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  • Blog Post: LightSwitch Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2013

    Our very own Matt Sampson , Tester on the LightSwitch team, is featured today on the Visual Studio team blog ! Matt explains how we took advantage of a slimmer OData format called JSON Light to minimize the payloads from the server to the HTML client, saving bandwidth and speeding up the loading of data...
  • Blog Post: What Time Is It? Global Time (Steve Lasker)

    You’re building apps that are hosted in the cloud. Your users can be anywhere across the globe. When you’re viewing a customer service call log, and you see a customer called at 4:30pm and was really upset their service was still down, how do you know how long ago they called? Was the time...
  • Blog Post: OData Apps in Update 2 - Querying Data from Stack Overflow

    Matt Sampson's got a blog about making a LightSwitch HTML App that queries data from the one and only Stack Overflow by attaching to their very cool public OData Service. (Now you can use a LightSwitch app to keep track of all the LightSwitch related posts on Stack Overflow!) You can check out...
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch Concurrency Enhancements in Visual Studio 2012 (Eric Erhardt)

    Many problems can occur in applications when multiple users are allowed to edit the same record at the same time. Some simple applications take a “last edit wins” approach, where the last person to save their changes gets their changes applied in the end. This has the obvious problem that...
  • Blog Post: OData Apps in LightSwitch, Part 3 (Matt Sampson)

    Matt Sampson has posted part 3 of a multi-part blog post this week that completes the walkthrough of creating an application around the popular public transit CommuterApi OData Service. This post focuses on creating a RIA Data Service wrapper around an OData data source that has many to many relationships...
  • Blog Post: OData Apps in LightSwitch, Part 2 (Matt Sampson)

    Matt Sampson has posted part 2 of a multi-part blog post this week that continues the walkthrough of creating an application around the popular public transit CommuterApi OData Service. This post focuses on making some enhancements to the application we started in the previous post. The blog post...
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch Architecture: OData (John Rivard)

    In Visual Studio 2012 , LightSwitch data services publish OData feeds and LightSwitch clients consume the OData feeds. This is an implementation change from LightSwitch 2011 where we used WCF RIA Services as the data protocol between client and server. In this post we’ll take a look at the OData...
  • Blog Post: OData Applications in LightSwitch for Visual Studio 11 Beta (Matt Sampson)

    Matt Sampson has posted part 1 of a multi-part blog post this week that walks through attaching to a popular public transit OData Service, and making a few customizations to produce a LightSwitch application. The blog post is here - OData Apps In LightSwitch, Part 1 Enjoy! -Matt Sampson
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