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Creating an HTML UI for Desktop .NET Applications

Posted by Anna Dolbina on  Dec 30, 2016

Developers are looking for ways to employ the richness of the Web UI in desktop apps. The common approach is to embed a browser component to render the HTML UI within the desktop app.

Mobile Development Efficiency with NativeScript and Angular

Posted by TJ VanToll on  Dec 07, 2016

To meet both consumer demand and expectations, companies must develop for both mobile and web. TJ VanToll shows how to use NativeScript to develop cross platform mobile apps. 1

Advanced Use Cases for the Repository Pattern in .NET

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 25, 2016

In many cases the repository pattern is an apparently unnecessary layer around the underlying data access technology. But once you have a repository in place, many new opportunities become available. 3

Implementation Strategies for the Repository Pattern with Entity Framework, Dapper, and Chain

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 14, 2016

This article will focus on the basic functionality of the repository pattern and how that functionality would be implemented using three different styles of ORM. 3

On Abstractions and For-Each Performance in C#

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 29, 2016

Donald Knuth famously said, “We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time”. But when faced with the other 3%, it is good to know what’s going on behind the scenes. 2

Designing with Exceptions in .NET

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 09, 2016

Exceptions are an integral part of working with .NET, but far too many developers don’t think about them from an API design perspective.

Introduction to SQL Server Containers

Posted by Paul Stanton on  Sep 08, 2016

Containers are just around the corner for the Windows community, and this article takes a closer look at using SQL Server containers.

Getting Started with ASP.Net Performance Monitoring and Optimization

Posted by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Aug 29, 2016

“This web page is slow” is a common complaint about web sites. While the web brings some desirable characteristics such as global delivery, it also brings challenges at the performance level. 2

Creating RESTful Services with T4 Based on Model and Interfaces

Posted by Amel Musić on  Aug 19, 2016

Amel Musić demonstrates how T4 can be used to create a flexible code generator that reduces the amount of time and effort it takes to create RESTful services.