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APress Deal of the Day 30/Sept/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." ......

Posted On Sunday, September 30, 2012 8:47 AM

Stylecop 4.7.39.0 has been released
Stylecop 4.7.38.0 has been released at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... release notes follow:Allow case sensitivity in the deprecated words and recognised words listStyleing fixes.Fix for documentation spelling checks inside nested xml nodes.Look for CustomDictionary.xml files in the folder of the cs file.Update the TabIndex in the spelling tab.Updating default deprecated words and their alternatives.Add support for specifying dictionary folders in the settings.StyleCop file. Like ......

Posted On Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:49 AM

APress Deal of the Day 29/Sept/2012 - Pro HTML5 Programming (2nd Edition)
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro HTML5 Programming (2nd Edition)"An update of Pro HTML5 Programming, including major corrections for WebSockets functionality, along with new chapters covering the drag and drop API, as well as SVG." ......

Posted On Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:41 AM

Stylecop 4.7.38.0 has been released
Stylecop 4.7.38.0 has been released at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... release notes follow:Move Registry functions into common Utils class. Styling fixes.Dictionary updatesStyling fixes.Update Styling.Styling fixes.Update docs.Spelling fixes in our own source.Add solution specific spellings to our own Settings.StyleCopDeploy more up to date spelling checkers and dictionaries.Update our own StyleCop and dictionaries for analyzing our own build.Update the custom dictionaries.Update ......

Posted On Monday, September 24, 2012 6:01 AM

Patch your Windows PC Now
Even if you do not run Internet Explorer as your browser, you should run Windows Update as Microsoft have issued Critical patch KB2744842 for Versions 6 through 9 of Internet Explorer.

Details are at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-063

Posted On Sunday, September 23, 2012 8:46 AM

Please patch IE on your PCs
Microsoft have issued a Critical patch KB2744842 for Versions 6 through 9 of Internet Explorer.

Details are at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-063

To apply, please run Windows update

Posted On Saturday, September 22, 2012 9:33 PM

APress Deal of the Day 21/Sept/2012 - Pro ASP.NET SharePoint 2010 Solutions
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro ASP.NET SharePoint 2010 Solutions."Pro ASP.NET SharePoint 2010 Solutions will walk you through steps needed to successfully build and deploy ASP.NET solutions within the SharePoint platform." ......

Posted On Friday, September 21, 2012 9:48 AM

APress Deal of the Day 19/Sept/2012 - Pro .NET Best Practices
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro .NET Best Practices"Pro .NET Best Practices shows how to follow the practices that developers and experts agree are the right ways to build software, including continuous integration, automated testing, automated deployment, and code analysis." ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 8:16 AM

Critical zero-day bug in Internet Explorer under active attack - 2
Two more articles on the critical zero-day bug in Internet Explorer http://www.computerworld.co... ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:30 PM

Free eBook on ASP.NET MVC 4
Syncfusion is offering a free book "ASP.NET MVC 4" at http://www.syncfusion.com/r... has been a firm believer in ASP.NET MVC for web development since its beginning. And now that the use of mobile devices over desktops is skyrocketing, MVC is the most viable option for mobile development. With ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile Websites Succinctly by Lyle Luppes, developers currently using ASP.NET and MVC 3 can make the move to MVC ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:24 PM

JavaScript and Python resources
At http://jsbooks.revolunet.com/, there are a series of resources on JavaScript, Coffee Script and Node.

At http://pythonbooks.revolunet.com/ there are some Python resources.

Please note that these appear to be all on-line resources rather then downloadable books.

Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 2:22 PM

Critical zero-day bug in Internet Explorer under active attack
Please see the article "Critical zero-day bug in Internet Explorer under active attack" published by ars technica at http://arstechnica.com/secu... expect an out-of-band update from Microsoft to patch this issue in IE7 and IE8. I would suggest that you check daily for outdated programs. For those of you with home computers, I strongly suggest that you run Secunia Personal Software Inspector and update as required. Ensure your anti-virus ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 9:47 AM

Stylecop 4.7.37.0 has been released
Stylecop 4.7.37.0 has been released at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... release notes follow:Add docs for new SA1650 spelling rule.Fix for 7395. Dont remove parenthesis around await expressions.Insert a returns element into docs within a see element.Update our tools folder StyleCop dll'sfix for 7392. Insert generic type docs for return types correctly.Fix for 7393. Allow documentation elements with attributes to end the string and still be valid.Make sure the MSBuild Task logs ......

