Why Should You Pursue a Microsoft Certification?
If you’re considering taking a Microsoft Official Curriculum course (or your company is considering sending you to one) you should know that it’s a good choice for both of you. The most obvious benefit of taking a Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) course is that you’re getting information about Microsoft technologies from the source. Coupled with […]
A log4net Tutorial on .NET Application Logging
Logging frameworks are invaluable in application development. This log4net tutorial will look at it’s benefits as a logging framework, how to set it up and how to create entries. The Benefits of Software Logging Include Collecting data on the (mis)behavior of applications in production Looking for errors in logic when using a debugger is altering […]
Five C# 6.0 New Features to Look Forward To.
With Visual Studio 2015 due to ship this month, it seems like a good time to consider how C# 6.0 is going to make our professional lives just that little bit easier. C# 6 is more evolution then revolution. It’s about smoothing off some of the rough edges of the language. So there’s something for […]
Google’s “By Default” Cloud Storage Encryption Means very Little
Last week I passed along Google’s announcement that they now encrypt all cloud storage by default. I mentioned how this was following Amazon’s offerings of encryption for their S3 storage service. We have been comparing Amazon’s client-side and server-side encryption in Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course for some time, and now Google’s new service […]
Amazon Extends Services for Microsoft Technologies
As someone who works primarily with Microsoft technologies I was delighted to see the Amazon announcement yesterday that they are going to offer two additional options for developers. First, Amazon RDS is now going to include SQL Server in addition to MySQL and Oracle databases. SQL Server is available in a variety of versions on […]