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Articles we enjoyed

«Instant Loading» with IndexedDB (Building a PWA, Part 2)
Last week's article was Part 1 (of 3) in my series on how I built a Progressive Web Application for this blog.

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Azure Weekly
Are you having difficulty keeping up to date on all the frequent changes and updates in the Microsoft Azure space? Then the Build Azure Weekly has the solution you’re looking for. Build Azure Weekly is a weekly blog post that includes all the latest Microsoft Azure Service Updates from the week in addition to links to many other blog articles, podcasts and videos from all over the Internet.

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Microsoft Open Sources P
Microsoft has made P, its event-driven programming language, open source. P is designed to give developers a way to write safe asynchronous event-driven programs.

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9 Things You Should Know About SQL Azure Databases
SQL Azure Databases are one of the most useful relational databases on the cloud, and their flexibility makes them easy to implement into any software project. I consider the following 9 features to be most notable in SQL Azure Databases:

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Cognitive Services – Face and Emotion Recognition in Xamarin.Forms with Microsoft Cognitive Services
At the Build 2016 conference, Microsoft announced a first preview of Cognitive Services  (, a rich set of cross-platform, RESTful APIs that you can leverage to create the next generation of apps based on natural user interaction for any platform on any device. Cognitive Services, also known as “Project Oxford,” are based on machine learning and perfectly fit into the conversation-as-a-platform philosophy that Microsoft is willing to bring into the apps ecosystem.

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3 Ways to Manage Dependent Classes in the .NET Framework
In a previous column, I discussed how you can structure your application to lower your maintenance costs while applying modern design principles (Interface Segregation, Dependency Inversion and the Single Responsibility principle). The goal is to create focused, dedicated objects that work together in a loosely coupled way to create your applications.

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Videos we favorited

Using Git and GitHub

In this episode, Robert is joined by Jeremy Foster, who just did a GitHub for Windows users course for Microsoft Virtual Academy. Here, he focuses on how you can use GitHub in both Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.

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The Xamarin Show 5: MVVM & Data Binding with Xamarin.Forms

Out of all architectural patterns Model-View-ViewModel, or MVVM, has to be my favorite. MVVM enables developers to separate their business logic from their user interface code no matter if you are developing with iOS Storyboards, Android XML, or Xamarin.Forms XAML. In this episode I cover the basic building blocks of the MVVM pattern and then introduce you to the build in data binding framework built right into Xamarin.Forms so there is no need to ever manually set a text property, register for a click handler, and automatically enable and disable controls with Commands.

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Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Connect(); // 2016

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