The Open Data Protocol allows for creation and consumption of REST APIs. Sam Nasr demonstrates OData 4 in a sample app that demonstrates containment, a new feature for facilitating data access.
One of the biggest problems in designing applications is the conversion from how the business talks about the business to how the developers think about coding it. Domain-driven design has a solution.
EF7 Beta 6 adds data annotations, customization of reverse engineer via templates, and support for raw SQL commands.
- By Michael Domingo
DocumentDB brings together the best of No-SQL and the cloud, to give you a robust scalable data persistence engine. Here's what you need to know to start developing projects with it.
- By Brian Korzynski
The performance monitoring suite adds new components that provide for deeper looks at applications as well as the user experience with those apps.
You're vying for a senior developer position. Here's what you need to know to win over your interviewer.
- By Patrick Steele
Peter revisits an earlier tip on how to use stored procedures to speed up your code. This version makes your stored procedures simpler … though you may have to write a little more code to make the call.
In the real world, you'll often need to display constant and repeating data, a.k.a. Master/Detail pages. Custom templates are the cleanest, simplest way for you to manage them.
You don't always want to display the same data the same way. Here are your options for leveraging custom templates in Views to meet all of your needs -- and the code you need when a template won't do the job.
The train-validate-test process is hard to sum up in a few words, but trust me that you'll want to know how it's done to avoid the issue of model overfitting when making predictions on new data.
- By James McCaffrey
Peter reviews some of the more spectacularly incorrect things he's told other people and then draws some conclusions.
Microsoft said a new Always Encrypted security feature highlights its upcoming SQL Server 2016 -- "the biggest leap forward in Microsoft's data platform history" -- shipping this summer in a public preview.
Microsoft believes Windows 10 will be big for consumers, and an even bigger opportunity for developers. The company trotted out nine more solutions that should keep developers busy.
- By Tony Champion
The hooks in SharePoint Apps allow developers to streamline the process of creating them without SharePoint getting in the way.
- By Malin De Silva
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