Dev Pro en 5 Reasons Why You Should Learn Ruby Programming <div class="field-byline"> Robert Half Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many developer and designer jobs today call for the Ruby programming language — or for Ruby on Rails, which is a collection of shortcuts written in Ruby for quick and easy website building.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:17:00 +0000 14651 at Microsoft Band SDK Now Supports Version 2 and Web Tiles Come Out of Preview <div class="node-body article-body">With the Microsoft Band 2 officially released and the device in the midst of shipping to early adopters, Microsoft has now provided updates for those seeking to take advantage of the APIs and developer offerings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Microsoft Band Wed, 04 Nov 2015 19:45:00 +0000 14631 at Broken Trust with Windows Update <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has recently started using Windows Update as a marketing vehicle to try to coerce users to upgrade to Windows 10, years before the end of life for Windows 7 and 8.1. They've even gone so far as to recommend turning off automatic updates if you don't want the new version. In this open letter to Microsoft, Don Kiely expresses his frustration with what Windows Update has turned into, and asks for a return to the reliability and trustworthiness of Windows Update.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Windows Development Windows Windows 10 Windows Update Mon, 02 Nov 2015 04:51:00 +0000 14621 at Looking to brush up on your front-end development skills? The Front-end Developer Handbook can help <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Looking to level up your front end development skills? A new online resource offers an overview covering everything from performance optimization to finding a job.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Developer development Resources training Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19:03:00 +0000 14611 at Google partners with General Assembly on new Android development course <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">General Assembly is partnering with Google to offer a new 12-week course in Android development to boost the number of mobile developers on its mobile operating system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Android General Assembly Google training Thu, 22 Oct 2015 16:36:00 +0000 14601 at Can three simple interview questions separate top programmers from the rest? <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Robert Half offers up three interview questions to focus on when interviewing potential developer candidates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Developer Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:23:00 +0000 14591 at Microsoft Azure Roles-Based Access Control (RBAC) upgrades security options, offering fine-grained access management <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has updated Azure to now offer Roles-Based Access Control (RBAC), a feature that had been previously available in beta.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Azure Developer Microsoft Windows Wed, 14 Oct 2015 16:24:00 +0000 14581 at Microsoft Microsoft Ignite won't be returning to the Windy City <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> After bumpy 2015 Chicago event, Microsoft Ignite will change location </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Chicago Tribune reports that Microsoft, which had been previously reported to have a multi-year commitment with the city, will change venues for its annual conference over scheduling conflicts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Client Conferences Developer Microsoft Microsoft Ignite Windows Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:38:00 +0000 14571 at Microsoft Microsoft's Windows Store data shows strong demand for productivity apps <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Windows 10 users twice as likely to engage with store compared to Windows 8 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Want to dominate a bestseller list in the Windows Store? It's time to get down to business: Productivity apps have the best opportunity to succeed financially, according to Microsoft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Client Developer Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows Store Tue, 13 Oct 2015 18:23:00 +0000 14561 at Microsoft Microsoft Releases No Images Fix for Visual Studio 2015 <div class="node-body article-body">A fix is now available to solve a problem where images go missing after installing or uninstalling extensions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Studio Visual Studio Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:28:00 +0000 14551 at Introducing ASP.NET WebHooks <div class="node-body article-body">In early September, Microsoft announced a new feature built on the ASP.NET Web API, called ASP.NET WebHooks. This really isn’t a new technology as such, but it provides an easy way to implement a common event pattern in ASP.NET Web applications. Webhooks are user-defined HTTP callbacks, and the new ASP.NET WebHooks preview makes it far easier to implement a simple pub/sub model for wiring together Web APIs. Don Kiely takes a high-level view of this latest technology to join the ASP.NET family, with lots of information about where you can learn more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET ASP.NET MVC Visual Studio ASP.NET ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Web API HTTP callbacks webhooks Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:36:00 +0000 14541 at Developing for the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform <div class="node-body article-body">A new series hosted by Channel9 gives some valuable lessons for developing for the Universal Windows Platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Windows Development Windows 10 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:26:00 +0000 14531 at CSS Best Practices, Style Guide, and Tips <div class="node-body article-body">A great session on CSS best practices at IT/Dev Connections 2015 makes you hunger for more tips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development CSS Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:28:00 +0000 14521 at PowerShell Cmdlet Designer for Developers <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has made Cmdlet Designer free for everyone, released under the Microsoft Public License (MS-PL). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development PowerShell Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:06:00 +0000 14511 at New Releases for Visual Studio <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has provided three new add-on tools for Visual Studio 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Studio Visual Studio Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:16:00 +0000 14501 at ASP.Net: Why IIS turns a developer's love story to hate <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Most of the time I love ASP.NET. Some days, though, I find that I positively despise it. Technically, it&rsquo;s not ASP.NET that I really hate though, it&rsquo;s all of the goofy issues with IIS that make me think I hate ASP.NET. What&rsquo;s most sad, though, is that I think there&rsquo;d be an easy way to fix the root cause of why I hate IIS &ndash; which is that it simply changes too much between each different version (or even update) of Windows.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development account/login http401 IIS routing Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:20:00 +0000 14491 at Tag Helpers in ASP.NET 5 <div class="node-body article-body">Tag helpers usually don’t get much more than a bullet point and passing mention in discussions about what’s new in ASP.NET 5, but this one feature is going to make the code for your views cleaner and simpler, as well as easier for Web designers to implement. Don Kiely takes a look at this new feature in ASP.NET MVC Views. