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Why should we care about containers for development

2018-05-16 23:09:17

Why should we care about using containers for development There has probably been more than one time in your development career where you've spent a few hours troubleshooting an issue only to find out it was a dependency or versions issue right? Environments varying from one to next, outdated components

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The "P" in "PM"

2018-05-16 21:09:28

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Ilias Jennane sheds more light on the PM role and how it fits into the bigger picture of DevOps. In recent discussions with customers and colleagues about why large I.T. shops often struggle in adhering to Agile principles or becoming DevOps organizations, I couldn't help but notice something...

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Xamarin.Essentials: Cross-Platform APIs for Mobile Apps |

2018-05-16 20:49:22

When developing iOS and Android apps with Xamarin, developers can access every native platform API using C#. These bindings not only expose the platform APIs in C#, but add powerful C# features, such as async/await, events, delegates, and more. This is a huge advantage for developers, because they never have to leave C#, whether they're ...

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Improving the responsiveness of critical scenarios by updating auto load behavior for extensions

2018-05-16 20:39:28

The Visual Studio team partners with extension authors to provide a productive development environment for users, who rely on a rich ecosystem of quality extensions. Today, we're introducing an update to extension auto load based on feedback from our community of developers, who need to quickly start Visual Studio and load their solution while deferring other functionality to load in the background.

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Azure Marketplace new offers: April 16-30

2018-05-16 18:29:30

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From April 16 to 30, 15 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live.

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How to Use the berforeinstallprompt Event to Create a Custom PWA Add to Homescreen Experience

2018-05-16 16:34:44

Google recently announced as of May 2018 Chrome will no longer automatically prompt Progressive Web App users to add the PWA to their homescreen. It is now up to the site to manage the prompt. This tutorial will help you create your own workflow.

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Xamarin.Tip – Create an Initials Circle View

2018-05-16 16:33:10

Xamarin.Tip – Create an Initials Circle View – Alex Dunn

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#MLNET – Understanding the step by step of Hello World

2018-05-16 16:31:26

#MLNET – Understanding the step by step of Hello World – El Bruno

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Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 17666 now available!

2018-05-16 16:30:57

Today, we released a new Windows 10 Preview Build of the SDK to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 17666 or greater). The Preview SDK Build 17666 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area. The Preview SDK can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider.

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Ivy engine in Angular: first in-depth look at compilation, runtime and change detection

2018-05-16 16:30:50

I usually finish my talks with the philosophical phrase that nothing stays the same. And as you probably know it's more then true with Angular. The current rendering engine is being rewritten with the new much enhanced version called Ivy. The current status of Ivy can be tracked here.

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Meet Surface Hub 2

2018-05-16 16:29:28

A new culture of work is emerging. One where unlocking the power of the team has never been more important. I see it with our team daily. People coming together, creating together. Making products stronger through collaboration, whether they're in the same room or separated by thousands of miles.

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The Slow Death of Internet Explorer and the Future of Progressive Enhancement

2018-05-16 16:26:53

The Slow Death of Internet Explorer and the Future of Progressive Enhancement · An A List Apart Article

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AMQP transaction support and Send Via are now generally available

2018-05-16 16:25:57

AMQP transaction support and Send Via are now generally available – Service Bus

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OSS Build and Release with VSTS

2018-05-16 16:21:01

Over the past few weeks I have been moving the build system for the OSS projects I maintain over to use VSTS. Up until recently I was using AppVeyor for builds, as they have provided a generous free offering for OSS for years.

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Troubleshooting App Service Hybrid Connection Manager

2018-05-16 16:20:48

I wrote this article "Enable logging for your Hybrid Connection Manager, troubleshooting", but that was for the deprecated Hybrid Connection feature which uses Azure Biztalk. You would see any 'classic' connections in the 'Classic hybrid connections' area on the Hybrid connections as seen in Figure 1.

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Designing and implementing API Gateways with Ocelot in a microservices and container-based architecture

2018-05-16 16:20:41

We're currently evolving the .NET microservices guidance and eShopOnContainers reference application. One of the most important topics is about the API Gateway pattern, why it is interesting for many microservice-based applications but also, how you can implement it in a .NET Core based microservice application with a deployment based on Docker containers.

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Wintellect Accepted Into the Microsoft AI Inner Circle Program

2018-05-16 16:20:33

Wintellect is proud to have been selected as one of an elite group of invitation-only Microsoft partners to join Microsoft's new AI Inner Circle Partner Program. "We are excited to be part of this exclusive group, and look forward to deepening our partnership with Microsoft and jointly advancing business transformations for our customers with AI,"...

