Creating a Windows Service is trivial using Topshelf, a freely-available library that converts a console application to a Windows Service. In this article, you'll create a simple notification app and integrate Topshelf.
Peter starts integrating a TypeScript client-side object with a server-side Web API service. Along the way, he looks at method overloading (not good), making JSON calls (good), testing asynchronous methods in Visual Studio (mostly good) and being a "TypeScript programmer."
There are plenty of limitations, though, including no support for Oracle Database clustering.
Create a Windows Store app that consumes a Web API service.
A special upgrade price for Visual Studio 2013 Professional saves $200 over regular upgrade price.
Think of a Team Room as a collaborative chat workspace that records everything that happens on your team. In addition to being a real-time chat room, it also integrates with TFS to display data and interactions.
If you're writing ASP.NET applications in Visual Studio 2010 and, especially, in Visual Studio 2012, give yourself a present: get Web Essentials.
New Monitoring Agent uses IntelliTrace capabilities.
Claims-based security lets you manage your site's authorization process using any criteria that makes sense to you. And the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 provides some performance support for you once you start using claims-based security.
Some dev organizations use a stabilization phase as a way to improve quality. But in most cases, it does more harm than good.
For faster searches within a document, use Ctrl_I rather than Ctrl_F (and get one of the features that Visual Studio 2012 provides in Visual Studio 2010).
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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.
A serious shortage of workers in big data is predicted for the future as well.