• Retrieving Multiple RecordSets in a Single Trip to the Database

    Here's another way to reduce trips to the database: Put multiple Select statements in your ADO.NET commands or stored procedures. 11/20/2014

  • News

    What Happened? Microsoft's Fritz Discusses Azure Outage and Building Azure Sites

    Before launching into his presentation on the intricacies of building Azure-based Web sites, Microsoft's Jeffrey Fritz talks about Tuesday's widespread Azure outage that affected sites throughout most of the northern hemisphere. 11/19/2014

  • News

    Beyond Touch: Developing and The Future of Natural UI Design

    Advances in touch-based computing opens up a host of new ways for users to interact with apps. Developers will need to keep up and be keenly aware of newer natural UI design methods, such as voice, gesture, and even neural inputs, says InterKnowlogy's Tim Huckaby. 11/19/2014

  • News

    New Windows CLI for Docker

    Developers no longer need to take a side road through Linux hosts to manage Docker container deployments, now that a Windows CLI can offer a direct path from Windows environments. 11/19/2014

  • Practical .NET

    Performing Multiple Actions from a Single ASP.NET MVC Form

    Peter responds to a question: How, in an ASP.NET MVC form, can the user be given two submit Buttons that do two different things? 11/19/2014

  • News

    Entity Framework 6.1.2 in Beta

    Version 6.1.2 contains some high-priority fixes that need to be tested in the wild before it is RTM'd; meanwhile, next version of Entity Framework might be version 7 or something else. 11/18/2014

  • C# Corner

    Unit Testing Makes Me Happy

    Integrating unit testing into your coding practices can have some positive psychological effects on your programming career. 11/18/2014

  • News

    Microsoft's Lankford Explores Cloud Development

    The Visual Studio ALM product manager leads the crowd at Live! 360 through some of the market forces driving cloud development. 11/18/2014

  • News

    Visual F# 4.0 Preview

    New, stabilized version of functional programming language available to those who are previewing Visual Studio 2015. 11/17/2014

  • Practical .NET

    Leveraging Reactive Extensions for Asynchronous Processing

    Reactive Extensions will let you catch interim results from a long running process. Coupled with the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 support for asynchronous processing, you don't even have to lock up your client while you process those results. 11/17/2014

  • Passing Exception Information

    When your code throws an exception you don't want to pass any more information to the outside world than you have to ... but you do want to pass all the information you need. Here's how to do it. 11/13/2014

  • News

    IoT Project AllJoyn To Be Integrated with Windows 10

    Microsoft joins an alliance of companies who are working to develop an open source framework and services for Internet of Things-enabled device intercommunication. The results of that work is expected to show up in current versions of Windows and the forthcoming Windows 10. 11/13/2014

  • News

    Microsoft Announces It Will Open Source .NET, Releases New Visual Studio Tools

    Microsoft also releases a bevy of next-generation Visual Studio tools, including Visual Studio Community 2013, which is a full-featured VS 2013 sans enterprise app development capabilities. 11/12/2014

  • Neural Network Lab

    Use Python with Your Neural Networks

    A neural network implementation can be a nice addition to a Python programmer's skill set. If you're new to Python, examining a neural network implementation is a great way to learn the language. 11/12/2014

  • Best Tip. Ever: Change Your Visual Studio Development Default

    Here's something you would never figure out on your own. But if your company ever decides to switch from Visual Basic to C# (or vice versa) this will be the best tip you've ever read. 11/06/2014

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