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Redux and the State of My XAML Application (part 2)

2018-05-16 16:20:27

In part 1 I talked a bit about the challenge that XAML based applications face when trying to use a pattern such as Redux. In this post I'm going to jump in and use Redux.NET to demonstrate the issue, and the show how we can make a small adaption to the XAML to fix this issue.

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Redux and the State of My XAML Application (part 3)

2018-05-16 16:20:24

This is the final part in this series looking at using Redux in a XAML application. Previous parts: - Part 1 - https://nicksnettravels.builttoroam.com/post/2018/05/15/Redux-and-the-State-of-My-XAML-Application-(part-1).aspx - Part 2 - https://nicksnettravels.builttoroam.com/post/2018/05/16/Redux-and-the-State-of-My-XAML-Application-(part-2).aspx At the end of Part 2 I left you wondering what magic I'm using to prevent the entire list being refreshed as items were being added/removed from the Family.

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Machine Learning: Testing your installation of R and Python in SQL Server 2017

2018-05-16 16:20:11

One of the wonderful additions to SQL Server in 2016 was the R language. In SQL Server 2017, Python was also added and the combination of both with SQL Server rebranded to Machine Learning Services. Why would you want these installed? The most common answer is to enable you to run predictive analytics.

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Deployment template validation failed: Circular dependency detected on resource

2018-05-16 16:19:56

I was writing this article "How to use ARM templates for deployments" and received this error when I click the purchase button from within the portal. Here is a list of some actions to take if you get this exception "Solution 5 - circular dependency detected".

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How to deploy to Azure using an ARM template with PowerShell

2018-05-16 16:19:49

I wrote this article here "How to use/create ARM templates for deployments" where I show how I generated the ARM template for multiple Azure features existing in a Resource Group. I then deploy all features using the ARM template using the Template deployment blade in the portal.

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Analysing .NET Core applications using NDepend

2018-05-16 16:19:47

I previously blogged about NDepend and its capabilities to perform static code analysis and obtain in-depth information about code metrics via its CQLinq features.

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DotNetRocks show on RavenDB with Kamran Ayub

2018-05-16 16:19:41

Kamran Ayub did a great DotNetRocks show about RavenDB 4.0. Kamran is also being the RavenDB 4.0 course on PluralSight, so he knows his stuff.

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April 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

2018-05-16 16:19:18

Congratulations to our April top 10 contributors! Alberto Morillo and Visakh Murukesan maintain their top positions. This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors on MSDN forums. The following continues to be the points hierarchy (in decreasing order of points):

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Roslyn Powered Code Weaving Middleware

2018-05-16 16:09:15

Jasper, with a big assist from Lamar, supports a unique middleware strategy that I believe will result in significantly higher performance, cleaner exception stack traces (and that matters), and better visibility into its runtime pipeline than similar frameworks in .Net. If you want to follow along with this code, you'll need at least Jasper 0.8.3...

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How to share Azure portal dashboard? - Daily .NET Tips

2018-05-16 15:09:19

You can share Azure Portal dashboard to other users with access to the same Azure Subscription. You can create your personal dashboards and customize it, and it will be worth sharing the dashboard with other in case they need same.

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C# 7.x Features

2018-05-16 11:09:17

Here's an overview of the features offered by C# 7.0, C# 7.1, and C# 7.2 - comparing them to previous versions of C#: digit separators, binary literals, expression-bodied members, out var, tuples, pattern matching, and more! References to the chapter numbers for more information references Professional C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0.

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protected private access modifier in C# 7.2

2018-05-16 07:09:20

C# 7.2 introduces new access modifier - protected private. It targets developers who are responsible for class libraries and API-s design and who need also consistent design for internals of class libraries. This blog post shows how protected private access modifier works.

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Azure Tips and Tricks Part 123 - Configuring and Exploring the IoT Button Part 2

2018-05-16 04:19:19

Check out Azure.Source : A very nice mix of Azure news, announcements, videos, podcast and more. Read weekly Most folks aren't aware of how powerful the Azure platform really is. As I've been presenting topics on Azure, I've had many people say, "How did you do that?"

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Entity Framework Core: Logging Lazy Loading

2018-05-16 02:29:16

If you are planning on migrating from Entity Framework 6.x to Entity Framework Core, there is likely one major road block: Lazy Loading. In most circumstances I don't think lazy loading preferred. But if you must, here's how to start logging lazy loading when it occurs.

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