Martin Hinshelwood shows how to install Visual Studio 2010 in Windows 8, in a Hyper-V powered development environment.
The next release of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, will offer businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure.
Today I installed the .NET Framework 4 Update 3, to get support for workflow state machines. During installation I found a completely hostile design of the license text box.
We have seen that now the web is really becoming cross platform, and your services or API can be exposed to any client. Till now one of big challenges was how to choose the platform for this kind of service. There are so many options available like web services, WCF services,Generic Handlers, directly writing responses on aspx page etc. There are plenty of options available and each one has its own pros and cons. But now we have one simpler answer: the ASP.NET Web API.
Using NDepend v4: This is one of the biggest changes in version 4 and it really takes the tool to another level, prior to version 4 you used another way to customize your queries.
In the search for an elegant solution to asynchronous programming we must start with some of the rougher implementations that have plagued developers in the past.
In order to support little things like Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), CRF11, HIPPA, FDA or NRA you need to, generally, be able to prove tractability from “Source Code | Builds | Tests| Requirements”.
Exposing the capabilities of a website to make it a great Metro style app for Windows 8 and show ways to provide additional value, personalization, and richer experiences using features of the Windows 8 platform.
I have been playing with Visual Studio 11 beta recently and everyday I am amazed with new features of it. Today I have found one more very useful feature Extract to User Control feature.
Performing CRUD operations in Entity Framework is easy for simple scenarios, but when the required data is complex, SQL queries with joins and other related stuff make the work much easier. Dapper facilitates that process.
Getting started with Windows 8 development is easy, if you know where to look for help. Here are some pointers on how to get developer information and resources.
Greg Duncan brings up a post by Buck Woody, that talks about the widespread Windows Azure myths that, in fact, aren't true.
Greg Duncan references an article that shows how it is possible to transform a HTML5 page in a fully-featured Windows 8 Metro application.
Tim Dams shows that enum-based dependency properties are IntelliSense compatible “out-of-the-box” by building a quick demo application
A step by step how-to in changing the service application. In using this setup you are enabling everything to start with one button (F5).
The Metro version of Facebook and Twitter.. how does it work? No interesting dev details so far, but it's worth thinking about whether the new social network is worth noticing...
Having used Windows 8 on one of my laptops for last couple of days, this article would be toned as an essay of what’s there and what’s not rather than just a review.
Phalanger was capable of compiling WordPress for quite a long time, but this support was always targeted at developer audience.
Erik Ejlskov Jensen talks about deployment methodologies for private instances of SQL Server Compact 3.5 in situations when there is no build installed prior to that.
IIS Transform Manager 1.0 is an extensible media transform engine that enables "watch folder" job submission, queuing, management, integrated media transcoding/container format repackaging, and batch-encryption of on-demand audio and video files.
Greg Duncan references two interesting articles that cover the possibilities of application configuration files in the context of .NET applications and independent assemblies.
Pranay Rana shows some LINQ basics on an example where he aggregates a number of finalizing records from a given data set.
Here's a how-to: creating the Extension method for the System.Array Class. On MSDN : Array Class - Provides methods for creating, manipulating, searching, and sorting arrays, thereby serving as the base class for all arrays in the common language runtime.
Last week I showed some ways to utilize extension methods. In this post I’ll go on with a more advanced example and also discuss some of the limitations.