It was at my very first Summit in November 2011 that I learned that Windows 8 XAML was not to have any behaviors. I remember distinctly being very angry first, telling the presenter I would be “dead in the water”, then upon reflection, calming down, and deciding to find out if I could plug the hole myself.
I’m excited to announce that the final releases of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download! MSDN subscribers can download from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page.
Over the past couple of years I’ve been deliberately avoiding using any form of third-party add in for SQL Server Management Studio.
Despite the fact that Microsoft Visual Studio is available as an online installer, there is a way to download files for local use. Here is how.
You may already be familiar with Asterisk, the widely-deployed open-source telephony framework. If you aren't, you should check it out. It's a pretty cool piece of software.
When I speak to people about Scrum, I often hear people describe Scrum as: Waterfall but with shorter iterations. That view, imho, is fundamentally wrong and will lead to you not getting any of the benefits from using Scrum.
In this post I will describe a simplified approach to SQL Server Compact Private Deployment, for an overview blog post on Private Deployment with SQL Server Compact, see my blog post here.
If you are using Grid based layout in your application, you know how writing row and column definitions can quickly become tedious. And it also occupies a lot of space. Since I needed a less verbose way to quickly define the layout, I quickly thought of writing a custom attached property that will generate those definitions.
Brief follow-up from last Wednesday's App Workshop. Thanks again to all who attended the workshop. The slide decks are now available.
Lately I had one weird experience on with running NHibernate on Windows Azure and I think it’s worth to share with you. NHibernate is matured industry-level ORM that is proven itself over years. Although it is not so easy to use as Entity Framework it is still my favorite due to flexibility and wide databases support it provides.
On SQL Server Books-On-Line, in the Transact-SQL Reference (database Engine), every SQL Statement has its syntax represented in ‘Backus–Naur Form’ notation (BNF) syntax.
First destination in my Balkans trip this year was Chisinau, the capitol of Moldova. We arranged meeting there with local community and prepared some presentations for them because it’s always fun to meet and to do something with different communities. Chisinau was cool and we had a very nice day with local community. Here’s what happened there.
App development is fun, but you also want it to produce good results, specifically a loyal customer base. Here are some tips that could help you get started.
I have to admit I have been working with XAML for so long that I tend to take it for granted. That's why I was excited when the Gwinnett Georgia Microsoft Users Group requested a talk that would be an introduction to XAML.
When we left off in Part 1, we had edited the T4 template which generates Entity Framework POCO entities and had it add appropriate attributes to assist in data validation checks.
I know I just posted about my last course. But, I’ve got another one out that I did jointly with the my Get Up and CODE cohost and Swedish coder, Iris Classon.
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If you've been following these reviews, you'll know that Intel has given me the chance to review a reference model Intel Ultrabook, built around their new 4th gen chipset, aka Haswell. I'm sure you've seen the reviews from others who had this same opportunity, and they all seem to say the same thing.. battery, battery, battery, OMG the battery life.
Over the weekend, I decided to try and import image metadata using C# and the .NET Framework. Aside from “normal” file attributes such as date modified and size, the Windows Explorer (shell) provides extended file property information which can be quite valuable.
As I wrote already in my former article ‘Getting productive with WAMS- about the mpns object (push data to the user’s Windows Phone)’, I needed to add some more detailed error handling to the mpns object on my Mobile Service.
What I’m going to talk about is Dokku – pocket-size, very cool and interesting project, that would make you (hopefully) re-think of the code shipping.
Recently I needed to quickly create some temporary JSON objects from some preexisting data. So, I turned to Json.NET, a very popular JSON framework for .NET.
There is such a great buzz about Test Driven Development(TDD) among the geeks and in the software industry that its being talked about in blog articles, conferences, code camps and so on and if as a developer you are not doing TDD you feel like you are doing something wrong and which in fact in the actual sense you are just writing legacy codes, shipping application full of bugs and doing everything wrong.
There is a growing number of Sentiment Analysis REST APIs out there, and the potential user is faced with a lot of choice. Accuracy of analysis is the most important factor, and the best way to see if an analyzer will perform well in the intended task, is to run different analyzers on a sample of your data, and compare their output with manually assigned sentiment labels.