SQL Server and SDS

Performance, Scalability Improved in SQL Server 2012 SP3

Latest service pack comes more than a year after the last service pack, and also adds a number of enhanced monitoring capabilities.

10 ORM and Data Tier Management Tools for Visual Studio

Let these tools generate your data access layer, saving you time and headaches. There's something here for the simplest or most complex projects.

SQL Server 2016 Breaks Out

Microsoft reveals a community technology preview of the venerable RDBMS that sports Always Encrypted technology and built-in R language services, among other features. Also in preview: Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics Services and Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

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."

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.

How To Reuse Neural Network Models

Neural network models can be created, saved and reused. Here's how.

Domain-Driven Development: Where Does the Code Go?

Rather than arbitrarily deciding what code goes into an application and what goes into your business objects, you can lean on the rules that experienced developers have learned to follow to make those crucial decisions.

Integrating Updates, Deletes and Inserts with TypeScript and ASP.NET MVC

Peter returns to his AJAX-enabled ASP.NET MVC application to show how Partial Views and TypeScript work together to simplify delivering a Single-page application.

Use OData Containment To Make the Easy Connections in an ASP.NET Web App

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.

The Power of Talking About Your Business Processes Correctly

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.

Entity Framework 7 Beta 6 Out in Preview

EF7 Beta 6 adds data annotations, customization of reverse engineer via templates, and support for raw SQL commands.

Why I'm Excited About DocumentDB

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.

Dynatrace 6.2 Gives .NET Devs a Deep Dive into App Performance

The performance monitoring suite adds new components that provide for deeper looks at applications as well as the user experience with those apps.

Tips for Snagging That Senior Developer Job

You're vying for a senior developer position. Here's what you need to know to win over your interviewer.

Speed Up Stored Procedures with Table Valued Parameters

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.

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