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  • Getting Started With Entity Framework Core - Database-First DevelopmentOct 12, 2017. This article is the first part of the series on Getting Started with Entity Framework Core. In this post, we will build an ASP.NET Core MVC application that performs basic data access using Entity Framework Core. We will explore the database-first approach and see how models are created from an existing database. We will also take a look at how classes become the link between the database and ASP.NET Core MVC Controller.
  • What Is The Easiest And Quickest Way To Test An Application's Web APIsOct 12, 2017. The easiest way to test an application's API is the use of Windows PowerShell or Visual Studio Package Manager Console. I will show you step-by-step how to use PowerShell or PM(Package Manager Console) to test an application's Web APIs.
  • Using Optional Query Parameters With Microsoft Graph API - Part OneOct 12, 2017. While Microsoft already has all the documentation to cover all its technology, in this article I will try to explain these ODATA query parameters with some different angles and usage scenarios. I’m sure you will enjoy reading this article and learn something new.
  • How To Use Fiddler With ASP.NET Web API TestingOct 11, 2017. If you are developer, tester or a manager, sometimes understanding the various methods of API can be a challenge when building and consuming the application.
  • How To Connect OneDrive To Google Drive With Microsoft FlowOct 05, 2017. This article helps you to learn how to create a Flow between the OneDrive files and Google Drive files.
  • How To Use Postman With ASP.NET Core Web API TestingOct 04, 2017. If you are developer, tester, or a manager, sometimes understanding the various methods of API can be a challenge when building and consuming the application.
  • Creating Custom Gulp Tasks In SPFx SolutionsOct 03, 2017. Let us see how to create and test the gulp tasks in the SharePoint Framework solutions.
  • Office 365 Development With Visual Studio 2017 - Part TwoOct 03, 2017. When Visual Studio 2017 was launched earlier this year, I wrote an article to provide glimpses on how to get started with Office 365 development with VS 2017 and different project templates available in VS 2017. You can read it here.
  • Convert HTML Files To DOCX Files With MariGold.OpenXHTMLSep 30, 2017. This tutorial explains how to create an HTML to DOCX converter with a C# windows application.
  • Get Started With Cortana DevelopmentSep 29, 2017. Cortana is Microsoft's AI assistant built-in to Windows 10 devices. Cortana now will also be available via speaker. C# and .NET developers can start building Cortana skills using Visual Studio 2017. Cortana can use your bots, connect with services, work with websites, and even be used to build standalone apps, similar to Alexa. Cortana standalone apps are called Cortana Skills.
  • Default(T) In GenericsSep 27, 2017. Default represents default value of T parameter in generics intructions. In several cases, the default keyword is an absolute unknown and we think it’s unnecessary or its functionality is null. There are many development moments with the generics classes where the default keyword can be useful.
  • Unit Test In .NET Core Application Using MStestSep 26, 2017. In this article, I am going to explain how to perform unit testing in .NET core using MStest.
  • Understanding Gulp Tasks In SharePoint Framework SolutionsSep 24, 2017. Let us look deeply into the Gulp tasks we use in SharePoint framework solutions. Gulp helps in automating the manual tasks done in a solution. Say for example, when you create SharePoint framework solution, you try to test the web parts using the gulp tasks. The tasks are defined using gulpfile.js present in the SPFx solution.
  • Exposing Local Web Server To Internet Using NgrokSep 19, 2017. I was recently working on some bot framework applications where I wanted to test if my bot application was working properly with different available channels like Facebook messenger, Skype etc. But there was one problem. Before I could integrate my bot with different channels, I needed to publish my bot application and register it on http://dev.botframework.com/ site. Also the endpoint should support HTTPS. This is where ngrok comes into play.
  • If I Ran A Software Company - Part OneSep 17, 2017. I am sure most developers wished they could run a software company or development team in the hopes to do it better. I am one of these developers. I have lead teams before and even was Director of Development for a short time at Proflowers.com. But, I have never run a software company, except for my own consulting company called NicheWare that I started in the 90’s that only has one employee… me!
  • Introduction To SharePoint Framework (SPFx) - Zero To Hero Series - Part OneSep 17, 2017. SharePoint Framework is also abbreviated as SPFx. SharePoint Framework offers modern technologies, Node-based development, TypeScript, etc. that are applied to SharePoint and Office 365 development.
