There are two basic schools of thought when it comes to Object Oriented Programming: the method based Simula and the message based Smalltalk. The Simula school is well represented in .NET by C# and VB. With Alan Lovejoy’s Essence#, we can see what a Smalltalk inspired language would look like on the CLR.
The holy grail of database development is the ability to treat database objects (tables, views, stored procedures, etc.) as if they were just like any other form of source code. While SQL Server Data Tools doesn’t quite that level, it gets very close.
It’s unthinkable for modern application developers to work without source control. The benefits it brings to software development are so well and so long understood that even lone hobbyist developers will tend to employ a source control system. Yet somehow, databases are often left out. David Atkinson shows how this doesn’t have to be the case with Red Gate’s SQL Source Control.
In this article on Graph Databases, author Ian Robinson discusses the problems Graph DBs aim to solve. He also talks about the data, storage, and query models for managing graph data.
In this installment of our .NET Open Source series we talk to Thomas Imart. His library, Tweetinvi, is designed to make working with Twitter’s Stream API easier to use.
Spring XD (eXtreme Data) is Pivotal’s Big Data play. It joins Spring Boot and Grails as part of the execution portion of the Spring IO platform. 1
This is a story about four cross-functional scrum/DevOps/feature teams delivering and managing a business-critical 24/7 system used by vessel-traffic services operators and many other users.
In the review, Anand examines the coverage of Fast ASP.NET Websites book, which helps developers to learn the various techniques associated with the optimization of ASP.NET websites.
Dave Marini delves into the history of asynchronous programming on the .NET platform, tracing through the early days of the Asynchronous Programming Model to today’s async/await patterns.
Bikas Saha and Arun Murthy discuss Tez’s design, highlight some of its features and share some of the initial results obtained by making Hive use Tez instead of MapReduce.
The book of F#, authored by Dave Fancher examines the concepts associated with F# with the help of comprehensive explanation and relevant source codes. 1
InfoQ spoke with Anuj Sahni, Principal Product Manager at Oracle about the time series data, NoSQL databases and best practices for managing this type of data.