Speed Matters – Turbo Charging Data Services with EF Core

Premier Developer consultant Rob Vettor brings us this post on performance of the new Entity Framework Core. Entity Framework Core (EF Core) has arrived and brings with it several long-awaited improvements. Officially released this past June, EF Core is a complete rewrite of the Entity Framework. While the high-level developer APIs (DbContext, LINQ queries, etc.)…

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Xamarin Forms: Avoiding data binding in ListViews

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Bill Reiss shows us how to avoid data binding in List Views for Xamarin Forms. This post was inspired by Jason Smith’s Evolve session discussing performance in Xamarin Forms. Jason gives a lot of great information and I highly recommend watching the video. At one…

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.NET Lifecycle, Roadmap, and Announcements

In this post, Application Developer Managers, Joe Irizarry and Reed Robison provide an update on .NET – spanning new announcements, roadmap updates, and important support lifecycle changes. With the release of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 last week, it might be a good time to review upcoming support lifecycle changes as well as…


Web App Performance : Are you listening to your logs?

In this post, Principal Application Developer Manager, Reed Robison explains how a periodic review of IIS Log data, often ignored and archived, provides valuable insight into the operational health and performance of web applications.   We recently posted about how a focus on DevOps is changing the way IT Operations and Developers work together to…