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New Items in ReSharper 7!
At http://tv.jetbrains.net/vid... there is an excellent video on a selection of the new items in ReSharper 7.As I have said before, if you develop in C# or VB.NET, you should use ReSharper. Now it has been extended to allow unit testing of JavaScript. The above video mentions a possible extension to ReSharper for F#.There are more videos on ReSharper at http://tv.jetbrains.net/cha... ......

Posted On Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:28 PM

Stylecop 4.7.36.0 is out!
Stylecop 4.7.36.0 has been released at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... is an update to coincide with the latest ReSharper. The full fix list is:4.7.36.0 (508dbac00ffc)=============... for 7344. Don't throw 1126 inside default expressions.Fix for 7371. Compare Namespace parts using the CurrentCulture and not InvariantCulture.Fix for 7386. Don't throw casing violations for filed names in languages that do not support case (like Chinese). Added new tests.fix for 7380. ......

Posted On Thursday, August 30, 2012 12:55 PM

Resharper 7.0.1 bugfix update is available.
Jet Brains have issued ReSharper 7.0.1.  This fixes a number of issues with version 7.

Get the update details at: http://blogs.jetbrains.com/dotnet/2012/08/resharper-701-bugfix-update-available/

If you program in VB.NET or C#, then try out ReSharper - it is an excellent tool!

Posted On Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:38 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 30/Aug/2012 - Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers
Today's $10 deal from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers"Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers by Jonathan Lewis provides just the essential information about Oracle Database internals that every database administrator needs for troubleshooting—no more, no less." ......

Posted On Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:30 AM

O'Reilly deal of the week to 23:59 PT 4/Sept/2012 - Master Regular Expressions
O'Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... are offering 50% off a range of e-books on mastering Regular Expressions "Take the guesswork out of using regular expressions. Learn powerful tips for matching, extracting, and transforming text as well as the gotchas to avoid. For one week only, SAVE 50% on these e-books and discover a whole new world of mastery over your code." I recommend Mastering Regular Expression to Dot Net developer as it covers the ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:17 PM

New Beta of GhostDoc v4
A new beta of GhostDoc v4 is available at http://submain.com/download... updated license key is at http://submain.com/blog/Gho... are some of the excellent features of GhostDoc v4"Version 4 is a major milestone for us with great new features and rewrites that we have done over the last year. Here are the most significant additions to the GhostDoc feature set: Visual Studio 2012 support (Pro) Source code Spell Checker C/C++ language support XML Comment Preview ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:00 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 28/Aug/2012 - The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is "The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design"."A contemporary update of Craig Grannell's acclaimed The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design—now featuring coverage of HTML5 and CSS3!" ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 28, 2012 7:41 AM

Microsoft Press Deal of the Day - 22/Aug/2012 - Programming Windows®, 6th Edition
Today's deal of the day from Microsoft Press at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Programming Windows®, 6th Edition "Reimagined for full-screen and touch-optimized apps, Windows 8 provides a platform for reaching new users in new ways. In response, programming legend Charles Petzold is rewriting his classic Programming Windows—one of the most popular programming books of all time—to show developers how to use existing skills and tools to build Windows 8 apps. (See the book's "Description" ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:52 PM

New Horizons reaches 24 tonight!
The New Horizons space probe to Pluto and beyond will tonight reach 24 Au from the Sun. This is 24 times the average distance of the Earth from the Sun. The probe is now so far out that a radio signal takes 6 hours 28 minutes to make the round trip!For more on New Horizons, please go to http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/ind... ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:35 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 22/Aug/2012 - Beginning Kinect Programming with the Microsoft Kinect SDK
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning Kinect Programming with the Microsoft Kinect SDK "Beginning Kinect Programming with the Microsoft Kinect SDK gets you started in developing Kinect applications for your PC using Microsoft's official SDK and related tools and technologies. " ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:54 AM

Campwood Source Monitor
Campwood provide an excellent free tool for checking code for issues such as cyclomatic complexity.You can download Source Monitor from http://www.campwoodsw.com/s... I have found it very easy to use and recommend it to both C# and VB.NET developers. (It is also useful to C++, HTML and some other languages).As it is an independent piece of software, it will be of particular use to Visual Studio Express users ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:27 PM

O'Reilly deal of the day 21/Aug/2012 - Get Concurrent with C#
Today's deal of the day from O'Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... is Get Concurrent with C# (5.0!) "Stop struggling with threads, locks, and synchronization primitives. Start making modern code that is ready for Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012. Be bold—make your C# 5 sing. For one day only, we are offering our C# e-books at a 50% savings to help you prepare for the big changes that are coming." The deal expires August 21, 2012 at 23:59 PT ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:16 PM

A permanent fix for "unresolved ...KeycodeDecoder" in Sandcastle
The next release release of Sandcastle (due by October 3rd according to Eric Woodruff at http://sandcastlestyles.cod... will include a fix to allow BusinessObjects.Licensing.K... to be ignored. Eric wrote:"I've added support for an ignoreIfUnresolved element within the MRefBuilder resolver configuration element. You can specify any number of assemblyIdentity elements within it with a name attribute identifying the assembly name to ignore if not resolved. I've included ......

Posted On Monday, August 20, 2012 12:33 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 19/Aug/2012 - Practical Load Balancing
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Practical Load Balancing"Hardware isn't becoming that much faster, and Practical Load Balancing helps out by offering a complete survey of network load balancing. It undergirds most scalability and high performance software today, making the book relevant to everyone—from single server administrators to cloud application developers" ......