  • Seven Reasons Why Swift Is A Must For iOS App DevelopmentSep 13, 2017. With the launch of several programming languages, a developer is often confused as to which technology to use. They are have the dilemma of choosing between Objective C and Swift, both of which are considered to be fine technologies for IOS app development. Recently in an event, Apple unveiled Swift as its new programming language and thereby created a new demand for Swift developers required for quality IOS development.
  • Update Managed Metadata Field Using SharePoint Designer 2013 WorkflowSep 12, 2017. In this article, I am going to explain how we can update a managed metadata field using SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow. This solution will work for both SharePoint 2013 On-Premise and SharePoint Online (Office 365). I tested the below solution in Office 365 environment.
  • Create Local Notification In Xamarin.Forms Using Visual StudioSep 04, 2017. Xamarin is the best cross platform tool to develop mobile applications. It provides cross platform app development in C#, so we don’t need to write java or Objective C. We can just use C# and leverage the same for all the platforms. Xamarin also helps us by providing the designers with the different platforms like Android,IOS,etc.
  • Create Timer Task Application In Xamarin.Forms Using Visual StudioSep 04, 2017. Xamarin is the best cross platform tool to develop mobile applications. It provides cross platform app development in C#, so we don’t need to write java or Objective C. We can just use C# and leverage the same for all the platforms. Xamarin also helps us by providing the designers with the different platforms like Android,IOS,etc.
  • Create StopWatch Application In Xamarin.Forms Using Visual StudioSep 04, 2017. Xamarin is the best cross platform tool to develop mobile applications. It provides cross platform app development in C#, so we don’t need to write java or Objective C. We can just use C# and leverage the same for all the platforms. Xamarin also helps us by providing the designers with the different platforms like Android,IOS,etc.
  • Load Testing Web Service Using Visual StudioSep 04, 2017. Web Services are the more commonly developed and used to expose the APIs for other systems to consume. Number of external systems consume the web services on a frequent basis.
  • Platform Mobile Analytics Tools For Efficient App ManagementSep 04, 2017. Analytics is crucial for an effective app management. Modern app analytics tools let you know whether your app is functioning as it should or there is a need for upgrading. Nowadays, the selection of these tools is impressive. The choice of the right tool helps not only speed up your return on investment for, let’s say, the cost of outsourcing app development or any other development expenses but also arrange future business outgoings.
  • Develop ChatBot On NodeJS platform Using Microsoft Bot Framework (Part One) - Quick Start For BeginnersSep 02, 2017. Microsoft bot framework includes Bot Builder tools which will help bot development. Bot Builder is an open-source SDK. It supports .NET, Node.js, and REST. The Bot Builder SDK for Node.js uses Express & Restify frameworks. In this article, we are going to develop a chatbot on NodeJs platform.
  • Develop ChatBot On NodeJS Platform Using Microsoft Bot Framework (Part Two) - Manage Conversation Using Root DialogSep 02, 2017. In article Develop ChatBot on NodeJs platform Using Microsoft Bot Framework (Part One) - Quick start for beginners, we have discussed about where and how to start with development of chatbot on NodeJs platform using Microsoft Bot Framework. In this article we are going to see usage of Dialogs which will help us to manage conversation flow.
  • Integration Testing In .NET Core 2.0Sep 01, 2017. This blog post shows you how to create an in-memory integration testing framework that is quick and easy to setup for a .NET Core 2.0 Web Service.
  • Custom Left Navigation In SharePoint 2013Sep 01, 2017. In this article, I explore how to create a custom left navigation using Out of Box, without custom development. As we know that there are a lot of ways of creating left navigation, here you will see a new approach for creating a custom left navigation in SharePoint 2013.
  • SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Development Machine SetupAug 31, 2017. SharePoint Framework is the way to go for the SharePoint developers. Having said that it’s of utmost importance that SharePoint developers like me start preparing ourselves for this next gen development model for SharePoint.
  • Syncfusion SfRating Control In UWP With XAML And C#Aug 31, 2017. Reading this article, we will learn how to use Syncfusion SfRating Control in Universal Windows Apps development with XAML and Visual C#.
