Modelling Actor Behaviors in Akka.NET

Simplify conditional actor code and improve readability.

Hosting JavaScript in a Windows 10 App

An introduction to the Chakra JavaScript engine and how it can be used within a Windows 10 app to execute JavaScript.

A More Efficient Text Pattern Search Using a Trie Class in .NET

The trie data structure is one alternative method for searching text that can be more efficient than traditional search approaches. Here's a trie class you can create in C#.

Simplifying Applications with Eventual Consistency

Stop trying to make everything work all at once. Instead, use Domain Events to make applications simpler, more scalable and easier to maintain -- and to defer updates until you can't avoid making them.

Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 Updated

Three months from their original releases, both tool suites have a handful of fit-and-finish improvements meant to smoothe over the development process.

Simplifying Applications by Implementing Eventual Consistency with Domain Events

Implementing Domain Events can dramatically simplify your application while also making it more scalable. Here are some of the implementation options available to you in the .NET environment.

Step Up To Recurrent Neural Networks

Recurrent neural networks can solve some types of problems that regular feed-forward networks cannot handle.

VS Tools for Cordova Update 3 Aims for Stability

Along with a handful of features, including an ADAL plug-in, VS Tools for Cordova Update 3 aims for stability with a number of fixes that includes one for an error developers were getting after installing ASP.NET 5 Beta 7.

How To Consume a WebAPI with RestSharp

The open source library RestSharp is designed to make consuming APIs from .NET easy and work across platforms.

Creating a Genuine Value Object

Peter addresses reader's concerns by showing how to implement a read-only/immutable value object.

An Intern Battles the Monster App

What Martin wanted was to fulfill his internship requirement for his degree and possibly earn a little spending money for his efforts. He got both of these and the experience of meeting "The Monster."

Deploying Microservices Architecture with C#, Part 2

Now that we've got the basics of microservices, what happens when we take into production? It's time to make sure your message reaches its intended targets.

Add-In Commands Give Office 2016 Devs More Control

A number of new tools whose capabilities will be deployable in Office client apps in the coming months include add-in command extensibility, and theming and Office.js APIs.

Deploying Microservices Architecture with C#, Part 1

What's all the hubbub with microservices? The benefits are in application management and delivery. Paul Mooney shows how in this sample C# app.

What Makes Microsoft Run: An Inside Look at DevOps

Microsoft's Brian Harry offers a look deep inside the evolution of the company's development operations as it transformed itself into a cloud-centric organization.

Where JavaScript and SharePoint Apps Intersect

SharePoint is versatile, in that developers can interact with its data via other programming languages besides what's in Visual Studio. Here's how AngularJS fits into the development mix.

Azure Data Lake Store, Services and U-SQL Make Debut

Microsoft fills in the gaps on its Big Data offering with previews of its Azure Data Lake and Language Services, which includes the brand-new U-SQL language for crunching the incoming explosion of data.

Managing Functions in TypeScript

Functions in TypeScript aren't handled the way you'd expect, based on any other language (including JavaScript). Fortunately, because of the way TypeScript handles functions, you're protected from a common JavaScript error (in addition to getting better IntelliSense support and compile-time checking, of course).

Azure Mobile Apps Backs Up to Azure Table Storage

A September update to the .NET Server SDK include automated OWIN setup and improved middleware authentication processes.

It's Universal: Understanding the Lifecycle of a Windows 10 Application

Nick Randolph pulls apart the lifecycle of a Windows 10 application and reveals what goes on programmatically when users launch, switch between and close Windows 10 apps.

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