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EF6 vs. EFCore: Source Code Beauty

Aesa Kamar

I was doing some comparative analysis on some of the libraries in Apache Spark when I stumbled upon this project, CodeFlower by fzianinotto. It represents source code visually by graphing each source file, linking them by their directory and dependency structure, sizing them by count of lines of code, and coloring them accordingly. The images are sized proportionately.
So I took a look at the two versions of Entity Framework that the DotNet team at Microsoft has been supporting and visualized them.
They probably make nice wall posters.

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Create Your First Chrome Extension Using Skills You Already Have

Introduction
As a web developer you’ve inevitably come across situations in which a tool does not exist to assist you with a particular task. The thought of developing your own solution is enticing, especially if it gives you a chance to use a technology you’ve been interested in learning. Unfortunately it’s easy to dismiss implementing your own solution because of uncertainty in the amount of overhead that may be involved. That’s where Google Chrome Extensions come in.
A Chrome Extension is a small program that runs from the Google Chrome browser. Developing a Chrome Extension involves a very minimal amount of overhead and mainly relies on your ability to utilize HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create a functioning web page.  As a web developer that’s great because it means you’re already well versed in creating Chrome Extensions…at least almost. This article will…

Tallan’s Dynamic Culture Recognized for High Employee Satisfaction and Retention

Gabriel Gomez

Here at Tallan, we are excited to announce our recognition as one of Hartford Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Connecticut!
While the award is a new one for us, we have been celebrating our uniqueness for many years. Our focus on talent has been a leading driver of innovation and year over year growth, but has also lead to increased employee retention and satisfaction in the process. We are committed to bringing out the best in our team, giving them the tools and guidance to deliver innovative software applications and expand their career.

 
With an eye on expansion to Dallas/Ft. Worth this year, Tallan will continue its accelerated growth, bringing on 45 new team members this year in various regions.
“We have been lucky enough to recruit and retain truly talented technologists and business leaders over the past 30 years,” says…

Power BI: See Your Data in a Whole New Light

Gabriel Gomez

In today’s competitive business environment, data is an integral piece in establishing trends and correlations that can be used to transform Business Intelligence into Business Action. But efforts to effectively gather, analyze and act upon these insights have historically taken a great deal of time, personnel resources and money. In fact, according to Forrester, 80% of business intelligence efforts are spent on integrating business data with a platform of choice, yet 70% of the data produced in those efforts lack value or are completely irrelevant. That is hundreds of thousands of dollars and many months of work put in on something that ultimately doesn’t accomplish anything for the business!
Microsoft Power BI eliminates the guesswork, wasted time and energy in data integration and analysis. This user-friendly platform is designed to integrate business data from various sources and transform it into visualizations…

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