  • Syncfusion Calculator Control In UWP With XAML And C#Aug 28, 2017. In this article, we will learn how to use Syncfusion Calculator Control in Universal Windows Apps development with XAML and Visual C#.
  • Create ToolBar Menu Items In Xamarin.Forms Using Visual StudioAug 24, 2017. Xamarin is the best cross platform tool to develop mobile applications. It provides cross platform app development in C#, so we don’t need to write java or Objective C. We can just use C# and leverage the same for all the platforms. Xamarin also helps us by providing designers with different platforms like Android, IOS, etc.
  • Getting Started With .NET Core 2.0Aug 24, 2017. Microsoft just announced the next version of its open source software development framework, .NET Core. The new version i.e., .NET Core 2.0, is a much improved and mature version compared to its predecessor, 1.0.
  • Static Resource Using Xamarin.Forms Version (1.0)Aug 22, 2017. Xamarin is a platform that allows us to create multi-platform mobile applications for platforms like Windows, iOS, and Android, through a single integrated development environment (IDE). We will discuss how to create a Static Resource using Xamarin.Forms (or) cross-platform from VS2017.
  • How To Use Microsoft Graph Provider In Visual Studio Connected ServicesAug 22, 2017. In this article, I am introducing the newly added Microsoft Graph Provider in Visual Studio 15.3.1. This article demonstrates how a developer can use this feature to work with Microsoft Graph API.
  • Building Serverless Mobile App With Azure Functions Using Xamarin.FormsAug 20, 2017. Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code in the cloud. We can create, execute, and test our custom logic function without creating a VM or web applications and also without needing to install any software or infrastructure to run the function. In this article, we'll learn how to implement azure functions and directly call through HTTP from Xamarin Forms Application
  • Introduction To ProtractorAug 18, 2017. Protractor is an E2E UI automation testing tool for angular or Angular JS and it is very similar to selenium webdriver. Angularhas some extra web elements like ng-model, ng-if so we can’t test angular applications without Protractor. Protractor is built on the top of WebDriverJS that uses native events and browser-specific drivers which interact with web application.
  • Docker And Docker Tool In Visual Studio 2015Aug 17, 2017. Docker is an open-source project for automating the deployment of applications as portable, self-sufficient containers that can run on the cloud or on-premises. Build Once and Run Anywhere is the mantra for Docker. Docker is also a company that promotes and evolves this technology, working in collaboration with cloud, Linux, and Windows vendors, including Microsoft. Docker image containers can run natively on Windows and Linux. The blog is mainly focused on explaining Docker, how to install Docker on development environments and how to run the ASP.Net Core application on it.
  • Getting Started With Microsoft Azure Functions Using Visual Studio 2017Aug 17, 2017. Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code in the cloud. We can create, execute, and test our custom logic function without creating a VM or web applications and also without needing to install any software or infrastructure to run the function.
  • How To Create And Test Azure Functions Using Azure PortalAug 15, 2017. Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code in the cloud. We can create, execute, and test our custom logic function without creating a VM or web applications and also without needing to install any software or infrastructure to run the function. In this article, you will learn about create and test azure functions using azure Portal.
  • SharePoint 2016/2013 - How To Install SharePoint Client Components SDKAug 12, 2017. In this article, we will look for another necessary component that is required when preparing client machines for CSOM based PowerShell Development.
  • Who Is An Enterprise ArchitectAug 10, 2017. Earlier, I wrote two posts on the basics of EA, but in this post, I am taking a step back and trying to explain the difference between an IT Architecture and an Enterprise Architecture and sequentially I will explain the difference between a Solution provider (often called as solutioner) and an Architect.
  • Passing Data To AWS Lambda Function And Invoking It Using AWS CLIAug 09, 2017. In previous article, we learnt about AWS lambda structure and how a lambda function can be invoked. Before we go further, there are couple of things which are very important to consider while doing local development and production deployment.
  • Custom Content Page Using Xamarin.FormsAug 09, 2017. Xamarin is a platform that allows us to create multi-platform mobile applications like Windows phone, Apple iOS, and Android through a single integrated development environment (IDE). This platform allows the designers to develop and design various mobile platform applications within a limited period. We will discuss how to create CustomContentPage using Xamarin.Forms (or) cross platform from VS2017.
