Service Bus is a newly released technology by Microsoft (October 24th 2012). It aims at being an on-premise equivalent to its Azure Service counter part. It implements a subset of its cloud counter part (install notes).
Windows Server Service Bus (WSSB) is part of Windows Server licensing and is therefore 'free'.
The product comes with a configuration...
This technology is similar to cookies in browser and advertisers to know which iPhone user has looked at which ads on which web site. It is anonymous in the sense that no other information beyond your ID is...
MSDN Magazine cool article about Windows Store App (aka Modern App, aka Metro Style app) lifecycle.
The author, Rachel Appel, raise the veil from how an app is managed by the OS in Windows 8.
Actually there are few states for an application to be in and few transitions but the devil is in the details!
The following article discusses the code review & annotation feature of Visual Studio 2012.
Finally integrated in Visual Studio & TFS, this feature is another step forward to integrate the entire Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in one toolset.
I am designing a back-end where Database contention is the number-one issue for scalability.
We use those darn distributed transactions and therefore I do not know how long the transaction my component is participating into will last. If a transaction remains open for a few seconds, many of those would create contention in the Database my component is using. This...