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  • Metadata-Driven Design: Designing a Flexible Engine for API Data Retrieval

    by Aaron Kendall on  Apr 13, 2015

    Bulk data is commonly accessed via files & FTP. As the world moves toward APIs to facilitate collaboration, what are the requirements for data APIs? This article describes a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion. Two APIs operate in parallel to provide data changes as well as the data records themselves. An example demonstrates how API responses are parameterized using meta-data.

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

    by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 08, 2014 1

    The book of F#, authored by Dave Fancher examines the concepts associated with F# with the help of comprehensive explanation and relevant source codes. Towards the end of the book, Fancher provides coverage of advanced topics such as asynchronous and parallel programming.

  • An Overview of .NET/Mono Runtime Versions, Profiles, and Targeting Packs

    by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 25, 2011

    The .NET/Mono Framework has never been a single, unified stack and over the years Microsoft and Novell added several new versions to cover Linux, OS X, and mobile devices. With the introduction of Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11 we can expect one, maybe two more. In an attempt to clear up some of the confusion this article reintroduces all of the major profiles and many of the lessor know ones.

Scala.Net and Scala with Martin Odersky

Posted by Michael Stal on  Aug 17, 2011

We talked with Martin Odersky, Chairman, Chief Architect and co-founder of Typesafe, about Scala.Net, the version of Scala that support .Net as well as about Scala in general.

Dependency Injection with Mark Seemann

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 27, 2011

Mark Seemann, author of Dependency Injection in .NET, talks to us about the differences between DI and Service Locators and the importance of having a Composite Root. 9

Raw Notes from Redmond

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  May 25, 2011

During the first week of May InfoQ went to Redmond for an informal meeting to discuss emerging trends. These are the raw notes shared within our editorial staff. 2

Making Microsoft Sync Framework work with PostgreSql

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Mar 18, 2011

Roopesh Shenoy demonstrates building a PostgreSql provider for the Microsoft Sync Framework. 7

SOA Master Data Management in .NET 4.0

Posted by Sebastien Jehan on  Jul 06, 2010

.NET 4 introduces several tools which help build an application-independent SOA data repository. This article explores those tools and how they help make SOA data services flexible and unintrusive. 2

MicroORM - A Dynamically Typed ORM for VB and C# in about 160 Lines

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 05, 2009

Using the new DLR features in .NET 4 you can build a configuration-free ORM that uses the normal object-dot-property syntax without interfaces to define, classes to implement, or XML data mapping. 8

WebSphere vs. .NET: IBM and Microsoft Go Head to Head

Posted by Abel Avram on  Aug 17, 2009

Microsoft and IBM have benchmarked against each other in an attempt to prove which platform is better: .NET or WebSphere. 12

Expression as a Compiler

Posted by Marc Gravell on  Aug 10, 2009

In the past .NET developers built dynamic code using Reflection.Emit or CodeDom, but with LINQ Expressions a lightweight alternative has become available. 6

A Fusion of Proven Ideas: A Look Behind S#arp Architecture

Posted by Billy McCafferty on  Mar 16, 2009

Billy McCafferty presents S#arp Architecture, an ASP.NET MVC framework meant to leverage current best practices in architecting ASP.NET web applications. 6

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