Leveraging Visual Studio 2012 for Node.js development

4 years ago

Lately I have been working through many good tutorials and books on Node.js. I have always wondered whether or not I could use Visual Studio as my development environment when developing for Node.js. I had a couple of things I wanted; First, I wanted to be able to use the syntax highlighting and formatting tools within Visual Studio. Second, I wanted to take advantage of the improved JavaScript Intellisense available in Visual Studio. Finally, I wanted to integrate the Run step in Visual Studio with the Node.js server. I have been reading an excellent eBook, “Node Cookbook”

Sidney Andrews

Dynamic Self-Hosting of a WCF Application in a WPF PRISM Module

5 years ago

Typically when developing an enterprise-class desktop application, a WCF service would be set up to separate the presentation tier from any tiers below it (i.e. Business Logic, Data Access). Self-hosting of a WCF service has always been an option, but many times we shy away from it because that would bring about tight coupling between our UI code and processing layers. The advantage to self-hosting is a lightweight and easy n-tier application that we can install without having to build a complex installer or forcing our users to use IIS. Leveraging PRISM and Unity, we can actually build the

Sidney Andrews