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APress Deal of the day - 30/Apr/2014 - Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure "Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition introduces you to Microsoft's cloud-based delivery of its enterprise-caliber, SQL Server database management system—showing you how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios." ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:00 AM

APress Deal of the day - 28/Apr/2014 - Pro ASP.NET MVC 5
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro ASP.NET MVC 5. The author is Adam Freeman who has a very well deserved reputation for writing excellent technical books with practical code examples. I am looking forward to reading this book. "The ASP.NET MVC 5 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, ......

Posted On Monday, April 28, 2014 7:07 AM

The King (TDD) is dead - Long live the King (TDD)
At http://david.heinemeierhansson.com/2014/tdd-is-dead-long-live-testing.html, David Heinemeir has published an excellent article on the problems of problems of TDD leading to over-complexity of code.

I echo his decision to concentrate on system tests.

Posted On Sunday, April 27, 2014 6:13 AM

Free eBook: Performance Tuning with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views
At http://www.red-gate.com/pro... RedGate is making available a free E-Book on Performance Tuning with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views. There is also a free evaluation download of the SQL DBA Bundle. "Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) reveal the hidden activity of your database sessions and transactions – and this book is packed full of practical advice on getting to grips with them." "Download your free copy of Performance Tuning with SQL Server ......

Posted On Sunday, April 27, 2014 6:07 AM

APress free e-book - Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development
APress have added new title to their list of open titles at http://www.apress.com/97814... "Learn how to leverage the BlackBerry 10 Cascades framework to create rich native applications. Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development gives you a solid foundation for creating BlackBerry 10 apps efficiently." ......

Posted On Friday, April 25, 2014 5:06 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 24/Apr/2014 - Pro SharePoint 2010 Development for Office 365
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro SharePoint 2010 Development for Office 365 "Pro SharePoint 2010 Development for Office 365 helps you navigate the changes and develop compelling applications and solutions for SharePoint Online in Office 365. " ......

Posted On Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:30 AM

Build Mobile Apps Using Visual Studio and Telerik
At http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPOKAJyPgjQ, Telerik have provided a very interesting video on starting building mobile applications using Visual Studio and Telerik controls.

There is a seminar recording at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAnlUo50DXk done by an MVP

Posted On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:18 AM

O'Reilly Offer of the week on JavaScript books to 30/Apr/2014 05:00 PT
Until 30/Apr/2014 05:00 PT, O'Reilly are offering 50% off a collection of 10 books on JavaScript. Full details at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:01 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 22/Apr/2014 - SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes "SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes provides focused and practical solutions to real world problems of moving data in and out of SQL Server, helping to create robust and resilient ETL environments. " ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:48 AM

Error Handling of ASP.NET MVC
At https://www.simple-talk.com/dotnet/asp.net/handling-errors-effectively-in-asp.net-mvc, Dino Esposito has written a very useful article on error handling of MVC pages.

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2014 8:35 PM

Review of Pluralsight course "Building State Machines in .NET"
At http://pluralsight.com/trai... Plural Sight have an excellent course on building a state machine. (For an explanation of state machines see http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... specific example developed was that for telephone receiving a call. The code was exercised via a winforms harness. I would have preferred an additional project(s) to exercise the code via either NUnit and / or an MSUnit.The only other drawback I found was ......

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2014 2:38 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 21/Apr/2014 - Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers "Beginning SQL Server 2012 for Developers introduces Microsoft’s market-leading database product for Windows to developers, covering the entire database application development lifecycle." ......

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2014 6:06 AM

3 new free E-Books from Microsoft Press
At http://www.microsoftvirtual... Microsoft are offer 3 new free E-books. They are available in MOBI, EPUB and PDF formats ......

Posted On Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:46 AM

Visual Studio Light Switch Resources
Whilst researching for my next Dot Net project, a desktop LightSwitch application, I discovered a number of resources relating to LightSwitch. LightSwitch is a free RAD tool for versions of Visual Studio. Visual Studio Professional or above is required - see http://www.microsoft.com/en... The Microsoft page for LightSwitch is at http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... There are introductory videos at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bet... ......

