Issue: 2015 Sep/Oct

  • How MS-DOS nearly ended Rod's software career before it had even begun...
  • Mike teaches us the value of taking a vacation--it's good for the whole team!
  • Did you know that you can create a simple one-line menu system using two C# classes and a little bit of Razor code in an MVC page to create a hierarchical menu structure for d...
  • When you work for someone, whether as a direct, full-time employee, as a contractor, or as a statutory employee, who owns the code that you produce? John explains who owns what and why.
  • Walt continues his series of articles on Xamarin, this time, exploring the nature of pages. You’ll learn what a page is, how to navigate among them, how to create sub-pages, a...
  • You can sell your app with creative marketing, but you’ve got to do something more to get customers to not only open your app but use it, too. Jason takes a look at onboarding techniques.
  • Sahil takes a look at some strange behavior on the part of JavaScript. He provides a list of common mistakes and what to do about them.
  • Whether you’re new to T-SQL or not, you’re sure to find something interesting among Kevin’s tips for using it, no matter which version of SQL Server you’re using.
  • Just when you think a container is simple, your user resizes the screen and mayhem ensues. If you want to know what happened—or prevent it, better yet—read Markus’ piece about...
  • Mike introduces you to the wonder of the cloud through a free subscription to Microsoft’s Azure. He gives an interesting tour and helps guide you through your first app.
  • If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between MapReduce and Hadoop, Gary will tell you, putting it all in context of Hadoop and .NET.
  • Ted shows us how it doesn't take a CS degree to know how to make great apps.