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Tatworth October 2013 Entries
APress Deal of the Day 24/Oct/2013 - CSS3 Solutions
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is CSS3 Solutions "CSS3 contains a broad set of new additions and changes to the core CSS language across a range of modules, which means lots of new things to learn, and lots of new things that can go wrong. This book provides solutions to all of the most common CSS3 problems." ......

Posted On Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:51 AM

O'Reilly 50& off offer on CSS3 books to 05:00 PT on Oct/28
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... O'Reilly are offering 50% off a number of e-books on mastering CSS3 to 05:00 PT on Oct 28 "CSS3—the technology behind most of the eye-catching visuals on the Web today—is loaded with capabilities that once would have required JavaScript or third-party plugins, such as animation, pseudo-classes, and media queries. Use CSS3 to transform markup into stunning, richly ......

Posted On Monday, October 21, 2013 2:27 PM

APress Deal of the Day 20/Oct/2013 - Windows 8 App Projects - XAML and C# Edition
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Windows 8 App Projects - XAML and C# Edition "Windows 8 App Projects - XAML and C# Edition takes you through the process of building your own apps for Windows 8 in a project oriented, example driven way. The book is aimed at developers looking to build Windows 8 apps in a variety of contexts." ......

Posted On Sunday, October 20, 2013 1:44 PM

APress Deal of the Day 19/Oct/2013 - Software Projects Secrets Why Projects Fail
Tod\y's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Software Projects Secrets Why Projects Fail "Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail airs dirty laundry about the software industry—how putting project management's priorities above all else is the root cause of problems in software development projects. This book offers solutions to integrate project management with agile methodologies that really work for software development." ......

Posted On Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:33 AM

Visual Studio 2013 now available!
Visual Studio 2013 is now available for download! I will attach the beginning of their web page announcement. You should note that web projects may now be readily a combination of Web Forms, MVC and Web API.We are excited to announce that Visual Studio 2013 is now available to you as an MSDN subscriber! For developers and development teams, Visual Studio 2013 easily delivers applications across all Microsoft devices, cloud, desktop, server and game console platforms by providing a consistent development ......

Posted On Thursday, October 17, 2013 5:39 PM

APress Deal of the Day 17/Oct2013 - Pro SharePoint 2013 Branding and Responsive Web Development
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro SharePoint 2013 Branding and Responsive Web Development "Pro SharePoint 2013 Branding and Responsive Web Development is a complete guide to planning, designing, and developing modern, responsive websites and applications using SharePoint 2013 and open standards like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript" ......

Posted On Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:32 AM

Free Book from Microsoft - Testing for Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012
At http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... Microsoft have made available a free e-book - Testing for Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012 "As more software projects adopt a continuous delivery cycle, testing threatens to be the bottleneck in the process. Agile development frequently revisits each part of the source code, but every change requires a re-test of the product. While the skills of the manual tester are vital, purely manual testing can't keep up. Visual Studio 2012 ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:04 PM

O'Reilly 50% off to celebrate Ada Lovelace day to 16/Oct/2013 05:00 PT.
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... O'Reilly are offering 50% off a large number of E-Books until 05:00 PT on 16/Oct/2013. This is in honour of Ada Lovelace day. Here are some of my picks from the list: ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 1:31 PM

Free book on Hadoop until 30/Nov/2013
At  http://www.packtpub.com/javamag, Packt are offering a free E-book on Hadoop

Please note this is "register-ware".

Posted On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 10:43 AM

Packt publishing - 50% off to Thursday 17/Oct
At  http://www.packtpub.com/, Packt publishing are offering 50% off all their E-Books and Videos until Thursday 17/Oct

Posted On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:53 AM

Free HTML5 & CSS3 Fundamentals course
At http://www.microsoftvirtual... there is a free course on HTML5 & CSS3 FundamentalsThis is not a course for pretty web design but for writing good standards compliant HTML. Please note that to get the work files for the course you need to go to http://channel9.msdn.com/Se... as the Microsoft Academy downloads do not seem to work!The ......

Posted On Sunday, October 13, 2013 6:49 PM

APress Deal of the Day 12/Oct/2013 - Beginning Windows 8 Application Development – XAML Edition
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning Windows 8 Application Development – XAML Edition "Beginning Windows 8 Application Development – XAML Edition shows you how to start building rich, immersive applications that connect people, applications, and devices with Windows 8." ......