  • Dependency Injection - Part One -Tightly Coupled ApplicationAug 07, 2017. It is a best practice to use interfaces instead of concrete classes. These interfaces can then be mocked at the time of unit testing, which will prevent any call to the actual database. Also, it is a good practice to stop "newing-up" objects in classes.
  • Using MasterPage In Xamarin.FormAug 04, 2017. Xamarin is a platform that allows us to create multi-platform mobile applications like Windows phone, Apple iOS, and Android through a single integrated development environment (IDE). We will discuss how to create MasterDetail Page applications from VS2017. There are many plugins available for Xamarin Cross platform including Stack Layout, Label,ScrollView and buttons.
  • How To Setup Development Environment For CSOM Based Powershell DevelopmentAug 03, 2017. In this article, we will explore the steps that can be helpful in setting up the client machines for PowerShell development.
  • Making Web Sites Look Like Native Apps Without the App StoreAug 02, 2017. Earning a place on a user's home screen is key to engagement with customers. The automatic Add to Home Screen Experience provides this capability to progressive web applications. This is driven by the web manifest file, providing valuable meta information to the browser.
  • nopCommerce Plugin Project Template For Visual Studio 2017Aug 02, 2017. In this article, we will talk about a Visual Studio extension which simplifies the nopCommerce plugin development.
  • Agile Principles That Apply To DevOpsJul 31, 2017. DevOps is a “culture”, where development, test, and operations work together in a collaborative manner to automate delivery of quality software. DevOps culture develops “production-first mindset”. I.e. applying DevOps ensures that your code is always ready to be deployed to production.
  • Data Science - Basics Of Statistics - Part OneJul 28, 2017. Data Science means Science which is being driven by data, by means of getting useful insights from the set of data available, plotting the data visually and predicting the future.
  • Getting Started With Git Version ControlJul 28, 2017. In this article, we will discuss in details about the Git Version Control, how to install the Git in Windows and why we need to use Git version control for software development.
  • API Testing With PostmanJul 27, 2017. Postman is a rest client with an API development suite with powerful features. Postman is a google chrome application for testing API calls which can also be used with the Developer Tools Utility to test these API calls and not have to worry about importing any files or setting up Authentication.
  • Getting Started With The Custom Project Template Using Visual Studio 2017Jul 27, 2017. Visual Studio provides many inbuilt templates for creating a project. In this article we can create a new project template as per your client or product requirement and use your project template on multiple developers. Visual Studio provides wizards to help you generate templates from projects that are open in the integrated development environment (IDE).
  • Execution Of Test Cases In Sequential Order Using Selenium Webdriver - Part TwoJul 26, 2017. In my previous article of "Execution Of Test Cases In Sequential And Parallel Using Selenium Webdriver" we learned the usage of selenium webdriver
  • This Will Help Manual Testers Not Get FiredJul 25, 2017. Development methodologies like Agile, DevOps, Test Driven Development, Continuous Testing and Continuous Deployment etc. have replaced software development approaches that put testing at the end of development. The one common thread across these development methodologies is that testing is now placed in the heart of software development. That, and test automation has been an instrumental enabler of these methodologies.
  • React Tutorials - Day Six - FluxJul 24, 2017. Flux is a programming architecture and concept where data flows in an unidirectional way. Flux is not a framework or library, it is just an architecture pattern that was developed by Facebook along with the React View library to manage the data flow into our application. Flux makes it easier to track the changes and bugs during development.
  • Prism In Xamarin.Forms Application For Android And UWPJul 21, 2017. Reading this article, you will learn how to use prism in Xamarin Forms application for Android and Universal Windows Platform with XAML and Visual C# in cross platform application development.
  • Code First Development Approach With Entity FrameworkJul 20, 2017. Which one to use in your project is completely your choice and also what you already have in place. Meaning are you designing/developing something from scratch or you already have got DB or domain classes, and also what are your preferences, meaning do you prefer to design classes first and then let your DB gets developed from those classes or you like to design visual class diagram first.
