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  • Blog Post: Learning Redis - Part 6: Redis Publish-Subscribe

    Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I ( Rami Sayar ...
  • Blog Post: Learning Redis - Part 5: Redis via Node.js and Python

    Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I ( Rami Sayar ...
  • Blog Post: Learning Redis - Part 4: Getting Started with Azure Redis Cache

    Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I ( Rami Sayar ...
  • Blog Post: Learning Redis - Part 3: Advanced Data Structures with Redis

    Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I ( Rami Sayar ...
  • Blog Post: Learning Redis - Part 2: Getting Started with Redis

    Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I ( Rami Sayar ...
  • Blog Post: Learning Redis - Part 1: Introduction to Key-Value Databases

    Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I ( Rami Sayar ...
  • Blog Post: How I Decide which Web Front-End Framework to Use

    It almost seems like every other week there is a new MVC web front-end framework. The front-end dev community is incredibly vibrant and projects are moving rapidly; introducing new features all the time, changing development paradigms and experimenting with new ES6 language features. You probably have...
  • Blog Post: Everything You Need to Have a Rocking Node IDE on Windows for Free

    If you are a developer with a background in using big integrated development environments like Visual Studio, Eclipse, JetBrains, etc. than it may be fairly daunting to go back to the terminal (console, command-line, PowerShell, black box where you type in computer instructions) to work with this newfangled...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 6 – The Finale and Debugging Remote Node Apps

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 5 - Connecting the Chatroom with WebSockets

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 4 – Building a Chatroom UI with Bootstrap

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 3 - Building a Backend with Node, Mongo and Socket.IO

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 2 – Welcome to Express with Node.js and Azure

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js   on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 1 - Introduction to Node.js

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: Escape from Windows XP, Now a Game

    Last Tuesday marked the end of life of Windows XP! For some, it has been an easy transition to Windows 7 or Windows 8. For others, not so much. Either way, congratulations for getting it done! Now it’s time to have some fun with it! Enter Escape from XP , proudly brought to you by the Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Browser Link–A Web Developer’s New Best Friend

    At a conference a few months ago, I was demonstrating the F12 developer tools in Internet Explorer when someone asked me: Do you think Microsoft will ever make it so we can edit CSS in the browser’s developer tools and have those changes save back to the original CSS files? That would certainly be a...
  • Blog Post: HTML5: The Parts You Care About (Part 2)

    This is post 2 of 3 in a blog series previewing the upcoming presentation, HTML5: The Parts You Care About by David Wesst at Prairie Dev Con in Saskatoon, SK (November 4-5). Read Part 1 here . As discussed in my previous post, HTML5 has come a long way since its inception and release in the early 90...
  • Blog Post: Testing Browser Compatibility Made Easy

    With various different versions of Internet Explorer out there and various devices that can display sites, the testing matrix for your site is inevitably more complicated. In an effort to help you use your time more effectively, spending more time on building and less time on testing, Modern.IE . released...
  • Blog Post: Be Ahead, Be Compatible

    Those who have downloaded the Windows 8 Consumer Preview have already been trying out the upcoming version of Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 10 . For us developers, though, this is the time be thinking about how we prepare our sites for Internet Explorer 10. This short video talks about the recent...
  • Blog Post: Hello Inspector, We Have Been Awaiting You

    As you may know, we have had 4 Platform Previews for Internet Explorer 10. But how do you make sure that existing apps won’t break or be incompatible with it without exhaustive testing? An easy way is to use the IE10 Compat Inspector . Simply insert the script before other scripts in each page you want...
  • Blog Post: Is your browser secure?

    Choosing a browser is also a choice around security. Most of what we do on the computer today is in the browser: we read some news site, learn a new technology, chat with our friends, watch funny videos… As a big part of our online life in inside the browser, we need one that will protect us, protect...
  • Blog Post: Awesome resources for Developers Tools, Languages and Framework track at TechDays

    I don’t know for you, but each time I go to a conference, I always want to put my hands into the new technology I just learn. I’m sure that it’s the case for you, so I wanted to give you a one-stop place where you’ll be able to get everything you need to do this with the sessions...
  • Blog Post: F12 The best kept web debugging secret

    Shhh don’t tell anyone about this blog, then you will look brilliant in front of your co-workers when you show them these cool tools! Have you found the F12 key yet in Internet Explorer? I will admit that until 6 months ago I hadn’t. If you are running Internet Explorer 8 or 9 you can try it right now...
  • Blog Post: Console.Log : Say Goodbye to JavaScript Alerts for Debugging!

    Admit it, you’ve done it. You have a bug somewhere in your web page and you add an alert to popup a useful message like “I am in the if statement” or “varName=Bob” to help you figure out what is wrong with your code. In IE9 we have an alternative: the Console object . ASP.NET programmers who work in...
  • Blog Post: Quick Updates

    I’m sitting in the airport lounge in Vancouver, waiting to board my flight back to Toronto. Some quick updates: TechDays Vancouver went very well. Over 800 attendees catching over 60 technical sessions on Microsoft’s platforms, tools and technologies, all taking place in the beautiful West Building of...
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