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Tatworth August 2014 Entries
APress Deal of the Day 29/August/2014 - Pro NuGet
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro NuGet. “NuGet is an open-source Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to manage the libraries, components and configuration files within your project. Pro NuGet will give you a solid, practical, understanding of how to control your software dependencies and ensure a robust development process for you and your team.” ......

Posted On Friday, August 29, 2014 7:39 AM

Free E-Book from Syncfusion - Localization for .NET Succinctly
Syncfusion are providing a free E-book on Localization for .NET Succinctly at http://www.syncfusion.com/r... “Learn to write applications that support different languages and cultures, with an emphasis on .NET development. With the help of author Jonas Gauffin, Localization for .NET Succinctly will help you become an effective developer in the global community.” ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:42 PM

Reporting errors in tools to the the Vendor - RSRP-416534Errors caused by accepting a fix to namespace
One of the management failings that I find in IT is an unwillingness to report bugs in software tools as “they will not fix it if we report it”. In some case a degree of caution is justified because proprietary code may be involved. In this case, the code was the C5Collection solution which is released under an open source licence. By taking the time to report the problem, the vendor has reproduced the problem and will fix it but not for the next release. For the full report thread, please see http://youtrack.jetbrains.c... ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:19 PM

APress Deal of the Day 26/Aug/2014 - HTML5 Advertising
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is HTML5 Advertising. “Web advertising is changing. What was once a predominantly Flash-based medium is making the switch to HTML5. HTML5 Advertising will educate you on the whole digital advertising process from start to finish, equipping you with the knowledge to attack cutting-edge, rich media projects with confidence and scale.” ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:39 AM

O’Reilly “return to school” offer up to 05:00 PT 9/Sep/2014

Until 05:00 PT 9/Sep/2014, O’Reilly are offering 50% off all E-Books and Video training. (If you spend more than $100, the discount is increased to 60%!)

See http://shop.oreilly.com/category/deals/b2s-special.do?code=B2S4

Posted On Monday, August 25, 2014 4:33 PM

New Horizons arrives at Neptune on a 25-year anniversary!
Today the New Horizons probe to the planet Pluto crosses the orbit of the planet Neptune. By a “cosmic coincidence”, this is exactly 25 years since Voyager 2 took close-up pictures of Neptune and its satellite Triton. For more see http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/mis... New Horizons current position is shown at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/mis... ......

Posted On Monday, August 25, 2014 4:30 PM

Free E-Book from APress - Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed
At http://www.apress.com/97814... APress are providing a free E-Book - Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed. “Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed is an in-depth introduction to Intel’s security and management engine, with details on the security features and the steps for configuring and invoking them. It's written for security professionals and researchers; embedded-system engineers; and software engineers and vendors.” ......

Posted On Saturday, August 23, 2014 5:37 PM

APress Deal of the Day 23/Aug/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. “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 the future of Windows development and JavaScript is perfect ......

Posted On Saturday, August 23, 2014 5:30 PM

APress Deal of the Day 20/August/2014 - Node.js Recipes
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Node.js Recipes. “Node.js Recipes is your one-stop reference for solving Node.js problems. Filled with useful recipes that follow a problem/solution format, you can look up recipes for many situations that you may come across in your day-to-day server-side development. ” ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:50 AM

APress Deal of the Day 19/Aug/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 Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:46 PM

O’Reilly E-Book of the Day 15/Aug/2014 - Advanced Quantitative Finance with C++
Today’s half-price book of the Day offer from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Advanced Quantitative Finance with C++. “This book will introduce you to the key mathematical models used to price financial derivatives, as well as the implementation of main numerical models used to solve them. In particular, equity, currency, interest rates, and credit derivatives are discussed. In the first part of the book, the main mathematical models used in the world of ......

Posted On Friday, August 15, 2014 10:48 AM

APress Deal of the Day 16/August/2014 - Node.js Recipes
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Node.js Recipes. “Node.js Recipes is your one-stop reference for solving Node.js problems. Filled with useful recipes that follow a problem/solution format, you can look up recipes for many situations that you may come across in your day-to-day server-side development. ” ......

Posted On Friday, August 15, 2014 7:06 AM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 14/Aug/2014 - RESTful Web APIs
Today’s half-price Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is RESTful Web APIs. “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 evolve over time. By focusing on solutions that cross a variety of domains, this book shows you how to create powerful and secure applications, ......

Posted On Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:14 PM

APress Deal of the Day 14/August/2014 - Software Exorcism
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Software Exorcism! “Software Exorcism discusses tools and techniques for effective and aggressive debugging, gives optimization strategies that appeal to all levels of programmers, and presents in-depth treatments of technical issues with honest assessments. ” ......

