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ReSharper and StyleCop work well together
I have just found a list at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... of the the many fixes within StyleCop and ReSharper to help you produce standards compliant code with the minimum of effort. The list is long!StyleCop is a free download from http://stylecop.codeplex.co... can get a one-month evaluation of ReSharper from Jet Brains at http://www.jetbrains.com/re... ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8:17 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 30/Jul/2012 - Pro WCF 4
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro WCF 4"Pro WCF 4 is a complete guide to Windows Communication Foundation from the service-oriented architecture perspective, and shows you why WCF is important to web service development and architecture." ......

Posted On Monday, July 30, 2012 7:55 AM

StyleCop 4.7.35.0 has been released
StyleCop 4.7.35.0 has been released has been released at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... are the release notes:Compatible with the Visual Studio 2012 RC (with updates to 11.0.50706).Install order should be : VS2008VS2010VS2012 RCR#7.0 RTMStyleCop This version is now compatible with R# 5.1 (5.1.3000.12), R# 6.0 (6.0.2202.688), R# 6.1 (6.1.37.86), R# 6.1.1 (6.1.1000.82) and R# 7.0 (7.0.97.60).Here are the bug details for fixed in 4.7 and closed in 4.7 issues (over 100 issues fixed ......

Posted On Friday, July 27, 2012 8:02 AM

Resharper 7.0 has been released
ReSharper 7.0 has been released at http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/download/

ReSharper is an excellent tool that I recommend to all C# and VB.NET developers.

Posted On Friday, July 27, 2012 7:49 AM

Submain releases GhostDoc 4 Beta
SubMain have released an updated beta version of Ghost Doc version 4 at http://submain.com/download... are two version - the free version and the Pro version. I have been using the Beta version of GhostDoc Pro for some time now and recommend it to all C# and VB.NET developers.A change has to be made to the GhostDoc global properties to enter some default remarks text like "Awaiting remarks" to get stylecop compliance ......

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:24 PM

The UK makes it at last ! - No more IE6 support required unless the client specifically requests it.
According to the latest figures at http://www.ie6countdown.com/ and after many months, the UK's IE6 usage has gone below 1%, so no more IE6 support unless the client specifically requests it!

Other countries that are now below 1% IE6 usage are:
  • Argentina
  • Australia

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:11 PM

Running Sandcastle and FXCOP on projects using Crystal Reports for VS 2010
There is regrettably a long history of problems running Sandcastle and FXCOP on dot net projects that use Crystal Reports for VS 2010, cause by a missing DLL, BusinessObjects.Licensing.K... have documented some of the issues at http://sandcastlestyles.cod... builds fail with "Unresolved assembly reference: BusinessObjects.Licensing.K... I have recently found out that this missing DLL also causes problems when running FXCOP.This issue has ......

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:25 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 26/Jul/2012 - Pro jQuery
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro jQuery"jQuery is one of the most popular and powerful JavaScript libraries available today. In this book, learn how to get the most from jQuery by focusing on the features you need for your project. " I have read several of Adam Freeman's books and he is an excellent author ......

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2012 7:58 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 25/Jul/2012 - Pro Silverlight 4 in C#
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro Silverlight 4 in C#"Full-color graphics and screenshots throughout make Pro Silverlight 4 in C# an invaluable reference for professional developers wanting to discover the new features of Silverlight 4. Author Matthew MacDonald's expert advice guides you through creating rich media applications using Silverlight across browsers and platforms." ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 7:53 AM

O'Reilly deal of the day 24/July/2012 - Selected Sharepoint books
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... there are a selection of SharePoint points at 50% off until 25/July/2012 at 23:59 PTThere are wide variety of books, both Microsoft and O'Reilly and at a variety of levels. Some of the books are: ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:21 PM

APress Deal of the day - 23/Jul/2012 - Web Standards
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress is Web Standards Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML"Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML is a comprehensive guide to current and future standards for the World Wide Web. It reveals techniques to obtain standards compliance in development and redesign through step-by-step guides, along with the most common web standards problems and their solutions." ......

Posted On Monday, July 23, 2012 6:09 AM

New and Upcoming Features in LINQPad and C# 5 - Free Webcast
On Wednesday, July 25, 2012, O'Reilly are providing a free webcast on New and Upcoming Features in LINQPad and C# 5

The times are 4pm - London | 11am - New York | Thu, Jul 26th at 1am - Sydney | Thu, Jul 26th at am - Tokyo | 11pm - Beijing | 8:30pm - Mumbai

Full details at http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/2329

Posted On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:13 PM

Microsoft Press Deal of the Day 17/Jul/2012 - CLR via C#, 3rd Edition
Today's Deal of the Day from Microsoft Press at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is CLR via C#, 3rd EditionThe deal expires probably 23:59 PT, today 17/July/2012. Remember to use the code MSDEAL at checkout."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 ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:32 PM

APress deal of the day 17/Jul/2012 - Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress is Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming"Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming brings you into the modern world of development, as you master the fundamentals of programming with C# and learn to develop efficient, reusable, elegant code through the object-oriented programming (OOP) methodology." Here is a summary of my earlier review:This is a good book to learn C# by doing something practical. The book provides an excellent series of hands-on activities. ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:55 AM

A demo of C# Resource Acquisition Is Initialization ZZ
At http://geekswithblogs.net/c... there is an interesting article on an excellent way of handling the disposal of unmanaged code items such as database connections, where the use of a using is not appropriate.One of the items that is rarely considered from the outset of dot Net development is running FXCOP to check check that there are no issues detectable by static code analysis. FXCOP is a free tool that available as part of the platform SDK. It ......

