Dev Pro en ASP.NET 5: Avoid Confusion and Catch the Vision <div class="node-body article-body">ASP.NET 5 is getting closer and closer to release. The more I see, the more excited I get. However, for over a decade now, ASP.NET developers have become somewhat comfortable with new releases of ASP.NET: Since Release 1.1, changes have been evolutionary. ASP.NET 5, in contrast, promises to be totally revolutionary. As such, developers will need to be familiar with some of the changes that ASP.NET 5 will bring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development .NET 4.6 ASP.NET 5 CLR Core-CLR Cross-Platform CLR MVC 6 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:56:00 +0000 14001 at Microsoft Build Buildup and Hype <div class="node-body article-body"> What is all this hype about "big" Microsoft announcements at the 2015 Microsoft Build Conference? The rumors are running rampant about big announcements that will shock the application development world--rampant within the Web community and rampant within the walls of Microsoft. I cannot remember a more anticipated keynote or conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development HoloLens Microsoft Build open source SurfaceHub Windows 10 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:01:00 +0000 13971 at Kick off your Windows 10 development learning <div class="node-body article-body">If you are considering picking up the tools to start developing for Windows 10 these tips will help you get started.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development developers development Microsoft Visual Studio Windows 10 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:21:00 +0000 13961 at Project Spartan Web Summit announced by Microsoft <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft ramps up their campaign to educate web developers about the new technologies in Project Spartan and Windows 10.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Web Development cross-platform apps development Microsoft Project Spartan web Web Audio Web development WebGL Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:18:00 +0000 13941 at Free Microsoft Press eBook: Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online <div class="node-body article-body">A new eBook from Microsoft Press provides high-level consideration for working with Agile, Lean, and Scrum concepts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Agile eBook Microsoft open source Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:53:00 +0000 13931 at How a Backend Developer can enhance their skillset <div class="node-body article-body">In this ultra-competitive market for tech talent and the relatively out of sight/out of mind efforts of backend developers how do you help yourself stand out from the crowd?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Resources Backend Developer Developer how to learn programming languages programming Programming languages Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:45:00 +0000 13921 at The PC Is Not Dead: PCs, Tablets and Profit Margins <div class="node-body article-body">While PCs have some serious problems, I get tired of hearing that the “PC is dead.” The PC is far from dead. Instead, what’s really dead is any sort of decent profit margin for most PCs. Vendors have therefore shifted significant focus and attention to the phone and tablet margin--where margins are, frankly, fantastic.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Development Apple iPad Macbook Microsoft PCs profit margin Surface 3 tablets Windows Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:20:00 +0000 13891 at Xamarin expands its student program to include Visual Studio <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Xamarin wants to help students learn and expand their development portfolio under their free <a href="" target="_blank">Xamarin for Students</a> program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Studio developers development Visyal Studio Xamarin Xamarin for Students Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:10:00 +0000 13911 at Microsoft BUILD Goes on Tour <div class="node-body article-body">Can't attend BUILD 2015 in San Francisco? Microsoft is taking BUILD on the road.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development BUILD Microsoft Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:35:00 +0000 13901 at The Right Info to Make Sense of the Changing Front-End Web Development Area <div class="node-body article-body">This year we have received an overwhelming response from the speaker community for IT/Dev Connections. This is really a good problem to have--especially for attendees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Angular Aurelia Ember Handlebars IT/Dev Connections JavaScript Knockout Mustache Single Page Apps Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:16:00 +0000 13881 at Visual Studio 2015 product lineup and pricing announced <div class="node-body article-body">While Microsoft has been in the process of retooling its Visual Studio 2015 software since last November through a series of technical previews, they only just recently announced what that lineup will look like and how much it will cost.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Microsoft Visual Studio Visual Studio 2015 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:32:00 +0000 13871 at Speeding Up the Web: HTTP/2 <div class="node-body article-body">HTTP/1.1 has powered the Web for more than 15 years, and it is beyond long in the tooth. It was built for Web pages that were much simpler than they are today, with many complex resources coming from a variety of sources splattered across the Web. In February, the IETF approved HTTP/2, which is going to supercharge the Web when--and if--it is widely adopted. Don Kiely provides an overview of what's happening with this important Web protocol so you can be ready for when it bursts onto the scene.