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  • F# Deep Dives Review and Author Q&A

    by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 18, 2015

    F# Deep Dives, edited by Tomas Petricek and Phillip Trelford, is a new book aimed at showing what is the business value that using F# brings in practice. The book presents 11 real industrial scenarios and the way F# allowed field experts to solve them using a functional-first approach. InfoQ has interviewed Tomas Petricek, co-editor of the book.

  • Simplifying F# Type Provider Development

    by Dave Fancher on  Feb 13, 2015

    Type Providers are an essential element for F#’s extensibility model, but creating new ones can be a chore. Dave Fancher shows how to take the tedium out authoring Type Providers using some simple inline factory methods.

  • Visual Basic 14 Language Features

    by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 27, 2014 1

    Visual Basic, just like Visual Studio, will be skipping directly from version 12 to version 14. Though many of these features are also new to C#, there are quite a few enhancements meant specifically to smooth some of VB’s rough edges. Here are some of the more interesting we were able to find.

Creating a Sales Dashboard with Bootstrap and ShieldUI

Posted by David Johnson on  Dec 19, 2014

Bootstrap is a front-end framework for element positioning, application responsiveness and multi-device rendering. This article shows how to use it, along with ShieldUI, to create a sales dashboard.

Using C# and Wix# to Build Windows Installer Packages

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 10, 2014

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. 7

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

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 12, 2014

There are two basic types of OOP: Simula and Smalltalk. Simula is well represented in .NET by C#. With Alan Lovejoy’s Essence#, we can see what a Smalltalk inspired language would look like.

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.

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. 1

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.

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.

The Book of F# - Review and Interview with Dave Fancher

Posted by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 08, 2014

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

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