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APress Deal of the Day 29/Dec/2010 - Pro Entity Framework 4.0

Today's E-Book bargain $10 from Apress at http://www.apress.com/info/dailydeal is Pro Entity Framework 4.0

Posted On Wednesday, December 29, 2010 4:05 PM

Windows Communication Foundation 4 - ISBN - Initial Comments
Windows Communication Foundation 4 - ISBN 978-0-7356-4556-1 is one of the Microsoft Step-By-Step books. I will be studying this book over the comming weeks. What I have seen so far impresses me. One very practical item that more books of the type should have was the "Finding your best starting point". There is one feature about this book that I hope Microsoft Press will provide on more books and that is to also provide the book electronically via Safari. Included in this is getting the book as a ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 28, 2010 1:14 PM

APress Deal of the Day 28/Dec/2010 - Beginning Microsoft Word 2010

Todays' Apress deal is a book on Word 2010 - for $10 till 08:00 UTC tomorrow. This book covers the many features of word 2010 as a user guide.

Full details at http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430229527

Posted On Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:23 PM

Microsoft Security Development Starter Kit
Microsoft have made available a security development starter kit at http://www.microsoft.com/se... Actual Download is at http://www.microsoft.com/do... The kit is free and covers a variety of security concerns for ASP.NET developers ......

Posted On Sunday, December 26, 2010 9:49 PM

From the Coal Face - StyleCop 4.4.0
Style Cop 4.4.0 is now out. This is a free download from http://stylecop.codeplex.com/ (please note the new location). This version is for VS2010. If you are usign an older version of Visual Studio you be prepared to keep to an older release like 4.3.0. The more I use StyleCop the more I like it. Code that is style cop compliant is much easier to pick up. It helps if you have GhostDoc (free) and Resharper (from jetBrains.Com) ......

Posted On Friday, December 24, 2010 9:16 PM

Opening a new Windows from ASP.NET code behind
At http://weblogs.asp.net/infi... there is an excellent post on how to open a new windows from code behind. The purists may not like it but it helped solve a problem for a client's client. Here is an update for VS2010 users: using System; using System.Web; using System.Web.UI; /// <summary> /// Response Helper for opening popup windo from code behind. /// </summary> public static class ResponseHelper ......

Posted On Friday, December 24, 2010 8:31 PM

Programming Windows Identity Foundation - ISBN 978-0-7356-2718-5
This book introduces a new technology that promises a considerable improvement on the ASP.NET membership system. If you ever had to write an extranet, system you should be aware of the problems in setting up membership for your site. The Windows Identity Foundation promises to be an excellent replacement. Therefore the book Programming Windows Identity Foundation - ISBN 978-0-7356-2718-5 at http://oreilly.com/catalog/... is breaking new ground. I recommend this book to all ASP.NET development ......

Posted On Friday, December 24, 2010 8:01 PM

APress Deal of the Day 22/Dec/2010 - Pro BAM in BizTalk Server 2009
Another $10 bargain from Apress available to 08:00 UTC on Dec/23 Pro BAM in BizTalk Server 2009 Business Activity Monitoring, or BAM, provides real-time business intelligence by capturing data as it flows through a business system. By using BAM, you can monitor a business process in real time and generate alerts when the process needs human intervention. Pro Business Activity Monitoring in BizTalk 2009 focuses on Microsoft's BAM tools, which provide a flexible infrastructure that captures data from ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:16 PM

Updated URL to watch eclipse

Here is an updated URL from NASA to watch the eclipse

Posted On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 6:51 AM

Live Video of tonight's eclipse

NASA are providing a live video feed of tonight's eclipse at http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/lunar_eclipse.html

Posted On Monday, December 20, 2010 10:33 PM

APress Deal of the Day 20/Dec/2010 - Beginning SQL Server Modeling: Model-Driven Application Development in SQL Server 2008
Todays $10 bargain PDF from Apress is: Beginning SQL Server Modeling: Model-Driven Application Development in SQL Server 2008 Get ready for model-driven application development with SQL Server Modeling! This book covers Microsoft's SQL Server Modeling (formerly known under the code name "Oslo") in detail and contains the information you need to be successful with designing and implementing workflow modeling. $49.99 | Published Jul 2010 | ......

