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  1. Introduction to Progressive Web Apps

    As some people know, I have been very passionate about Windows Phone since the early days of the platform. I am still using a Windows 10 Mobile device, and I still love the operating system and the Windows 10 platform. However, I am not living in a cave, and I do realise that the future potential of the Windows mobile platform is limited. I still don't think it is "dead", but it is certainly limited. I started learning Xamarin a couple of years ago, to use my C# knowledge and skills for building...
  2. How to read and parse a CSV file using Node.JS

    I was recently asked by someone to give an example of how to read a csv file in their node.js application, and how to parse it to get it to be usable in their app. In fact what they wanted to do is very simple, and it is one of the many reasons I'm a big fan of Node.js, because not only can it do things like this in a few lines of JavaScript, it does it server side, and fast. So This article lays out step by step how to have node.js read and parse a CSV file stored in it's project, by using the CSV...
  3. Karma Test Results with TFS Build

    Our team has been using JasmineJs for unit testing our client side JavaScript code. We now have over 3,000 tests! In order to run these tests on multiple browsers we use Karma, the "Spectacular Test Runner for JavaScript" created by people from Google to run all our tests on multiple browsers. We are also using Microsoft's TFS Build (which is leaps and bounds improved over the old XAML build system) to run our tests in Gated Check ins, create build artifacts (dlls, installers, Azure...
  4. An Introduction to R for Java Developers

    As a Software Engineer I'm always keeping up to date with technology and one of the things that helps me do that is book reviews. Right now, I'm reviewing The Book of R: A First Course in Programming and Statistics by Tilman M. Davies. R is a programming language used in statistical computing and has gained in popularity in the recent years due to the explosion of data and its applications like Machine Learning.
  5. The Power of PowerShell.. And the Shell..

    "What is the one technology I need to learn to get a job like the one you have?" - this is a question I've received from time to time, and my answer would vary, depending on who asked. Or rather; who I perceive the questioner to be - I cannot *know* for a fact what most suits his or her particular ambitions and style.. But in the last few years my answer, more often than not, has been "PowerShell"! Simply because I see it as one of the most important and game-changing technologies to come out of...
  6. Microsoft Professional Degree Program (MPD)

    Microsoft a annoncé le programme Microsoft Professional Degree Program (MPD), le premier programme du genre crée pour répondre à l'évolution des besoins de formation des clients et utilisateurs et pour aider à combler le déficit de compétences surtout dans le Business Intelligence BIMPD est une initiative dirigée par Microsoft qui fournit aux professionnels ayant une expérience de la connaissance et pratique du monde réel pour développer leurs compétences dans des domaines critiques comme le cloud...
  7. Trying to demystify PowerShell conditional statements processing performance

    Recently, I was drafting some PowerShell codes and stumbled across which conditional statement should I use for a very simple task and decided to explore abit more on their performance differences.Below is a sample code that I have coded to display the result of the overall performance between some of the conditional statements method and it is purely for educational coding purposes.If anyone is interested to find out, copy the codes below, paste it on PowerShell ISE and run it.
  8. ASP .NET MVC - SignalR and Android

    I implemented a real time web channel within an ASP .NET MVC web Application through a SignalR Hub proxy, but on most of Android Browsers it not work well. It seems to work on some recent Android Chrome browsers, anyway to have a full compatibility in the Hub initialization i had to put a fallback to the "longPolling" mode in the case of Android devices, some code like this:if (isAndroid) { $.connection.hub.start({ transport: ['longPolling'] }).done(function () { receiver.server.processEvents(); ...
  9. Get all current Client Access Sessions per each CAS Exchange 2010 Server

    This script is based on Mike Pfeiffer'sIt shows how many users are currently connected to each CAS detailing each sessions per protocol (RPC, OWA and EAS)You can get the client load distribution per server, how many users are connected in each server and know when the mail client services are ready after a maintenance reboot.The following powershell script will grab performance counter data from each CAS server to determine the number of active EAS, OWA and RPC sessions:~~~powershell[PSObject[]]...
  10. You never believe how easily schedule VMs in Hyper-V

    In our company we has VDI infrastrucure with virtual machines pools working at Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2. Because we has many GPO, that fast changed, applied to workstation we need to reboot machines occasionally. But not used machines went to save state if not using about 10 minutes. So we decide write this script to "reboot machines" at night and create a task in windows scheduler. As we has 4 pools we create 4 scripts for pools VMs and 4 tasks, that run at night with interval...
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