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Articles we enjoyed

The future of JavaScript is (almost) now
JavaScript is everywhere. Once relegated to an Internet fad, the malleable programming language has evolved along with the Web and now finds itself entrenched in modern browsers, complex Web applications, mobile development, server-side programming, and in emerging platforms like the Internet of Things. Read more: Follow us: @sdtimes on Twitter | sdtimes on Facebook

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Enabling CORS in ASP.NET Web API 2
We recently completed an upgrade of one of our APIs to Web API 2. Previously we were using a CORS implementation for Web API v1 by Brock Allen which later paved the way for the support in Web API v2.

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Publishing your ASP.NET App to Linux in 5 minutes with Docker
In this section, i will demonstrate how to publish your ASP.NET APP on Linux VM using Docker extension of Visual Studio 2015. So, before we begin, we must need VS 2015 RC candidate installed on our machine. Then, we do need Docker extension for visual studio installed on our machine. You can install the same from Extension and Updates as shown below in the screen shot.

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May 2015 .NET Security Updates
The .NET team released two security bulletins today as part of the monthly "Update Tuesday" cycle. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-044 - Critical, Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3057110) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded TrueType fonts.

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Using ASP.NET 5 and EF7 with Modern Web Dev Tools like AngularJS and Grunt
ASP.NET 5 has been designed to make it simpler to work with some of the coolest modern web development tools like AngularJS and Grunt. This article uses these technologies to create an end-to-end Virtual Tutorial Tracker application.

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Videos we favorited

Building Universal Windows Games with Unity

In this session you will learn how to write Unity games that target multiple device types and form factors using the Universal Windows Platform.

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XAML Performance: Techniques for Maximizing Universal Windows App Experiences Built with XAML

Finding the balance between being a productive developer and delivering the absolute best end-user performance experience can be a challenge.  In Windows 10, there have been dramatic performance/experience improvements in XAML as needed to meet the performance requirements of premium experiences such the Windows Shell and Microsoft Office.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Application Insights now supports ASP.NET v5 applications

We just released the very first preview of Application Insights for the ASP.NET v5 (a.k.a ASP.NET vNext) web applications. You can find the NuGet on and will allow you to monitor server requests and exceptions for your application as well as collect end user information and browser page performance. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

A Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 (Europe)

Want an in-depth look at the Universal Windows Platform? Engaging experts Jerry Nixon and Andy Wigley, of the Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 Preview, return to show you how Windows capabilities and social integration can help you create amazing experiences on devices running Windows 10, including phones, tablets, PCs, and even (coming soon) Xbox! Jerry and Andy host three demo-rich days of Windows 10 goodness, explore cool new features, and offer practical guidance. Each session lasts about 30 minutes, so you can join us for the topics that interest you most. Read more

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