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Liquid Newsletter Template Week:43
Year:2016
Date:2016-Oct-25
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Books we recommend

Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016

The world around us—every business and nearly every industry—is being transformed by technology. SQL Server 2016 was built for this new world and to help businesses get ahead of today’s disruptions. With this free ebook, learn to install, configure, and use Microsoft’s SQL Server R Services in data science projects. R is one of the most popular, powerful data analytics languages and environments in use by data scientists.

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Articles we enjoyed

How Many Developers Use C++ vs. C# vs. Other Programming Languages
A customer recently asked me a question on C++ vs. C# in terms of developer populations while deciding whether or not to recode a C++ app using C#.

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Google releases .Net APIs for Google Cloud
Google recently announced .Net support for Google Cloud APIs. This includes C# bindings and PowerShell cmdlets. A Visual Studio extension is also available, allowing to browse Google Cloud resources and to deploy Asp.Net applications on Google Compute Engine.

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Building your C++ application with Visual Studio Code
Over the last few months, we have heard a lot of requests with respect to adding capability to Visual Studio Code to allow developers to build their C/C++ application.

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SQL SERVER – Displaying SQL Agent Jobs Running at a Specific Time
Recently I was troubleshooting at a customer location something that looked trivial. When the customer approached me for a consulting requirement wherein they were saying their system was going unresponsive every day in the morning around a certain time.

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Why the Command Line? Why now?
Modern developers are often polyglots — they dabble in different operating systems, programming languages, frameworks and tools as they build the next generation of applications. On top of that, modern applications run on a variety of platforms and devices, all leading to very mixed developer skill sets and tools of the trade.

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Exploring ServiceStack’s simple and fast web services on .NET Core
I've been doing .NET Open Source since the beginning. Trying to get patches into log4net was hard without things like GitHub and Twitter. We emailed .patch files around and hoped for the best. It was a good time.

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Extending a Universal Windows Platform Media App
The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) makes it easy to build rich media-based apps leveraging either the built-in MediaElement, or the Player Frameworksupported by Microsoft. However, beyond defining what the visual appearance of the player is within the app, there are some additional ways that users can interact with a media app, taking advantage of voice and other hardware controls on the device. In this article I'll walk through working with the System Media Transport Controls (Media Controls) and controlling playback using voice commands via Cortana.

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Improved overall Visual Studio “15” Responsiveness
In this post we will highlight some of the improvements we’ve made in the Preview 5 release that make using Visual Studio more responsive as part of your daily use. We’ll first talk about improvements to debugging performance, Git source control, editing XAML, and finally how you can improve your typing experience by managing your extensions.

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Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Azure Service Fabric Patterns and Practices

If you’re looking at building large-scale microservices using Azure Service Fabric, don’t miss this live event, where you can learn from the experts who designed and built this platform as a service (PaaS). Get started with proper architecture, and then learn how to optimize resources for your application. The course is built around the answers to the questions most often asked by real-world customers about Azure Fabric scenarios and application areas. Plus, it offers you a chance to ask your own. Read more

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