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How-To: Hotel Room Reservation System in ASP.NET MVC5 [Ready Sample]

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After a lengthy break we are glad to present you a new tutorial that shows how to build a simple hotel room reservation system with the use of our web calendar control DHTMLX Scheduler .NET. The hotel system was created in Visual Studio 2015 as an ASP.NET MVC5 project (C#). The application is designed to help hotel personnel keep track of all room reservations. It displays available and booked rooms, their type and status (ready, dirty, cleanup), as well as check-in and check-out times.   Main Hotel Room Booking Features: Room type showing the number of bed in a room Room status showing its readiness
for check-in (ready, dirty, cleanup) Reservation status (new, confirmed, arrived, checked out, expired) Simple rooms filtration (all, two beds, four beds, etc.) For your convenience, we've already packed hotel room booking sample as .zip archive:
After downloading this sample you can get FREE evaluation support up to 30 days that you can request by completing a simple form here. The tutorial thoroughly explains the creation of a hotel room booking calendar in ASP.NET can be found here. You may also be interested in other room booking calendars created with DHTMLX Scheduler .NET. We’ve plenty of ready samples to select from: Room Booking Calendar...(Read whole news on source site)

Java Flaws

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One thing I didn’t talk about in my Java vs C# series (by the way, more to come soon) was some things that I think Java got wrong.One of these things has to do with serialization. Java offers the Serializable interface, which is analogous to the [Serializable] attribute in the .NET world: both state that a class can be safely serialized (whatever that means). Then, Java has the transient keyword, used for marking a field as non-serializable! See my point? One – the interface – is an API, the other is a built-in language construct!
.NET is more coherent, in that it has a [NonSerialized] attribute for this purpose.Another one is method overriding. In Java, all methods are virtual by default, unless marked as final. Then, there is an annotation, @Override, that is now mandatory (since the introduction of annotations in Java) in overridden methods. Again, mixing APIs with language constructs.The last one I want to talk about is default and static methods in interfaces. For those who don’t know, this means the possibility to define methods with their implementation in interfaces, something that should make all OOP lovers roll...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1937

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….and we are back I forgot to thank everyone who commented and tweeted or emailed me over September….your kind comments helped ensure that The Morning Brew returned. Software Announcing General Availability of HDInsight on Linux + new Data Lake Services and Language & AzureCon Keynote Announcements: India Regions, GPU Support, IoT Suite, Container Service, and […]

AzureCon Keynote Announcements: India Regions, GPU Support, IoT Suite, Container Service, and Security Center

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Yesterday we held our AzureCon event and were fortunate to have tens of thousands of developers around the world participate.  During the event we announced several great new enhancements to Microsoft Azure including: General Availability of 3 new Azure regions in India Announcing new N-series of Virtual Machines with GPU capabilities Announcing Azure IoT Suite available to purchase Announcing Azure Container Service Announcing Azure Security Center We were also fortunate to be joined on stage by several great Azure customers who talked about their experiences using Azure including:, Nascar, Alaska Airlines, Walmart, and ThyssenKrupp. Watching the
Videos All of the talks presented at AzureCon (including the 60 breakout talks) are now available to watch online.  You can browse and watch all of the sessions here. My keynote to kick off the event was an hour long and provided an end-to-end look at Azure and some of the big new announcements of the day.  You can watch it here. Below are some more details of some of the highlights: Announcing General Availability of 3 new Azure regions in India Yesterday we announced the general...(Read whole news on source site)

AWS in Plain English

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AWS in Plain English

Amazon Name Should have been called Similar to Useful in Admin or EPKB? Other Competitors

Google / Microsoft /IBM Base Services

EC2 Amazon Virtual Servers

IAM Users,
Keys and Certs

S3 Amazon Unlimited FTP Server

VPC Amazon Virtual Colocated Rack VLANs

Web Developer

API Gateway API Proxy 3scale ,

Varnish Proxy,

Nginx proxy,

...(Read whole news on source site)

IntelliTest for .NET - Test More with Less (effort)

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Writing a suit of unit tests that exhaustively exercise and validate the logic of the code under test is not easy. It can even be considered too expensive to do at all. Fortunately, the IntelliTest feature shipping in the Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise Edition addresses both concerns: it helps you achieve high code coverage at a fraction of the cost. When you run IntelliTest on your .NET code, it generates test cases by dynamically analyzing the code under test as it is running on the CLR. For every statement in the code, it crafts an input that will reach that
statement, doing a case analysis for every conditional branch—if statements, assertions, and all operations that can throw exceptions—much like white box testing. The goal is to generate a test suite covering all branches of your code, and so every time it crafts an input that increases coverage, it emits that concrete value as a test case using C# and one of MSTest,, or NUnit as the test framework. The result is a compact suite of tests with high coverage that you didn’t have to write from scratch.   Note: IntelliTest draws from the Pex project and has had several...(Read whole news on source site)

A Microsoft Band client to read temperatures and control a fan on a Raspberry PI2

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Part 6 of Reading temperatures & controlling a fan with a RP2, Azure Service Bus and a Microsoft Band Intro
In the final post of this series I will show how the Microsoft Band client in this project, that is used to actually read temperatures and control the fan, is created and operated. The client has a tile and a two-page UI, looks like this and can be seen in action in this video from the first blog post: To recap - the function of the Band client is as follows WhenI tap the tile on the Band,
the UI is opened and shows the latest data, that is: The temperature as last measure by the Raspberry PI2 A button I can use to toggle the fan. The text on the button reflects the current status of the fan (i.e. it shows "Stop fan" when it's running, and "Start fan" when it is not Date and time of the last received data. The classes involved
As you can see in the demo solution, there are three classes, and one interface, all living in the TemperatureReader.ClientApp's Models namespace - that have something to do...(Read whole news on source site)