Testing the way your code behaves under real world conditions makes integration tests important regardless of abstraction. Here’s a simple trick to test FTP code in the wild.
In development scenarios we often come across the need to export data from .net into CSV file format. A CSV file can be generated using different programming methods as follows.
In situations where the customer prefers to use only Microsoft Stack libraries, EF 5.0 is a good way to quickly write an efficient data access module in very few clicks.
The XMLPaper Specification (XPS) was originally created by Microsoft and then adopted by ECMA TC46 as ECMA-388, the Open XML Paper Specification. This is also referred to as OpenXPS.
When you define a mapping in Entity Framework you'll get an EntitySet section. The problem comes when you try to work with hard-coded schema definitions.
Since the release of .NET 4.5, you’ve been able to use the RTM version of Async & Await. There are some things though that can lead to very weird behaviors in your applications, and a lot of confusion.
This is the first Windows OS that I have had to spend much time exploring to even get started. The first thing I ran into was when I clicked on the desktop icon - I was lost. Where is the Start menu? Where are my programs? How do I get back to the Metro environment?
Stick this in a batch file in your %systemroot%, then you can run it from anywhere.
The F# team announced the F# Tools for Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web. This tool set now makes it easier than ever to create web applications that use F# for the server-side heavy lifting.
Using DDPClient.NET you can subscribe to published items or call a Meteor method and display the same in your ASP.NET or Desktop applications. Sony Arouje explains his approach.
If you check the MSDN documentation for Collection constructor that accepts generic IList you will see this text: Initializes a new instance of the Collection class as a wrapper for the specified list.
WMI is known for requiring lots of attention to security. To establish a WMI connection to a remote machine, you need to muck around with registry settings, DCOM configuration, group policy details, and other infernal things which we developers like to defer to someone else.
During the BUILD 2011 conference I got to see Rick Barraza, currently a technical evangelist at Microsoft. Here is what he had to say.
Hackathons are awesome. In this article I am sharing my experiences attending one and how that made me a better developer.
Bart van Zon put together a short blog post describing why some web developers, who chose Mac as their development platform, might attempt to avoid testing their product in Internet Explorer. Here is why the argument is not valid in the modern environment.
You're new to Silverlight App development. After struggling for a long time, the time to show it to the world has finally come. But, you don't have any web hosting account. So, what will you do? Host it on Dropbox, of course.
In this post, Jeremy focus on two very subtle LINQ problems he sees people run into quite often when trying to leverage the entity access layer.
If you ever needed to create those fancy Modern UI style icons for your Windows Phone 7 app, Windows 8 app, for your blog or some marketing newsletter, you will love this tool.
This sample works with Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 or higher and targets the Visual Basic programming language.
The 2012 MissionKit was just released today and it has several new features that bolster the toolkit that already has just about everything you might need for easing the process of working with data in XML and relational data stores.
C# comes with a lot of features, some of them not known to the average developer. Here is a list of interesting questions among other interesting things that you might or might not have have used in your day-to-day development.
After giving ample consideration to the design of Java generics and C++ templates, we can understand better the implementation choice for CLR generics. This article sheds some light on the internal aspect of CLR generics.
Whether you call it a defect or bug or change request or issue or enhancement you need an application to record and track the life-cycle of these problems. For brevity, let's call it the Bug Tracker.
This was a very informative trip with a large amount of information to take in. I will be digging deeper into the information learned for weeks to come :)