Dev Pro http://devproconnections.com/rss.xml en A Look Back at My Favorite Developer Tools in 2014 http://devproconnections.com/development/my-favorite-developer-tools-2014 <div class="field-deck"> And the tool I can't live without </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While thinking back on what I’ve accomplished this year, I’m reminded that a few tools I used throughout the year have helped me accomplish much more than would have been the case otherwise. As such, I want to take a few minutes to share some of the more beneficial tools I’ve used, including my favorite tool of 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/my-favorite-developer-tools-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/my-favorite-developer-tools-2014#comments SQL Server Development dotCover ReSharper Snagit SQL Prompt Trello Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 13541 at http://devproconnections.com Microsoft's Radical/Revolutionary/Evolutionary Moves (Pick One!) http://devproconnections.com/development/microsofts-radicalrevolutionaryevolutionary-moves-pick-one <div class="node-body article-body">Don Kiely adds his commentary to the flood of opinions about Microsofts' recent announcements about open sourcing much of the .NET Framework, their new found love for Linux and OSX, and the release of the Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition. And asks the question: Are these moves radical, revolutionary, or evolutionary? But no matter what they are, they are most certainly BIG.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/microsofts-radicalrevolutionaryevolutionary-moves-pick-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/microsofts-radicalrevolutionaryevolutionary-moves-pick-one#comments Visual Studio Development .NET Framework Linux Microsoft open source OSX Visual Studio Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:50:00 +0000 13511 at http://devproconnections.com Microsoft Hauls .NET into Open Source and Cross-Platform http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2013/microsoft-hauls-net-open-source-and-cross-platform <div class="node-body article-body">The biggest and most important announcement in the Microsoft developer ecosystem since the announcement of .NET itself over a decade ago has arrived!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2013/microsoft-hauls-net-open-source-and-cross-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2013/microsoft-hauls-net-open-source-and-cross-platform#comments Visual Studio 2013 .net open source Visual Studio Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:05:00 +0000 13471 at http://devproconnections.com Replacing Credit Cards http://devproconnections.com/development/replacing-credit-cards <div class="node-body article-body">I hardly ever use cash and I can’t remember the last time I wrote a check, I mostly just use plastic (and/or buy stuff online). That doesn't change the fact that there are plenty of reasons to hate credit cards—or, more specifically, to hate credit card companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/replacing-credit-cards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/replacing-credit-cards#comments Security Development applepay card replacements credit card fraud credit cards credit companies fees identity theft mcx pci Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:06:00 +0000 13441 at http://devproconnections.com jQuery 3.0 to Adopt Semantic Versioning http://devproconnections.com/jquery/jquery-3.0-adopt-semantic-versioning <div class="node-body article-body">Changes to jQuery introduced in 2013 have resulted in a strange beast; the popular library split into two roughly parallel paths of development: version 1.x continued to support older browsers, while version 2.x provided support for newer versions of browsers as well as mobile browsers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/jquery/jquery-3.0-adopt-semantic-versioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/jquery/jquery-3.0-adopt-semantic-versioning#comments Web Development JQuery 3.0 backward compatibility browser compatibility JQuery older browsers semver version numbers versioning Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:30:00 +0000 13421 at http://devproconnections.com Insider Threats and the Role of Auditing http://devproconnections.com/security/insider-threats-and-role-auditing <div class="node-body article-body">Thanks to recent security debacles from the likes of Target and Home Depot, it’s impossible to overstate the need for organizations to take security seriously—especially in terms of threats raised from internal sources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/security/insider-threats-and-role-auditing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/security/insider-threats-and-role-auditing#comments Security Database Administration Development Auditing data breach internal threats Permissions security Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:05:00 +0000 13361 at http://devproconnections.com What Do Your Competitors Know about Technology that You Don’t? http://devproconnections.com/adobe-echo-sign/what-do-your-competitors-know-about-technology-you-don-t <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Adobe </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Join Rod Trent for a special webcast where he unveils Windows IT Pro’s findings of its proprietary research across small and medium businesses. Join live to find out how your competitors are leveraging technology to create a better customer experience, improving cash flow, and developing new revenue streams to equip themselves for the all-important generation of millennial consumers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/adobe-echo-sign/what-do-your-competitors-know-about-technology-you-don-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adobe - Echo Sign Resources Sponsored competitors on demand Rod Trent series technology webcast Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:11:00 +0000 13501 at http://devproconnections.com Windows 10 Technical Preview http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/windows-10-technical-preview <div class="node-body article-body">I have to admit that the obvious consumer target of Windows 8 was a disappointment for me. With Windows 10, the enterprise is a high focus now. