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Liquid Newsletter Template Week:07
Year:2015
Date:2015-Feb-12
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Books we recommend

Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials Fundamentals of Azure

We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure (ISBN 9780735697225), by Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan. This is the first ebook in Microsoft Press’s free Microsoft Azure Essentials series. Future ebooks will cover specific Azure topics, such as Azure Machine Learning, Azure Automation, and others.

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Learn to program with 24 free eBooks

Students and friends are always asking me, “How do I learn to program?” I learned by reading books and YouTube (seriously) during my commute on the train every day in and out of NYC. Well now you have no excuse for not learning. Here are 24 free eBooks (I actually have a few of these, like What is HTML5?).

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Articles we enjoyed

11 Things About JavaScript Functions that .NET Developers Should Know: Part 1
I have often seen .NET developers struggle with JavaScript. They try to compare C# functions with JavaScript functions and usually make some minor but conceptual mistakes while using it. We can all agree that JavaScript functions are the backbone of the JavaScript programming language, and if one has a good understanding of the function, then using JavaScript is easier. So in this two parts series, I will focus some important concepts of JavaScript functions.

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9 New Visual Studio 2013 Extensions
With Visual Studio 2015 just around the corner and Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition making extensions available to an entirely new audience of Visual Studio users, I wondered what kind of extension development we'd see this year. And I wasn't disappointed. Here are nine new extensions focused on Visual Studio 2013 and 2015, all of which were introduced or received a 1.0 release in the first month of 2015.

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Some considerations on asynchronous execution
I frequently see discussions about asynchronous code in forums and, as a broad concept with many different implementations (that happens to be related to other abstract concepts in the same situation), it creates many divergent opinions and many unnecessary "flame wars". So, I decided to write this post hoping it clarifies some points.

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To Repository Or NOT
A look at how to unit test code that makes use of Repository vs using raw Entity Framework, where we will do this using mocks/test doubles

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Application Insights now supports Windows Phone and Windows Store applications
Application Insights now supports collecting telemetry from Windows Phone and Windows Store applications and lets you visualize it in the Azure Preview portal. You can get insights about your users and what they are doing with your application, as well as diagnose and fix your app crashes. When you add Application Insights to your project, a rich set of data including users, sessions, page views, crashes is collected automatically. In addition, there is an API for you to send custom events, metrics, and exceptions. Let us do a quick walkthrough of the experience. You can also read the getting started doc for more details.

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Videos we favorited

Visual Studio 2015 Diagnostic Tools

In this episode, Robert is joined by Dan Taylor, Angelos Petropoulos and Charles Willis to explore some of the enhancements to the diagnostic tooling in Visual Studio 2015. You'll see how these tools are now brought into the debugging process to make them easier to discover and use, what improvements have been made to IntelliTrace, a new feature named PerfTips that makes it easier to evaluate the performance of your app during debugging and the new memory usage tool that runs while debugging.

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Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Cloud-Enable an ASP.NET MVC LOB App

​Do you want to modernize your ASP.NET MVC enterprise client applications? If you have existing .NET line of business (LOB) apps to modernize and move into the cloud, this course is for you! Watch helpful demos and get practical tips from experts who have decades of experience. Get a basic overview, learn how to secure your database and services with Active Directory, and explore ways to integrate the cloud with on-premises resources. Cloud technology is changing rapidly. Take this opportunity to keep pace and walk through the steps to give your apps new life. Read more

Cloud-Enable a Windows Presentation Foundation LOB App

Do you want to modernize your Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) enterprise client applications? If you have existing .NET line of business (LOB) apps to modernize and move into the cloud, this course is for you! Watch helpful demos and get practical tips from experts who have decades of experience. Get a basic overview, learn how to secure your database and services with Active Directory, and explore ways to integrate the cloud with on-premises resources. Cloud technology is changing rapidly. Take this opportunity to keep pace and walk through the steps to give your apps new life. Read more

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