One of the most important aspects of an application is usability. Designing your application to make the end-user’s job easy is challenging and not very easy to do. Some developers call this idiot-proofing your application, but I’m sure that there are more subtle ways to put this. Many good applications that rely on a database for storage, allow you to enter those connection details at installation time. Purushotham Agaraharam shows us how to do just that.
Then Scott Hanselman discusses Portable Class Libraries and this makes for some very interesting reading. PCL’s are really an exciting feature of .NET and one that has been blogged about endlessly. So there are many resources out there for any developer interested in PCL’s. Be sure to start with Scott’s post below.
Lastly, there is a new blog in town folks! TechSocial is an awesome new technology blog where you can get your Tech fix. Read today’s article on Bitcoin written by Jeffrey Denning. If you want to learn more about Bitcoin (which is a bit vague for many of us I’m sure), check out his excellent article. Have a great Thursday today. Here is The Daily Six Pack!
Feature link: Connection Strings During Installation
- Adding connection string during installation, Purushotham Agaraharam
- Cross-Platform Portable Class Libraries with .NET are Happening, Scott Hanselman
- Bitcoin Mining, the beginner’s guide, Jeffrey Denning
- InRelease for Visual Studio 2013 Preview Now Available, Soma Somasegar
- SQL Server T-SQL Tips & Tricks, Arash M. Dehghani
- How to move SQL Server database files (data or log) to new location, Alex Feng
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- James Michael Hare
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- The Dev Box by Janes Oosthuizen
- Dew Drop by Alvin Ashcraft
- Regular Geek by Robert Diana
- chodounsky.net by Jakub Chodounsky