Cross platform mobile development is the holy grail of development right now. In this talk we’ll examine strategies and patterns for maximizing code re-use when building native cross-platform mobile applications in C# with Xamarin that reuse back end code while still using platform-specific UX and taking advantage of platform-specific features.
This video discusses the Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) process, and how to get it set up to run your SpecFlow tests in many browsers during a TFS Build. SpecFlow is open source and provided under a BSD license. As a part of the Cucumber family, SpecFlow uses the official Gherkin parser and provides integration […]
You’ve been querying comparative numbers like Year To Date and Same Period Last Year by using tedious CTEs and subqueries. Beginning with SQL Server 2012, getting these numbers is easier than ever! Watch a 30-minute T-SQL tune-up using window functions that will cut down dramatically on the amount of code you need to write.
The first version of ASP.NET SignalR was released earlier this year and with it, ASP.NET developers have been adding amazing real-time Web functionality to their applications. This video explores some of the improvements in the new version of SignalR included with Visual Studio 2013.
Are you still rebuilding all of your SQL Server indexes every week, but you’re still having performance problems. Odds are, you’re not actually making things better: you’re making them worse! Learn about the 3 kinds of fragmentation, the 2 worst things you can do about it, and the 1 way to fix the problem permanently.
The approach for every type of application (“A single architecture/approach to rule them all”) won’t work. The Microsoft development stack and .NET are extremely flexible and offer many possibilities, but you have to select specific approaches and technologies depending on what kind of application or even subsystem you are going to build. Each application will […]