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Windows 10 - Accelerate File Operations with the Search Indexer

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 19:52
With Windows 10, the power of the search indexer is available to all Universal Windows Platform apps running on any platform. In addition to enabling better Cortana searches, the new indexer improves how apps interact with the file system.
Categories: .NET

Asynchronous Programming - Async from the Start

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 19:51
Recent versions of .NET make it easier than ever to write responsive, high-performance applications via the async and await keywords. Learn how, as Mark Sowul takes the default UI startup code for Windows Forms and WPF and transforms it into an object-oriented design with support for async and await.
Categories: .NET

ASP.NET - Use ASP.NET as a High-Performance File Downloader

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 19:50
Learn how to create a utility to address the problem of resuming and continuing failed downloads that can be caused by slow, faulty connections prone to going offline during large file transfers.
Categories: .NET

Microsoft Azure - Manage Technical Debt with SonarQube and TFS

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 19:49
Learn how to set up TFS and SonarQube at an enterprise level, how to identify and prioritize technical debt on SonarQube/TFS, how to handle it through the agile lifecycle with TFS, and how to measure improvements and close the loop.
Categories: .NET

Test Run - The T-Test Using C#

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 19:48
The t-test is one of the most fundamental forms of statistical analysis, but integrating t-test functionality directly into your software using a standalone tool can be awkward or impossible. James McCaffrey explains how to use raw C# code to perform a t-test.
Categories: .NET

The Working Programmer - How To Be MEAN: Express Routing

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 19:47
The MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node.js (MEAN) stack is an alternative “Web stack” to the ASP.NET stack. In this installment, learn about Express routing and discover how to use it more effectively.
Categories: .NET

Essential .NET - C# Exception Handling

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 19:46
Many changes have occurred in the last five versions of C# and the corresponding Microsoft .NET Framework. In his inaugural column, Mark Michaelis reviews many of these changes and provides updated coding guidelines as they relate to exception handling and catching exceptions.
Categories: .NET

Don't Get Me Started - Alan Turing and Ashley Madison

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 19:45
The Ashley Madison hack exposed millions as users of the cheating-spouse service. It also revealed that many of the female "members" were in fact nothing more than chat bots designed to lure subscribers into its premium service.
Categories: .NET

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