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Getting Started with ES6 – Transpiling ES6 to ES5

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In the first post in this series I introduced key features in ECMAScript 6 (ES6), discussed tools that can be used today to transpile code to ES5 so that it can work in today’s browsers, and listed several resources that will help get you started. Before jumping into the first official ES6 feature (that’s coming in the next post) I wanted to write a step-by-step walkthrough that covers how to get the Traceur and 6To5 transpilers working with Gulp (a JavaScript task runner). I’m also going to sneak in a little TypeScript
as well since it’s another option. By getting these tools in place you can start writing ES6 code, convert/transpile it to ES5, and then use the generated code in older browsers. Going that route lets you take advantage of the future of JavaScript right now without having to wait around until all of the browsers fully support ES6. Two options are available in this post. If you want a step-by-step look at getting Gulp setup to work with ES6 transpilers then I’d recommend reading the entire post. If you want to start working with ES6 but aren’t interested in getting the...(Read whole news on source site)

Incorporate “Big Data” Within Your Visual Studio App Using Azure HDInsight

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To help make it easier to work with “big data” in your apps, we added support for Hive queries and management of data clusters with Azure HDInsight, the Microsoft Azure Hadoop cluster solution for Visual Studio. For Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, HDInsight support comes in a Visual Studio extension in the Azure SDK, and it’s baked into Visual Studio 2015 Preview. The extension makes it easier for you to visualize your Hadoop clusters, tables, and associated storage from within Visual Studio. It also supports creating and submitting ad hoc Hive queries for HDInsight directly against a cluster
from within Visual Studio and building a Hive app that is managed like any other Visual Studio project. Download the Azure Tools 2.5 SDK now for Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013 | Visual Studio 2015 Preview. You’ll find HDInsight support in the Visual Studio Server Explorer, alongside other cloud services under the Azure node. Open the node and you’ll find that it’s now simple to explore clusters and Hive tables and their schemas, right down to immediate queries of the first 100 rows of a table for quick preview. This immediacy of the UI helps...(Read whole news on source site)

The Thing About Git

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The Thing About Git

Git is quite different in this regard. You can work on five separate
logical changes in your working copy -- without interacting with the VCS
at all -- and then build up a series of commits in one fell swoop. Or,
you can take the opposite extreme and commit really frequently and
mindlessly, returning later to rearrange commits, annotate log messages,
squash commits together, tease them apart, or rip stuff out completely.
It's up to you, really. Git doesn't have an opinion on the matter.

Subversion: You should have committed the experimental changes to a separate branch before working on the bookmark stuff....(Read whole news on source site)

Data as a Service: The Next “As a Service” Wave?

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Data as a Service: The Next “As a Service” Wave?

There was a time that data seemed part of the application that
maintained and used it. Now, there is increasing demand to deliver data
through platform-agnostic open-standard APIs so it can be consumed in a
variety of ways, whether refined, aggregated, or combined with
additional information. Are we heading towards a shared understanding of
applications as data-providers, feeding other services such as BI, or
even in the right circumstances, publishing it?