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04 March 2015
04 March 2015

R Basics

For exploring data and doing open-ended statistical analysis on it, nothing beats the R language. Over the years, this open-source tool has come to dominate the way we do analysis and visualization; It has attracted a rich and varied collection of third-party libraries that has given it remarkable versatility: But how do you get started? Casimir explains how to get started, and get familiar with the way it works. … Read more
11 October 2011
11 October 2011

Never Mind the Controller, Here is the Orchestrator

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The Model-View-Controller pattern of the ASP.NET MVC allows the separation of the business logic from the input and presentation logic. Although it permits the independent development, testing and maintenance of each component, it doesn't guarantee clean code. Dino Esposito offers a modified approach in which an Orchestrator component helps to keep your controllers small, clean and manageable.… Read more
05 October 2011
05 October 2011

Feature Usage Reporting in Early Access Programs

After doing Web development, you can get very used to the luxury of having basic information about your users' machines and browsers. With their permission, you can also get the same information from an application, and can even get more targeted anonymous information that will tell you how the features are used. Kevin explains how this can be used with early access builds to improve the reliability and usability of applications.… Read more
21 September 2011
21 September 2011

An Introduction to ASP.NET MVC Extensibility

Because ASP.NET MVC has been designed with extensibility as its design principle; almost every logical step of the processing pipeline can be replaced with your own implementation. In fact, the best way to develop applications with ASP.NET MVC is to extend the system, Simone starts a series that explains how to implement extensions to ASP.NET MVC, starting with the ones at the beginning of the pipeline (routing extensions) and finishing with the view extensions points.… Read more
07 September 2011
07 September 2011

Stock Market Technical Analysis

Although the technical approach to stock market analysis has been around since the 1800s, some improvements have obviously been made over time. With the introduction of computers, and specifically .NET libraries geared towards statistical analysis, huge, complex operations have been made easy.… Read more
04 June 2009
04 June 2009

Profiling the Memory Usage of a .NET Application with ANTS Memory Profiler 5

 We were recently taken to task by a reader who felt that the one place he'd expect to find a nice simple introduction to memory profiling with ANTS Memory Profilerâ„¢ 5 would be on Simple Talk. Memory profiling has an intimidating reputation, but fortunately Laila Lotfi came up with a simple introduction that even ordinary mortals could appreciate. … Read more

Creating Service-Orientated Data-Access Layers

The ADO.Net Data Services framework enables you to provide data services to Web applications that are simple to integrate with them. The data services use URIs to point to pieces of data, and use standards such as JSON and XML to transfer that data. ADO.NET Data Services uses the Entity Framework,  which allows an easy translation from a Database layer based on Stored procedures, to an object-orientated Application layer. It all seems surprisingly sensible. Prasanna explains all, as usual.… Read more