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Converting a Controller Method in MVC5 to async

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I’m currently working on a Pluralsight course on ASP.NET and I have to admit I’m slow to adopt async methods in my code because it feels a little complex when non-async code is what I’m use to.  I’m feeling like since I’m doing this Pluralsight course I should really show best practices and clearly async [...]

Adding C# Scripting to Your Development Arsenal

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As part of my efforts to popularize C# scripting in the .NET community (which, hopefully, you have noticed by following this blog, my Twitter or my Github) and in celebration of the first stable release of Roslyn scripting packages on Nuget yesterday, I published a guest post at Canadian Developer Connection blog – Adding C# […]

West Wind Web Connection 6.0 Beta 3 released

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 West Wind Technologies has released beta 3 for version 6.0 of their flagship Web development tool West Wind Web Connection. Web Connection is a Web development framework for Visual FoxPro that allows you to use your FoxPro skills to build Web applications, services and APIs. Version 6.0 is a major update that provides many improvements to the development process. A new project system facilitates setting up, moving and deploying of projects. Automated configuration scripts make deployment much easier. Layout Pages, Partials and Sections allow for more modular MVC style HTML applications. There's new support for extensionless URLs, easier Authentication support,
a Markdown parser and many new HtmlHelpers. Beta 3 is a stable release and can be installed side by side with existing Web Connection installations....(Read whole news on source site)

Rock with DHTMLX Scheduler .NET. Your Case Studies Wanted

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We thought it would be a great idea to showcase your project that involve the use of DHTMLX Scheduler .NET. All we need is description of your application that uses our web control, and we will publish it on our website. Publising your case study will be a win-win opportunity for both of us. Take a look How can you benefit from sending us a case study? The significant part of the article will point out the benefits of your product We’ll add backlinks to your company and product site Your case study will be distributed across social networks, technology websites and blogs that will
reach your own prospects The best case studies will be granted an extra month of technical support Tips to write a case study: Provide a full description of the application and write who this app is intended for Describe the challenges you had prior to using our web component and how it provided a solution to your problem Attach 2-3 screenshots of your app with Scheduler .NET calendar Add information about your company (company website, company’s name, you can also add your personal and/or your company Linkedin profiles, if you wish) Any other additional information you’d like to share Please, provide your articles before January, 1 2015 If you...(Read whole news on source site)

VSO Sprints–Sprint 91

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Last week I joined Vinicius Moura and Ricardo Serradas on their VSOSprints show that is published on YouTube.  For every VSTS release, they create a new video showcasing the features that were enabled.  This show covers the November 18th Release.  We talk about Extensions, Release Management, Test results in build, the new exploratory testing extension, […]

The Morning Brew #1980

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Software .NET Framework 4.6.1 is now available! – The .NET Team announce the RTM release of .NET 4.6.1 which includes improved security features, WPF enhancements, SQL Connectivity improvements, along with updates to the core RyuJIT, Garbage collector and WPF and WCF frameworks. Visual Studio Update 1 RTM – John Montgomery announces the RTM release of […]

Generalizing OData

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In this blog post, we take a look at how to create an OData controller which leverages generics to offer the same CRUD services for multiple models. The full source is available on GitHub. OData is a great way to wrap data sources in a standard and simple access method. It is a mature protocol, having been created by Microsoft in 2007, offering a simple abstraction layer to accessing data. It provides a common protocol for accessing any type of data source, allowing clients and data sources to be mixed and matched together, while allowing the flexibility to say how
data should be sorted or filtered at request-time. Sometimes when working with OData, each OData Controller needs to treat it’s model differently and has a lot of business logic built into each controller. However sometimes, all you need to provide is a thin middle-ware abstraction between the data layer and the application. I found myself working on a problem of the latter kind recently, and thought I could save some time by building an OData Controller making use of Generics in C#. Initially I tried to find a solution via Google, but only found fixes to individual issues rather than...(Read whole news on source site)