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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.

  • Intro to .NET Unit & Integration Testing with SpecsFor

    by Matt Honeycutt on  Mar 25, 2015 4

    Matt Honeycutt introduces SpecsFor, a .NET unit and integration test framework, explaining how to set it up, how to create the first tests, and provides a few hints on advanced usage scenarios.

  • Interview with Mike McQuaid about Git in Practice

    by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 04, 2015

    Mike McQuaid, Software Engineer at GitHub, has written "Git in Practice" which provides over 60 techniques for working with and managing Git projects. InfoQ caught up with Mike, and asked about it, including his advice for teams considering migrating to Git and what tools to use.

F# Deep Dives Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 18, 2015

F# Deep Dives is a new book aimed at showing the business value that using F# brings in practice. It presents 11 industrial scenarios and their solution with F# using a functional-first approach.

Simplifying F# Type Provider Development

Posted by Dave Fancher on  Feb 13, 2015

Type Providers are an essential element for F#’s extensibility model. Dave Fancher shows how to take the tedium out authoring Type Providers using some simple inline factory methods.

Visual Basic 14 Language Features

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 27, 2014

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. 1

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. 2

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.

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.

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