I came across this interesting post by Christian Jacobsen in which he says that simple refactoring can introduce serious bugs in async code. His example can teach us something.
Stored procedures are a key element often required in applications that access a variety of data with a direct database connection. Security and reliability are two of the many reasons to use those.
I’d like to talk about three aspects of knowledge: span, depth, and connections between the disciplines.
MongoDB version 2.2 was released in late August and the biggest change it brought was the addition of the Aggregation Framework. Let's look at some examples running the MongoDB Aggregation Framework with the official MongoDB C# drivers.
In this tutorial, we're going to discuss returning the anonymous type -- and how to handle it in C# code.
New features in NuGet 2.1, with an eye toward Windows 8 and WP8. Take a look at some of the updates.
IT Time Radio is back with a new edition with Ed Wilson, The Scripting Guy. Here he explains some great tips and tricks concerning Powershell 3.0.
Using LightSwitch to build a demo "course manager" database that draws on real-world data, conveying a realistic user experience.
Let’s combine Twitter Boostrap and MongoDB with ASP.NET MVC 4, Web API and Knockout.js to create a simple single-page application.
Comparing tools for building Windows 8 games that use Modern UI, and taking a look at some successful ports.
Ben Farrell, a Creative Developer, joined Dan Wilson from NC Dev Con 2012 to discuss his presentation on integrating Microsoft Kinect commands with natural user interfaces into web design and provides a short demonstration.
After six weeks of beta testing, it is time to remove the beta mark from Fluent Assertions 2.0 - a set of .NET extension methods that allow you to more naturally specify the expected outcome of a TDD or BDD-style test.
When you join a new project that's already undergone development, how do you involve yourself quickly and effectively?
A short walkthrough to get you started with TypeScript in Visual Studio 2012.
Alexander Beletsky does a quick overview of the TypeScript language, recently announced by Microsoft.
In order to optimize application performance, developers need to understand these features of the System.Web.Optimization framework.
As part of the cross-platform example in Jeremy's book, he built a tiny IOC container mainly to avoid having to reference and explain MEF, Unity, or any of the other choices. This is not a full-fledged container with tons of services like injection. It is simply an easy way to create things that depend on other things and manage their lifetime.
Slobodan Pavkov talks about some of the tricky aspects of using loop variables in the context of C# closures, that might be overlooked by beginner C# developers.
As I was reading MongoDB deficiencies, one problem I learned about was the lack of counted BTrees. Since I wanted to learn more BTrees, I cooked up a basic implementation of BTrees in C#
Den Delimarsky explains how you can leverage jump list capabilities in your desktop Windows applications - something that was introduced since Windows 7.
Nick Haslam asks deverlopers - what is your most horrifying discovery from their work with SQL Server?
This is something no one tells you in college: you will not be coding as much as you think.
We've all spent plenty of time refreshing our browsers
to see the updated score of a cricket match or fresh stock details. So it's particularly cool when the browser can display
updated data without a manual refresh. But how do you implement that...