Looking Back, Looking Ahead!

Posted by: Suprotim Agarwal , on 1/1/2013, in Category General Topics
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Abstract: As we bid 2012 good bye, we leave you with a handpicked DNC’s Best of 2012 list.

From DNC wish everyone a Very Happy and Prosperous 2013. We look ahead to a fantastic year of learning and sharing in 2013. We have lots of new content lined up and we aim to amp up the frequency of content keeping the depth and approachability of the articles the same.

Watch out for our Annual giveaway around the middle of the year and exciting episodes of DNC .NET Magazine every alternate month. If you have not subscribed already, the January 2013 issue is hot off the ‘press’, subscribe to our magazine and newsletter here to download it.

Keep your suggestions coming.

As we bid 2012 good bye, we leave you with a handpicked “DNC’s Best of 2012” list:

1. Using RavenDB in Brown-Field ASP.NET MVC projects In this article, we see how RavenDB can be used as Auto-Save cache in an ASP.NET MVC application. We will explore a use case that is typical of brown-field projects (projects involving enhancements to an existing application), where a handy functionality in an ASP.NET MVC application can be achieved by using RavenDB

2. Dependency Injection in ASP.NET MVC - An Introduction In this article, we are going to look at a little bit of the theory and then do a code walkthrough to understand basics of Dependency Injection. By the end of the article, we should be clear about the pattern and how to apply it in an ASP.NET MVC application

3. Visual Studio 12 Unit Testing – What’s New -  This article describes the new MS-Test Unit Testing features available within Visual Studio 12 which encourages developers to write good Unit Tests and follow best practices such as TDD

4. Team Explorer Everywhere 11 - First Look In this article, we will take a first look at Team Explorer Everywhere Beta 11 plugin for Eclipse from the point of view of how to install it and how to use it.

5. Windows Azure: Working with Blob Storage in an ASP.NET Application -  The Blob storage service provided by Windows Azure provides manageable, scalable, high available techniques for managing BLOB data required by an application. We will create a sample application to create a container, upload and delete BLOB data. We will see how to deploy a cloud application using the Windows Azure portal.

6. Understanding Routing in ASP.NET MVC -  ASP.NET routing was initially launched as MVC routing to support clean URL semantics for sites built on ASP.NET MVC. However, it was later pushed up in the framework to become a part of ASP.NET core and thus available for WebForms as well. In this article, we look at how routes work and how you can use them in your MVC web application to expose functionality in a transparent and discoverable way

7. Consuming ASP.NET Web API in a Metro Style Application using jQuery -  In this tutorial, we will talk about establishing communications between ASP.NET WEB API and Metro-Style application using jQuery, for performing CRUD operations.

8. Windows Azure: Effective use of the Storage and SQL Azure - This article explains with an example how to use Azure Storage and SQL Azure effectively to save costs while dealing with BLOB and transactional data

9. Getting Started with ASP.NET WebMatrix 2 and Azure Websites -  In this article, we take a look at how to get started with Windows Azure (right from the scratch as in account creation) and then use WebMatrix 2 to build and deploy our first simple Windows Azure WebSite.

10. File Manipulation in Windows 8 Store Apps - The IO Subsystem in WinRT has been written ground up to be completely async.In this article, we see how we can manage (Create and Update) binary data in Files using the Windows 8 runtime.

Once again, wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!


Suprotim Agarwal on behalf of The DNC Editorial Team.

This article has been editorially reviewed by Suprotim Agarwal.

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Suprotim Agarwal, MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, MCSE, is the founder of DotNetCurry, DNC Magazine for Developers, SQLServerCurry and DevCurry. He has also authored a couple of books 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

Suprotim has received the prestigious Microsoft MVP award for Sixteen consecutive years. In a professional capacity, he is the CEO of A2Z Knowledge Visuals Pvt Ltd, a digital group that offers Digital Marketing and Branding services to businesses, both in a start-up and enterprise environment.

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