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APress Deal of the Day - 31/Jul/2011 - Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration
Today's $10 Deal of the day from Apress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration. "Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration is essential for anyone wishing to learn about implementing and managing SQL Server 2008 database." Proud to useIn-depth C# code analysis with instant errorand warning highlighting and quick-fixes ......

Posted On Sunday, July 31, 2011 5:04 PM

SQL Injection -and why are there so many website security breaches?
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Posted On Saturday, July 30, 2011 1:05 PM

Today is SysAdmin Day!

Today is SysAdmin day, see http://www.sysadminday.com/

Make your Sys Admin feel appreciated!

Posted On Friday, July 29, 2011 10:45 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 29/Jul/2011 - JavaScript for Absolute Beginners

Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430272199 is JavaScript for Absolute Beginners

"If you are new to both JavaScript and programming, this hands-on book is for you."

Posted On Friday, July 29, 2011 7:25 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 26/Jul/2011 - Pro WPF in C# 2010
Today's $10 deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro WPF in C# 2010 "This book shows you how Windows Presentation Foundation really works. It provides you with the no-nonsense, practical advice that you need in order to build high-quality WPF applications quickly and easily. " ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7:56 AM

Enabling mouse scroll in VB6
Recently whilst rewriting some VB6 applications into C#, I found I missed the ability to use the mouse scroll wheel to scroll forward and back through the code. So I hunted around and found: http://support.microsoft.co... http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pow... With the help of these articles, I quickly downloaded and installed the scroll utility, Once the DLL was registered and enabled in the Add-in manager, I was able to scroll easily through the VB6 code ......

Posted On Monday, July 25, 2011 11:17 PM

Resharper 6 and StyleCop integration - your help is requested
Further to the discussions at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... and http://devnet.jetbrains.net... please will everybody who values the Stylecop/Resharper integration, post at http://devnet.jetbrains.net... a request to the Jetbrains team that they expedite the production of the updated API for ReSharper 6. Passionate aboutAutomated C# & VB.NET code formatting and sharing code styles in your team ......

Posted On Monday, July 25, 2011 11:02 PM

O' Reilly Deal of the Day 21/Jul/2011 - Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols
Today's deal of the day from O'Relly at http://oreilly.com/catalog/... at $7.49 Remember the discount code of DDJ5N "Take an in-depth tour of core Internet protocols and learn how they work together to move data packets from origin to destination. With this concise book, you’ll delve into each protocol in detail, including operation basics and security risks. Each chapter includes a set of review questions, as well as practical, hands-on lab exercises." ......

Posted On Thursday, July 21, 2011 7:46 AM

Apress Deal of the Day - 18/Jul/2011 - Pro WPF in VB 2010 Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4
Today's $10 Deal of the day from Apress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro WPF in VB 2010 Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4 "This book shows you how Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) really works—it provides you with the no-nonsense, practical advice that you need in order to build high-quality WPF applications quickly and easily." ......

Posted On Monday, July 18, 2011 7:43 AM

What's New in ReSharper 6
At http://tv.jetbrains.net/vid... there is an excellent video on what is new in ReSharper 6 I am very impressed by the CSS tools. Congratulations to JetBrains! I like the "Why is ReSharper suggesting this?" - this will settle many arguments. Passionate aboutProductivity Visual Studio add-in for C#,VB.NET, XML, XAML, ASP.NET and more ......

Posted On Sunday, July 17, 2011 9:28 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 17/July/2011 - Pro ASP.NET Extensibility
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from Apress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro ASP.NET Extensibility gives readers an in-depth insight in the new language model within ASP.NET, going beyond the introductory treatment of the topic available elsewhere by providing lots of practical tips and tricks from an experienced developer. Can't code withoutAutomated code refactorings for C#, VB.NET,ASP.NET & XAML work across languages ......

Posted On Sunday, July 17, 2011 9:07 AM

Visual Studio + Sass + Less + CoffeeScript = Web Workbench
At http://www.mindscapehq.com/... there is a new free Visual Studio 2010 add-on. "You may have noticed that this new-fangled Web thing is getting quite a bit of traction at the moment. And these days you can’t get away with static Web pages built with table-based layouts and presentational markup. It’s all script this and stylesheet that and jQuery the other. Why, even those time-hallowed animated GIFs of little men digging ......

