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Unit testing using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon, and Karma

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh outlines how to set up a unit testing project using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon and Karma. I was trying to setup a project for unit testing using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon, and Karma and I quickly realized that there were so many moving parts that made it a bit challenging to...

Premier Support Helps Keep Santa Flying

Each year, NORAD Tracks Santa across the globe in an event that captures the heart of children and adults worldwide. Families can take part using a range of applications and devices to watch Santa’s progress in real time. Premier ADMs, Chris Mason, Bernard Apolinario, and developer consultant Geoff Gray share a glimpse of what goes into ...

Dissecting the ActionBlock: a Short Story About a Nasty Deadlock

I think almost every project in the real world uses some form of producer-consumer queue. The idea behind this problem is very simple. Application needs to decouple consumers of some data from the logic that processes it. Consider, for instance, the thread pool from the CLR: application can schedule some work using ThreadPool.QueueUserWorkItem...

Dissecting the code: yet another programmer’s blog

Hi everyone. My name is Sergey Tepliakov; I’m Senior Software Engineer at TSE(*) team at Microsoft. At my day-to-day job I’m working on a next-gen build engine with tons of very useful capabilities. But don’t worry, I’m not going to dig into this topic. At least for now:) Before joining Microsoft 2 years ago, I’ve been a Microsoft C...

How to Import Related Data into Dynamics 365

In this post, Senior ADM Justin Scott walks us through how to maintain entity/table relationships when importing data into Dynamics 365. A recent project I was on involved bringing over customer and contact information from another proprietary CRM application. Being newer to the Dynamics platform, one challenge was to figure out how to ...
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Rollback tests with TFS/VSTS

In this post, Premier ADM Mike Lapierre covers techniques to rollback bulk editing changes with TFS test cases. I was assisting a customer recently who was working on many TFS test cases, using Excel for bulk editing.  The Excel integration is great for editing regular fields but it can’t handle HTML fields like the description or the ...

Amazon Alexa Skills Development with Azure Active Directory and ASP.NET Core 1.0 Web API

In this post, Premier ADM, Rob Reilly, walks us through building Alexa Skills using Azure AD and ASP.NET Core Web API. Background Amazon Alexa is a technology developed by Amazon that takes voice commands, interprets them, and then takes action by sending requests on to API’s to perform a multitude of tasks only limited by your ...

One less click to download with Edge

This timesaver is shared by Premier ADM, Billy Sun with a simple tweak that can save you a few extra clicks downloading content with Edge. Ever since the release of Windows 10 and Spartan beta in early 2015, Edge has always been the default browser for the new OS. Unless you change the default manually, everything that would trigger the ...

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