Posted On Sunday, April 20, 2014 10:52 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 20/Apr/2014 - Beginning Windows 8.1
Today's $10 Book of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning Windows 8.1 "Beginning Windows 8.1 takes you through the new features and helps you get more out of the familiar to reveal the fullest possibilities for this amazing new operating system." ......

Posted On Sunday, April 20, 2014 9:44 AM

Common Key 0.2 Password generator released
At https://commonkey.codeplex.... I have released as a free download a random password generator.This version has three options for generating passwords.Passwords with A-Z and 0-9Passwords with A-Z, a-z and 0-9Passwords with A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and selectable special charactersDownload the Zip file and unpack. Run KeyMaker.exe. You will need framework 4.5 installed ......

Posted On Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:33 PM

Escape from XP (and IE6) - the shoot-them-up game
For those into shoot them up games, there is an fun game at http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#escape-from-xp

Have a lot of fun!

Posted On Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:31 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 19/Apr/2014 - SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes
The APress $10 deal of the offer at http://www.apress.com/97814... is SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes "SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes is an example-based guide to the Transact-SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server 2012. It provides ready-to-implement solutions to common programming and database administration tasks" ......

Posted On Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:25 PM

Checking for Heartbleed Vulnerability
At https://lastpass.com/heartb... there is checker for the heartbleed vulnerability. Whilst not conclusive for all https sites, it does indicate sites that were vulnerable and provides useful advice on the need to update your password. If you have a facebook account, you should change your password if you have not changed it in the last 2 weeks. Also be careful if you have used the same password on more than one site as if one of the sites was compromised, then you are vulnerable on all of them. ......

Posted On Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:27 PM

Getting a free version of Visual Studio - Visual Studio Express
Today, I received this message from one of my readers "PLEASE I NEED TO DOWNLOAD Visual Studio and C# TEXT BOOKS FOR MY CERTIFICATION EXAM" Microsoft provide a free version of Visual called Visual Studio Express at http://www.visualstudio.com... Please note that there are now several versions of Express depending on your application focus. I suggest you start with the versions for Windows and Windows Desktop. Now as to books for your C# Certification Exam - I suggest ......

Posted On Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:51 AM

Telerik announce Open Source version of Kendo UI Core

At http://www.telerik.com/campaigns/kendo-ui-build-free Telerik have announced an open source version of their Kendo UI core

Download the Kendo UI core at http://www.telerik.com/download/kendo-ui-core

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2014 5:17 PM

APress Save 40% on 4 Titles by Adam Freeman to 20/Apr/2014
Please go to http://extras.apress.com/Ea... for this offer. The books are: Pro Windows 8 Development with HTML5 and JavaScript The Definitive Guide to HTML5 Pro jQuery 2.0 Pro JavaScript for Web Apps ......

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2014 5:06 PM

Discovery of an Earth "cousin" planet

At http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-119, NASA have announced the discovery of Kepler 186f, a planet orbiting a red dwarf star some 500 light years from us. As the estimated size of Kepler 186f is only 10% larger than Earth and is in the habitable zone of its star, it is an "Earth Cousin".

Artist's view

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2014 1:00 PM

12 little known facts on CSS and a free E-book on jump-start HTML5 basics
At http://www.sitepoint.com/12-little-known-css-facts, besides some useful facts on CSS by precept and example, there is the offer of a free E-book on HTML5 basics.

The book is available as PDF, MOBI and EPUB. The only catch is that you need a free logon to learnable.com. I am reading the book now.

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2014 11:31 AM

Default to HTTPS rather than HTTP for web sites.
For a long time I have advocated that my clients use for all their Extranet web sites, whether the information is confidential or not.

Now there is an excellent article by Kent Finley at http://www.wired.com/2014/04/https/, on the Internet switching to HTTPS even for "static context sites". I commend his article to all web developers and administrators

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2014 7:46 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 18/Apr/2014 - SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes "SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes provides focused and practical solutions to real world problems of moving data in and out of SQL Server, helping to create robust and resilient ETL environments. " ......

