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Tatworth December 2011 Entries
Last Thursday's out of cycle update from Microsoft
At http://weblogs.asp.net/scot... Scott Guthrie discusses the reason for one (or both) of these updates. This is linked to a possible denial of service attack vector that has recently been publicly disclosed. (This attack vector is not exclusive to ASP.NET, so expect similar updates for Apache/PHP and so on).If you have responsibility for any ASP.NET application you should apply the patch, retest your application, get client ......

Posted On Saturday, December 31, 2011 1:32 PM

O'Reilly 7 Weeks of Gift Ideas till Jan/19
Until Jan 19th, O Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... are offering 7 weeks of gift ideas.Areas already available are:JavaScriptHTML5ArduinoL... DesignProgrammingIn previous blogs I have recommended various books that I am familiar with. O Reilly Books are written by experts, well type set and reasonably priced. With a 50% discount on E-books and 40% on print, they are a bargain!Have a look through the list and see if there are any you need ......

Posted On Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:06 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 31/Dec/2011 - Pro ASP.NET MVC 2 Framework
Today's $10 Deal of the day from Apress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is "Pro ASP.NET MVC 2 Framework" "In this book, you'll discover MVC's strengths and weaknesses for yourself—and put your best-learned theory into practice." If you are working at a site using MVC, then this is a very useful book ......

Posted On Saturday, December 31, 2011 10:55 AM

Resharper 6.1 - new nice features - 1
Yesterday I installed the new version of Resharper (if you have not tried out ReSharper yet I urge you to get a copy, install it and try it out.)The first new feature I wish to deal with is an assist with globalisation. Instead of having to wait for FXCOP to check the code, ReSharper will prompt you where changes are required.For example the line:if (string.Compare(propertyNam... "not", true) == 0)should be if (System.String.Compare(prop... "not", StringComparison.OrdinalIgn... ......

Posted On Friday, December 30, 2011 7:32 PM

Out of Cycle Microsoft Updates
Microsoft have just released two out of cycle updates. I suggest you use Windows update to get the latest updates. Out of cycle updates are usually critical ones.

Link to the updates: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2656351

Posted On Thursday, December 29, 2011 9:10 PM

StyleCop 4.7.0.0. is out
There is a new release of stylecop at http://stylecop.codeplex.com/releases/view/79529.

This is an Alpha release of stylecop for working with the new version of ReSharper.

I have tried it on a large solution (> 150,000 lines of code) and it worked fine!


Posted On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:41 PM

Free O'Reilly eBook "Oracle Essentials, 4th Edition"
At http://www.red-gate.com/pro... Redgate are offering a free copy of Oracle Essentials, 4th EditionO Reilly books are written by subject experts on the basis of practical experiance ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:03 AM

Resharper v6.1.37.86 upgrade now available
A Resharper upgrade is now available.

Details are at http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/whatsnew/

The upgrade includes both performance enhancements and some useful new features.

Posted On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9:45 AM

Firefox 9.0.1 is out
Firefox 9.0.1 is now out. Just go to Help, About within Firefox and accept the update.

Posted On Saturday, December 24, 2011 7:50 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 24/Dec/2011 - Beginning Google Maps API 3
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning Google Maps API 3"This book is about the next generation of the Google Maps API. It will provide the reader with the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate Google Maps version 3 on web pages in both desktop and mobile browsers." ......

Posted On Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:03 PM

Microsoft Press Deal of the Day 23/Dec/2011 - 50% off E-books
Microsoft Press are offering 50% off a select of ebooks at http://shop.oreilly.com/category/deals/msp-top-25.do

Posted On Friday, December 23, 2011 2:34 PM

Free Book - The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
If you go to Site Points site at http://www.sitepoint.com/sale/  and register for being emailed details of offers in 2012, they are offering a free download - The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

Posted On Friday, December 23, 2011 2:31 PM

Site Point Deal 23+24/Dec/2011
On 23/24 Dec Site Point at http://www.sitepoint.com/sale/ are offering a very specical deal - all the special offers that they have made this month are available again!

This  includes some excellent books on CSS and JQUERY!

Posted On Friday, December 23, 2011 2:24 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 22/Dec/2011 - Windows Mobile Game Development
Todays's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Windows Mobile Game Development"This book will provide you with a comprehensive guide to developing games for both the Windows Mobile platform and the Windows Phone using the industry standard programming languages C# and VB .NET." ......

