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Thursday, April 17, 2014

APress Deal of the Day - 17/Apr/2014 - Foundation Version Control for Web Developers


The APress $10 Deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/9781430239727 is an E-book - Foundation Version Control for Web Developers.

"Foundation Version Control for Web Developers explains how version control works, what you can do with it and how, using the three leading systems—SVN, Git and Mercurial—on multiple operating systems"

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Seeing Eclipse 1 of the current tetrad of Eclipses of the Moon


During an eclipse of the moon by the Earth, the moon can can fade to a dark coppery red. The first of an important series of 4 eclipses (known as a Tetrad) occurs tonight. Tonight's is essentially only  visible from the Americas, however thanks to the SLOOH space telescope.


APress Deal of the Day - 14/Apr/2014 - Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in C#


Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430242543 is Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in C#. One of the authors is Adam Freeman who is excellent at providing practical code examples.

"ASP.NET 4.5 is the principal standard for creating dynamic web pages on the Windows platform. Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in C# raises the bar for high-quality, practical advice on learning and deploying Microsoft's dynamic web solution."

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

APress Deal of the Day - 13/Apr/2014 - Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure


Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430243953 is Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure

"Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition introduces you to Microsoft's cloud-based delivery of its enterprise-caliber, SQL Server database management system—showing you how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios."

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

APress Deal of the Day - 12/Apr/2014 - Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration


Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430239819 is Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration.

"Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career as an SQL Server database administrator. "

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Friday, April 11, 2014

APress Deal of the Day - 11/Apr/2014 - C++ Quick Syntax Reference


Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430262770 is C++ Quick Syntax Reference

"The C++ Quick Syntax Reference by Mikael Olsson is a condensed tutorial and quick code syntax reference to the C++ programming language."

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CSSCOP (FXCOP for stylesheets)


At http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/a921b98e-9430-4be2-bf53-1169e12bdb50, there is a free add-on for Visual Studio which will check CSS for conformance to standards. It runs the CSS Lint engine from within Visual Studio.

CSS should always be checked for conformance with standards - this tool allow you to check from within Visual Studio.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

APress Free Book - Intel® Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms


At http://www.apress.com/9781430261483, APress are offering a free E-Book on Intel® Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms

"This book explains Intel Trusted Execution Technology for Servers, its purpose, application, advantages, and limitations and guides the server administrator / datacenter manager in enabling the technology as well as establishing a launch control policy that can be used to customize the server’s boot process to fit the datacenter’s requirements."

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Friday, April 4, 2014

APress Deal of the day for 4/Apr/2014 - Pro Spatial with SQL Server 2012


Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430234913 is Pro Spatial with SQL Server 2012

"Pro Spatial with SQL Server 2012 introduces SQL Server’s spatial feature set, and covers everything you'll need to know to store, manipulate, and analyze information about the physical location of objects in space. "

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Free book from Syncfusion on Visual Studio 2013 Succinctly


At http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/visualstudio2013?utm_medium=edm, Syncfusion are offering a free book on Visual Studio 2013

"Visual Studio 2013 brings many new improvements to the popular integrated development environment, including the long-awaited synchronized settings and notifications. With author Alessandro Del Sole as your guide, you will learn how to harness these features for increased productivity and efficiency. For novices and returning experts alike, Visual Studio 2013 Succinctly offers a point of entry into one of Microsoft’s most powerful tools."

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