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2014 6:55 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 17/Apr/2014 - Foundation Version Control for Web Developers
The APress $10 Deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/97814... is an E-book - Foundation Version Control for Web Developers. "Foundation Version Control for Web Developers explains how version control works, what you can do with it and how, using the three leading systems—SVN, Git and Mercurial—on multiple operating systems" ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:52 AM

Seeing Eclipse 1 of the current tetrad of Eclipses of the Moon
During an eclipse of the moon by the Earth, the moon can can fade to a dark coppery red. The first of an important series of 4 eclipses (known as a Tetrad) occurs tonight. Tonight's is essentially only visible from the Americas, however thanks to the SLOOH space telescope.More details at http://www.independent.co.u... to SLOOH at http://www.youtube.com/watc... ......

Posted On Monday, April 14, 2014 5:50 PM

APress Deal of the Day - 14/Apr/2014 - Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in C#
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in C#. One of the authors is Adam Freeman who is excellent at providing practical code examples. "ASP.NET 4.5 is the principal standard for creating dynamic web pages on the Windows platform. Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in C# raises the bar for high-quality, practical advice on learning and deploying Microsoft's dynamic web solution." ......

Posted On Monday, April 14, 2014 10:40 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 13/Apr/2014 - Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure "Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition introduces you to Microsoft's cloud-based delivery of its enterprise-caliber, SQL Server database management system—showing you how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios." ......

Posted On Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:57 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 12/Apr/2014 - Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration. "Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career as an SQL Server database administrator. " ......

Posted On Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:22 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 11/Apr/2014 - C++ Quick Syntax Reference
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is C++ Quick Syntax Reference "The C++ Quick Syntax Reference by Mikael Olsson is a condensed tutorial and quick code syntax reference to the C++ programming language." ......

Posted On Friday, April 11, 2014 9:20 AM

CSSCOP (FXCOP for stylesheets)

At http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/a921b98e-9430-4be2-bf53-1169e12bdb50, there is a free add-on for Visual Studio which will check CSS for conformance to standards. It runs the CSS Lint engine from within Visual Studio.

CSS should always be checked for conformance with standards - this tool allow you to check from within Visual Studio.

Posted On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 4:18 PM

APress Free Book - Intel® Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms
At http://www.apress.com/97814... APress are offering a free E-Book on Intel® Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms "This book explains Intel Trusted Execution Technology for Servers, its purpose, application, advantages, and limitations and guides the server administrator / datacenter manager in enabling the technology as well as establishing a launch control policy that can be used to customize the server’s boot process to fit the datacenter’s requirements." ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 9:02 AM

APress Deal of the day for 4/Apr/2014 - Pro Spatial with SQL Server 2012
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro Spatial with SQL Server 2012 "Pro Spatial with SQL Server 2012 introduces SQL Server’s spatial feature set, and covers everything you'll need to know to store, manipulate, and analyze information about the physical location of objects in space. " ......

Posted On Friday, April 4, 2014 10:50 AM

Free book from Syncfusion on Visual Studio 2013 Succinctly
At http://www.syncfusion.com/r... Syncfusion are offering a free book on Visual Studio 2013 "Visual Studio 2013 brings many new improvements to the popular integrated development environment, including the long-awaited synchronized settings and notifications. With author Alessandro Del Sole as your guide, you will learn how to harness these features for increased productivity and efficiency. For novices and returning experts alike, Visual Studio ......

Posted On Thursday, April 3, 2014 8:21 PM

New Horizons reaches 29 AU!

At 08:00 hrs UTC today, the New Horizons spacecraft reached a distance of 29 A.U. from our Sun. New Horizons on its way to fly past Pluto has now reached 29 times the average distance of the Earth from the Sun.

plot

For more details go to http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/mission/whereis_nh.php

Posted On Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:13 PM

APress Deal of the day for 2/Apr/2014 - 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 Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:04 PM

Style Cop 4.7.49.0 now released
Style Cop 4.7.49.0 now released at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... Install order should be : VS2008 VS2010 VS2012 VS2013 R# StyleCop 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), R# 7.0.1 (7.0.1098.2760), R# 7.1.1 (7.1.3000.2254) and R# 8.2 (8.2.0.2160). Here are the bug details for fixed in 4.7 and closed in 4.7 issues (over 200 issues fixed since 4.6) Here are the bug details for all issues since 4.3.3.0 ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 1, 2014 3:46 PM

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