Casablanca is a Microsoft incubation effort to support cloud-based client-server communication in native code using a modern asynchronous C++ API design.
Nowadays blogs and other web resources have largely overtaken books as the main source of information. Did that solve the problem? Do people read more? In my experience: Unfortunately not. The basic pattern persists: Most developers don’t care.
Not a minor release.. great support for Windows 8, Async, and performance improvements. Let's dive into this very succinct guide to what's new in .NET 4.5
To write professional code, you need to make it easy to look under the hood.
In the past few years, Nick started working more and more with SQL, and found that it is such a huge product that no one can know the whole thing (SSAS, SSIS, SSRS included), and because of that, he found several ways to get help if I need it.
No matter what permissions you set or what permissions you have you get a “TF30063: You are not authorized to access /Services/v3.0/LocationService.asmx” in SharePoint 2010. Here is how to fix it.
In a move to bolster its software testing capabilities, Telerik, a maker of software development tools, has announced its acquisition of the Fiddler Web Debugger, a popular tool created to inspect Web traffic and “fiddle” with incoming or outgoing data.
I am going to compare LightSwitch against Dynamics CRM, SharePoint & ASP.NET MVC Scaffolding in thier ability to rapidly build business applications. If you are not aware of these different products see my older post for a brief overview of them.
Need free SQL Server development tools? There are a couple of resources that might help you with this. Read this article to find out how to make the DBA life easier.
Developing NUI applications with Kinect SDK? You might find it a bit easier to create those applications if you install the Visual Studio templates, that provide the basic skeleton for them.
Creating a dependency container is very simple. You can either choose a default implementation of Container, or you can implement the interface IContainer and write your own definition of a container.
In case you are having problems with your remote debugging session in Visual Studio, make sure that you are using compatible toolset versions on both the client and the server machines.
The purpose of this guidance is to provide insightful and practical guidance around branching and merging with Team Foundation Server by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers, a special group with members from the Visual Studio Product group, Microsoft Services, Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVP) and Visual Studio Community Leads.
If you develop using XAML and you are using .NET 4.5 (i.e. WPF or Windows 8) then there is a feature that will make you smile a bit, CallerMemberName.
WebMatrix is a free and lightweight web development tool. Create, publish, and maintain your website with ease.
The Rx team is pleased to announce the availability of Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) v2.0 RTM, aligned with the availability of Visual Studio 2012 RTM and Windows 8 RTM for MSDN subscribers.
Excel with its file formats is not the only spreadsheet application that is widely used. There are also users on Linux and Macs and often they are using OpenOffice and other open-source office packages that use ODF instead of OpenXML. This post shows how to read Open Document spreadsheet in C#.
WCF produces the necessary hook to know when an unhandled exception has occurred in your services: the IErrorHandler. In this short article, Pieter will demonstrate a simple implementation that logs these exceptions with Log4Net.
Windows Management Framework 3.0 makes some updated management functionality available to be installed on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 & Windows Server 2008 SP2. Windows Management Framework 3.0 contains Windows PowerShell 3.0, WMI & WinRM.
Recently I learned an amazing new trick, the protocol-relative URL, where the scheme of a URL (the http bit) can be dropped and your browser will use the same scheme that the page’s URL uses.
ASP.NET MVC is greater than ASP.NET MVC Scaffolding – you can do almost anything with MVC, however for this article we are looking at the concept of rapid development and comparing MVC with MVC scaffolding, scaffolding will give you a more rapid development with trade-offs.
MVC and Entity Framework scaffolding is powerful, but some developers prefer to know what actually happens before accepting generated code. Here is a way to do this.
The internet is ablaze with an out of control REST flame war. It seems that many people think there’s a REST protocol when in fact there’s no such thing.
"Editor Guidelines" is an editor extension for Visual Studio 2012 which adds vertical guidelines behind the text at user-specified column positions. This is useful if you are trying to tabulate columns of data or if you want to ensure that your lines don't go beyond a certain length.
TDF provides high-level abstractions in the form of generic code blocks that generate and schedule the needed Task objects to handle simple to complex data flows.