Posted On Friday, July 15, 2011 7:59 AM

ReSharper 6 Officially Released
Yesterday I received an email from Jetbrains to notify me of the release of ReSharper 6. Highlights of ReSharper 6 include: Rich support for JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and ASP.NET MVC 3 (Razor) Bundled assembly decompiler New navigation actions and valuable additions to existing navigation features Code inspections and quick-fixes for code quality analysis in VB.NET code Multiple new code inspections and quick-fixes for C# Improved refactorings and context actions, including those helping convert LINQ ......

Posted On Thursday, July 14, 2011 10:30 PM

What is F#? - A quick answer and another free book!
A very brief answer is F# is the latest Dot Net Language included in Visual Studio! There is a good introduction on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... At http://www.ctocorner.com/fs... there is "The F# Survival Guide" The Microsoft F# development Center is at http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... ......

Posted On Thursday, July 14, 2011 10:26 PM

OReilly Deal of the day 14/July/2010
O'Reilly in behalf of Microsoft Press are offerign a 50% saving on MS Office e-books Save 50% - Ebook Deal of the Day Office Titles from Microsoft Press For one day only, you can SAVE 50% on these ebooks from Microsoft Press. Use discount code DDJY8 in the shopping cart. This offer may not be combined with other offers. Ebooks from oreilly.com are DRM-free. You get free lifetime access, multiple file formats, free updates. see http://oreilly.com/store/dd... for full deails ......

Posted On Thursday, July 14, 2011 8:01 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 14/Jul/2011 - Beginning F#
Today's $10 Deal from Apress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning F# "With Beginning F#, you have a companion that that will help you explore F# and functional programming in a .NET environment. This book is both a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the language and an incisive guide to using F# for real-world professional development." ......

Posted On Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:54 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 13/Jul/2011 - Expert .NET Micro Framework
Today's $10 deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Expert .NET Micro Framework "Expert .NET Micro Framework will teach you everything you need to know to use the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework, a small and efficient .NET runtime environment for running managed code on devices that are too small and resource constrained for Windows CE and the Compact Framework." ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 13, 2011 8:14 AM

Resharper 6 and StyleCop integration
At http://devnet.jetbrains.net... in the thread "ReSharper 6 and StyleCop", there is a note from Andrey Serebryansky; " I've recently talked to plug-in developers. They are currently working on a new version which will be compatible with ReSharper 6, but they can't give any estimates yet. Thank you!" So stylecop 4.6 is delayed. I am looking forward to it ......

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2011 10:15 PM

Broadband Speed Map of the UK

I recently came across an interesting map of the UK showing variations in broadband speeds.

The Map is at http://maps.ofcom.org.uk/broadband/ 

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2011 9:50 PM

A Hubble 200+

At http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxYpFamSNZg&feature=player_embedded there is a spectacular display of images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. I downloaded a copy using the RealPlayer downloader and then replayed the file at a quarter speed using VLC Media Player. This enabled me to fully appreciate the images.

 

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2011 9:39 PM

Apress Deal of the Day - 11/July/2011 - Expert SQL Server 2008 Development
Today's $10 Deal of the day from Apress is Expert SQL Server 2008 Development "Focuses on sound development and architectural practices that will help you become a better developer, capable of designing high-performance, robust, maintainable database applications." www.apress.com/media/catalo... ......

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2011 12:56 PM

SQL Injection Attack - a resource

At http://searchsecurity.techtarget.co.uk/tip/How-to-stop-SQL-injection-and-prevent-data-compromises there is a free download on measures to combat SQL Injection Attack. (free registration is required).

One very important thing to note is that SQL Injection Attack is not confined to IIS / SQL Server but has occurred on many non-Microsoft systems.

Posted On Sunday, July 10, 2011 6:10 PM

Parsing HTML = Use the proper tool not Regex!
At http://techoctave.com/c7/po... there is an interesting article on the correct way to parse HTML. The bottom line is "use a proper tool" not a regular expression. For Dot net, use the HTML Agility Pack from http://htmlagilitypack.code... I have recently downloaded the HTML Agility Pack for my toolkit. This is an excllent tool ......

Posted On Sunday, July 10, 2011 6:01 PM

LINQ To SQL Very Slow Performance Without Compile (CompileQuery)
At http://peterkellner.net/200... there is a very useful article by my fellow MVP Peter Kellner. This shows that ADO.NET is very much faster than LINQ to SQL unless the latter is compiled. Whilst there may be some cases where Linq to SQL offers genuine benefits, however we should proceed with caution in using Linq unless it a some single use form of query. I suggest after reading Peter's post you leave a note of appreciation for ......

Posted On Sunday, July 10, 2011 5:41 PM

Free resources to study PERL
I first came across PERL (Practical Extraction and Report Language) some 20 years ago. This language is still going strong and is available across a wide variety of platforms, not just Unix. As http://www.perl.org/books/l... there are some excellent on-line books. Some such as Impatient Perl http://blob.perl.org/books/... can be downloaded for free. Also Modern Perl http://www.onyxneon.com/boo... Also Extreme Perl at http://www.extremeperl.org/... ......

Posted On Sunday, July 10, 2011 5:29 PM

Hunting for Ice!
Why hunt ICE? Some years ago NASA launched the New Horizon's flyby probe of Pluto. Pluto is the only planet that NASA has not yet visited. While it is still some years to go before the fly by of the Pluto system, now is the time to look for the next target for New Horizons amoung the many Kuiper Belt objects beyond Pluto's orbit. When Clyde Tombagh discovered Pluto, he had to examine many images. Today with digital processing it is much easier to find both Kuiper Belt Objects and Asteroids. At http://www.icehunters.org/i... ......

Posted On Sunday, July 10, 2011 5:08 PM

Apress Deal of the Day - 7/July/2011 - CSS Mastery Advanced Web Standards Solutions
Today's $10 Deal of the day from Apress at http://www.apress.com/ is CSS Mastery Advanced Web Standards Solutions "The Internet abounds with information on CSS based design. However, it's spread across a large and disparate group of sites and can be very difficult to find. The purpose of this book is to pull all this information together in one place, thus creating a definitive guide to modern CSS based techniques." More details at http://www.apress.com/97814... ......

Posted On Friday, July 8, 2011 7:31 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 5/July/2011 - Ultra-Fast ASP.NET: Building Ultra-Fast and Ultra-Scalable Websites Using ASP.NET and SQL Server
Today's $10 deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/info/... is Ultra-Fast ASP.NET: Building Ultra-Fast and Ultra-Scalable Websites Using ASP.NET and SQL Server by Richard Kessig - ISBN 978-1-4302-2383-2 I won a copy of this book at 101 Books. Richard Kessig is an all-star member of forums.asp.net - see http://forums.asp.net/membe... - this book has been on before as deal of the day. If you did not get a copy then, I suggest getting it today. " Ultra-Fast ASP.NET provides a practical ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:35 PM

ReSharper 6 Released

Jetbrains have released ReSharper 6. See http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/ for details.

Posted On Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:33 PM

O Reilly - Free sample Chapters

At http://oreilly.com/store/samplers.html there is a list of free sample chapters. I commend to you CLR via C#, Third Edition, I am reading this excellent book and I commend it to all C# developers.

Posted On Sunday, July 3, 2011 6:12 PM

Vipre Lifetime licenses

At http://www.vipreantivirus.com/, Sunbelt are offering lifetime licences for their anti-virus system called Vipre. Vipre is a highly effective anti-virus system that has a low impact on your PC such that you can continue to work while it is scanning.

Posted On Sunday, July 3, 2011 5:56 PM

Give no place for SQL Injection Attack
At http://content.usatoday.com... is a very disturbing article on SQL Injection Attacks and how they have been automated. This is very disturbing as it many that any public facing web site may be attacked. Anonymity is no protection (and never was). The bottom line no person or company may say that they are too insignificant to be attacked. So have you run FXCOP on your Dot net code? CA2100 catches ......

Posted On Saturday, July 2, 2011 9:49 PM

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