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Web Development HTTP HTTP/1.1 HTTP/2 IETF SPDY Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:44:00 +0000 13861 at The End of Windows Phone? <div class="node-body article-body">I don’t own a Windows Phone, and I’ve never really used one for any serious period of time. I did, however, seriously consider buying one for a while--and researched them quite a bit. I also hear, over and over, that Windows Phone really is an amazing operating system. Based upon what I’ve experienced with Windows 8 in tablet form, I’m inclined to believe that Windows Phone would be a truly fantastic operating system. Despite all of this, I can’t help but think that Windows Phone is all but dead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Client Development Android Apple Google Satya Nadella Windows 8.1 Windows Phone Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:52:00 +0000 13841 at Windows Phone Devs will test new financial reporting tools <div class="node-body article-body">As Microsoft begins the move to a one stop shop across all devices for Windows 10 the developers of those apps will also eventually see one central location for everything dev related including finances, submissions, downloads, usage stats, etc. As they prepare for those changes it looks like Microsoft plans to roll some of these features out early to test them out on a smaller scale before converting the entire operation over.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development development financial reports Windows Phone Dev Center windows phone development Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:55:00 +0000 13851 at Microsoft Azure App Service now available for developers <div class="node-body article-body">Yesterday Microsoft released the technical preview for their Windows 10 developer tools and now today a new back end service built on Microsoft Azure has been announced to give developers the ability to deliver robust services through their apps on any platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Azure Development Cloud Azure Azure App Service developers Microsoft Azure Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:52:00 +0000 13831 at Windows 10 Software Development Kit, tools and training released <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has unleashed their development tools for Windows 10 so that you have a chance to get a head start on building universal apps for the new Microsoft OS that is due to be released this summer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Client Apps development SDK Software Development Kit Technical Preview tools Visual Studio Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 Windows Windows 10 Windows Insider Windows Insiders Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:36:00 +0000 13821 at The Hidden Costs of SSIS: How to Avoid SQL Server Integration Services Gotchas <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server Integration Services is a powerful data transformation engine that ships with SQL Server. This an obvious win for SQL Server users, but some organizations that don’t even really use SQL Server have been known to purchase SQL Server licenses just to gain access to SSIS. It's that powerful. However, while SSIS is an insanely beneficial tool, it does come with some hidden costs and expensive potential gotchas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server Database Administration Development brittle ETL licensing SQL Server 2014 SSDT SSDTBI SSIS Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:45:00 +0000 13771 at IT/Dev Connections Development Track Content Preview <div class="node-body article-body">IT/Dev Connections Development Platform and Tools track content chair Chander Dhall shares a preview of what you can expect at IT/Dev Connections 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development dev training Developer developer training development development training IT/Dev Connections Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:10:00 +0000 13781 at Azure SQL as the Backbone to Azure Mobile Service <div class="node-body article-body">This blog series is focused primarily on mobile development, with an emphasis on Microsoft Azure Services. It will go into detail about the structure of Azure Mobile Services, as well as what technologies are used to build mobile solutions that are themselves cross platform. In Part 1 we examine the decision-making process that must take place even before you build your Azure Mobile Service, the different platforms you can choose from, and what a complete solution looks like end to end.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Development SQL Server Development Azure Mobile Service Database Developer IT Manager Microsoft Microsoft Azure Microsoft SQL Mobile mobile development Mobile Service MSDN Visual Studio Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:30:00 +0000 13751 at The State of JavaScript: Language Versions <div class="node-body article-body">JavaScript is the indisputable language of the Web, and there is an excellent possibility that 2015 will see the release of ECMAScript 6, the standardized version of JavaScript. In his last column about JavaScript, Don Kiely took a quick look at the history of this much-maligned but widely used scripting language. In this article, Don continues that discussion with a look at how ECMAScript has evolved, and a bit about how the standardized version relates to the JavaScript language as maintained by Mozilla. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Web Development JavaScript ECMAScript JavaScript Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:30:00 +0000 13741 at ASP.NET 5: A Gigantic Win for Developers <div class="node-body article-body">Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve likely heard about ASP.NET 5--and some of the big changes it will be bringing to Web development for .NET developers. Personally, I just haven’t been able to keep up with all of the low-level details about what is being changed or improved, but I have been able to stay abreast of some of the bigger changes and the overarching strategy improvements that ASP.NET 5 represents. Things are starting to look very exciting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development ASP.NET 5 Core MVC Web API Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:39:00 +0000 13731 at What Area Presents the Biggest Challenge When Developing Universal Apps? <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>The Universal App model presents several opportunities and several challenges.