Posted On Thursday, December 22, 2011 6:51 AM

Site Point Deal of the Day 22/Dec/2011
Today's deal of the day from Sitepoint at http://www.sitepoint.com/sale/day/22 is 5 E-Books for $29

Posted On Thursday, December 22, 2011 6:48 AM

Just because you can test it doesn’t mean you should
At http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wltester/archive/2011/12/13/just-because-you-can-test-it-doesn-t-mean-you-should.aspx there is a very interesting article with the title "Just because you can test it doesn’t mean you should"

If you involved in testing or writing code for tests, this is an article you should read.

Posted On Monday, December 19, 2011 7:06 AM

Programming Books Offer from O'Reilly
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... there is an excellent deal of programming books including how to buy for the geek in your life:The hardest person on your list to shop for is Andrew. Why? Because he just won't tell you what he needs or wants. It's not because he doesn't want anything; it's just that telling you isn't logical. If he needs it or wants it, he'll get it himself, right? In the meantime, you're left with trying to figure out the perfect gift for someone who spends ......

Posted On Monday, December 19, 2011 6:53 AM

Upgrade to Silverlight 5
Silverlight 5 is now out - upgrade to it by going to http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight

Url is now http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

Posted On Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:38 PM

Free CSS & HTML Book Excerpts
At http://oreilly.com/css-html/index.html there are some free CSS & HTML Book Excerpts

Look in the bottom left hand corner of the page.

Posted On Saturday, December 17, 2011 5:36 PM

ESWord Deal of the Day - 17/Dec/2011 -
Today's E-Sword Deal of the Day from http://estudysource.com/biblebundle/ is 4 Best Selling Translations at a low price of $38.99. E-Sword itself is a free download from http://www.e-sword.net/downloads.html and comes with the King James bible.

book covers

Posted On Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:41 AM

Microsoft Press Deal of the Day - Windows PowerShell™ 2.0 Best Practices
Today's 50% off Deal of the day at $23.99 from Microsoft Press at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Windows PowerShell™ 2.0 Best Practices "Apply best practices for automating system administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0 and optimize your operational efficiency and results. This guide captures the field-tested tips, real-world lessons, and candid advice of practitioners across the range of business and technical scenarios and across the scripting life cycle" ......

Posted On Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:28 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 17/Nov/2011 - Pro Entity Framework 4.0
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97815... is Pro Entity Framework 4.0"Pro Entity Framework 4.0 is a professional-level guide to Microsoft's Entity Framework, the future of data access in .NET programming. Readers learn to implement easy-to-program and highly-performing database access solutions." ......

Posted On Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:24 AM

Microsoft Press Deal of the Day 15/Dec/2011 - Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 Step by Step
Today's deal from Microsoft Press at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 Step by Step at $11.99"Experience learning made easy-and quickly teach yourself how to create dynamic presentations with PowerPoint 2010. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Topics include creating great-looking slides using templates or your own designs; creating sophisticated charts and diagrams; using animation, ......

Posted On Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:56 PM

O' Reilly Deal of the Day 13/Dec/2011 - Inside Cyber Warfare, 2nd Edition
Today's $15.99 deal of the day from O'Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Inside Cyber Warfare, 2nd Edition."Inside Cyber Warfare provides fascinating and disturbing details on how nations, groups, and individuals throughout the world use the Internet as an attack platform to gain military, political, and economic advantages over their adversaries. You'll discover how sophisticated hackers working on behalf of states or organized crime patiently play a high-stakes game that ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:10 AM

O' Reilly Deals on Cookbooks to Jan 19th
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... O' Reilly are offering 50% off on ebooks and 40% off on print books with discount code HDCKBK. This offer is good to January 19, 2012. Some of the books on offer that I like are: ......

Posted On Thursday, December 8, 2011 7:30 AM

Microsoft Office 2010 Home And Student for up to 3 PCs in 1 home
Microsoft are offering Office 2010 Home And Student for up to 3 PCs in 1 home for a very attractive price.Suite includes Word, Excel, Power Point and OneNote plus a wireless mouse.See http://emea.microsoftstore.... ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:16 PM

A new version of GhostDoc is coming!
I have learnt from Serge Baranovsky ofSubMain that work has started on the new version of GhostDoc and the first beta is expected in January.For more details see http://community.submain.co... too can make suggestions about the next version of GhostDoc at http://feedback.submain.com... ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 7, 2011 7:11 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 7/Dec/2011 - Accelerated C# 2010
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Accelerated C# 2010."C# 2010 offers powerful new features, and this book is the fastest path to mastering them—and the rest of C#—for both experienced C# programmers moving to C# 2010 and programmers moving to C# from another object-oriented language."I have a copy of this book and recommend it to all C# Developers ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 7, 2011 7:03 AM

