuthServices were failing on non-English computers. To handle that, I set up an Azure VM with Swedish installed and made a special unit test that would run all other tests with different UI cultures.
At this point, we know we have some large schema changes coming this summer as we enable process customization and other important features people are waiting for. We are not going to be able maintain the the “downgrade” code path through those changes.
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As you might know I’m running a .NET exception service called OneTrueError. When I moved from a NoSQL db to SQL Azure I had to be able to work with the database in some way. I’m not using OR/Ms any more.
Some nice steps that might not be obvious for those who don't usually setup external debuggers. Read more to get the link to the cheat sheet.
You might want to consider scheduling your TFS upgrade for Friday February 28th and Saturday March 1st. During those days, Microsoft experts will be standing by to help support you in the event that you have questions or something goes wrong.
I spent a few hours last week chasing a non-paged pool leak caused by a simple Win32 application. After some divide-and-conquer work, we were able to pinpoint the line of code causing the leak — a seemingly innocent WSARecv call that performs an asynchronous socket receive. How can a user-mode application cause a non-paged pool leak that quickly accumulates to dozens of megabytes of kernel memory? Read on for the details.
We are super excited to announce that we are open sourcing the Exceptionless code! That’s right, now you can hack on our real-time error reporting tool yourself.
For Windows Phone apps, the same goes a for Windows 8 store apps – a picture tells more than a thousand words and a video even more. So as promised earlier, I am going to show you how to make a video instruction pivot for Windows Phone, that works as showed here below.
In this episode of Get Up and CODE, Iris and I got to speak to Austin Dimmer about his experiences on his expedition to the north pole. Austin has a remarkable story of persistence and determination that we can all learn from.
All MSDN LINQ 101 Samples and few more samples consolidated to Single project and given required comments for each topic.
The ASP.NET Web API 2 OData includes some new features including the support for batch update. This features allows us to send a single request to the OData endpoint with a bunch of changes made to the entities and ask the service to persist them in one go instead of sending individual request for each change made by the user.
For my game 2 Phone Pong – and its Windows 8.1 counterpart 2 Tablet Pong, that at the time of this writing is going through some interesting certification challenges – I created a page with video instructions. I did not feel much like writing a lot of text on how to connect the apps and play the game – a short video usually tells so much more.
I was recently interviewed by Marco Siccardi on all sorts of topics ranging from how I got started in programming to why I started developing for Windows Phone and Windows 8. He asked other great questions, that you might want to check out.