Posted On Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:45 AM

APress Deal of the Day 13/August/2014 - Pro ASP.NET MVC 4
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro ASP.NET MVC 4. Adam Freeman is an excellent author and I recommend this book to all my readers. “The ASP.NET MVC 4 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, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET.” ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 13, 2014 5:16 AM

APress Deal of the Day 10/August/2014 - Pro ASP.NET Web API Security
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro ASP.NET Web API Security. “ASP.NET Web API is a key part of ASP.NET MVC 4. It has become the platform of choice for building RESTful services. Securing ASP.NET Web API applications requires a move away from traditional WCF-based techniques in favor of new SOAP-less methods. The evaluation, selection and analysis of these new techniques is the focus of this book.” ......

Posted On Sunday, August 10, 2014 6:18 AM

O’Reilly Half-price Deal to 05:00 PT 14/August/2014 - Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems
Until 05:00 PT 14/August/2014, at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... O’Reilly are offering half-price on the E-book Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems. “Dissecting the dark side of the Internet with its infectious worms, botnets, rootkits, and Trojan horse programs (known as malware) is a treacherous condition for any forensic investigator or analyst. Written by information security experts with real-world investigative experience, Malware Forensics Field ......

Posted On Saturday, August 9, 2014 3:59 PM

APress Deal of the Day 9/August/2014 - Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration. “Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration is a practical guide to installing, deploying, and implementing SharePoint 2013 for intermediate to advanced administrators. ” ......

Posted On Saturday, August 9, 2014 6:28 AM

Microsoft to drop support for older versions of Internet Explorer

Ed Bott of ZDNet at http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-drop-support-for-older-versions-of-internet-explorer-7000032437/ has written an excellent article on Microsoft dropping support for IE8 and older as from January 12 2016.

Also from that date for version 4.*, only Dot Net Framework 4.5.2 and above will be supported.

Posted On Friday, August 8, 2014 10:20 AM

Free E-book on NHibernate from Syncfusion
Syncfusion are providing a free E-Book on NHibernate at http://www.syncfusion.com/r... “Master the intricacies of NHibernate, an established and powerful Object/Relational Mapper (ORM) in NHibernate Succinctly. Let author Ricardo Peres guide you toward a fuller understanding of one of the oldest and most flexible ORMs available” ......

Posted On Thursday, August 7, 2014 3:00 PM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 7/August/2014 - Windows PowerShell for Developers
Today’s half-price Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Windows PowerShell for Developers. “Want to perform programming tasks better, faster, simpler, and make them repeatable? Take a deep dive into Windows PowerShell and discover what this distributed automation platform can do. Whether you’re a .NET developer or IT pro, this concise guide will show you how PowerShell’s scripting language can help you be more productive on everyday tasks.” ......

Posted On Thursday, August 7, 2014 1:53 PM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 6/August/2014 - Professional C# 5.0 and .NET 4.5.1
Today’s half-price deal from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Professional C# 5.0 and .NET 4.5.1. “Written by a dream team of .NET experts, Professional C# 5.0 and .NET 4.5.1 includes everything developers need to work with C#, the language of choice for .NET applications. This book is perfect for both experienced C# programmers looking to sharpen their skills and professional developers who are using C# for the first time. The authors deliver unparalleled ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 6, 2014 12:29 PM

O’Reilly offer to 05:00 PT 12/Aug/2014 - Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2013
Until 05:00 PT 12/Aug/2014, O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... are offering 50% off Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2013. “This latest edition of the bestselling book on the C++ language follows the proven approach that has made all of Ivor Horton’s C++ books so popular. Horton provides a comprehensive introduction to both the Standard C++ language, and to Visual C++. The book—thoroughly updated for the 2013 release—shows readers how to build real-world applications ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:54 PM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 4/Aug/2014 - Windows PowerShell 4.0 for .NET Developers
Today’s half-price Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Windows PowerShell 4.0 for .NET Developers. “The world of technology is growing faster than ever, and the business needs are getting more complex every day. With PowerShell in your toolbox, you have an object-based scripting language, task-based shell, along with a powerful automation engine. PowerShell is built on top of .NET framework which gives an edge over the other tools when ......

Posted On Monday, August 4, 2014 12:19 PM

APress Deal of the Day 3/August/2014 - Beginning Windows 8.1
Today’s $10 Deal 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, August 3, 2014 7:57 AM

APress Deal of the Day 2/August/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 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, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET.” ......

Posted On Saturday, August 2, 2014 7:09 AM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 1/August/2014 - Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook
Today’s half-price deal of the day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook. “Working with a varied set of upcoming technologies is a challenge. Visual Studio 2012 is all about enabling you to develop and manage these consumer-focused and business-focused apps. It provides best-in-class tools that propel developers to create new apps or evolve existing ones, and it enables individuals and teams to ......

Posted On Friday, August 1, 2014 5:48 PM

APress Deal of the Day 1/August/2014 - Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript. “Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript teaches you everything you need to know about how to make video games. If you’ve never done any programming before and don’t know where to start, this book will show you how to make games from start to finish. You’ll learn all the latest programming technologies (HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript) to create your games. All written ......

Posted On Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 PM

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