Latest on Download.com
I have just recived this from the Author of that excellent product NMAP:"Um, what people WANT when they download Nmap is Nmap itself. Not tohave their searches redirected to Bing and their home page changed toMicrosoft's MSN.Speaking of which, Microsoft emailed me today. They said that theydidn't know they were sponsoring CNET to trojan open source software,and that they have stopped doing it. But the trojan installer usesyour Internet connection to obtain more "special offers" from CNET,and they ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 7, 2011 6:54 AM

Have you unsubscribed from Download.com yet?
I hope you are aware that DOWNLOAD.COM a.k.a. CNET is in the opinion of many people (including myself) to be part of the Malware camp. As to why, please see http://geekswithblogs.net/T... suggest that you unsubscribe from their newsletter. I initially got:Proxy ErrorThe proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server. The proxy server could not handle the request GET /pageservices/oneclick.sc. Reason: Error reading from remote server"I ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 10:47 PM

Microsoft Press Deal of the Day 6/Dec/2011 - Managing Projects with Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System
Today's deal of the day from Microsoft Press at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Managing Projects with Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System "Get the practical reference for using Visual Studio Team System in your software development lifecycle—and maximize project success. Designed for software project managers, this book offers straightforward product information and expert insights for collaborating with architects, developers, and testers in one integrated development environment."This ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 12:17 PM

Avoid Download.com
It has just come to my notice that Download.Com now has to be regarded as a rogue site. Please see http://www.extremetech.com/... for full details.See also: http://news.ycombinator.com... ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 7:14 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 5/Dec/2011 - Beginning WF Windows Workflow in .NET 4.0
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning WF Windows Workflow in .NET 4.0."Indexed by feature so you can find answers easily and written in an accessible style, Beginning WF shows how Microsoft's Workflow Foundation (WF) technology can be used in a wide variety of applications. " ......

Posted On Monday, December 5, 2011 7:10 AM

SitePoint Deal of the day 2/Dec/2011
Todays deal from SitePoint is three books about CSS See http://www.sitepoint.com/sale/?SNEAK_PEEK&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=day2&utm_campaign=xmas-sale-2011

Posted On Friday, December 2, 2011 8:49 PM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day–2/Dec/2011 - Head First HTML5 Programming
Today’s $13.99 Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Head First HTML5 Programming “HTML has been on a wild ride. Sure, HTML started as a mere markup language, but more recently HTML’s put on some major muscle. Now we’ve got a language tuned for building web applications with Web storage, 2D drawing, offline support, sockets and threads, and more. And to speak this language you’ve got to go beyond HTML5 markup and into the world of the DOM, events, and ......

Posted On Friday, December 2, 2011 3:11 PM

10 Web Developer Firefox Add-ons
At http://www.lockergnome.com/craighton/2011/11/30/10-web-developer-firefox-add-ons/ there is a list of 10 very useful Firefox add-ins.

A good list of useful utilities.

Posted On Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:02 PM

O' Reilly Deal of the Day 1/Dec/2011 - CLR via C#, Third Edition
Todays Deal of the Day from O'Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is CLR via C#, Third Edition at $23.99 "Dig deep and master the intricacies of the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework 4.0. Written by a highly regarded programming expert and consultant to the Microsoft® .NET team, this guide is ideal for developers building any kind of application-including Microsoft® ASP.NET, Windows® Forms, Microsoft® SQL Server®, Web services, and console applications. You'll ......

Posted On Thursday, December 1, 2011 5:31 PM

Sitepoint Christmas Countdown
At http://www.sitepoint.com/sale/?SNEAK_PEEK&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=day1&utm_campaign=xmas-sale-2011, Site Point are offering 24 deals over 24 days. As each deal is available for only 24 hours you need to check in each day.

Posted On Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:30 PM

Submit your ideas for the next version of GhostDoc
At http://feedback.submain.com/list/6236-products/ you can submit your ideas for the next version of GhostDoc and vote on others ideas.

Posted On Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:22 PM

Why Many Developers Hate ASP.NET… and Why They’re Wrong
At http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/editorials/why-many-developers-hate-asp-net-and-why-they-are-wrong/ there is a brilliant article about ASP.NET - read it!

Posted On Thursday, December 1, 2011 7:13 AM

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