Decision Framework for the Implementation of Web Services based on Core Microsoft Technologies

EDITORIAL NOTE: Web Services have become very popular. They come in a variety of flavors and styles, a fact that can be proven pretty confusing. Microsoft ecosystem currently provides two core technologies for the implementation of web services: Windows Communication Foundation, introduced with .NET 3.0 and the ASP.NET Web API, included in ASP.NET MVC. The current article presents a Decision ...

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Cross-platform Single Page Applications with ASP.NET 5, Angular 2 & TypeScript

[purchase_link id=”6942″ text=”Download” style=”button” color=”blue”] ASP.NET 5 and Angular 2 are probably the hottest new frameworks in terms of both of them are entirely re-written from scratch. We, as web developers are more than eager to test both of these two super promising frameworks and get ready to build cutting-edge applications. After writing the Building Single Page Applications using Web ...

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Making Native Language Support (NLS) and gettext Optional

I’ve decided to write this blog post after noticing how many people were asking me to make gettext optional when building fswatch. At the beginning I actually thought it was optional. And I never dug any deeper into the matter because, apparently, everybody experiencing this problem was building fswatch from the repository sources instead of building it from a release tar-ball. ...

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Windows Hyper-V OpenShift Container Platform Install in Minutes

Since the release of the OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) it has been my desire to provide a simple, fully configured and easy to use installation. This installation needs to have the Red Hat Middleware product streams installed (pre-configured container options) and all the extras like source to image and .Net Core containers. For some time there’s been easy to use ...

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Articles On XSockets, ChatOps, VSCode, AWS, Azure, Lucybot, Architecture

Welcome to 1Gig Tech 24th edition! In today’s edition, there are 23 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world. Considerations When Writing a PowerShell Function (Boe Prox) Here’s how to make the jump from simple lines of code to something that’s a lot more useful. ​Check your Google security and get 2 free ...

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Debugging Angular 2 Applications from the Console

Learn how to access useful information from your Angular 2 components right from your browser’s console There have been some quite useful articles for how to debug Angular 1.x applications from the browser’s console. But how can we achieve the same in Angular 2? Is there even a way? Let’s see. I always found it quite neat how to debug ...

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Windows: removing file and directory reparse points (symbolic links, directory links, junctions, hard links

The interwebs is full of posts telling about how to create file and directory junctions**. But there is little information about removing them and even less being correct: some suggest to del a directory junction (which just deletes everything in it but the junction). Finally there is little information about listing all junctions, so lets start with that: Deleting a ...

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Formal Education vs Self-Taught Learning…Which is Best For You?

The internet is rife with information, and has undoubtedly become one of our greatest resources for learning. Instead of referencing an encyclopedia, we now hit up Google instead. To say the internet has changed the face of education would be a gross understatement. But has it replaced the need for formal education? You already know how passionate John is about ...

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Learning Angular 2: Creating a tabs component

A follow up on thoughtram’s excellent article on creating a tabs components with Angular 2 This is a follow-up article of thoughtram’s excellent article on developing a tabs component with Angular 2, where we’re going to explore an alternative way of creating a tab component by learning about @ContentChildren and AfterContentInit. That said, definitely read thoughtram’s article on how to ...

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Articles on Performance, DSC, PowerShell

Welcome to 1Gig Tech update! Happy New Year! The New Year edition has 16 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world. How To Create Strong Passwords That You Can Easily Remember (Joseph Steinberg) In an earlier article I described some of the problems with so-called complex passwords – passwords that consist of a mix ...

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Getting Visual Studio Code Ready for TypeScript : Part 1: Compiling TypeScript to JavaScript

This is the first part in a series of blog posts on Getting Visual Studio Code Ready for TypeSript: Compiling TypeScript to JavaScript (this post) Why TypeScript? In case you’re new to TypeScript, Wikipedia defines TypeScript in the following way (paraphrased): TypeScript is designed for development of large applications and transcompiles to JavaScript. It is a strict superset of JavaScript ...

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