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Working with Site Data in Node.js

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Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services

  • By Michael Collier, Robin ShahanFeb 6, 2015
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Azure Essentials - Fundamentals of Azure, the authors take a look at two of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings in Microsoft Azure: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services. They talk about what Azure Websites is, how to use the service to create websites, and how to keep them updated. They also look at the options for prebuilt websites offered by Azure.
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The Liskov Substitution Principle

  • By Gary McLean HallOct 15, 2014
  • The Liskov substitution principle (LSP) is a collection of guidelines for creating inheritance hierarchies in which a client can reliably use any class or subclass without compromising the expected behavior. This chapter from Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles explains what the LSP is and how to avoid breaking its rules.
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Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms: Infrastructure

  • By Charles PetzoldOct 1, 2014
  • This chapter from Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition presents an actual application built from the ground up.
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Discovering the Domain Architecture

  • By Dino Esposito, Andrea SaltarelloSep 10, 2014
  • In this chapter from Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, 2nd Edition, the authors explain that understanding the domain leads to discovering an appropriate architecture. However, it doesn’t have to be a single, top-level architecture for the entire application. As you recognize subdomains, you can model each to subapplications, each coded with the most effective architecture.
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Introducing CQRS

  • By Dino Esposito, Andrea SaltarelloSep 10, 2014
  • This chapter from Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, 2nd Edition introduces CQRS, which propounds the separation between domain layers and the use of distinct models for reading and writing.
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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals: Special Storage

  • By Kalen Delaney, Craig FreemanNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals looks at how SQL Server stores data that doesn’t use the typical FixedVar record format and data that doesn’t fit into the usual 8 KB data page.
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Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step: Using XAML Styles

  • By Michael HalvorsonNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step investigates how XAML styles are used to format controls with a consistent and attractive appearance across the user interface.
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Introduction to Advanced Windows Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript

  • By Vanni Boncinelli, Roberto BrunettiOct 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript, you learn how to create background tasks, implement the appropriate interfaces, and consume tasks using timing and system triggers. You also find out how to request lock screen access and create download and upload operations using background transferring for Windows Store applications written in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)/JavaScript (formerly called Windows Store apps using JavaScript). The last part of the chapter is dedicated to creating and consuming Windows Metadata (WinMD) components.
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Getting to Know the Entity Framework

  • By John Paul MuellerAug 15, 2013
  • John Paul Mueller explains the Entity Framework elements, describes the files used to store Entity Framework information, and shows you how to create a simple Entity Framework example, in this chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step.
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Manipulating Data Using LINQ

  • By John Paul MuellerAug 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step begins by introducing you to LINQ to Entities.The chapter won’t provide an extensive reference, but you’ll have enough information to perform common tasks and a few advanced tasks.
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Using Windows PowerShell Remoting

  • By Ed WilsonJul 15, 2013
  • With Windows PowerShell 3.0 running a command on a remote computer is as easy as running the command on your local computer; in some cases, it is even easier.
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F# and Design Patterns for C# Developers

  • By Tao LiuJun 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from F# for C# Developers, Tao Liu uses well-known design patterns to introduce performing system design by using F#.
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JavaScript Is More Than You Might Think

  • By Steve SuehringJun 15, 2013
  • Where did JavaScript come from? Understanding the rich and storied history of JavaScript is important to understanding how the language is implemented in various environments today.
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Windows Phone 8 Development Internals: Phone and Media Services

  • By Andrew Whitechapel, Sean McKennaJun 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Windows Phone 8 Development Internals, learn the various levels of app support and your choices for integrating with, and extending, standard system features, including built-in phone apps, audio and video services, and search.
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Working with Variables and Data Types in JavaScript

  • By Steve SuehringJun 15, 2013
  • Steve Suehring discusses the six data types in JavaScript: numbers, strings, booleans, null, undefined, and objects.
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Planning Your Report Design in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

  • By Stacia MisnerApr 15, 2013
  • The purpose of this chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services is to help you think about how to prepare for the report development process. Knowing who will view reports and how they want or need to interact with reports has an impact on how you should design those reports.
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Build Your First Windows 8 App with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic

  • By Luca Regnicoli, Roberto Brunetti, Paolo PialorsiFeb 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step teaches the complete cycle for creating, testing, and deploying a simple Windows 8 application. You will learn about the available templates and how to describe the application using the manifest. Finally, you'll add the code to implement the search contract using a provided template.
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Creating Your First Table in Microsoft SQL Server

  • By David LeBlancFeb 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step, you will first learn the importance of implementing and enforcing a naming standard. From there, you will be introduced to the various data types that are supported by SQL Server. Then you will create your first table using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and Transact-SQL (T-SQL). Finally, you will use the same methods to add constraints and keys to your tables.
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Overview of Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • By David LeBlancFeb 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step, you will examine the components and features of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and determine how they fit into your installation.

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