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Tatworth June 2014 Entries
O’Reilly 50% off Deal of the Day 30/June/2014
To celebrate the end of June, O’Reilly are offering 50% off a number of bestselling books at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... including the following: RESTful Web APIs http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... “The popularity of REST in recent years has led to tremendous growth in almost-RESTful APIs that don’t include many of the architecture’s benefits. With this practical guide, you’ll learn what it takes to design usable REST APIs that ......

Posted On Monday, June 30, 2014 2:33 PM

O’Reilly Microsoft E-Book Deal of the Day 30/June/2014 - Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Marketing Automation
Today’s half-price E-Book Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Marketing Automation. “This practical guide offers you a clear business perspective of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and helps to make your marketing efforts more profitable. The book is organized into six chapters with the intent of helping you become an effective marketer. Beginning with an introduction to marketing concepts in Microsoft Dynamics CRM ......

Posted On Monday, June 30, 2014 10:03 AM

Calibre 1.42.0 EBook Management now available
Version 1.42.0 of the excellent Calibre EBook management is now available at http://calibre-ebook.com/do... for 64 bit users. “calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:” It is available for Windows (both 32-bit and 64-bit), Linux and other operating systems at http://calibre-ebook.com/do... ......

Posted On Monday, June 30, 2014 7:02 AM

APress Deal of the Day 30/June/2014 - HTML5 Programming for ASP.NET Developers
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is HTML5 Programming for ASP.NET Developers. “HTML5 Programming for ASP.NET Developers teaches you to harness the power and flexibility of HTML5 in your ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC applications. Focusing on the programmable features of HTML5 that will be most useful to you as an ASP.NET developer, this book will take you straight to the heart of what you can get out of this new technology” ......

Posted On Monday, June 30, 2014 6:54 AM

APress Deal of the Day 27/June/2014 - C++ Quick Syntax Reference
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Quick Syntax Reference; “The C++ Quick Syntax Reference is a condensed code and syntax reference to the C++ programming language. It presents the essential C++ syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference. You won’t find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a language reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed ......

Posted On Friday, June 27, 2014 6:48 AM

O’Reilly Half-Price Microsoft E-Book Deal of the Day 26/June/2014 - Microsoft Dynamics NAV 7 Programming Cookbook
Today’s half-price Microsoft E-Book Deal of the Day at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Microsoft Dynamics NAV 7 Programming Cookbook. “Microsoft Dynamics NAV 7 Programming Cookbook covers topics that span a wide range of areas such as integrating the NAV system with other software applications including Microsoft Office, and creating reports to present information from multiple areas of the system,. We will not only learn the essentials of NAV programming, you will ......

Posted On Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:45 PM

O’Reilly Microsoft E-Book Deal of the Day 25/June/2014 - Beginning ASP.NET 4.5.1: in C# and VB
Today’s half-price Microsoft E-Book of the day at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Beginning ASP.NET 4.5.1: in C# and VB. “In this comprehensive guide to getting started with ASP.NET 4.5.1, best-selling author Imar Spaanjaars provides a firm foundation for coders new to ASP.NET and key insights for those not yet familiar with the important updates in the 4.5.1 release. Readers will learn how to build full-featured ASP.NET websites using Visual Studio Express 2013 for ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:58 AM

Heartbleed is still a problem!
As reported by ITPRO, the Heartbleed bug is still a risk. What is appalling is that the rate of fixing Web Servers has dropped drastically. The Heartbleed risk must be fixed. See http://www.itpro.co.uk/secu... for more details ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:20 PM

O’Reilly 50% off all Web Ops and Performance titles to 05:00 PT 28th June 2014
Until 05:00 PT 28th June 2014, O’Reilly are offering 50% off all Web Ops and Performance titles at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:46 PM

O’Reilly Half-Price Offer of the Day 24/June/2014 - Programming Entity Framework: DbContext
Today’s half-price Microsoft E-book offer from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Programming Entity Framework: DbContext. “The DbContext API captures Entity Framework’s (EF) most commonly used features and tasks, simplifying development with EF. This concise book shows you how to use the API to perform set operations with the DbSet class, handle change tracking and resolve concurrency conflicts with the Change Tracker API, and validate changes to your data ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:00 AM

What If Voyager 1 Had Explored Pluto?

