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Friday, August 1, 2014

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 1/August/2014 - Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook


Today’s half-price deal of the day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781849686709.do?code=MSDEAL is Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook.

“Working with a varied set of upcoming technologies is a challenge. Visual Studio 2012 is all about enabling you to develop and manage these consumer-focused and business-focused apps. It provides best-in-class tools that propel developers to create new apps or evolve existing ones, and it enables individuals and teams to deliver continuous value and agility. In conjunction, .NET 4.5 provides expansive capabilities for developers to work on all forms of apps and services, from client to mobile to web to cloud, enabling them to get to the market fast. This book shows you exactly how to do this, and much more. It focuses on giving expertise on upcoming technologies through complete architectural insights of .NET infrastructure and hands on examples.”

APress Deal of the Day 1/August/2014 - Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript


Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430247166 is Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript.

Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript teaches you everything you need to know about how to make video games. If you’ve never done any programming before and don’t know where to start, this book will show you how to make games from start to finish. You’ll learn all the latest programming technologies (HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript) to create your games. All written in a fun and friendly style with open-ended projects that encourage you to build your own original games”

Thursday, July 31, 2014

O’Reilly Half-price deal on AngularJS E-Books to 05:00 PT 5/August/2014


O’Reilly are offering a half-price deal on AngularJS e-books and videos at http://shop.oreilly.com/category/deals/angularjs.do?code=WKANJS until 05:00 PT 5/August/2014.

“AngularJS is an open source framework powered by Google for dynamic web applications. Its focus on separating application logic from DOM manipulation leads to lighter web apps that are easy to test, extend, and maintain as they grow. Fully extensible, AngularJS works well with most other libraries.”

 

 

New Horizons reaches 30!


At 08:00 hours UTC/GMT on 30/July/2014, the New Horizons space probe reached 30 Au from the Sun (30 times the average distance of the Earth from the Sun)!

Congratulations to Alan Stern and his team!

From the diagram below, New Horizons looks as if it has crossed the orbit of Neptune, but this does not take place until next month!

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 31/July/2014 - SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Development Cookbook


Today’s half-price Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781849689809.do?code=MSDEAL is SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Development Cookbook.

“Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system. As a database, it is a software product whose primary function is to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications. SQL Server Analysis Services adds OLAP and data mining capabilities for SQL Server databases. OLAP (online analytical processing) is a technique for analyzing business data for effective business intelligence.”

Saturday, July 26, 2014

APress Deal of the Day 26/Jul/2014 - Beginning WebGL for HTML5


Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430239963 is Beginning WebGL for HTML5.

Beginning WebGL for HTML5 quickly gets you up to speed with WebGL and shaders within the browser. You'll learn techniques, frameworks, and tools that will enable increased productivity, better rendering performance, and enhanced realism. ”

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebGL, WebGL is “(Web Graphics Library) is a JavaScript API for rendering interactive 3D graphics and 2D graphics within any compatible web browser without the use of plug-ins. WebGL is integrated completely into all the web standards of the browser allowing GPU accelerated usage of physics and image processing and effects as part of the web page canvas. WebGL elements can be mixed with other HTML elements and composited with other parts of the page or page background.”

O’Reilly Deal of the day 26/July/2014 - .NET 4.0 Generics


Today’s half-price E-Book Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781849690782.do?code=MSDEALhttp://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781849690782.do?code=MSDEAL is .NET 4.0 Generics. (As it is the weekend, this deal will probably be available to early Monday morning.)

“Generics were added as part of .NET Framework 2.0 in November 2005. Although similar to generics in Java, .NET generics do not apply type erasure but every object has unique representation at run-time. There is no performance hit from runtime casts and boxing conversions, which are normally expensive..NET offers type-safe versions of every classical data structure and some hybrid ones.”

Friday, July 25, 2014

APress Deal of the Day 25/July/2014 - Pro ASP.NET MVC 4


Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430242369 is Pro ASP.NET MVC 4.

“The ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET.”

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

APress Deal of the Day 22/July/2014 - Pro Website Development and Operations


Today’s $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430239697 is Pro Website Development and Operations.

Pro Website Development and Operations provides unique insights into how systems, code, and process can all work together to make large-scale website development and operations ultra-efficient. ”

Monday, July 21, 2014

O’Reilly 50% off all programming E-Books until 05:00 PT 25/July/2014


O’Reilly are offering 50% off all programming E-Books until 05:00 PT 25/July/2014 at http://shop.oreilly.com/category/browse-subjects/programming.do?code=CFSCN4.

This is in celebration of the Open Source convention.

There are many, many books available under this offer…

 

 

 

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