Posted On Monday, December 20, 2010 5:11 PM

APress Deal of the Day 18/Dec/2010 - Expert Oracle Database Architecture:

Todays e-book offer is Expert Oracle Database Architecture: Oracle Database Programming 9i, 10g, and 11g Techniques and Solutions, Second Edition - details at http://www.apress.com/book/view/9781430229469

At $10, as an e-book from http://www.apress.com/info/dailydeal

If you like me deal with Oracle databases (even if only ocassionally), it is a good book to get!

Posted On Saturday, December 18, 2010 9:29 AM

Free E-books from Microsoft - Dec 2010

There are some free E-books from Microsoft at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2010/12/01/updated-summary-of-our-ebook-giveaways.aspx

The one on upgrading to VS2010 is well worth reading.

Posted On Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:03 PM

Great savings on Microsoft / O'Reilly - 15 / Dec/ 2010

On the 15 th December there are are some great discounts (60% ! ) on  eBooks - see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2010/12/10/fantastic-discount-coming-wednesday-dec-15-in-honor-of-the-first-year-together-between-microsoft-press-and-o-reilly.aspx for details.

Posted On Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:50 PM

Periodic Table of the [HTML] Elements

At http://joshduck.com/periodic-table.html there is a period table of the elements within the HTML5 universe!

This is a neat way of bringing order into seeming disorder.

Posted On Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:22 AM

Free Tools for Network Super-Heroes!
At http://www.solarwinds.com/p... there is a comprehensive list of free tools, including the IP Address Tracker that I previously blogged about. Suggest this list to your network administrators! The tools include: http://www.solarwinds.com/p... WMI Monitor VM Console Real-Time NetFlow Analyzer Network Device Monitor Network Config Generator TFTP Server IP Address Tracker VM Monitor Advanced Subnet Calculator Wake-On-Lan ......

Posted On Saturday, December 11, 2010 9:39 AM

APress Deal of the Day 11/Dec/2010 - Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010, Fourth Edition
Today's Apress Deal of the Days is Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010, Fourth Edition - at $10 for the book, it is a bargain! I am currently reviewing this book and have been impressed by it. I suggest that you go over to http://www.apress.com/info/... and buy a copy. The book has a brief introduction to C# and then gives a thorough grounding in ASP.NET. The offer will be available to 08:00 Hrs UTC on the 12/Dec ......

Posted On Saturday, December 11, 2010 9:29 AM

Apress Books - 4 - Introducing Visual C# 2010 - Initial comments
Apress books Visual C# 2010 (ISBN 978-1-4302-3171-4) - http://www.apress.com/book/... is both an excellent introduction to C# programming and a manual for those with experiance. So far I have only been through a few chapters but I have been favourably impressed. In the chapter on Exceptions, I have posted an errata regarding the custom exception in listing 14-17; it is missing an overload required by FXCOP private CustomException(Serializati... info, StreamingContext context) : base(info, ......

Posted On Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:35 PM

APress Deal of the Day 4/Dec/2010
Todays Apress deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/info/... is for Crafting Digital Media. Full details at http://www.apress.com/book/... It covers software such as: Audacity Drupal GIMP While the book is aimed primary at the world of LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP), many of the packages are available for Windows. It is well worth today's bargain price of $10 ......

Posted On Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:21 PM

Fusion Charts for Web Forms

I have just come across Fusion Charts and the Libero API for using them in Web Forms and MVC. Given them a try:

The download URLs are:

Posted On Saturday, December 4, 2010 12:33 PM

Apress Books - 3 - Pro ASP.NET 4 CMS (ISBN 987-1-4302-2712-0) - Final comments
This book is more than just a book about an ASP.NET CMS system - it has much practical advice and examples for the Dot Net web developer. I liked the use of JQuery to detect that JavaScript was not enabled. One chapter was about MemCached - this one chapter could justify the price of the book if you run a server farm and need to improve performance. Some links to get you started are: Windows Memcache at http://code.jellycan.com/me... Dot Net Access Library at http://sourceforge.net/proj... ......

Posted On Friday, December 3, 2010 3:53 PM

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