June 2015

Volume 30 Number 6

June 2015 Code Downloads

ASP.NET - Create Your Own Visual Studio Templates with SideWaffle

Learn how easy it is to create your own template pack for Visual Studio using SideWaffle and TemplateBuilder.

Big Data - MapReduce Without Hadoop Using the ASP.NET Pipeline

Learn how to use the ASP.NET Pipeline as a MapReduce Pipeline in order to add rich data analytics to your existing applications, add processing power to solve large problems, or transform parts of a single node system into a distributed system. Set up is ridiculously easy and access is through a simple REST API.
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Data Points - An Overview of Microsoft Azure DocumentDB

Julie Lerman takes a first look at the Microsoft entry into the document database field—Azure DocumentDB.
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Test Run - Firefly Algorithm Optimization

James McCaffrey explains a relatively new numerical optimization technique called firefly algorithm optimization, which loosely models the behavior of a swarm of fireflies.
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Xamarin - Implementing and Using Data Binding in Xamarin

Laurent Bugnion discusses data binding in XAML and Xamarin and shows how it can be implemented, using examples based on the MVVM Light Toolkit