</p> </div><form action="/poll/02192015" 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-1-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1" name="choice" value="1" class="form-radio" /> Input/Interaction</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-11-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-11"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-11" name="choice" value="11" class="form-radio" /> User experience</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-21-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-21"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-21" name="choice" value="21" class="form-radio" /> Middleware</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-31-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-31"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-31" name="choice" value="31" class="form-radio" /> Security/Authentication</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-41-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-41"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-41" name="choice" value="41" class="form-radio" /> Scalability</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="13721" 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-Zw0dWGMJfJyzI5WbUJwioX06Zp9n_u1kJgg2cRN0hHI" value="form-Zw0dWGMJfJyzI5WbUJwioX06Zp9n_u1kJgg2cRN0hHI" /> <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> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:48:00 +0000 13721 at Why I Love--and Hate--My New iPhone <div class="node-body article-body">I've been using my new iPhone for some time now. I'm more proficient with it, and I have become spoiled by the number and quality of apps in the iOS ecosystem, but I still miss my Windows Phone. In fact, if it weren't for the apps, I'd go back to the Windows Phone in a minute. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Development Windows Client Android iOS IPhone Windows Phone WinPhone 8.1 Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 13711 at Excellent Books for .NET Architects and Developers <div class="node-body article-body">With a Bachelor's in Near Eastern Studies, it probably goes without saying that I don’t have much of a formal background in development or information systems. Happily, however, I’ve always "rolled" a bit nerdy and have always loved computers. So it was that I found myself doing data entry at one point while working to put myself through college. And it was there that I bought my first "programming" book: Roger Jennings’ massive "Special Edition: Using Access 2000." Little did I know then, but books would end up playing a significant role in getting where I am today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server Development .net Agile architecture design patterns SOLID Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:28:00 +0000 13701 at Securely SQRL Away Authentication Credentials <div class="node-body article-body">Usernames and passwords have been with us for a very long time, and many people think that their time has come and gone. SQRL, the Secure Quick Reliable Login system, is an interesting proposal by security expert Steve Gibson to do away with them once and for all. Based on QR codes, the system uses strong encryption for authentication, which also provides some identity management protections as well. Don Kiely introduces SQRL, in the hope of never having to remember a username and password ever again!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Identity Management Web Development Security Authentication credentials passwords security SQRL usernames Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:17:00 +0000 13671 at Microsoft Delivers CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015 <div class="node-body article-body">CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015 is available for download now from Microsoft's Prerelease Software download site. It provides news features along with the normal mix of bug fixes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Studio Visual Studio 2015 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:40:00 +0000 13631 at User Account Control (UAC) is a Failure <div class="node-body article-body">This is a rant, so I'll try to keep it fairly short - despite the highly inflammatory title. The problem, however, is that I really do think that User Access Control (UAC) is actually worse than being a mere failure. Specifically, I think it fails to accomplish what it was, apparently, intended to do, and it gets in the way for legitimate end-users and Systems Administrators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Systems Management adware malware UAC Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:04:00 +0000 13611 at JavaScript: A Look Back Before a Look Forward <div class="node-body article-body">JavaScript is on the cusp of becoming a "real" programming language, which could have some very serious impacts on both client and server Web development. Don Kiely kicks off a series of articles in 2015 about JavaScript, starting with a brief history of its development. These are exciting times for the language, and Don hopes it survives its evolution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> JavaScript ECMAScript JavaScript Web development Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:07:00 +0000 13601 at A Look Back at My Favorite Developer Tools in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server Development dotCover ReSharper Snagit SQL Prompt Trello Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 13541 at Microsoft's Radical/Revolutionary/Evolutionary 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Studio Development .NET Framework Linux Microsoft open source OSX Visual Studio Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:50:00 +0000 13511 at