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/windows-10-technical-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/windows-10-technical-preview#comments Windows 8 Development Developer Technical Preview Windows 10 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000 13301 at http://devproconnections.com NFC and the Future of Computing http://devproconnections.com/development/nfc-and-future-computing <div class="node-body article-body">Near Field Communication, or (NFC), seems poised to play a huge part in the future of computing. To that end, I think it’s interesting to see how some of the bigger trend-setters and visionaries in our industry envision this technology being used.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/nfc-and-future-computing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/nfc-and-future-computing#comments Hardware Development Adobe Apple future technology gesture technology Google Microsoft Near Field Communication NFC Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:40:00 +0000 13291 at http://devproconnections.com Wavebreakmedia LTD/Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock Content Management is King http://devproconnections.com/web-development/content-management-is-king <div class="node-body article-body">Development platforms and tools like ASP.NET are great for providing the infrastructure of modern websites. But it isn't very productive to create every site from scratch, so CMSs have begun to dominate the web, providing everything a site needs other than content and custom features. Don Kiely shares his thoughts about the state of the CMS market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/web-development/content-management-is-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/web-development/content-management-is-king#comments Web Development content management Drupal MySQL PHP WordPress Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:00:00 +0000 13281 at http://devproconnections.com Google’s Hypocritical Stance on Browser Security http://devproconnections.com/security/googles-hypocritical-stance-browser-security <div class="node-body article-body">While I applaud Google and the Chrome team for a number of the things that they're doing correctly to make browsing safer, there’s still a very ugly problem that Google needs to address before I can take their attempts at improved security as something other than a bit hypocritical.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/security/googles-hypocritical-stance-browser-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/security/googles-hypocritical-stance-browser-security#comments Security Chrome downloads Extensions Google Microsoft competitors security SSL TLS Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:08:00 +0000 13231 at http://devproconnections.com Minecraft and the Next Generation of Developers http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2013/minecraft-and-next-generation-developers <div class="node-body article-body">Could Minecraft be a way to cultivate the next generation of faithful Microsoft platform developers? It’s clear that Minecraft could easily fit in Microsoft’s vision of an Xbox-integrated and ubiquitous living room experience. It’s also clear that an SDK and developer experience for Minecraft seems like a great idea. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2013/minecraft-and-next-generation-developers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2013/minecraft-and-next-generation-developers#comments Visual Studio 2013 cross-platform games Developer gaming platforms Microsoft Minecraft Satya Nadella Windows Xbox games Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:32:00 +0000 13221 at http://devproconnections.com Maximizing Slow Days http://devproconnections.com/development/maximizing-slow-days <div class="node-body article-body">The definition of 'productivity' has changed drastically over the past few decades, helped along by the rise of Corporate America. Learn about you can do to keep productivity up and to keep corporate managers happy on days when you have little to no work to do. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/maximizing-slow-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/maximizing-slow-days#comments SQL Server Database Administration Development career advice careers coding Corporate America development improving learning Productivity skill set Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:35:00 +0000 13201 at http://devproconnections.com The Long Overdue Web Essentials Article! http://devproconnections.com/web-development/long-overdue-web-essentials-article <div class="node-body article-body">Don Kiely was aghast when he realized that he had written barely a word about Web Essentials, and is finally making up for that omission. He's a true fanboy of the Visual Studio extension from Microsoft, which "extends Visual Studio with a lot of new features that web developers have been missing for many years." If you write web applications of any kind, using any kind of open source or third party tools, you need to be using this extension.