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Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio Debugging Tips and Tricks

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In this episode, I am joined by Andrew Hall, who shares a number of tips and tricks for using the debugging capabilities of Visual Studio. Some of the things Andrew shows are new in Visual Studio 2015, but many have been in the product for several versions. You are sure to find at least a few things here that will improve your debugging skills.

Using a Windows 10 UWP app and Signal/R on Azure to display Microsoft Band heart rates–basically everywhere

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Intro: sometimes it seems like I’ve been here before Back in February I got my Raspberry PI2 and wanted to do something with it. So I created a setup that made it display my heart rate as measured by my Microsoft Band, making it blink a colored LED in the same rate as my heartbeat. Windows 10 IoT Core wasn’t available at that time, which made me resort to using Raspbian Linux, installing Mono on that, getting a OWIN ASP.NET server running on that, that listened to postings on a WebAPI endpoint, employing a modified C
library to actually drive the pins to make the LED go, editing files, setting permissions, all via command line stuff. The architecture was, simply put, this: This brings another issue to light that is a problem from both an architectural and a practical viewpoint. The Raspberry PI2 had to run a HTTP server. The phone running the app listening to the Band data needs to know the IP address of the PI2, which implicates they must be more or less in the same network space. In addition, running a server on a small device is not desirable...(Read whole news on source site)

SharePoint Team Sites are dead!

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SharePoint Team Sites are dead, there you have it! The era when SharePoint Team Sites was the king of SharePoint and web based collaboration are over. SharePoint Team Sites are dead, I said it again. Ok, you might think this is a link bait, a scam or something else - it's not. This is how I foresee the future of online collaboration in SharePoint Online/Office 365. Team Sites are based on a decade old construct in SharePoint. They allow a great flexibility and extensibility for the end users, but…
…it requires a lot of training
…it drives a lot of support
/>…it drives a lot of consultancy hours (yes, I am/was one of those)
…historically upgrades are extremely expensive
…[fill in your own here]
…do the end-users really need that much power? So, what's a better option then? I'd say Office 365 Groups! Office 365 Groups has a lot of the features that we lack in Team Sites and it offers the simplicity that end-users requires from Team Sites in 95% (just made that figure up, but you get the point) of the cases. Office 365 Groups combines the best of the Office 365 services in one single place, and Office 365...(Read whole news on source site)

Packt Publishing Free Learning Library

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From 30th April, 2015 Packt Publishing has thrown open the virtual doors of its new Free Learning Library and offering its customers a daily chance to grab a fresh free eBook from its website. The Free Learning Library will be open all year-round but each title will only be up for 24 hours, so make sure you keep checking back to get your hands on the latest book! All you'll have to do is simply click on the day’s free eBook and it will instantly be added to your account. See more information

The Morning Brew #1864

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Software Graph Engine 1.0 Preview Released – Microsoft Research Wallaby.js for Visual Studio – Artem Govorov Information Little Puzzlers – Validate a Sudoku Board – James Michael Hare Restival Part 2 Revisited: Attribute Routing in WebAPI – Dylan Beattie ChessTDD 35: Acceptance Tests for Knight Movement – Erik Dietrich Integration testing ASP.NET 5 and ASP.NET […]

Entity Framework Multitenancy Part 2 – Conventions

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In my last post, I talked about different scenarios for achieving multitenancy with Entity Framework contexts. This time, I am going to show how to use conventions, wrapping the code I provided then.First, a base convention class to serve as our root hierarchy of multitenant conventions:
courier, monospace; font-size: 8pt; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(244, 244, 244);"> public abstract class MultitenantConvention : IConvention{}
Only worthy of mention is the implementation of IConvention....(Read whole news on source site)