Dev Pro http://devproconnections.com/rss.xml en 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 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 How Secure is Your Web Programming Language? http://devproconnections.com/security/how-secure-your-web-programming-language <div class="node-body article-body">If I were a betting kind of guy, I’d bet that most developers—myself included—don’t consider the inherent security of their chosen programming language(s) when beginning a new project. However, because of a new report out from WhiteHat Security, "2014 Website Security Statistics Report," I’m thinking more about language security.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/security/how-secure-your-web-programming-language" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/security/how-secure-your-web-programming-language#comments Web Development Security Programming languages security Web development Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 12931 at http://devproconnections.com How to Apply Changes to Your DB2 Database with Minimal Risk http://devproconnections.com/dell/how-apply-changes-your-db2-database-minimal-risk <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Big data got you down? Watch this new webcast with Oracle Ace Bert Scalzo to better understand why data modeling is a critical component of every successful data warehousing and business intelligence initiative. Learn now to organize current data stores into meaningful &ldquo;sources&rdquo; for ETL processing, collection, summarization and aggregation; use tools to create and maintain successful data warehousing and business intelligence solutions; transform existing OLTP models into star schema designs; answer critical business questions; and plan for the future.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/how-apply-changes-your-db2-database-minimal-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Resources Sponsored data modeling Dell webcast Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0000 12951 at http://devproconnections.com Data Modeling for Effective Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence http://devproconnections.com/dell/data-modeling-effective-data-warehousing-and-business-intelligence <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Big data got you down? Watch this new webcast with Oracle Ace Bert Scalzo to better understand why data modeling is a critical component of every successful data warehousing and business intelligence initiative. Learn now to organize current data stores into meaningful &ldquo;sources&rdquo; for ETL processing, collection, summarization and aggregation; use tools to create and maintain successful data warehousing and business intelligence solutions; transform existing OLTP models into star schema designs; answer critical business questions; and plan for the future.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/data-modeling-effective-data-warehousing-and-business-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Resources Sponsored data modeling Dell webcast Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0000 12941 at http://devproconnections.com Session 3: Securing Web Applications in Microsoft Azure http://devproconnections.com/windows-azure-development/session-3-securing-web-applications-microsoft-azure <div class="node-body video-body"><p><strong>Presented by:</strong> Ido Flatow</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 62 min</p> <p>In this session we will learn how to manage users with Azure Active Directory, and how to integrate AAD to our web applications. We will also learn how we can query and manipulate AAD from our web applications with the Graph API.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-azure-development/session-3-securing-web-applications-microsoft-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Azure Development Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:17:00 +0000 13011 at http://devproconnections.com Session 2: Integrating Microsoft Azure Data Solutions in Web Applications http://devproconnections.com/windows-azure-development/session-2-integrating-microsoft-azure-data-solutions-web-applications <div class="node-body video-body"><p><strong>Presented by:</strong> Ido Flatow</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 72 min</p> <p>In this session we will learn how to use Azure storage to store files and NoSQL data. We will learn how to store relational data in Azure SQL Database, and how to replace our in-memory cache and session state with the Azure Cache service.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-azure-development/session-2-integrating-microsoft-azure-data-solutions-web-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Azure Development Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:17:00 +0000 13001 at http://devproconnections.com Two Great Solutions for Object Mapping http://devproconnections.com/development/two-great-solutions-object-mapping <div class="node-body article-body">In modern applications, it's all too common to need to map data or properties from one object to another. Writing code to tackle this manually is not only tedious, but prone to simple yet costly mistakes. Happily, though, there are a number of open-source libraries that developers can easily leverage to help take the sting out of mapping.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/two-great-solutions-object-mapping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/two-great-solutions-object-mapping#comments Development AutoMapper automated mapping direct mapping mapping libraries Object Mapping solutions ValueInjecter Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:45:00 +0000 12921 at http://devproconnections.com Azure Applications: Cost-Effective Architecting http://devproconnections.com/windows-azure-development/azure-applications-cost-effective-architecting <div class="node-body article-body">You need a software architect to adequately estimate the costs of an Azure solution. That means the architectural decisions made when building a Cloud application in Azure can dramatically affect the cost of running that application. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-azure-development/azure-applications-cost-effective-architecting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-azure-development/azure-applications-cost-effective-architecting#comments Windows Azure Development Azure Azure architecture Cloud Architecture cloud internet connectivity cost effective cost predictions Visual Studio Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 12861 at http://devproconnections.com Toad Oracle: Tips to Simplify Database Administration and Development http://devproconnections.com/dell/toad-oracle-tips-simplify-database-administration-and-development <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Are you leveraging all of Toad&rsquo;s powerful features? In this on-demand webcast, Oracle ACE and Toad Product Architect Bert Scalzo discusses Toad&rsquo;s hidden functionality, and how it can make your job easier. Watch it today.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/toad-oracle-tips-simplify-database-administration-and-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Development Resources Sponsored Dell tips tips to simplyfy webcast Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:38:00 +0000 12911 at http://devproconnections.com Toad Oracle: Discover the Top 10 Most Useful Toad Features http://devproconnections.com/dell/toad-oracle-discover-top-10-most-useful-toad-features <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In this on-demand webcast, Oracle ACE and Toad Product Architect Bert Scalzo discusses 10 powerful and hidden features in Toad&reg; that help increase your productivity and DB performance. Watch this webcast today.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/dell/toad-oracle-discover-top-10-most-useful-toad-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell Development Resources Sponsored Dell development oracle toad top 10 webcast Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:24:00 +0000 12901 at http://devproconnections.com Disturbing Problems with SQL Server 2014 http://devproconnections.com/sql-server-2014/disturbing-problems-sql-server-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Developers are getting the cold shoulder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server 2014 has recently released, and it comes with some exciting new benefits and improvements. From the developer’s point of view, however, SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft are giving customers the cold shoulder. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/sql-server-2014/disturbing-problems-sql-server-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/sql-server-2014/disturbing-problems-sql-server-2014#comments SQL Server 2014 Database Development Development developers JSON licensing new features software assurance SQL Server SQL Server 2014 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:55:00 +0000 12841 at http://devproconnections.com Draconian ASP.NET 4.5.2 Security Change: It Was the Right Thing to Do http://devproconnections.com/aspnet/draconian-aspnet-452-security-change-it-was-right-thing-do <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft recently made a breaking change to ASP.NET 4.5.2, in the interest of security. Don Kiely explores the change and admits some annoyance at Microsof'ts blunt boldness, but ultimately admits that it was the right thing to do.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/aspnet/draconian-aspnet-452-security-change-it-was-right-thing-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/aspnet/draconian-aspnet-452-security-change-it-was-right-thing-do#comments ASP.NET Web Development ASP.NET breaking change EnableViewStateMac Message authentication code security Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 12831 at http://devproconnections.com