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/web-development/long-overdue-web-essentials-article" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/web-development/long-overdue-web-essentials-article#comments Visual Studio 2012 Web Development Visual Studio 2013 CSS JavaScript Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio 2013 visual studio extensions Web Essentials Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:55:00 +0000 13171 at http://devproconnections.com Top Trends in Database Technology http://devproconnections.com/dell/top-trends-database-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 @ 2pm ET - Top Trends in Database Technology webinar</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/top-trends-database-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Resources Sponsored database Dell webinar Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:47:00 +0000 13411 at http://devproconnections.com Reasons to Avoid Triggers http://devproconnections.com/sql-server/reasons-avoid-triggers <div class="node-body article-body">It's no secret that developers can run afoul of scalability problems when creating solutions backed by SQL Server or other relational databases. In my experience, however, one of the easiest ways developers cause themselves significant pain with scalability problems is by using triggers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/sql-server/reasons-avoid-triggers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/sql-server/reasons-avoid-triggers#comments SQL Server Development DDL DML performance scalability SQL Server Trigger Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0000 13161 at http://devproconnections.com Windows 8 Application Sideloading: Relief for the Enterprise http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/windows-8-application-sideloading-relief-enterprise <div class="node-body article-body">On April 3rd of 2014, Ben Hunter from Microsoft wrote a post on the Windows blog that most of us missed. That blog post, however, was very important news for those who had plans to build Windows 8 LOB applications for the Enterprise. The post included the simple words, ". . .we have also provided a mechanism called 'sideloading' that allows the installation of apps without using the Windows Store."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/windows-8-application-sideloading-relief-enterprise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/windows-8-application-sideloading-relief-enterprise#comments Windows 8 Development App Store applications deployment developing apps installation Sideloading Windows 8 Windows apps WinRT Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:55:00 +0000 13131 at http://devproconnections.com What’s New in Toad for Oracle http://devproconnections.com/dell/what-s-new-toad-oracle <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to a Forrester Consulting study, standardizing on Toad for Oracle has saved one large Oracle shop more than $49 million over the past five years. How much can Toad for Oracle save you?</p> <p>Download the white paper to find out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/what-s-new-toad-oracle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Database Administration Resources Sponsored database admin Dell toad White Paper Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:51:00 +0000 13151 at http://devproconnections.com NoSQL, Hype, and Lousy Musicians http://devproconnections.com/development/nosql-hype-and-lousy-musicians <div class="node-body article-body">I have no doubt that some NoSQL ‘databases’ are the right fit—for a number of SPECIALIZED projects. But treating NoSQL as if it is the de-facto, one-stop, no-problems-ever, solution to all of the worlds’ persistence problems has to stop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/nosql-hype-and-lousy-musicians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/nosql-hype-and-lousy-musicians#comments SQL Server Development ACID Databases developers developing project hype NoSQL SQL Server Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:45:00 +0000 13121 at http://devproconnections.com Encrypting Configuration File Sections http://devproconnections.com/aspnet/encrypting-configuration-file-sections <div class="node-body article-body">There is a good chance that at some point you'll need to store sensitive information in an ASP.NET configuration file. One common example is to store the user name and password in a connection string required to connect to a database. IIS and ASP.NET make it very difficult for a casual user to read .config files, but users who have read access on the server may be able to read the information. So you might want to consider encrypting sensitive configuration information. These techniques have been around for a long time in ASP.NET, but I still find that a number of developers are unaware of them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/aspnet/encrypting-configuration-file-sections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/aspnet/encrypting-configuration-file-sections#comments ASP.NET ASP.NET MVC .NET Framework ASP.NET configuration encryption web.config Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:30:00 +0000 13111 at http://devproconnections.com The Cloud isn’t a Magical Panacea http://devproconnections.com/sql-server/cloud-isnt-a-magical-panacea <div class="node-body article-body">The cloud seems to be the most popular solution suggested by all kinds of vendors nowadays, but is it really all it's cracked up to be? How can a service like the cloud be better than all the other solutions out there? Perhaps the cloud isn't the magical cure-all it's touted to be. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/sql-server/cloud-isnt-a-magical-panacea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/sql-server/cloud-isnt-a-magical-panacea#comments Cloud SQL Server cloud IO performance scalability SQL Server Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:07:00 +0000 12981 at http://devproconnections.com The Top 10 Things DBAs Should Know About Toad for IBM DB2 http://devproconnections.com/dell/top-10-things-dbas-should-know-about-toad-ibm-db2 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to a Forrester Consulting study, standardizing on Toad for Oracle has saved one large Oracle shop more than $49 million over the past five years. How much can Toad for Oracle save you?</p> <p>Download the white paper to find out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/top-10-things-dbas-should-know-about-toad-ibm-db2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Database Administration Resources Sponsored database admin Dell toad White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:00 +0000 13091 at http://devproconnections.com Identifying Problematic SQL in Sybase ASE http://devproconnections.com/dell/identifying-problematic-sql-sybase-ase <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to a Forrester Consulting study, standardizing on Toad for Oracle has saved one large Oracle shop more than $49 million over the past five years. How much can Toad for Oracle save you?