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Friday, August 29, 2014

APress Deal of the Day 29/August/2014 - Pro NuGet

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Pro NuGet.

“NuGet is an open-source Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to manage the libraries, components and configuration files within your project. Pro NuGet will give you a solid, practical, understanding of how to control your software dependencies and ensure a robust development process for you and your team.”

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Free E-Book from Syncfusion - Localization for .NET Succinctly

Syncfusion are providing a free E-book on Localization for .NET Succinctly at

“Learn to write applications that support different languages and cultures, with an emphasis on .NET development. With the help of author Jonas Gauffin, Localization for .NET Succinctly will help you become an effective developer in the global community.”

Reporting errors in tools to the the Vendor - RSRP-416534Errors caused by accepting a fix to namespace

One of the management failings that I find in IT is an unwillingness to report bugs in software tools as “they will not fix it if we report it”. In some case a degree of caution is justified because proprietary code may be involved. In this case, the code was the C5Collection solution which is released under an open source licence.

By taking the time to report the problem, the vendor has reproduced the problem and will fix it but not for the next release.

For the full report thread, please see

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

APress Deal of the Day 26/Aug/2014 - HTML5 Advertising

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is HTML5 Advertising.

“Web advertising is changing. What was once a predominantly Flash-based medium is making the switch to HTML5. HTML5 Advertising will educate you on the whole digital advertising process from start to finish, equipping you with the knowledge to attack cutting-edge, rich media projects with confidence and scale.”

Monday, August 25, 2014

O’Reilly “return to school” offer up to 05:00 PT 9/Sep/2014

Until 05:00 PT 9/Sep/2014, O’Reilly are offering 50% off all E-Books and Video training. (If you spend more than $100, the discount is increased to 60%!)


New Horizons arrives at Neptune on a 25-year anniversary!

Today the New Horizons probe to the planet Pluto crosses the orbit of the planet Neptune. By a “cosmic coincidence”, this is exactly 25 years since Voyager 2 took close-up pictures of Neptune and its satellite Triton.

For more see

New Horizons current position is shown at

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Free E-Book from APress - Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed

At, APress are providing a free E-Book - Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed.

Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed is an in-depth introduction to Intel’s security and management engine, with details on the security features and the steps for configuring and invoking them. It's written for security professionals and researchers; embedded-system engineers; and software engineers and vendors.”

APress Deal of the Day 23/Aug/2014 - Pro Windows 8 Development with HTML5 and JavaScript

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Pro Windows 8 Development with HTML5 and JavaScript.

“Apps are at the heart of Windows 8, bringing rich and engaging experiences to both tablet and desktop users. Windows 8 uses the Windows Runtime (WinRT), a complete reimagining of Windows development that supports multiple programming languages and is built on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. These applications are the future of Windows development and JavaScript is perfect language to take advantage of this exciting and flexible environment.”

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

APress Deal of the Day 20/August/2014 - Node.js Recipes

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Node.js Recipes.

Node.js Recipes is your one-stop reference for solving Node.js problems. Filled with useful recipes that follow a problem/solution format, you can look up recipes for many situations that you may come across in your day-to-day server-side development. ”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

APress Deal of the Day 19/Aug/2014 - Beginning Windows 8

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Beginning Windows 8.

Beginning Windows 8 is the complete guide to understanding the power and flexibility of Microsoft’s latest operating system to help you get the very best out of your computer.”



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