Everyone likes the plain old objects used in code-first Entity Framework development. No one, on the other hand, likes writing all of the repeated code in those objects. Good News! You already have a tool for generating that code for you.
Now say that 3 times fast Gartner recently released their 2013 report on ADLM. I’m very pleased to see that, once again, they’ve placed us in the leaders quadrant. And this placement doesn’t even consider the new capabilities we delivered in 2013 – it’s based on the 2012 wave of products. While any assessment like this has to be carefully evaluated with your own requirements in mind, it’s very satisfying to be recognized for the hard work we do to try to create a great product for development organizations. At the same time, I always feel like
we’ve barely scratched the surface on everything there is to do. We recently met with our Microsoft MVP group to review our plans for the next year and the primary reaction I got from them was that they were blown away by the amount of new value we have in the pipeline. The fun never stops. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available here. Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Application Development Life...(Read whole news on source site)
We've had a great time here on the UK MSDN Blog over the past few years, but it's time to move to a new home. We've thought long and hard about how we run social media for developers in the UK and have decided to create a brand new site for all UK developer content, including how to's, industry news, events coverage and peer to peer stories. Why not take a look? Don't worry - MSDN as a programme - including MSDN subscriptions - isn't going anywhere. It just means our UK specific blog content is moving to a new location. While we might be sitting
in a new pad, we’re still the same team, posting the same content on .NET, the cloud, Windows, apps, phone and the web. And of course the global MSDN brand remains very close to our hearts.
As part of the move, we have a new Twitter handle, @msdevuk, and we'll be retiring @ukmsdn. Within the next few weeks @msdevuk will become the single account on Twitter related to everything from the Microsoft dev team in the UK (as its name hopefully suggests…). Make sure you're following @msdevuk to keep on top of events, news, views and discussions. We'd welcome your thoughts on the...(Read whole news on source site)
You can use data binding to load and manage the items displayed in a ListBox control. You bind the ItemsSource property of the ListBox to a collection that implements the IEnumerable interface. The collection bound to can contain any type of object. If the ListBox is displaying simple strings, you can set the DisplayMemberPath property to the string-typed property of a […]
Earlier this month I posted our results for the initial performance of Voron. We learned a lot from that, and it led us to do some major refactoring to the codebase. Now, we are back on a more or less stable ground, so it is time to actually see what is going on. Where before we had a baseline against other storage engines, now we are testing against the previous version as well as Esent. To get a good and fixed numbers, I decided to run the tests on a EC2 machine, in particular, an m1.large instance. The idea
is that this gives us a simple way to get a standard machine config that anyone can use to test out as well. For the purpose of this benchmark, we are doing writes to one of the temporary storage disks, rather than a permanent EBS drive. This will presumably be somewhat faster than real world configuration, but I think that running in an environment where we are actually using a common production machine (rather than a dedicated development machine) should give us better numbers, certainly more realistic ones. The first thing to check, of course, is the simplest. Sequential writes:...(Read whole news on source site)
No descriptions on today’s posts I’m afraid, due to two road closures on my journey to work Software The Newest Fiddle Sibling : .NET Fiddle! - Rion Williams highlights a neat little service which brings JSFiddle convience to the .NET world MS Open Tech releases updated Azure Node.JS SDK and Command Line Tools for Mac and Linux - [...]