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET Web Development ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET 5 HTML Helpers MVC Razor Tag Helpers Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:58:00 +0000 14481 at Windows 10 and Trust – A Missed Opportunity <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There&rsquo;s been a lot of hoopla in the press of late about Windows 10 and concerns about privacy. Dismissing those concerns out of hand would make me sound like a fanboy, and some of the issues or concerns raised do have teeth &ndash; to some degree. But it&rsquo;s also worth noting that some of the concerns raised really seem to have been done with an eye single to helping boost page-rank and impressions for the sites reporting on this problem &ndash; helping to lend a more dramatic flair to these details than was warranted.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security FUD privacy Windows 10 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:48:00 +0000 14471 at Visual Studio 2012 Update 5 Now Available <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released a new update for Visual Studio 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:18:00 +0000 14461 at Google+ Hangout: Ask the Experts with Dev Chair Chander Dhall and other IT/Dev Connections speakers <div class="node-body article-body">This is your opportunity to meet Chander Dhall and some other speakers in a face to face live Google Hangout event. Feel free to ask any questions related or unrelated to the .....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development .NET development Ask the Experts ASP.NET development big data cassandra Developer elastic search Hadoop no-sql SignalR Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:09:00 +0000 14451 at What areas would you like to see covered here at DevPro Connections? <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We are looking for your input on what development areas you would like to see covered more in depth here at the site.</p> <p>There are several areas listed below but if you think another subject area should be added please add a comment to this poll so we can evaluate those options as well.</p> <p>Thank you for taking the time to help us out with this.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><form action="/poll/08112015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-181-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-181"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-181" name="choice" value="181" class="form-radio" /> Windows</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-191-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-191"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-191" name="choice" value="191" class="form-radio" /> Android</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-201-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-201"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-201" name="choice" value="201" class="form-radio" /> iOS</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-211-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-211"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-211" name="choice" value="211" class="form-radio" /> Platform Specific Development Tools</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-221-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-221"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-221" name="choice" value="221" class="form-radio" /> Cross Platform Tools</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-231-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-231"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-231" name="choice" value="231" class="form-radio" /> Web</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="14431" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-AOxd5Ybyf6XFm7AkTl1OhCT3IvTsmSp-azO544jpu7E" value="form-AOxd5Ybyf6XFm7AkTl1OhCT3IvTsmSp-azO544jpu7E" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Development Wed, 12 Aug 2015 01:14:14 +0000 14431 at .NET Framework Soup <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As a developer, I absolutely love the .NET Framework &ndash; even if there are some <a href="">issues and concerns with versioning that occasionally drive me nuts</a>. But from a SysAdmin perspective, there are some major issues with versioning that need to be addressed, and I&rsquo;d argue that there are serious potential problems with .NET Framework distribution as well.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Systems Management Development .NET Framework versions distribution Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:52:00 +0000 14421 at Microsoft's Windows Bridge for iOS goes open-source; now available as preview <div class="node-body article-body">After announcing and demoing this software at BUILD earlier this year Microsoft is now making the first public preview available. Along with the availability of this bridge between Windows and iOS they also revealed it will be an Open Source tool moving forward.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile Development iOS Microsoft open source Project Islandwood Windows Bridge for iOS Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:31:00 +0000 14411 at Microsoft is Rebooting the Web Development World? <div class="node-body article-body">As expected, last week’s release of Visual Studio 2015 was full of big news and releases for developers in the Microsoft world. It’s always exciting to get shiny new things to play with, particularly when they promise to help us write more code of higher quality more quickly. It's nice to have the new tools, but what is really most notable about the release is what wasn't included. Don Kiely looks at the release, and thinly attempts to hide his disappointment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET 5 MVC 6 Visual Studio 2015 Web development Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:03:00 +0000 14401 at Limitations with Caching in ASP.NET Applications <div class="node-body article-body">There’s a worn joke within developer circles that states that there are two things that are really hard about development: naming things, cache invalidation, and off-by-one errors. I’ve always found that joke funny – simply because of how true it is. And, as great as caching support is in ASP.NET applications, it could use some serious help when it comes to cache invalidation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Web Development ASP.NET 5 Caching invalidation Runtime.Caching Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:59:00 +0000 14351 at MVC Routing, IIS, SEO, and Custom Errors – Oh My! <div class="node-body article-body">For all of its amazing strengths, it’s surprising how tedious it can be to get ASP.NET MVC applications to properly handle custom errors – especially if SEO is a concern. Part of this sadly stems from the fact that ASP.NET applications sometimes end up being subordinate to IIS in terms of error handling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Custom Errors HandleUnknownAction IIS MVC SEO Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:15:00 +0000 14251 at Microsoft Offers the Visual Studio Emulator for Android as a Stand-alone App <div class="node-body article-body">As part of the Visual Studio 2015 RTM, Microsoft has made available a stand-alone Android emulator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Android Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000 14331 at Visual Studio 2015 Final Released to Web <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has finalized their Visual Studio 2015 development software along with Update 5 for Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Studio Visual Studio Visual Studio 2013 Visual Studio 2015 VS2013 VS2015 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:05:00 +0000 14321 at Windows 10 Universal Windows App Deployment Tool Available Now <div class="node-body article-body">Part of the latest Windows 10 SDK, a new stand-alone utility allows developers to deploy Universal Windows apps to Windows 10 Mobile devices for testing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Windows 10 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:34:00 +0000 14281 at Microsoft Broadens Workload Support for Azure Site Recovery <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has introduced the general availability of heterogeneous workload support for Azure Site Recovery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Amazon Web Services AWS AWS Summit Azure Azure Site Delivery Microsoft VMware Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:20:00 +0000 14271 at