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  • Using C# and Wix# to Build Windows Installer Packages

    by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 10, 2014 2

    Even with WiX, working with Windows Installer packages can be quite difficult. Oleg Shilo’s solution is to ditch the XML entirely and create MSI packages using traditional C# code.

  • Introducing Essence#: A Smalltalk-based Language for .NET

    by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 12, 2014

    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.

  • Virtual Panel on App Development

    by Ralph Winzinger on  Nov 05, 2014

    Mobile apps are everywhere and a company can hardly ignore them as an additional or even as the primary channel to offer services. Whereas it’s clear that one has to support Android and iOS to reach a maximum of users, it’s not quite clear, what technology and tools to chose to build applications for those systems or whether to go “native”, “hybrid” or “HTML/JavaScript” ...

SQL Server Source Control and Deployment with Visual Studio

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 04, 2014

The holy grail of database development is the ability to treat database objects as if they were normal source code. While SQL Server Data Tools doesn’t quite that level, it gets very close.

Introduction to Red Gate’s SQL Source Control

Posted by David Atkinson on  Oct 01, 2014

It’s unthinkable for modern application developers to work without source control, yet somehow, databases are often left out. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Let Me Graph That For You

Posted by Ian Robinson on  Sep 29, 2014

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.

Interview with Thomas Imart, Creator of Tweetinvi

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 18, 2014

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.

Introducing Spring XD, a Runtime Environment for Big Data Applications

Posted by Charles Humble on  Jul 23, 2014

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

HaMIS: One 24/7 Product and Four Scrum Teams, Four Years Later

Posted by Viktor Grgic on  Jul 17, 2014

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.

Review and Interview with Dean Hume - Author of Fast ASP.NET Websites

Posted by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 13, 2014

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.

Data Modeling in Graph Databases: Interview with Jim Webber and Ian Robinson

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  May 24, 2014

Graph data modeling requires a different paradigm than modeling with Relational or other NoSQL databases. InfoQ spoke with Jim Webber and Ian Robinson about data modeling with Graph databases.

Improving Your Asynchronous Code Using Tasks, Async and Await

Posted by Dave Marini on  May 06, 2014

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.

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