Alan Stern, the Principal Investigator for the New Horizons space probe, has raised a very good question – what if after targeting Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager 1 had been targeted at Pluto? Read the full story at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/overview/piPerspective.php

Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:19 AM

VS2013 Quirk–Dealing with “We have lots of great content to show you, but we need your permission to get it and keep it updated”

The message “We have lots of great content to show you, but we need your permission to get it and keep it updated” appears with a new installation of Visual Studio 2013.  To give permission, do the following:

  1. Click Tools, Options
  2. Expand Environment node and select Startup
  3. Click Download content

Posted On Monday, June 23, 2014 2:30 PM

Smoothwall Express 3.1 RC5 Released
Smoothwall Express in a Linux distribution designed specifically to build a PC as a firewall. From the download page at: http://www.smoothwall.org/d... “Express 3.1 RC5 is the fifth Release Candidate for the 3.1 version of Smoothwall's Free, open source GPL network firewall. Like Express 3.0, two architectures are available; one for Intel® i386 and one for 64bit processors. In addition, three release types are available: Standard - This is the normal release type for users. Developer - This ......

Posted On Monday, June 23, 2014 9:52 AM

Free ADSI Browser– Beaver Tail

The Beaver Tail ADSI browser is an Active Directory browser written in C#. Both a compiled version and source code are available at http://adsi.mvps.org/adsi/CSharp/beavertail.html

Posted On Monday, June 23, 2014 9:41 AM

O’Reilly Microsoft E-Book Deal of the Day 23/June/2014 - Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Integration Services
Today’s half-price Microsoft E-book at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Integration Services. “Renowned SQL Server MVP Brian Knight and his expert co-authors teach you best practices for using all of the features of Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), including the latest enhancements introduced with the 2014 release of SQL Server. In addition to technical updates and additions, the authors also add a new set of best ......

Posted On Monday, June 23, 2014 9:40 AM

Technical Whitepaper on Couchbase Server
There is a free PDF Technical Whitepaper on Couchbase Server available for download at http://www.couchbase.com/si... Also see the Wikipedia entry at http://www.couchbase.com/si... ......

Posted On Sunday, June 22, 2014 7:33 AM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 20/June/2014 - Active Directory Cookbook, 4th Edition
Today’s half-price E-Book deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Active Directory Cookbook, 4th Edition. “Take the guesswork out of deploying, administering, and automating Active Directory. With hundreds of proven recipes, the updated edition of this popular cookbook provides quick, step-by-step solutions to common (and not so common) problems you might encounter when working with Microsoft’s network directory service.” ......

Posted On Friday, June 20, 2014 9:40 AM

Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430237808 is Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns.

“An update of Michael Bowers' Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns to include the new features present in HTML5 and CSS3.”

Posted On Friday, June 20, 2014 5:09 AM

Postscript to Style-copping the C5 Collections project
Further to my earlier post at http://geekswithblogs.net/T... SubMain have come back to me with a fix for the rules file for GhostDoc Pro which will be incorporated in the next release. I was able to apply the fix to the rules file using the GhostDoc options dialogs and GhostDoc now correctly documents the errant routine. JetBrains have classified my report (http://youtrack.jetbrains.... as a Show-Stopper ......

Posted On Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:04 PM

O’Reilly Half-price Deal of the Day 19/June/2014 - Programming C# 5.0
O’Reilly today are offering 50% off the E-Book Programming C# 5.0 at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... “After a dozen years of incremental changes, C# has become one of the most versatile programming languages available. With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn just how powerful the combination of C# 5.0 and .NET 4.5 can be. Author Ian Griffiths guides you through C# 5.0 fundamentals and teaches you techniques for building web and desktop applications, including Windows ......

Posted On Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:49 PM

APress Deal of the Day 19/June/2014 - Pro HTML5 with Visual Studio 2012

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430246381 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 Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:19 AM

Style-copping the C5 Collections project
The number of Style Cop issues in the C5 Collections solution as of C5Collection.1E (available at https://c5stylecopped.codep... is a grand total of 19! (The original total was over 40,000!) In retrospect, I should have started with the core C5 project (reminder – always start with the lowest level of project). The reason for this is that as argument names are made more meaning by example renaming rnode to rightNode, intellisence will pick it up in consuming layers. Owning ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 8:28 PM

Free E-Book from APress - Computer Vision Metrics
APress are offering the free E-Book, Computer Vision Metrics at http://www.apress.com/97814... “Computer Vision Metrics: Survey, Taxonomy And Analysis provides a technical tour through computer vision, including history blended with state-of-the-art analysis of contemporary methods, rather than just another ‘how-to’ book with lots of source code. Observations are provided to develop intuition behind the methods and mathematics, interesting questions are raised for future research rather than ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:34 PM

APress Deal of the Day 18/Jun/2014 - Using Windows 8.1

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430266792 is Using Windows 8.1.

