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50% off top selling E-Books t O’Reilly till 05:00 PT 31/May/2014
O’Reilly are offering 50% off top selling E-Books till 05:00 PT 31/May/2014 at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... ......

Posted On Friday, May 30, 2014 8:36 PM

Dealing with Enum in MVC 5.1 by Shahriar Hossain

At http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/776908/Dealing-with-Enum-in-MVC, Shahriar Hossain has published a very useful article on displaying Enums within MVC 5.1. I look forward to using this information on my next MVC project.

Posted On Friday, May 30, 2014 3:45 PM

Free E-Book from APress - Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security
At http://www.apress.com/97814... APress are offering a free E-Book on Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security. “This book provides a comprehensive look at the various facets of cloud security – infrastructure, network, services, Compliance and users. It will provide real world case studies to articulate the real and perceived risks and challenges in deploying and managing services in a cloud infrastructure from a security perspective. ” ......

Posted On Thursday, May 29, 2014 7:15 PM

From 20,663 issues to 1 issue–style-copping C5.Tests
I recently became interested in the potential of the C5 Collections solution from http://www.itu.dk/research/... however I was dismayed at the state of the code in the unit test project, so I set about fixing the 20,663 issues detected by StyleCop. The tools I used were the latest versions of: My 64-bit development PC running Windows 8 Update with 8Gb RAM Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate with SP2 ReSharper GhostDoc Pro My first attempt had to be abandoned due to collision of class names which broke one ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:56 PM

APress Deal of the Day 28/May/2014 - Pro jQuery 2.0
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro jQuery 2.0. “jQuery is one of the most popular and powerful JavaScript libraries available today. Learn how to get the most from the latest jQuery version, jQuery 2.0, by focusing on the features you need for your project” ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 7:35 AM

O’Reilly Deal of the Week to 05:00 PT June 3rd 2014–C# 5.0 Books
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... O’Reilly are offering 50% off E-books on C# 5.0 ......

Posted On Monday, May 26, 2014 8:59 PM

Free eBook: 45 Database Performance Tips for Developers
At http://www.red-gate.com/pro... RedGate are offering a free E-Book, “45 Database Performance Tips for Developers” They also offer on the same page, a 14-day trial of SQL Prompt, an intellisence-style add-on for SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) ......

Posted On Sunday, May 25, 2014 5:01 AM

Calibre E-Book Management (FREE!)

The Calibre E-Book Manager is an excellent free E-Book manager that can be downloaded from http://calibre-ebook.com/download_windows

It works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

Posted On Friday, May 23, 2014 6:39 AM

Visual Basic Tools for Visual Studio

Given the amount of VB6 code still in use, the Visual Basic Tools for Visual Studio highlighted by Greg Duncan at http://coolthingoftheday.blogspot.ca/2014/05/now-that-classic-visual-basic-classic.html, sounds very promising, even though still pre-release.

Posted On Friday, May 23, 2014 6:17 AM

APress Deal of the Day 23/May/2014 - Pro WPF 4.5 in C#
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro WPF 4.5 in C#. “This book shows you how Windows Presentation Foundation really works. It provides you with the no-nonsense, practical advice that you need in order to build high-quality WPF applications quickly and easily. Pro WPF 4.5 in C# provides a thorough, authoritative guide to how WPF really works. Packed with no-nonsense examples and practical advice you'll learn everything you need to know in order to use ......

Posted On Friday, May 23, 2014 5:30 AM

Microsoft gets a first for it’s cloud security
At http://blogs.technet.com/b/... the official Microsoft Blog by Brad Smith records that Microsoft now has approval by european data protection authorities that Microsoft’s Cloud Contracts meets EU data protection law ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:21 AM

Excellent advice of when to use a property

At http://ericlippert.com/2014/05/19/when-should-i-write-a-property/, Eric Lippert gives excellent advice on when to use and when not to use properties.

Posted On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 8:56 AM

APress offer of the week until May 27

Until May 27th, APress are offering 50% off all Springer E-Books at http://www.springer.com/?SGWID=0-102-12-992148-0

Posted On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:40 AM

VS2013 Update 2 is released

With seemingly no fanfare, Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 has been released.

Posted On Monday, May 19, 2014 9:05 PM

More new features coming with VS2013 Update 2

At http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/05/12/announcing-new-web-features-in-visual-studio-2013-update-2-rtm.aspx, some additional new features coming with VS2013 Update 2 are described.