</p> <p>Download the white paper to find out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/identifying-problematic-sql-sybase-ase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Database Administration Resources Sponsored database admin Dell toad White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:00 +0000 13081 at http://devproconnections.com How Toad DBA Suite for IBM DB2 LUW complements Data Studio http://devproconnections.com/dell/how-toad-dba-suite-ibm-db2-luw-complements-data-studio <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to a Forrester Consulting study, standardizing on Toad for Oracle has saved one large Oracle shop more than $49 million over the past five years. How much can Toad for Oracle save you?</p> <p>Download the white paper to find out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/how-toad-dba-suite-ibm-db2-luw-complements-data-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Database Administration Resources Sponsored database admin Dell toad White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:00 +0000 13071 at http://devproconnections.com How Toad DBA Suite for Oracle 12.0 compliments OEM 12c http://devproconnections.com/dell/how-toad-dba-suite-oracle-120-compliments-oem-12c <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to a Forrester Consulting study, standardizing on Toad for Oracle has saved one large Oracle shop more than $49 million over the past five years. How much can Toad for Oracle save you?</p> <p>Download the white paper to find out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/how-toad-dba-suite-oracle-120-compliments-oem-12c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Database Administration Resources Sponsored database admin Dell toad White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:00 +0000 13061 at http://devproconnections.com The Power of Connected Intelligence with Toad for Oracle http://devproconnections.com/dell/power-connected-intelligence-toad-oracle <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to a Forrester Consulting study, standardizing on Toad for Oracle has saved one large Oracle shop more than $49 million over the past five years. How much can Toad for Oracle save you?</p> <p>Download the white paper to find out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/power-connected-intelligence-toad-oracle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Database Administration Resources Sponsored database admin Dell toad White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:00 +0000 13051 at http://devproconnections.com Toad for Oracle Tips and Tricks http://devproconnections.com/dell/toad-oracle-tips-and-tricks <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to a Forrester Consulting study, standardizing on Toad for Oracle has saved one large Oracle shop more than $49 million over the past five years. How much can Toad for Oracle save you?</p> <p>Download the white paper to find out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/toad-oracle-tips-and-tricks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Database Administration Resources Sponsored database admin Dell toad White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:00 +0000 13041 at http://devproconnections.com Achieve an astounding ROI with Toad for Oracle http://devproconnections.com/dell/achieve-astounding-roi-toad-oracle <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to a Forrester Consulting study, standardizing on Toad for Oracle has saved one large Oracle shop more than $49 million over the past five years. How much can Toad for Oracle save you?</p> <p>Download the white paper to find out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/achieve-astounding-roi-toad-oracle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Database Administration Resources Sponsored database admin Dell toad White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:00 +0000 13031 at http://devproconnections.com There Ain't No Azure without Developers http://devproconnections.com/windows-azure-development/there-aint-no-azure-without-developers <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby (TimHuck@InterKnowlogy.com) </div> <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft's coming changes might help win over frustrated developers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has made it very clear that its future lies in Azure. Azure is now so robust and has so many moving parts that you can call it a stack or even a platform. But Azure isn't a vertical product and it never will be; it needs developers for implementation, adoption, and overall success. There just ain't no Azure without developers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-azure-development/there-aint-no-azure-without-developers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-azure-development/there-aint-no-azure-without-developers#comments Windows Azure Development Azure Developer keynote speech layoffs memo Microsoft open letter Satya Nadella Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:35:00 +0000 12971 at http://devproconnections.com Annoyances with Windows Server 2012 R2 http://devproconnections.com/windows-server-2012-r2/annoyances-windows-server-2012-r2 <div class="field-deck"> It's always the small things. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There’s an old saying that you shouldn’t argue with fools because observers might not be able to spot the difference between you and the fool. So, at the risk of sounding like a complete raving fool, I’m going to complain about a few things with Windows Server 2012 R2 that drive me absolutely batty and make me question the sanity of some of the folks at Microsoft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-server-2012-r2/annoyances-windows-server-2012-r2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-server-2012-r2/annoyances-windows-server-2012-r2#comments Windows Server 2012 R2 folders music pictures remove Windows Server 2012 R2 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 12961 at http://devproconnections.com