Computer Science in Education: Women and Men Brains

The subject title “Women and Men Brains” sounds like promotional messaging for zombies. =^)   Liz tweeted out this article:   https://www.witi.com/articles/1096/Advice-for-Google:-Don’t-Fire-Men…Convert-Them!/   It states that women and men think differently. Is that even true? You can see that idea in the image: To be honest, there are severe debates about whether this is true,…


MXChip IoT DevKit is available for pre-ordering

DevKit is available for pre-ordering During the past two months, we have been keeping sending out preview IoT DevKit for evaluation to a selective group of requestors. And we see increasing demand for the kits from developers around the world, from Canada to Brazil, from Sweden to Sri Lanka. It is amazing and encouraging for…


.NET Core Test Explorer for Visual Studio Code

Several years ago, could you image that you could develop .NET on your favourite OS (macOS, Linux or Windows) with great developer experience? Now, the dream comes true. With the .NET Core and Visual Studio Code, you could develop .NET on any platform with the great code editor. How about the testing? In Visual Studio,…


Demystifying decision forests

By Michele Usuelli, Lead Data Scientist   This article doesn’t require a data science background, but just some basic understanding of predictive analytics. Besides that, all the concepts are explained from scratch, including a popular algorithm called the “decision forest”. Throughout the article you won’t see any fancy or advanced machine learning algorithm, but by the…


Small Basic 1.3 (for Microsoft Store) available now!

Small Basic 1.3 is now available to download from the Windows Store! We’ve got some great new features, including support for three new languages, a new Startup Help page when it loads, and of course, more bug fixes.  If you’ve already installed it through the Windows Store, your app will update. NOTES: Small Basic for…


Where are my Long Term Retention backups (using PowerShell)

The original post is now outdated and for that reason the content was removed. Please check the current version official documentation at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-long-term-retention#comments-container https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-manage-long-term-backup-retention-powershell In case you cannot see the backups, please take a look at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuresqldbsupport/2018/10/23/i-cannot-see-the-long-term-retention-ltr-backups/ Thank you!


Exceptions: Sempre use try-finally

A interface IDisposable e try-finally tem uma relação muito próxima. IDisposable é uma interface que implementa o método Dispose, que realiza a limpeza dos recursos de forma determinística. Normalmente esse método é chamado dentro de um bloco finally. Existe a forma equivalente de chamar o Dispose através do using. A regra é simples: se o…


Microservices and Docker containers: Architecture, Patterns and Development guidance (Updated for .NET Core 2.0)

Updated for .NET Core 2.0 “wave” of technologies (Nov. 15th 2017) Earlier this year, we published this eBook and sample application offering guidance for architecting microservices and Docker containers based applications. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of .NET…


Exceptions: The timeout period elapsed prior to obtaining a connection from the pool

Use try-finally para resolver seu problema de “The timeout period elapsed prior to obtaining a connection from the pool”. Já comentei nos artigos anteriores sobre as construções: try-catch try-catch-finally Dessa vez vou falar quando usar o try-finally. Exemplo Criei um programa que executa uma Stored Procedure no SQL Server. A versão é bastante simplificada, mas…