Use Functional Composition, LINQ to XML, and schema inference to generate XML and XML Schema documents in VB2010.
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At Microsoft's CEO Summit 2010, CEO Steve Ballmer tells many of the world's most influential business leaders that the future lies in "the cloud."
Beginning with basic file I/O concepts this article wraps up by demonstrating how you can use the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) in .NET 4.0 to map text file data to objects.
Relational databases are designed for multiple simultaneous users, and Microsoft SQL Server is no different. However, supporting multiple users requires some form of concurrency control, which in SQL Server's case means transaction isolation and locking. Read on to learn how SQL Server 2008 implements locking.
Microsoft and other third party vendors have developed a few free SQL Azure development tools for integration of your SQL Azure Database with a local on premises database. Tapas Pal looks at some of these Azure development tools and discusses how the Azure developer can use them in their day-to-day development activity.
Dynamic objects in VB let you bind data to members at runtime without defining a custom mapping class.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
String.format is not just a relic from a bygone era, but is actually still very useful even in today's brave new world. It’s time to dig into some data formatting!
Hannes du Preez explains what delegates are and how to use them to call managed and unmanaged code in VB.NET.
This article introduces you to Big Data, Apache Hadoop and MapReduce jobs. We will also learn how to create MapReduce jobs using C#.