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Editor's Note - MEAN Streak

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:54
For the past several months, Working Programmer columnist Ted Neward has been writing about MongoDB, Express, AngularJS and Node.js—collectively known as the MEAN stack. Is it time for your development to get MEAN?
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Upstart - Loyalty Test

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:53
It's easy to confuse gratitude with loyalty, says Krishnan Rangachari, who urges developers to consider why they are staying with an organization. As it turns out, the best thing you can do for your company might be to leave it.
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Cutting Edge - Architecture Spinoffs of UXDD

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:53
Software architecture is not an act of faith. Learn how the UXDD design methodology ties together important concepts like CQRS, Event Sourcing and Polyglot Persistence.
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Data Points - Refactoring an ASP.NET 5/EF6 Project and Dependency Injection

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:52
Taking advantage of the dependency injection capabilities in ASP.NET 5--recently renamed ASP.NET Core 1.0--Julie Lerman refactors an existing EF6 solution to leverage an IoC container that makes it easier to inject object instances into logic that needs to use them.
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Windows 10 - Universal Windows Platform Apps for Web Developers

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:51
Building cross-browser apps has long been the domain of the Web developer, and those skills translate neatly to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that run on Windows 10. Learn how to leverage Web app dev skills when working with UWP apps.
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Windows 10 - Implementing a UWP App with the Official OneDrive SDK

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:50
In the second part of a two-part series, Laurent Bugnion looks at the OneDrive SDK built by Microsoft, showing how the library can be added to a Universal Windows Platform app and how to work with the authentication scheme.
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ASP.NET - Progressive Enhancement with ASP.NET and React

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:49
Graham Mendrick resolves the progressively enhanced Web application versus single page application dilemma by building a stripped-down version of a TodoMVC project as a progressively enhanced SPA using React and ASP.NET.
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C# - Customizable Scripting in C#

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:48
Learn how to build a custom scripting language using C#—without using any external libraries. Vassili Kaplan extends his Split-And-Merge algorithm to parse not only mathematical expressions but also a user-defined scripting language.
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Microsoft Azure - Azure Service Fabric, Q-Learning and Tic-Tac-Toe

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:48
Jesus Aguilar describes a machine learning technique for creating an intelligent back end powered by the Azure Service Fabric for determining the best play in a game of tic-tac-toe.
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Test Run - Roach Infestation Optimization

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:47
In machine learning, some numerical optimization algorithms are based on the behaviors of natural systems. James McCaffrey explores a relatively new technique called roach infestation optimization, which loosely models the foraging and aggregating behavior of roaches.
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The Working Programmer - How to Be MEAN: Inside MongoDB

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:46
Ted Neward continues his exploration of the MEAN stack, consisting of MongoDB, Express, AngularJS and Node.js. In this installment, he explores the MongoDB NoSQL database.
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Essential .NET - Configuration in .NET Core

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:45
Mark Michaelis introduces the new open source configuration support in ASP.NET 5, which is available in the Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration collection of NuGet packages, and includes both several built-in configuration providers and support for custom providers.
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Don't Get Me Started - VB6: Waking a Sleeping Giant

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:35
In previous columns David Platt has described Visual Basic 6 as the programming language that will not die. Now he proposes to give VB6 new life by turning it into the flagship, rapid app development language for the Web. Call it VB*.
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Editor's Note - Go Big or Go Home

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 20:44
MSDN Magazine kicks off the new year with a deep-dive into the powerful new platforms, languages and tools enabling Big Data development.
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Upstart - A Winning Plan

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 20:44
Even the longest journey starts with a single step. Krishnan Rangachari explores how he managed the challenge of taking on large projects and adopted a winning attitude.
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Cutting Edge - Don’t Gamble with UX—Use Wireframes

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 20:43
Effective wireframes and domain-driven design ubiquitous language provide a means for developers to communicate concepts and ideas in software development.
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Data Points - EF7 Migrations: Not New but Definitely Improved

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 20:42
Code First Migrations has undergone some dramatic changes with Entity Framework 7. The workflow is much cleaner and more straightforward, and source control is far easier, as Julie Lerman explains.
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Big Data - Making Big Data Batch Analytics Easier Using U-SQL

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 20:41
Michael Rys introduces the new Big Data language U-SQL with its combination of SQL and C# semantics and demonstrates its power for solving batch-oriented analytics problems using a sample dataset. He also shows how to use Visual Studio to speed up development.
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Big Data - Real-Time Data Analytics for .NET Developers Using HDInsight

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 20:40
Omid Afnan explores the question of how to collect, analyze and act on continuous streams of data in real time, and walks through a simple but powerful scenario that deals with a stream of tweets, using Apache Storm as the key tool to enable real-time, continuous analytics.
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Big Data - Creating Big Data Pipelines Using Azure Data Lake and Azure Data Factory

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 20:39
Learn how to build a big data pipeline using Azure Data Factory to move Web log data to Azure Data Lake Store, then process that data using a U-SQL script on the Azure Data Lake Analytics service.
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