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  • Visual Basic 14 Language Features

    by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 27, 2014

    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

    by David Johnson on  Dec 19, 2014

    Bootstrap is a front-end framework, which addresses important development problems such as 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

    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

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.

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

How Composite C1 Found Success by Becoming Open Source

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 13, 2014

In an interview with Marcus Wendt we learn about Composite C1’s 15 year journey from a fledging commercial project to an open source platform with dozens of partners. 2

Oleg Shilo on CS-Script and Notepad++

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 27, 2013

Instead of Visual Studio, So some developers turn to lightweight editors such as Notepad++ for their scripting needs. Oleg Shilo talks about his project to add better CS-Script plugin for Notepad++.

Introduction to Graph Visualization with Alexander Smirnov

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 17, 2013

We asked Alexander Smirnov, creator of GraphX, to explain what graph visualization is and how it can be used to help users understand complex data.

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