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Tatworth April 2013 Entries
APress Deal of the Day 25/Apr/2013 - The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7"The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 is the most comprehensive book for getting sites done using the powerful and extensible Drupal content management system. It offers everything you need to know about Drupal in one book." ......

Posted On Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:05 PM

Check your browser plug-ins!
We should be used to:
  • Keeping Anti-Virus signatures up to date
  • Running Windows Update
  • Keeping other programs up to date

However you should also keep your browser plug-ins up to date. For Firefox, see https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/

Posted On Monday, April 22, 2013 6:32 PM

Is your browser HTML5 compatible!
Well the HTML5 specification is not finalised yet, but for the moving target that is what has been agreed, here are the results of some testing I did today using http://html5test.com/.In fourth place was the Safari browser with 278 (+2 bonus) points out of 500. This surprised me!In third place was Internet Explorer 10 with 320 (+ 6 bonus) points out of 500. Well good try Microsoft and keep up the good work.In second place was Firefox with 394 (+10 bonus) out of 500.In top place was Chrome with 468 ......

Posted On Monday, April 22, 2013 3:41 PM

O'Reilly Deal of the Day to 23:59 PT April 19 2013 - Reader Favorites from Microsoft Press
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... Microsoft Press are offering a 50% off deal on the top 25 E-Books until 23:59 PT April 19Here are some the many excellent books on the list: ......

Posted On Friday, April 19, 2013 3:41 PM

Review of Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML
I wish this book had been available to me years ago when I was learning CSS. It is an excellent book for getting an initial grounding in the use of CSS. I would therefore recommend it to all starting out with HTML/CSS.It is not a complete manual of CSS but it does provide the essential initial understanding. Any IT team wishing to retrain people into web applications, should use this book as a first step in the training process. By following the exercises, any developer should get the initial experience ......

Posted On Friday, April 19, 2013 3:21 PM

APress Deal of the Day 19/Apr/2013 - Pro HTML5 with Visual Studio 2012
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro HTML5 with Visual Studio 2012."Pro HTML5 with Visual Studio 2012 is written to help ASP.NET developers make the leap to the inevitable and exciting world of HTML5." ......

Posted On Friday, April 19, 2013 12:03 PM

APress Deal of the Day 15/Apr/2013 - Pro .NET Performance (Optimize Your C# Applications)
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro .NET Performance (Optimize Your C# Applications)"Pro .NET Performance teaches .NET developers to measure the performance of their applications. You will see how Windows and the CLR affect your application, and improve your code’s performance guided by a set of case studies and tips." ......

Posted On Monday, April 15, 2013 1:08 PM

New Horizons is at 26 Au and still going string!
Today the New Horizons spacecraft reached 26 Au from the Sun on its way to Pluto, yet it has another 821 days before its closest approach!

New Horizons is now far from the Earth that the round-trip time is over 7 hours.

plot of New Horizon's position

Posted On Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:08 PM

APress Deal of the Day 11/Apr/2013 - Expert C# 5.0 with the .NET 4.5 Framework
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Expert C# 5.0 with the .NET 4.5 Framework"Expert C# 5.0 discusses the familiar C# language in forensic detail. Examining familiar elements closely and revealing how they really work. By referencing Intermediate Language (MSIL) code and the Windows Debugger (Windbg) we’ll give you an unparalleled depth of understanding so that you can truly claim to be a master of the C# language. " ......

Posted On Thursday, April 11, 2013 4:09 PM

APress Deal of the Day 10/Apr/2013 - 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"Learn C# with Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programmingand you’ll be thinking about program design in the right way from day one. Whether you want to work with .NET for the web or desktop, or for Windows 8 on any device, Dan Clark's accessible, quick-paced guide will give you the foundation you need for a successful future in C# programming." I reviewed this the first edition ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:32 PM

APress Deal of the Day 9/Apr/2013 - Pro ASP.NET Web API
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro ASP.NET Web API"With the new ASP.NET Web API framework, HTTP has become a first-class citizen of .NET. Pro ASP.NET Web API shows you how to put this new technology into practice to build flexible, extensible web services that run seamlessly on a range of operating systems and devices." ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 1:19 PM

APress Deal of the Day 6/Apr/2013 - Managing Risk and Information Security
APress are offering at http://www.apress.com/97814... a free e-book - Managing Risk and Information Security"This ApressOpen book describes the changing risk environment and why a fresh approach to information security is needed.The book discusses business risk from a broad perspective, including privacy and regulatory considerations. It describes the increasing number of threats and vulnerabilities, but also offers strategies for developing solutions. " ......

Posted On Saturday, April 6, 2013 10:18 AM

APress Deal of the Day 5/Apr/2013 - 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."The author is Adam Freeman. I very much like his sub-title "Get the most from jQuery by focusing on the features that matter". Like Adam's other books, this is a very practical book and I recommend it to all ASP.NET ......

Posted On Friday, April 5, 2013 9:45 AM

A tale from the CoalFace! - Using ILDasm
In a project a long time ago, an architect made the statement - we will not use stored procedures as they can be dissembled. (Unless stored procedures are encrypted, they can be readily viewed.)

Instead, the architect declared, all SQL will be embedded and thus will remain secure. I then fired up  ILDASM.EXE, used it to disassemble our prototype EXE  and located statement after statement of TSQL within the executable.




Posted On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9:45 PM

Sending to ILDASM (the Intermediate Language disassenbler)
I have been reading CLR via C# and realised that I needed to set up a short cut to the Intermediate Language disassenbler. So this is how to go about it.First find your SendTo directory!Install the Platform SDK from http://www.microsoft.com/en... if you have not already done so!Open Windows Explorer and navigate to LogonName/SentToUnder Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 access the folder according to http://geekswithblogs.net/p... ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 5:09 PM

APress Deal of the Day 1/Apr/2013 - 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, April 2, 2013 4:54 PM

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