Posted On Monday, July 16, 2012 7:43 AM

A demo of C# Resource Acquisition Is Initialization
At http://geekswithblogs.net/c... there is an interesting article on an excellent way of handling the disposal of unmanaged code items such as database connections, where the use of a using is not appropriate.One of the items that is rarely considered from the outset of dot Net development is running FXCOP to check check that there are no issues detectable by static code analysis. FXCOP is a free tool that available as part of the platform SDK. It ......

Posted On Friday, July 13, 2012 12:37 PM

A fifth moon for Pluto
The Hubble space telescope has discovered a fifth moon of Pluto.

Find out about dwarf planet Pluto's family of moons in this SPACE.com infographic.
Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:43 AM

O'Reilly deal of the day 12/July/2012 - Programming ASP.NET MVC 4
Today's deal of the day from O'Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Programming ASP.NET MVC 4 "With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form — the author's raw and unedited content as he or she writes — so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, new chapters as they're written, and the final ebook bundle. Learn how to build real-world ......

Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:28 AM

Microsoft Press Deal of the Day - 10/Jul/2012 - Best of Microsoft Press Ebook Deal of the Day
Today's Deal of the Day from Microsoft press at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... is Best of Microsoft Press Ebook Deal of the DayThe save 50% offer is open to 23:59 PT today, 10/Jul/2012.Here is my pick of the books on offer: ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:24 PM

Microsoft Press Deal of the Day - 9/Jul/2012 - Windows® Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step
Today's Deal of the Day from Microsoft Press at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Windows® Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step"Teach yourself the essentials of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) 4 -- one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the clear guidance and hands-on examples you need to begin creating Web services for robust Windows-based business applications. Discover how to: Build and host SOAP and REST servicesMaintain ......

Posted On Monday, July 9, 2012 12:25 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 8/July/2012 - 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."

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Posted On Sunday, July 8, 2012 2:18 PM

StyleCop 4.7.34.0 has been released
StyleCop 4.7.34.0 was released, today, 6/July at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... with the Visual Studio 2012 RC (11.0.50522).Install order should be : VS2008VS2010VS2012 RCR#6.1.1 (for VS2010)R#7.0 (tested with daily build 7.0.83.281) (down load from http://confluence.jetbrains... This version is now compatible with R# 5.1 (5.1.3000.12), R# 6.0 (6.0.2202.688), R# 6.1 (6.1.37.86), R# 6.1.1 (6.1.1000.82) and R# 7.0 (7.0.83.281).Here ......

Posted On Friday, July 6, 2012 8:43 PM

APress deal of the day 5/Jul/2012 - Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence
Today's $10 APress Deal of the Day at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence."Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence introduces the entire exciting gamut of business intelligence tools included with SQL Server 2008. " ......

Posted On Friday, July 6, 2012 7:56 AM

Free book from Microsoft on on Office 365
At http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mic... you can get a free book from Microsoft on Office 365 (Epub and mobi formats are available at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mic... ......

Posted On Friday, July 6, 2012 6:16 AM

VLC Media Player 2.0.2
The latest version of the free VLC media player is available for download at http://www.videolan.org/

"VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols."

(Besides Windows, it is also available for the MAC and a number of Unix/Linux systems.)

Posted On Thursday, July 5, 2012 8:57 PM

IE6 usage continues to decline
I have just seen the latest IE6 usage figures at http://www.ie6countdown.com... following countries have just gone below 1%BelgiumCanadaColumbiaGerm... (Holland)New ZealandRussiaSpainSwitzerla... following countries are at 1%AustraliaBrazilItalyWhat appalls me is that the UK is still lagging behind with 1.1% IE6 usage ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2012 10:30 PM

SourceMonitor Beta Test Version 3.3.2.261 now available
Source Monitor is a useful independent utility for producing code metrics. Beta Test Version 3.3.2.261 has been released.Download and test Source Monitor beta (Version 3.3.2.261 - 2.30 MBytes) via HTTP"The Beta page is at http://www.campwoodsw.com/s... is the official description of it>The freeware program Source Monitor lets you see inside your software source code to find out how much code you have and to identify the relative complexity of your modules. For example, you can use Source ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2012 10:02 PM

O' Reilly Deal of the Day 3/Jul/2012 - Best of Ebook Deal of the Day
Today's Deal of the day to July 3, 2012 at 23:59 PT from O'Reilly is 50% off of a selection of 25 of their best-selling E-Books at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... is a selection of books from that list ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2012 12:36 PM

Finding Near-Earth Asteroids
One of the puzzling aspects of hunting for Near Earth Asteroids is that more has been spent on Hollywood films about potential disasters should one hit the Earth than on finding them in the first place. While there are a number of on-going asteroid search programs, these are all Earth-based at the moment. The limitations of them are:Each telescope can only observe for a maximum average of 12 hours per day.As far as I am aware, all these programs are in the visible light only. (Once an asteroid is ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2012 8:03 AM

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