SQL Server and SDS

Keeping Your Next Developer Job

You don't need to worry about keeping your current job -- it will be gone, eventually. What you want to worry about is keeping your next job. That means developing the right skills to the right level for the package you intend to provide to employers.

Crouching Manager, Hidden Database

If there's one life lesson to be learned here, it's that just because a manager knows how to write code, it doesn't mean that they should be allowed to write code.

Attain Code Management Nirvana via Test-Driven Development, Part 1

In this three-part series, we'll build an ASP.NET MVC application for managing a simple list of contacts, and in the process we'll show some of the direct benefits of test-driven development.

OData 4.5 for Web API, ODataLib 6.10.0 Now Available

New versions of OData and ODataLib were released late last month on NuGet.

DataTyping in TypeScript

The TypeScript approach to data typing is different than what you're used to with server-side languages. This allows the language to integrate with other JavaScript libraries, but the results can surprise you.

A Near-Apocalyptic SQL Disaster Scenario

There once was an invoicing system that, when it worked, it worked very well, indeed. But when it was broken, it was horrid.

A Trillion Events Per Day? Trill Does That for .NET Apps

Microsoft Research-developed "high-performance in-memory incremental analytics engine" plugs into .NET natively to give apps ability to churn through gobs of data in nothing flat.

Using Multi-Swarm Training on Your Neural Networks

Now that you know how to work with multi-swarm optimization, it's time to take it up a level and see how to train your network to use it.

Dynamic Data Access with Plain Old SQL and SqlQuery

You don't have to give up using dynamic SQL just because you're using Entity Framework. The Entity Framework SqlQuery method will give you back the flexibility of dynamic SQL and still let you work with your data in an object-oriented way.

NCache Distributed Cache for .NET Gets Open Sourced

Alachisoft frees up its in-memory distributed cache solution through the Apache 2.0 open source license.

Supporting Updates and Deletes with Backbone and TypeScript

Peter finishes off his series on creating single-page applications by showing how jQuery integrates with Backbone to support updates and deletes (also: how to convert a string to a number in TypeScript).

Anypoint Platform Goes Mobile

.NET developers can now use MuleSoft's Anypoint data connetivity middleware solutions to extend its services out to enterprise mobile apps.

Multi-Swarm Optimization for Neural Networks Using C#

Multi-swarm optimization (MSO) is a powerful variation of particle swarm optimization. Understanding how MSO works and how to implement it can be a valuable addition to your developer toolkit.

The Long and Short of It

Not just once, but repeated in various lucrative apps -- a humongous chunk of code that should've been reduced to a mere line.

A Visual Studio Trick for Creating External Lists for SharePoint

Make Visual Studio do the hard work to simplify the creation of external lists that can be used to connect outside data to your SharePoint projects.

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