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The Value of APIs

The Value of APIs

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are where you have to be. It's not a matter of if as much as a matter of which.

Testing Solid Code

If you have written solid code, you have accomplished one half of the objective. Solid code is the protagonist, or hero, of our story, but testing is the more sedate side kick that often saves the day after the hubris of the hero has almost certainly lead to calamity.

SQL CLR Integration in SQL Server 2008

Is some of your business logic in code and some in SQL Server? Then, just call the SQL from the .NET framework and the .NET framework from SQL with CLR integration. Here are all the steps you need to get started.

Working with Large Memory-Mapped Files in VB 2010

Memory mapped files use the system's memory manager and lets you treat large files as if they were in-memory objects, supporting extremely large file access, faster access, and multiple, simultaneous processes accessing the same file.

Using BigInteger in Visual Basic 2010

Encryption and keeping secrets depends on large prime numbers that are too big to crack by brute force. .NET framework 4.0 introduces the BigInteger that has no theoretical upper and lower bounds.

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