The company packed quite a bit into a three-hour keynote that spanned the spectrum of Microsoft technologies and hardware. For developers, the emphasis was on cross-platform app building, with new tools built right into the next Visual Studio 2015.
- By Michael Domingo
Some things only matter to the true nerd. So, if you're looking for a genuinely useful article, this isn't it.
Display data to a user with Xamarin.iOS and this nifty class.
- By Wallace McClure
Microsoft pulled its SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 after numerous reports of installation errors.
Stored procedures can speed up your code by reducing trips to your database -- even if you only have one SQL statement to execute. Here's how to speed up your application (and how to simplify your stored procedure code).
Back-Propagation is the most common algorithm for training neural networks. Here's how to implement it in C#.
- By James McCaffrey
Microsoft announced general availability of its NoSQL service for developers and IT pros.
As Microsoft continues to offer newer, more innovative data platforms in the cloud, the SQL Server flagship is languishing. Here's what Microsoft needs to do to ensure it moves forward.
- By Andrew Brust
The .NET Framework has two collections that will guarantee your items are always sorted whenever you process the collection. Here's how to choose between the two and how to control the sort order (including supporting duplicate entries).
If you think Bert is all talk when it comes to his decade of C# experience, you're wrong. He delivers…15 times.
You don't have to give up on creating dynamic queries just because you're using Entity Framework. Entity SQL and ObjectQuery will let you generate queries at runtime and still let you update your data through Entity Framework.
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.
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.
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.
New versions of OData and ODataLib were released late last month on NuGet.
- By Michael Domingo