Posted On Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:09 AM

VLC media player 2.1.0 now available!
VLC media player 2.1.0 is now available from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

It is available for Windows, Mac, 11 different Linuxes and 9 other system types!

Posted On Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:06 AM

Upgrading your Internet connection to obselescence
Recently I was approached by two UK Internet Service Providers to upgrade to a fibre connection. In each case I asked two questions:Can you provide me with a fixed IP Address?Is the equipment to be provided compatible with IPv6?None of the question was satisfactorily answered. One of the persons answering even suggested that granting a fixed IP Address would be a breach of security!I find it very disturbing that two companies that present themselves as innovative should still not be preparing for ......

Posted On Friday, October 11, 2013 12:41 PM

Microsoft Press deal of the Day 11/October/2013 - F# for C# Developers
Today, 11/October/2013, O'Reilly on behalf of Microsoft Press are offering 50% off F# for C# developers. Just remember to use the code MSDEAL when you check out. "Extend your C# skills to F#—and create data-rich computational and parallel software components faster and more efficiently. Focusing on F# 3.0 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, you’ll learn how to exploit F# features to solve both computationally-complex problems as well as everyday programming tasks" ......

Posted On Friday, October 11, 2013 9:46 AM

O'Reilly Deal to Oct/14/2013 05:00 PT - 50% off E-Books on mastering CSS3
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... O'Reilly are offering 50% off a number of e-books on mastering CSS3 "CSS3—the technology behind most of the eye-catching visuals on the Web today—is loaded with capabilities that once would have required JavaScript or third-party plugins, such as animation, pseudo-classes, and media queries. Use CSS3 to transform markup into stunning, richly detailed web pages that ......

Posted On Friday, October 11, 2013 9:38 AM

APress Deal of the day for 10/Oct/2013 - Pro Silverlight 5 in C#
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro Silverlight 5 in C# "Extensive graphics and screenshots throughout make Pro Silverlight 5 in C# an invaluable reference for professional developers who wish to discover the new features of Silverlight." ......

Posted On Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:54 AM

Another free course on MVC4
Just found another free course on MVC4. This one is from the Microsoft Academy and is at http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/developing-asp-net-mvc-4-web-applications-jump-start

Posted On Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:49 AM

Updated version of TableDemo at https://tabledemo.codeplex.com/releases/view/113217
At https://tabledemo.codeplex.... I have released version 0.9.2 of TableDemo. This MVC application now also allows you to produce CSS to style lists. Version 0.9.2 will allow interactive production of lists. The default list is the nested list:The colour scheme can be changed, the font size changed and voila!Here is the rollover style list.Please the cursor over an option and....The last type is the horizontal menu.So now you can design your table and list styling interactively. ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 6:24 PM

Patch Tuesday!
Yesterday was "Patch Tuesday", so today, there are some two dozen (25 for my PC) important updates to apply. This includes an update for Internet Explorer which should be applied as soon as possible.

Posted On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:32 PM

The IE6 countdown continues!
At http://www.ie6countdown.com, the IE6 countdown continues to be logged. Countries that have gone below 1% since I last blogged about this include:
  • Thailand
  • South Africa
  • France

However a special note must be made about Norway - IE6 usage has declined to 0.0%! So the my Norweigan readers, I say "Godt gjort Norge!" (Well done Norway!)

Posted On Monday, October 7, 2013 9:28 AM

Checking that Firefox and Chrome are up to date.
To check that Firefox and Chrome are up to date, in each of them go to Help, About. If there is a new version, it will be downloaded and then you will be prompted to re-start.

Posted On Monday, October 7, 2013 9:19 AM

APress Deal of the Day 7/Oct/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." I have read this book and worked through the exercises. I commend it to all Dot Net Web developers ......

Posted On Monday, October 7, 2013 8:20 AM

MVC Table Styling selection to CSS and demo table
At https://tabledemo.codeplex.... I have created a new open-source project of an MVC form to produce by selection from drop-down lists, the CSS to style a table and a demonstration table. Here is a rather garish example of what can be achieved.Here is a more tasteful table achieved again by just simple selection of properties. This will be the 0.9.1 version that I will shortly load up to CodePlex ......

Posted On Thursday, October 3, 2013 4:31 PM

Staying in touch with APOD
You can stay in touch with APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) by going to https://www.facebook.com/AstronomyPictureOfTheDay?fref=ts

Posted On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:04 PM

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