Getting Started Building 3D Simulations In Unity3D, Part 1

Greg Yotz .NET, Mobile, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial 2 Comments

Welcome to part one of a three-part blog series on Unity 3D. In this series, we will create a simple 3D game in Unity3D with rich controls. Part one will cover how to set up Unity3D. Part two will teach you how to control Unity3D using C#. The third and final post in this series will delve into actually making …

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Golden Service Fabric Hammer

James Bradley .NET, Microservices, Service Fabric, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial Leave a Comment

I had some time before my next project started up, so David Pitt asked me to research and write a blog on Service Fabric. It sounded terrifying. First off, I’m not really what you would call articulate. I finish only half of sentences that I… well, I would hate talking to me. Secondly, I hadn’t yet had as much of a chance …


Seriate: The Glue Between SQL Server and Node.js

Chris Berry .NET, JavaScript, Node.js, Technology Snapshot 6 Comments

An example Node.js application which connects to a SQL server and serves up data via HTTP endpoints. Before leaving my last client, I was asked if it was possible for Node.js to connect to Microsoft’s SQL Server. The reasoning behind this was that the company wanted to move away from a pure Microsoft stack because of the cost and try …

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Microservices à la Service Fabric

Chase Aucoin .NET, Docker, Microservices, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

Service Fabric is a massively progressive step for Microsoft. At the core, it is a distributed systems platform used to build scalable and reliable applications. But it gives the benefits of containerizing deployable bits, in addition to having Microservices best practices built-in. In this article, we will see how to quickly get up and running with Service Fabric, as well as why you …


SignalR Server-Side Timer

John Holland .NET, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

Recently, I had the fairly simple task of using SignalR to push out to logged-in users the dreaded impending “Site Maintenance” message. The Product Owners wanted to keep it simple and straightforward, since it would not be something they would be doing all that often. That said, when they would need to do it, they needed it to be easy. It was determined that …

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Microservices in the Microsoft Enterprise

Jeff Hopper .NET, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

Recently Keyhole wrote the white paper “Predicting The Future Of Development.” The white paper recommends enterprises move away from the Monolithic­-based architectures that “have been a common approach for the enterprise, where all application functionality is placed in a single deployable unit.” Instead the recommendation is to move towards Single-Page Applications and Microservices that “breaks up functionality into smaller runtime elements …


Real-Time Website Data Using SignalR

John Holland .NET, Databases, Technology Snapshot 2 Comments

When I was tasked with using SignalR to implement the real-time updating of data on a project I was working on, I was excited. Namely because it is a newer technology and I have always welcomed learning new technologies – especially when there is an immediate need to implement it, as opposed to reading about the technology and then never …


Node.js Meets .NET – Edge.js

Brian Wetzel .NET, JavaScript, Node.js Leave a Comment

With so much JavaScript development on the client side, it only makes sense that developers and organizations would want to develop server side applications using JavaScript as well.  Node.js has become a popular choice for building server side applications using JavaScript because of its asynchronous event-driven model and many libraries and extensions that are available. But sometimes JavaScript is not …