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An ADO.NET Data Services Tutorial

An ADO.NET Data Services Tutorial covering REST, querystring operations and expressions, HTTP verbs, Linq to Data Services, security, exceptions and tracing.

TIP: Closing your WCF Connections properly

This tip looks at properly closing a WCF connection from your application - whether you're using the proxy classes or a ChannelFactory.

New Features in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0

Learn about several features relevant to developers in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0, such as parallel programming, XSLT debugging, new ASP.NET features, and new VB.NET and C# features that include the Chart control, XSD Designer, Lambda Expressions, and optional parameters.

ADO.NET Entity Framework Tutorial and Basics

Discover an ADO.NET Entity Framework tutorial covering basic data operations for applications, including LINQ To Entities, Method Expressions, stored procedure mapping, and a little discussion about its usage in an enterprise environment.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Live Event Date: September 10, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT Modern mobile applications connect systems-of-engagement (mobile apps) with systems-of-record (traditional IT) to deliver new and innovative business value. But the lifecycle for development of mobile apps is also new and different. Emerging trends in mobile development call for faster delivery of incremental features, coupled with feedback from the users of the app "in the wild". This loop of continuous delivery and continuous feedback is …

  • This ESG study by Mark Peters evaluated a common industry-standard disk VTl deduplication system (with 15:1 reduction ratio) versus a tape library with LTO-5, drives with full nightly backups, over a five-year period.  The scenarios included replicated systems and offsite tape vaults.  In all circumstances, the TCO for VTL with deduplication ranged from about 2 to 4 times more expensive than the LTO-5 tape library TCO. The paper shares recent ESG research and lots more. 

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