Posted On Friday, September 14, 2012 10:10 PM

A new free book from Microsoft - Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Second Preview)
At http://borntolearn.mslearn.... there is mention of a new free book from Microsoft Press - Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Second Preview)The actual download page is http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mic... ......

Posted On Friday, September 14, 2012 8:19 AM

Cut in price of ReSharper 7 Personal License
At http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/buy/index.jsp?utm_medium=school-block&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=resharper&, JetBrains have cut the cost of ReSharper 7 Personal License by some 25% for full version, C# only versions and VB.NET only version.

Posted On Friday, September 14, 2012 8:15 AM

Sharepoint courses on Pluralsight
I have just heard from Plural Sight that through their partnership with Critical Path training, they are adding 33 new SharePoint courses at no extra cost. The key parts of their announcement at http://blog.pluralsight.com... is:"Over the next several hours we’ll begin publishing our first set of Critical Path Training online courses, and by the end of the day, you will see a total of 33 new SharePoint ......

Posted On Friday, September 14, 2012 8:10 AM

APress Deal of the Day 14/Sept/2012 - Pro jQuery Mobile
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430239666 is Pro jQuery Mobile

"Learn how to create great-looking mobile web apps with jQuery Mobile."

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Posted On Friday, September 14, 2012 8:03 AM

APress deal of the day 13/Sep/2012 - Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... 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 ......

Posted On Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:09 AM

VS2012 launches today Sept 12 09:30 PDT 17:30 BST
The launch of VS2012 is today, and starts soon! To see the launch please go to http://www.visualstudiolaunch.com/vs2012vle/Home

Edit: The link is http://www.visualstudiolaunch.com/Agenda

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:26 PM

APress Deal of the Day 12/Sept/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." ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3:59 PM

PluralSight video on Automated Web Testing with Selenium
I am part-way through an excellent video at http://www.pluralsight.com/... on Automated Web Testing with SeleniumSo far everything I have seen leads me to consider that this is an excellent demonstration of Selenium and I recommend to all ASP.NET developers who want to be able to automate testing of their web pages.Selenium is a free tool you can download from http://seleniumhq.org/downl... ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 5:24 PM

Free Pluralsight Videos for this week
Pluralsight have issued two free videoshttp://blog.pluralsig... exact words were: Free Videos this Week End the Global Pollution Crisis... In Javascript Too many globally scoped variables and functions can make Javascript code difficult to work with, particularly on large projects. See how to simulate the concept of namespaces using objects. ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 5:14 PM

Free book on C++ from SyncFusion
At https://www.syncfusion.com/... SyncFusion are offering a free book on C++ for C# developers."C++ Succinctly was written to help professional C# developers learn modern C++ programming. The aim of this book is to leverage your existing C# knowledge in order to expand your skills. Whether you need to use C++ in an upcoming project, or simply want to learn a new language (or reacquaint yourself with it), this book will help you learn all of the fundamental ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:21 PM

Jet Brains release WebStorm 5.0
At http://www.jetbrains.com/we... Jet Brains have announced the release of WebStorm 5.0, an IDE that brings the ease of code writing in VB.NET and C# that you get with ReSharper, to JavaScript, CSS and LESS. (There are some more details in http://blog.jetbrains.com/w... completion in JavaScript, CSS and LESS is a very welcome feature. I look forward to trying out Web Storm. The download at http://www.jetbrains.com/we... ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 10:35 AM

Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition)
At http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/09/05/free-ebook-introducing-windows-server-2012-rtm-edition.aspx, there is a free e-book on Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition)

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Posted On Monday, September 10, 2012 3:19 PM

Security Advice for Managers
Please go to the following for list of free downloads of security advice for managers.http://www.bis.gov... are case studies to explain to managers the effect of failure to maintain good security.At http://www.cpni.gov.uk/advi... there is a list of critical controls developed by GCHQ in conjunction with the SANS insitute ......