Posted On Monday, May 19, 2014 8:30 PM

Improvements to ASP.NET Web Forms
Contrary to what the prophets of gloom might say, the ASP.NET team at Microsoft are continuing to develop web forms. Please see the article at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/web... The bulk of these changes should be part of VS2013 Update 2 which is now available as an RTM ......

Posted On Monday, May 19, 2014 8:25 PM

APress Deal of the Day 19/May/2014 - Pro WF 4.5
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro WF 4.5. “In Pro WF 4.5, you'll find the insight and direction for understanding how to build workflows using WF 4.5 and host them as long-running services using Microsoft’s Windows Server, for on-premises work, and Azure AppFabric, for hosting workflows in the cloud. ” ......

Posted On Monday, May 19, 2014 6:11 AM

Some details of ASP.NET vNext

At http://developer.telerik.com/featured/microsofts-special-k-an-introduction-to-asp-net-vnext/, Jeff Fritz  has published some details of the next version of ASP.NET.

Posted On Sunday, May 18, 2014 6:09 AM

APress Deal of the Day 18/May/2014 - 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 Sunday, May 18, 2014 5:23 AM

APress Deal of the day 16/May/2014 - Beginning HTML5 and CSS3
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning HTML5 and CSS3. “Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 is your introduction to the new features and elements of HTML5—all the leaner, cleaner, and more efficient code you've hoped for is available now with HTML5, along with some new tools that will allow you to create more meaningful and richer content.” ......

Posted On Friday, May 16, 2014 6:25 AM

APress Deal of the Day 14/May/2014–Pro .NET Performance
Today’s Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro .NET Performance. “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 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:06 AM

Free book on Twitter Bootstrap

At http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/twitterbootstrap?utm_medium=edm, Syncfusion are offering a free book on Twitter Bootstrap.

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:11 PM

Scott Hanselman announces ASP.NET vNext

At http://www.hanselman.com/blog/IntroducingASPNETVNext.aspx, Scott Hanselman has announced the details of the next version of ASP.NET, together with the next generation of C# and VB.NET Compilers (the long awaited Roslyn).

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:16 AM

Getting started with GhostDoc
GhostDoc from Submain is an excellent add-on for Visual Studio. It allows you to rapidly provide XML documentation for compliance with StyleCop. GhostDoc provides the XML skeleton together with basic function descriptions derived from your class and function names. Given sensible naming, these descriptions will read well. GhostDoc Pro includes a spell checker – I find this very useful. I am currently Style-Copping a large project and GhostDoc (together with ReSharper) greatly speeds up the process! ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:36 AM

APress Deal of the Day 13/May/2014
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Big Data Imperatives. “Big Data Imperatives, focuses on resolving the key questions on everyone’s mind: 'Which data matters? Do you have enough data volume to justify the usage? How do you want to process this amount of data? How long do you really need to keep it active for your analysis, marketing, and BI applications?” ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:53 AM

The TDD versus DDT debate continues
Cedric Otaku has blogged on "The pitfalls of Test-Driven Development" at http://beust.com/weblog/2014/05/11/the-pitfalls-of-test-driven-development/

I commend this blog post to all my readers.

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:00 AM

Computer Manuals Closing Down Sale
Computer Manuals UK are closing down and until 14th May are holding a closing down sale with books being offered at considerable discount. Details at http://www.computermanuals.co.uk/scripts/search.asp?sale=1&s=CLD2&rel=mm

Economy delivery is free within the UK Mainland.
 

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:44 AM

APress Deal of the day - 10/May/2014 - Visual Studio Lightswitch 2012
Today's $10 E-book Deal of the from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Visual Studio Lightswitch 2012. "Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 shows users how to get the most from this innovative product by going beyond the "one-click-and-you're-done" mind set. Author Tim Leung discusses how this breakthrough product is maturing and provides invaluable tips and advice for regular and power users alike." ......

Posted On Saturday, May 10, 2014 6:06 AM

O'Reilly Deal of the Day 9/May/2014 - Books on web accessibility
Until May 10, 2014 at 05:00 PT, O'Reilly are offering 50% off E-books on web accessibility. "Many audiences have difficulty using today’s complex websites, including people with blindness, hearing loss, physical disabilities, and cognitive disorders. Learn how to make your sites accessible to all with support assistive technologies. Understand which fonts, colors, page layouts, and other design elements work best, without excluding advanced functions. With ebooks from shop.oreilly.com, master accessibility ......