Using Windows 8.1 is the essential step by step guide to using a computer running Windows 8, providing a complete resource for both the beginner and the enthusiast”

Posted On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:00 AM

Packt Publishing Anniversary Deal to 05:00 PT June 25th 2014
O’Reilly are offering 50% off all Packt E-Books and 30% off all Packt Training at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... until 05:00 hrs PT 25/June/2014. “We're celebrating the one-year anniversary of Packt joining shop.oreilly.com, and you get to enjoy the benefits. For one week only, SAVE 50% on all Packt ebooks, and 30% on all Packt training videos. Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Their technically relevant ebooks focus ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:45 PM

O’Reilly 50% off Early Release E-books to 05:00 PT 20/June/2014
Until 05:00 Pacific Time, O’Reilly are offering 50% off their Early Release E-books at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... “With Early Release ebooks, you get access to books while they are being written so you can take advantage of these technologies right now. You'll receive updates when content is added, as well as the completed ebooks.” ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:07 AM

APress Deal of the Day 16/Jun/2014 - SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Design Patterns
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Design Patterns. “SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Design Patterns shows how to solve common problems encountered when developing data integration solutions with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).” ......

Posted On Monday, June 16, 2014 7:54 AM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 10/June/2014 - AngularJS Directives
Today’s half-price E-Book offer from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is AngularJS Directives. “AngularJS, propelled by Google, is quickly becoming one of the most popular JavaScript MVC frameworks available, working to invert the development paradigm and bring data-driven modularity to the web frontend. Directives serve as the core building blocks in AngularJS and enable you to create reusable models that mold around your data structures and breathe new life into the ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:48 PM

Patch Tuesday Again!
The second Tuesday of the month is “Patch Tuesday” when Microsoft issues the security and other important fixes for the month. This month there are two critical and five important patches. So watch out for these patches and apply them to your Windows PCs as soon as you can. For more details see http://www.itpro.co.uk/desk... ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:36 AM

O’Reilly Deals to 9/June/2014 05:00 PT–50% off E-Books on Regular Expressions
Until 9/June/2014 05:00 PT, O’Reilly are offering 50% off E-Books on Regular Expressions at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... “Regular expressions—powerful tools for manipulating text and data—are now standard features in most languages and tools. Yet despite their widespread availability and unparalleled power, regular expressions are frequently underused. With ebooks and videos from shop.oreilly.com, ......

Posted On Friday, June 6, 2014 7:04 PM

ASP.NET vNext in Visual Studio “14” CTP

Microsoft have issued a long article about Visual Studio “14” CTP at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/06/03/asp-net-vnext-in-visual-studio-14-ctp.aspx.

Please remember that the 14” CTP does NOT have “side-by-side” support and thus should be installed on PC or virtual machine with no other version of Visual Studio installed.

Posted On Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:18 AM

Heart Bleed Remains a Problem

Please not the report at http://www.vipreantivirus.com/newsletters/2014/index.html by the Vipre team that Heart Bleed remains a problem. Very significantly the report states:

“Graham concluded that roughly 318,000 servers were still vulnerable to Heartbleed in May -- a figure that is about half the number of vulnerable servers he found when Heartbleed first became public.”

Posted On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11:07 PM

Submain has released Version 4.9 of GhostDoc

At http://submain.com/download/ghostdoc/pro/, Submain have released the latest version of GhostDoc. Ghost Doc is an excellent tool to help you produce XML documentation.

Posted On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:40 PM

Pluralsight Course on Inversion of Control by John Sonmez

At http://pluralsight.com/training/courses/TableOfContents?courseName=inversion-of-control, there is an excellent course on Inversion of Control by John Sonmez. He explains the need for IOC and reviews the various packages available.

Posted On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:35 AM

Visual Studio "14" CTP
Somasegar has blogged about Visual Studio "14" CTPat http://blogs.msdn.com/b/som... At a CTP it should be installed on dedicated PC with no other version of Visual Studio installed. There are important updates for both C# (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/csh... and VB.NET (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbt... ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:08 AM

APress Deal of the Day 4/June/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 is a condensed code and syntax reference to the C# programming language. It presents the essential C# syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference.” ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5:14 AM

APress Deal of the Day 3/June/2014 - Pro Windows 8 Development with HTML5 and JavaScript
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro Windows 8 Development with HTML5 and JavaScript. This book is by Adam Freeman who is an excellent author. “Apps are at the heart of Windows 8, bringing rich and engaging experiences to both tablet and desktop users. Windows 8 uses the Windows Runtime (WinRT), a complete reimagining of Windows development that supports multiple programming languages and is built on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. These applications are ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 5:23 AM

APress Deal of the Day 2/June/2014 - Pro SQL Server 2012 Integration Services
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro SQL Server 2012 Integration Services. “Pro SQL Server 2012 Integration Services is your key to building powerful extract, transform, load (ETL) solutions using SQL Server 2012 Integration Services (SSIS).” ......

Posted On Monday, June 2, 2014 5:11 AM

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