  • Execution Of Test Cases In Sequential And Parallel Using Selenium WebdriverJul 18, 2017. Selenium is an open source tool, which is used to execute the test scripts or the test cases on web applications. As we know Selenium is an open source tool, which supports various programming languages such as Java,C#, PHP,JavaScript, Ruby etc. Selenium supports various operating systems to execute the test scripts on web applications like Windows, Linux, MacOS etc. Selenium is written using one of the famous programming languages; i.e. Java, and its a cross-platform.
  • Take Picture With Android Camera Using Xamarin Native ApplicationJul 16, 2017. Reading this article, you will learn how to create camera application in Xamarin application for Android Platform with XAML and Visual C# in cross platform application development.
  • How To Create Simple Game Play Application Using Cross PlatformJul 15, 2017. Xamarin is a platform that allows us to create multi-platform mobile applications like (Windows phone, Apple iOS , Android) through a single integrated development environment (IDE). This platform allows the designers to develop and design various mobile platform applications within a limited period. We will discuss how to create game applications using Xamarin.Forms (or) cross platform from VS2017. There are many plugins available including Stack Layout, Label and button.
  • Creating A Database-Driven MVC Image Gallery With ThumbnailsJul 12, 2017. MVC Image Gallery, Save Image in a database, Retrieve Images from a database, Create Image thumbnail from the database, Upload Image through Ajax, Fancy Box Gallery
  • Learn ASP.NET Core Using Angular 2Jul 10, 2017. Asp.net is a new open source and cross-platform framework for building modern cloud-based application, such as web apps, IoT apps and mobile backends.it was architected to provide an optimized development framework for apps that are deployed to the cloud.
  • Quick start - Development Of Chat Bot Using Microsoft Bot Framework - For BeginnersJul 08, 2017. In solution explorer, you will see WebApiConfig.cs file, Controllers and Dialogs folders. 'MessageController' is inherited from 'System.Web.Http.ApiController'. Bot application is nothing but webapis which will be called from chat window to get response.
  • Chat Bot Using Microsoft Bot Framework With LUIS - Part TwoJul 08, 2017. Click on ‘Publish App’ option in left hand side bar menu. It will show following page. Here you can choose Endpoint Key. Select purchased key. If you have not purchased any key then select Bootstrap key, which is for experimental purposes. In ‘Publish Settings’, you can select Endpoint slots as Staging or Production. If you select it as Staging, it will be available over http but you can’t access it though chat bot app. For our development select it as Production.
  • Deploying A Simple Bot With Bot Builder SDK Using Visual Studio 2017Jul 05, 2017. In this article , I am going to show how to create and configure a bot using visual studio and also how to run that bot using Bot Emulator in our local system. This article also shows how to build a bot by using the Bot Application template and the Bot Builder SDK for .NET, and then testing it with the Bot Framework Emulator.
  • Creating TreeView For MVC 5Jul 03, 2017. We're going to extend JsTree from JS to MVC and we'll render HTML tags from the database using custom development in the model.
  • ASP.NET MVC 5 - JQuery Image Difference/Comparison PluginJul 02, 2017. This article is about interactive visual image comparison using JQuery based plugins. Modern web development focuses more and more on user interaction due to which there are tons of cool interactive plugins available to be integrated in any web platform. Twenty Twenty is one such plugin which provides interactive image comparison visualization. This JQuery based plugin can be utilized to showcase product comparison in a more interactive way.
  • MVVM In WPFJun 29, 2017. MVVM is an architecture pattern which facilitates separation of projects into three logical layers with their own responsibilities. It facilitates modern techniques such as Separation of Concern, Unit testing and TDD. It is set of guidelines, that, when used, makes it easier to develop applications.
  • Overview of Reactive Approach In AngularJun 27, 2017. In this tutorial, I am talking about two approaches that Angular offers - Template Driven and Data Driven (Reactive Approach).
  • Overview Of Selenium LocatorsJun 26, 2017. This article explains Selenium Locators.
  • Deploying A Form Bot Using Microsoft Azure Bot ServiceJun 26, 2017. This article shows how to create,deploy and test the Form Bot using Microsoft Azure Bot services.
  • Working With PowerShell DrivesJun 25, 2017. Windows PowerShell drives are data store locations that you can access like any other ?le system drives in Windows PowerShell. The Windows PS providers create some drives for you, such as the ?le system drives (including C: and D:). Below examples provides you how to work with PowerShell Drives in Windows PowerShell.
