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Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers

We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers (9781509300594), by Rick Rainey. This is the fourth ebook in Microsoft Press’s free Microsoft Azure Essentials series.

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Articles we enjoyed

Dependency Injection In ASP.NET 5 – One Step Deeper
Dependency Injection has always been an integral part of all the web frameworks under the umbrella of the ASP.NET: Web API, SignlaR, and MVC. But historically, these frameworks evolved separately from each other, hence each of these frameworks had its own way of supporting Dependency Injection, even with Katana‘s trial to bring these frameworks together through OWIN, you still needed to do some hackery to have a unified container that supports them all at once. Well, things have changed!

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Speed Up Stored Procedures with Table Valued Parameters
In an earlier column, I suggested that one way to speed up your application was to reduce the trips you make to your database, specifically by avoiding calling a stored procedure multiple times. To enable that, I showed how to pass a stored procedure multiple parameter values in a single call and then, inside the stored procedure, load the parameters into a table where they could be integrated with other SQL statements.

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Deploying an Azure Web Site using the new build system in Visual Studio Online
TFS 2015 is around the corner, and with it comes a whole new build system. All the biggest pain points from the existing build system (now called “XAML builds”) are gone and instead we get a light weight build system with a web UI that makes it very easy to customize our build processes and that doesn’t perform a lot of magic such as redirecting your build output for example.

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Implementing and Using Data Binding in Xamarin
Data binding is a popular concept in programming these days, especially for client applications. In this article, I’ll discuss what data binding is and how it’s used in technologies that support it natively, such as Windows XAML. After I cover the basic principles of data binding and observable properties, and how these can be used in technologies that don’t support data binding “out of the box,” I’ll show how data binding support can be added to Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS with the MVVM Light Toolkit (

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Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Building Roslyn-Based Analyzers and Diagnostics

Do you know the difference between a syntax model and a syntactic model? You probably do, but you still won't want to miss this exploration of the new Roslyn-based compilers in the upcoming release of Visual Studio! Help your team grow great coding habits, with this set of APIs that you can use to build automated tools to find and fix common coding mistakes. Plus, learn how to analyze code during development and create automated fixes for common poor practices. Read more

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