Posted On Sunday, August 19, 2012 7:27 AM

An important update about Sandcastle
Eric Woodruff has posted a notice about the future of Sandcastle at http://sandcastle.codeplex.... you have used, are using or intend to use Sandcastle to extract help documentation from C# or VB.NET projects, then you need to have a read of this.The bottom line is that Microsoft are now in the process of handing over this project to the community. This will mean that fixes to Sandcastle can now go ahead ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:11 PM

A fix for "Unresolved assembly reference: BusinessObjects.Licensing.KeycodeDecoder"
There is now a suggested fix to the problem of "Unresolved assembly reference: BusinessObjects.Licensing.K... when building help files using Sandcastle on a solution that includes crystal reports.Please see the discussion at http://sandcastlestyles.cod... understand from Eric Woodruff that he has a permanent fix for this issue which will work "out of the box" with the next release ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:05 PM

Microsoft Deal of the Week to 23:59 PT Aug 21 - SQL 2012 E-Books
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... Microsoft Press are offering 50% of a series of e-books on SQL Server 2012 "Whether you're a database administrator, developer, or certification candidate, Microsoft Press has the focused information you need to master the exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server 2012." ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:54 AM

Visual Studio 2012 will be launched Sept/12
Just received news via Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/visualstudio about the virtual event to launch Visual Studio 2012 on Sept 12th.

There is a free e-book on Visual Studio 2012 that can be downloaded from that page.

Posted On Tuesday, August 14, 2012 10:50 PM

O'Reilly deal of the week to 23:59 PT 16/Aug/2012 - 5-Star Ebooks
Until 23:59 PT 16/Aug/2012, O'Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... are offering 50% off a range of best-selling 5-star rated books. I have read CLR via C# ISBN 978-0-7356-2704-8. Whilst it is quite correctly described by the publisher as a "Deep Dive", this is a book that C# developers with 6-18 months plus experience ought to read. Certainly any serious Microsoft programming shop ought to have a copy. Even our experienced VB.NET brethren will benefit from reading ......

Posted On Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:20 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 9/Aug/2012 - Pro Silverlight 5 in VB
Today's deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro Silverlight 5 in VB"Pro Silverlight 5 in VB is an invaluable reference for professional developers who want to discover the new features of Silverlight." ......

Posted On Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:48 AM

O'Reilly deal of the week to 23:59 PT 14/Aug/2012 - Learn Web Design from the Experts
Until 23:59 PT 14/Aug/2012, O'Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... are offering 50% off a range of books and videos on Learning Web Design from the Experts"Learn the secrets of designing effective, user–friendly web sites and offer viewers an online experience they won't soon forget. Get the skills to create HTML5 sites that adapt for mobile devices, and more, with these titles from O'Reilly" ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7:50 AM

Curiosity landed safely!
Curiosity the latest Mars explorer landed safely at 06:17 GMT today.

Here are some details courtesy of SPACE.COM

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Posted On Monday, August 6, 2012 8:13 AM

Updated GhostDoc v4 Beta2
An updated version of GhostDoc 4 Beta 2 is available at http://submain.com/download... license key key good to 1/Sept/2012 is available at http://submain.com/blog/Gho... Doc is an excellent tool that I recommend to all VB.NET and C# developers. It will work with Visual Studio version 2005, 2008 2010 and 2012.The comment template introduced with Version 4 is an excellent idea and needs only a minor adjustment via the options dialog to to get first time stylecop ......

Posted On Friday, August 3, 2012 8:22 AM

O'Reilly deal of the week to 23:59 PT 9/Aug/2012 - Perl Books
Until 23:59 Pacific Time 9/Aug/2012, O' Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... are offering 50% off a range of PERL e-books. (For those unfamiliar with PERL it is the Practical Extraction and Reporting Language) "Whether you are just starting out in Perl or making the leap from easy to complex tasks, get a clear roadmap for improving your skills with these titles from O'Reilly. E-books from O' Reilly.com are DRM-free. You get free lifetime access, multiple file formats, ......

Posted On Thursday, August 2, 2012 12:21 PM

O'Reilly deal of the day 1/Aug/2012 - Programming C# 5.0
Today's deal of the day from O'Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Programming C# 5.0 "With this digital Early Release edition of Programming C# 5.0, you get the entire book bundle in its earliest form – the author's raw and unedited content – so you can take advantage of this content long before the book's official release. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, as well as the final ebook version. With its support for dynamic programming, ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:54 AM

Microsoft Press Deal of the Day - 1/Aug/2012 - Programming Microsoft® LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Today's 50% off deal of the day from Microsoft Press at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Programming Microsoft® LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4"With LINQ, you can query data from a variety of sources -- including databases, objects, and XML files -- directly from Microsoft Visual Basic® or C#. Guided by data-access experts who've worked in depth with LINQ and the Microsoft development teams, you'll learn how .NET Framework 4 implements LINQ, and how to exploit it. ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:50 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 1/Aug/2012 - Foundation HTML5 Animation with JavaScript
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Foundation HTML5 Animation with JavaScript"Foundation HTML5 Animation with JavaScript takes the code from Keith Peters' hugely successful Foundation ActionScript Animation and updates it to include standards-compliant JavaScript using HTML5 Canvas." ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7:54 AM

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