Are you familiar with the Microsoft Virtual Academy? It is a great place to become familiar with the greatest technologies from Microsoft. Beside the courses MVA offers some Jump Start series from time to time. Today and yesterday a whole bunch of Jump Start were kicked-off with the Windows 8 UX Design Jump Start. The whole May several courses will follow. Here’s a short overview about them: Continue reading
Hello and welcome back to the links of the week. After a break over the last weeks I have collected enough sites about ASP.NET, Application Lifecycle Management, Windows Store App development, and Windows Azure from the last three weeks that I want to introduce to you.
- Four new single page application templates. Gunnar Peipman introduces the four new single page application templates Ember (uses Emberjs and Handlebars), Durandal (uses Durandal, Bootstrap, Knockout, and Sammy), Breeze (uses Breeze, Knockout, and g), and Hot Towel (uses Durandal, Bootstrap, Breeze, Knockout, g, Sammy, and Toastr).
- Building Amazing Apps with the ASP.NET EmberJS Template. Nathan Totten explains the above mentioned new Ember template in more detail and shows you how you can get started with it.
- Bundling and minifying in ASP.NET MVC. Another post from Gunnar Peipman about the bundling and minifying feature in ASP.NET. He shows how you can use it and gives you some tips and tricks.
Application Lifecycle Management
- ALM Rangers ship guidance for Microsoft Fakes, TFS Disaster Avoidance and updates to two other guides. The ALM Rangers have published some new and updated guides. Willy-P. Schaub introduces them in short and gives you the appropriate download links.
- Run CI builds in your Git team project. Andy Lewis shows how you can create a CI build process with Git.
Windows Store App Development
- How to profile a XAML Windows Store App. Does your Windows Store App has not the performance which you want to have? Then have a look at this post from Andrew B. Hall which shows you how you can profile your Windows Store App.
- Alive with activity, Part 1: Working with tiles, badges, and toasts. A great tile experience is a key factor for the success of a Windows Store App. Kraig Brockschmidt explains why your app should be “alive” and how you can achieve this “aliveness”.
- Choosing between SQL Server in Windows Azure VM & Windows Azure SQL Database. Often comes the question “What should I use? A SQL Server running in a Windows Azure VM or should I go with Windows Azure SQL Databases?”. Madhan Arumugam and Guy Bowerman post will help you to decide in which situation you should use one of them.
– Jan (@Horizon_Net)