Posted On Friday, May 9, 2014 3:44 PM

The Hazards of Flash and Java
Infoworld has published a challenging article on the dangers of Java (and Flash) at http://www.infoworld.com/t/malware/flash-and-java-still-vulnerable-ever-says-microsoft-242130

Posted On Friday, May 9, 2014 11:40 AM

Visual Studio Add-on OzCode - Free while in Beta
For users of Visual Studio Professional and above, Code Value Ltd are providing a very C# debugging add-on called OzCode.Download from http://visualstudiogallery.... The download page at http://o.oz-code.com/download states "The beta version is Free until the first release version, after which the product will be available for purchase. The prices for the 1.0 release have already been set and can be viewed on our purchasing page."Have a read of ......

Posted On Friday, May 9, 2014 10:40 AM

A challenge for password complexity checking
At http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/stanfords-password-policy-shuns-one-size-fits-all-security/, Dan Goodin has published a very interesting article on how password complexity checking should vary according to the length of the password. (The rule on length variation was derived by Stanford IT)

Posted On Thursday, May 8, 2014 8:34 PM

Free article from Redgate - Learning .NET Memory Management
At http://www.red-gate.com/products/dotnet-development/ants-memory-profiler/entrypage/learning-memory-management, Redgate are offering "Learning .NET Memory Management".

The "article" is a set of 6 PDF's.

Posted On Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:02 PM

Free E-Book from KnowBe4 - Cyberheist
At http://www.knowbe4.com/free-e-book/, KnowBe4 are offering a free E-Book called Cyberheist.

It is a "register-ware" download. Download link is at http://knowbe4.cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/Cyberheist-book.pdf

Posted On Thursday, May 8, 2014 5:41 PM

C5 Collection Library and free E-Book on the C5 Library
At http://www.itu.dk/research/c5/ there is library of generic collection classes for C# and other CLI languages and works with Microsoft .Net version 2.0 and later, and Mono version 2 and later. There is a free E-Book on the library at https://www.itu.dk/research... library is available under the MIT open licence and thus is available for use in both open-source and commercial projects.It is available via Nuget at http://www.nuget.org/packag... ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:02 PM

APress Deal of the day - 07/May/2014 - Beginning Windows 8
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning Windows 8 "Beginning Windows 8 is the complete guide to understanding the power and flexibility of Microsoft’s latest operating system to help you get the very best out of your computer." ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 7, 2014 6:39 AM

APress Deal of the day - 04/May/2014 - Beginning jQuery
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning jQuery "Beginning jQuery is your step-by-step guide to learning the jQuery library, taking you from the basics of getting started with jQuery right through to extending jQuery by writing your own plug-ins." ......

Posted On Sunday, May 4, 2014 12:08 PM

Free chapters on ASP.NET Identity
At http://www.apress.com/files/extra/ASP_NET_Identity_Chapters.pdf, APress have kindly made available the chapters on ASP.NET Identity as promised in his book Pro ASP.NET MVC 5.

Posted On Saturday, May 3, 2014 6:35 AM

IE 6 to 11 at risk of hijacking, patch now available
At https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-021, Microsoft have announced the availability of a patch for Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11.

I strongly suggest that you run Windows Update as soon as possible to get this important update.

Posted On Thursday, May 1, 2014 6:45 PM

APress Deal of the day - 01/05/2014 - Pro WF 4.5
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro WF 4.5 "In Pro WF 4.5, you'll find the insight and direction for understanding how to build workflows using WF 4.5 and host them as long-running services using Microsoft’s Windows Server, for on-premises work, and Azure AppFabric, for hosting workflows in the cloud" ......

Posted On Thursday, May 1, 2014 7:47 AM

IE 6 to 11 at risk of hijacking, patch coming – but not for XP
At http://www.theregister.co.u... the register is reporting a potential problem with Internet Explorer that is reported to affect versions 6 through 11.Microsoft confirmed this at https://technet.microsoft.c... this means you should use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox until Microsoft releases the patch and you have applied it ......

Posted On Thursday, May 1, 2014 3:10 AM

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