Posted On Monday, September 10, 2012 2:35 PM

VS2012 launches Sept 12 09:30 PDT 17:30 BST
Next Wednesday (12th Sept 2012), Visual Studio 2012 will be officially launched at 09:30 PDT 17:30 GMT

Details at http://www.visualstudiolaunch.com/vs2012vle/Home

Edit: the video link is http://www.visualstudiolaunch.com/Agenda

Posted On Friday, September 7, 2012 1:26 PM

Web Matrix 2 now available
Web Matrix 2 - a free and lightweight tool from Microsoft for creating web sites is available now at http://www.microsoft.com/we... websites using our ASP.NET, PHP, Node.js, or HTML5 templates, and take advantage of the latest web standards, emerging standards(CSS3, HTML5), and popular JavaScript libraries such as JQuery." ......

Posted On Thursday, September 6, 2012 10:51 PM

Free books from Microsoft
Here are couple of links to lists of free books from Microsoft:http://blogs.msdn... ......

Posted On Thursday, September 6, 2012 4:13 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 6/Sep/2012 - Pro Access 2010 Development
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro Access 2010 Development"Pro Access 2010 Development is a fundamental resource for developing business applications that take advantage of the features of Access 2010. You'll learn how to build database applications, create Web-based databases, develop macros and VBA tools for Access applications, integrate Access with SharePoint, and much more." ......

Posted On Thursday, September 6, 2012 10:06 AM

Five Moons for Pluto
Now that Pluto is known to have five moons (more than the terrestrial planets combined), surely it is time to re-instate as a Planet! Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 5, 2012 6:57 PM

Help file formats - MSHA files v CHM files
Recently I was tasked with producing a help file from a C#/WPF/Crystal Reports application using Sandcastle. I have previously blogged about the problems in doing that and the change that is going into the next version of Sandcastle that allows the vagaries of Crystal (this missing BusinessObjects.Licensing.K... to be handled. At http://social.msdn.microsof... I describe how I tried each of the formats. Two of the formats ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 5, 2012 6:51 PM

O'Reilly Deal of the day - 5/JSep/2012 - Programming Windows 8 Applications with C#
Today's deal of the day from O'Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Programming Windows 8 Applications with C# ."With Early Release e-books, 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 e-book bundle. If ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 5, 2012 12:31 PM

Microsoft Press Deal of the day 4/Sep/2012 - Programming Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012
Today's deal of the day from Microsoft Press at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Programming Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 "Your essential guide to key programming features in Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Take your database programming skills to a new level—and build customized applications using the developer tools introduced with SQL Server 2012. This hands-on reference shows you how to design, test, and deploy SQL Server databases through tutorials, practical examples, ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 4, 2012 2:40 PM

O'Reilly deal of the week to 23:59 PT Sept 11 - Back-to-School Special
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... O'Reilly are offering up to 50% off a range of E-books, together with reductions on other items."Get definitive information on technology for developers, designers, admins – whatever you are or want to be. With our Back-to-School Special, you choose what to learn and we give you the tools to make it happen. Save 50% on eBooks and videos, 40% on print books from O'Reilly, Microsoft Press, SitePoint, and No Starch, or 30% on courses from ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 4, 2012 10:55 AM

Why do I post details of book offers?
Recently I received a challenging email about posting details of book offers, so to put the record straight, here are a few notes:I post details of worthwhile offers to help the community. These are for books I consider to be worth-while at a discounted price.I get no "kickback" for any reference.I do get some books for review and some like Adam Freeman's are an excellent read but most require a lot of time and effort to read from cover to cover.Please check the period of validity of the offer. If ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 4, 2012 10:40 AM

UK Data Breaches Up by 10 fold in 10 years.
At http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/n... there is an interesting report on the increase in data breaches reported in the UK.A lot of this increase may simply a change in legislation that has made reporting a statutory obligation.Some questions to ask yourself:Are server logs checked for untoward activity?Do you have a reporting policy if something is amiss?Did you design security in for the start of your application design?Do you log ......

Posted On Monday, September 3, 2012 6:42 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 1/Sep/2012 - Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM
Today's $10 deal of the APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM"Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM guides you through a real-world ASP.NET project and shows how agile methodology is put into practice." ......

Posted On Monday, September 3, 2012 9:49 AM

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