  • Assets In Unity For Rapid Game DevelopmentJun 21, 2017. This article demonstrates how to use assets to develop a game in Unity.
  • Database Driven Development And Developing The User Interface Using C#Jun 21, 2017. In this article, I am going to explain about Database Driven Development and Developing the User Interface Using C#.
  • A Day With A Software Engineer Who Changes Text Labels OnlyJun 16, 2017. This article will explain the way Software Engineers, who never focus on technical learning and remain busy in text label changing only.
  • Moving App Development and Testing to the CloudJun 09, 2017. Watch this video to learn how to move your application development to cloud.
  • Getting Started With ReactJS - Environment SetupMay 31, 2017. In this article, we will learn how to set up the environment for React development. First of all we need to install NodeJS.
  • IFrame Execution Using Selenium WebDriver - Part TwoMay 31, 2017. In this article, we will see the execution of iframe using Selenium WebDdriver.
  • IFrame Execution Using Selenium Webdriver - Part OneMay 30, 2017. In this article, we will see the execution of iframe using selenium webdriver.
  • How To Test Our Xamarin.iOS Or Xamarin.Forms App Without A MacMay 26, 2017. How to test our Xamarin.iOS or Xamarin.Forms app without a Mac.
  • How To Perform Unit Test Using Jasmine In Angular 2 - Day Twenty EightMay 26, 2017. In this article, we will discuss how to perform Unit test , using Jasmine in Angular 2.0.
  • Getting Started With SharePoint Framework Development Using PnP JSMay 19, 2017. Getting Started with SharePoint Framework development using PnP JS.
  • Basics Of Enterprise Architecture - Part TwoMay 19, 2017. Basics of Enterprise Architecture.
  • Most Valued ProfessionalMay 15, 2017. This article presents my thoughts on getting MVP for the third time.
  • Provision Custom Sharepoint List Using SharePoint Framework Development ModelMay 15, 2017. Provision Custom SharePoint List using SharePoint Framework development model
  • A First Look At The New Microsoft Graph Explorer - Part OneMay 09, 2017. In this article, I will introduce you to the new Microsoft Graph Explorer and how you can work with it.
  • Basics Of Enterprise Architecture - Part OneMay 06, 2017. In this article, you will learn the basics of Enterprise Architecture.
  • Register Your Application To Work With Office 365 – Part OneMay 05, 2017. Register Your Application To Work With Office 365.
  • Setting Up Development Environment For XamarinMay 02, 2017. Setting Up Development Environment For Xamarin.
  • SharePoint Framework - How To Prepare Environment For Development With SharePoint FrameworkApr 28, 2017. In this article, we will look for the steps required to get a developer machine ready for starting with SharePoint Development, using SharePoint Framework.
  • Office 365 Development With Visual Studio 2017Apr 22, 2017. This article illustrates Office 365 development with Visual Studio 2017.
  • Software Testing!! BDD, AAA-Structure And Mocking For Unit TestingApr 16, 2017. In this article, you will learn about naming conventions, body structure and object mocking of the test method for unit testing.
  • 21 Common Lifetime Mistakes About Software DevelopmentApr 15, 2017. This article tells about 21 common lifetime mistakes about software development.
  • Software Testing - Best Practices And Principles To Write Unit TestingApr 14, 2017. In this article, you will learn best practices and principles to write Unit testing.
  • Getting Started With API Testing Utilities - JSON Server And PostmanApr 13, 2017. Getting started with API testing utilities - JSON Server and Postman.
  • A Basic Introduction To Unit Test For BeginnersApr 11, 2017. In this article, you will learn what unit test is and how to use it, using C# language.
  • SharePoint 2013 - Disable Loopback CheckApr 11, 2017. In this article, we will discuss how to disable loop back check for development VMs to avoid certain complexities during the development process.
  • SharePoint Online - How To Install SharePoint Online Management ShellApr 11, 2017. In this article, we will see the steps to setup the development machines with SharePoint Online Management Shell.
  • Working With Out, Exception And Literal Enhancements In C# 7.0Apr 10, 2017. This article explains about out, exception and literal related enhancements in C# 7.0 and demonstrates that how to use them in software development.

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