Jeffrey Richter, Wintellect, and Windows Azure

I love computing technologies. I’ve been programming since 1975 and experimenting with various languages (Basic, Pascal, COBOL, FORTRAN, RPG, APL, C, C++, C#, a little Python) and platforms (mostly DOS, Windows, .NET Framework and Android). During these years, I’ve consulted, published books, published magazine articles, and produced classes to help others work with these some…

Microsoft and Wintellect Present – Azure Deep Dive with Jeffrey Richter

I am doing a FREE full-day seminar on programming for Windows Azure in 4 cities in mid-May 2011. The New York event will be broadcast live over the internet. To register for an in-person event, please see http://www.wintellect.com/Training/Courses/Topic/Cloud. To register for the live streaming event, please see https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032484438&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US.

Wintellect Azure Contest for XBOX 360 Kinect Bundle

Wintellect is conducting a contest where you could win an XBOX 360 Kinect Bundle. THis contest requires minimal effort from you. To register, all you have to do is signup up for a free Windows Azure pass and deploy a service that is provided for you. You do not need to install anything on your…

Asynchronous Commands in Windows Store Apps

The Model-View-View Model (MVVM) pattern is more popular than ever and is built into the Visual Studio templates for creating Windows Store apps. Developers familiar with Silverlight already encountered the platform shift to using asynchronous operations because it was impossible to generate a WCF client with synchronous methods. The Windows Runtime (WinRT) takes this further…

Windows 8 GridView and Variable-Sized Items

The GridView control is one of the most used layout controls within Windows 8 Store applications.  By using the Grid App project template with Visual Studio 2012, your first page will look similar to the following: While this looks great, what if you’d like to create a items that vary in size?  Something like the…

AngularJS/MVC Cookbook Simple Binding

My previous post described the back-end configuration for my “People” domain model (people, addresses, etc.) Let’s look at how this data is used within the web application using an MVC web API controller along with an AngularJS web service call and simple data binding. The Web API I created a very simple ApiController class, called…

AngularJS/MVC Cookbook CRUD Operations

Let’s look at some fundamentals of a typical web application that performs CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations. For this, the CRUD Operations project was added to the AngularJS/MVC Cookbook. I needed some test data, so I borrowed a few records from SQL Server’s AdventureWorks example database. This query gave me an XML document…

Windows Store Apps, SVG, and HTML Interoperability

There are several reasons you may wish to show HTML content in your Windows Store app. You may have information that is updated frequently and makes the most sense to consume as HTML data. Your app may aggregate feeds that contain HTML content. In some cases you may be creating a native client that accesses…

WintellectPowerShell: Create NGEN PDBs for Easier Profiling on Win8/Server 2012

When sampling profiling on Windows 8 or Server 2012, nothing looks different in Visual Studio 2012, but the entire insides of the profiling collector is completely changed. With the profiler now based on Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) everything is spiffy but PDB files are more important than ever. While I’m sure you are all…

AngularJS/MVC Cookbook Running Unit Tests

Running Javascript unit tests is a little bit different than testing other code. In an NUnit test, for example, the system under test and the engine running the test share the same .NET runtime which allows for easy instantiation of the tests as well as collecting test results. In a Javascript test, however, the test…

AngularJS/MVC Cookbook Unit Testing

I’ve updated the Simple Routing example in the AngularJS/MVC Cookbook with unit tests. Unit tests are meant to test a piece of an application independently from any dependencies it might have. AngularJS provides a dependency injection framework that allows (and encourages) unit testing pieces of a web application. For this application, I am using Jasmine…

Review of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 for Development

After several months of comparing various Windows 8 devices to replace my old 1.5” thick 6-lb. Dell laptop, I finally settled on the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13. My requirements are fairly straightforward: I want 8GB of RAM and a minimum of 256GB SSD, I have to have a touch display and the resolution needs to…
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