Hortwonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows will be available next month.
There's no doubt that the ASP.NET Web API is a wonderful thing. But developing services that support content negotiation in a testable way requires a little setup.
Cloud revenue, SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint help offset Windows declines.
Use custom-built .NET 4.0 classes to connect an application to a SQL Server 2012 database.
- By Frank Solomon
There are plenty of limitations, though, including no support for Oracle Database clustering.
A serious shortage of workers in big data is predicted for the future as well.
The first installment discussed what Knockout.js is, why and how it evolved, and how it fits into Web development. This month, the discussion dives into best practices for Knockout, extending it and creating custom bindings.
- By Kelly Adams, Mark Michaelis
Eric Vogel covers how to use the new Web API 2 routing attributes to create a Web service in Part 1 of this series.
Peter looks at how rewriting some complex code -- purely to make it easier to read -- eliminates the need for writing comments. He even adds a comment to some code.
Other additions include SQL Server AlwaysOn failover.
Building your applications so that each part does just one job well makes everything easier. Peter Vogel applies that approach to a Windows Forms app and, in addition to getting it to work, creates a more responsive application.
Learn how to use asynchronous controller actions in ASP.NET MVC 4 by building a simple Contacts Manager app.
Microsoft's real value proposition is that it has a super-franchise made up of smaller constituent franchises.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Numerous packages get a refresh with the Visual Studio 2013 Preview.
MongoDB is a popular choice for apps that use a Windows Azure back end.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz