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O' Reilly Deal of the Day 31/Aug/2011 - Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer's Handbook

Today' Deal of the Day from O'Reilley is Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer's Handbook

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Posted On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:53 AM

O' Reilly Deal of the Day 25/Aug/2011 - Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Step by Step
Today's Deal of the Day from O'Reilley is Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Step by Step at $11.99 Ebook Deal of the Day – $11.99 (Save 50%) Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step Use discount code: DDXSF ......

Posted On Thursday, August 25, 2011 7:25 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 20/Aug/2011 - Beginning ASP.NET 4 in VB 2010
Today's $10 Deal of the day from Apress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning ASP.NET 4 in VB 2010 "The most up-to-date and comprehensive introductory ASP.NET book you'll find on any shelf, Beginning ASP.NET 4 in VB 2010 guides you through Microsoft's latest technology for building dynamic web sites. This book will enable you to build dynamic web pages on the fly, and assumes only the most basic knowledge of Visual Basic. " Can't code withoutInstant VB.NET code generation in Microsoft ......

Posted On Saturday, August 20, 2011 10:55 PM

Stylecop 4.6.1.0 is available
Download is at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... This is still an "Alpha" release: "Exactly the same rules as 4.5 but built for compatibility wit JetBrains R#6. Current alpha Status Installer working Inline analysis working and underlining the stylecop issues found as you type Context menus working BulbItems working Many QuickFixes from bulbitems working Code cleanup working now Options pane working now" I will try it and report. Passionate aboutOutstanding productivity tool for ASP.NET ......

Posted On Thursday, August 18, 2011 7:56 PM

Entity Framework Issues - Be Warned

At http://weblogs.asp.net/kencox/archive/2010/08/24/fed-up-with-system-data-metadata-edm-objectitemassemblyloader.aspx there is an interestign article about problems encountered with  Entity Framework.

Posted On Wednesday, August 17, 2011 10:52 PM

StyleCop 4.6 released
The Alpha release of StyleCop 4.6 is available at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... This release provides integration with Resharper 6. I have used it and so far without any problems. Can't code withoutIn-depth C# code analysis with instant errorand warning highlighting and quick-fixes ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 17, 2011 10:47 PM

A compendium of Cheat Sheets
At http://john-sheehan.com/blo... is an excellant compendium of cheat sheets. Proud user ofInstant C# and VB.NET code generation in Microsoft Visual Studio ......

Posted On Sunday, August 14, 2011 9:49 PM

A free tool for Computer Forensics
At http://computer-forensics.s... there is a free specialised tool for imaging suspect PCs and exmining the image running under VMWare. Proud user ofAdvanced XML support inMicrosoft Visual Studio XML editor ......

Posted On Sunday, August 14, 2011 8:59 PM

SQL Injection Attack on a PHP system!
There is a misunderstanding about SQL Injection attack in that some people think that that is is restricted to Microsoft. Here is a case where it happened on a PHP system. see http://www.securityfocus.co... Proud fan ofThe best C# & VB.NET refactoring plugin for Visual Studio ......

Posted On Sunday, August 14, 2011 8:49 PM

The Database Party
The origin of the following is now lost in the mists of time but it bears repeating. A big party is being held to honor relational database systems & their impact on the modern society. Outside the venue, the host awaits the guests. The first limousine arrives and out steps Oracle followed by 4 people Host: Who have you brought along? Oracle: I have 4 DBA’s in tow. One to install me, one to design the databases, one to administer me and the other to justify the cost. A second limo arrives and ......

Posted On Sunday, August 14, 2011 8:44 PM

Another free tool - A Ruler for Windows
When working on Web Forms and Windows forms, it is useful to be able to measure height and width on the screen. I have used Iconico ruler before and it is a very useful gadget. Download it from http://www.arulerforwindows... Can't code withoutThe best C# & VB.NET refactoring plugin for Visual Studio ......

Posted On Monday, August 8, 2011 10:18 PM

Mercury Smiles and Dawn sees Vesta!
A recent picture taken by the MESSENGER spacecraft in orbit around Mercury, shows a smile! The "smiling crater" can be seen at http://messenger.jhuapl.edu... The Dawn spacecraft is now in orbit around the minor planet Vesta. NASA's web site for Dawn is at http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/ There is a video of Vesta rotating at http://www.youtube.com/watc... And where is New Horizons, NASA's Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission? It is now 20.68 AU from the Sun ......

Posted On Sunday, August 7, 2011 7:33 PM

Patch Tuesday 9th August
Next Tuesday Microsoft will release patches to fix 22 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Windows, Visio and Visual Studio. Be prepared to patch your PCs. Details are at: http://www.microsoft.com/te... http://www.computerworld.co... Passionate aboutInstant C# and VB.NET code generation in Microsoft Visual Studio ......

Posted On Sunday, August 7, 2011 7:00 PM

IE6 Countdown Continues
The IE6 Countdown continues - two more Countries (Sweden and Denmark) are now below 1%! I congratulate the users in these countries for upgrading their browsers. I note that the Czech Republic and Poland are now at the 1% level. Soon they too will have consigned IE6 the the Museum! So what are you doing to encourage your clients and your friends to upgrade to a more up to date browser? Can't code withoutInstant C# and VB.NET code generation in Microsoft Visual Studio ......

Posted On Sunday, August 7, 2011 6:40 PM

Little CSS Stuff Newcomers Get Confused About
At http://css-tricks.com/13317... , the article "Little CSS Stuff Newcomers Get Confused About" is well worth a read. Proud user of ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 11:09 PM

Review of CLR via C# - ISBN 978-0-7356-2704-8 / 978-0-7356-4045-0
This is a very through book about Dot Net that I have completed reviewing. I commend it to all C# development teams and to individual developers with at least a year's worth of C# experiance. The only drawback is that there should be a VB.NET equivalent book for the benefit of the many programming shops that have chosen VB.NET. For further details about the book see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/... One very interesting thing I found (on page 835) was that the C# lock keyword can give rise ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 10:53 PM

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