Daily Digest: JQuery Confirmation, IE11 Developer Tools, The Future of C++ and more…


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What’s New in IE11′s Developer Tools:
With the release of IE11 coming up, one of its most anticipated features is better developer tools. View article…

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jQuery confirmation in ASP.NET GridView:
This code is useful when want to use a custom confirmation in an ASP.NET GridView. View article…

Why, Where, and How of .NET Configuration Files:
A very good explanation of configuration files in .NET. View article…

Data Points: Behavior-Driven Design with SpecFlow:
Julie Lerman demonstrates how behavior driven development focuses on building up logic and tests around user stories, helping to ensure that your software actually meets the required specifications. View article…


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The Future of C++ | Build 2013:
This talk will give an update on recent progress and near-future directions for C++, both at Microsoft and across the industry, with some announcements of interest in both areas. The speaker is the lead language architect of Visual C++ and chair of the ISO C++ committee.
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Daily Digest: Eclipe gets a Cloud update, C++ enhancements in VS2013 and more…


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Oracle Updates Developer Tools with Cloud Capabilities:
The company is issuing new releases of Oracle Application Development Framework, JDeveloper, Coherence and Enterprise Pack for Eclipse. View article…

Software Purchases to Dominate Tech Spending:
The research firm predicts $2.1 trillion in global tech spending this year. View article…


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Top 6 Common Language Runtime Features in Windows Phone 8:
Windows Phone 8 introduces some very hot features from Common Language Runtime that provide tremendous benefits to Windows Phone application developers. Read on for one man’s list of top 6 CLR features. View article…

Visual Studio 2013 Gets Better Exception Reporting:
It should become easier to find errors in C++ apps. View article…

Getting Tangled in the Cloud:
Don’t buy into the sometimes useful fiction that Cloud is only one thing. You will fritter away precious IT dollars. View article…

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The Future of C++ | Build 2013:
This talk will give an update on recent progress and near-future directions for C++, both at Microsoft and across the industry, with some announcements of interest in both areas. The speaker is the lead language architect of Visual C++ and chair of the ISO C++ committee. View article…

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Daily Digest: Windows RTM release, InRelease, Big Data and more…


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Microsoft Confirms August as the Release Date of Windows 8.1 to RTM:
Microsoft will deliver Windows 8.1, codenamed “Blue” to OEMs in late August 2013, company officials said on July 8.
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Microsoft completes acquisiton of InRelease, unveils preview of InRelease for Visual Studio 2013:
Microsoft announced that it has completed the acquisition of InCycle’s InRelease Business Unit, a month after the deal was revealed. In conjunction with this news, the company is unveiling a preview of InRelease for Visual Studio 2013, which offers new release management capabilities to aid developers work faster into production.
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Implement Big Data Solutions for an Enterprise Content Repository:
Learn the big data configuration and implementation details of various enterprise content repository components.
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Videos and Training on Windows Azure IaaS from TechEd New Orleans.
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Daily Digest: Jelly Bean, Microsoft Office Store, ASP.NET Web API and more…


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Jelly Bean Overtakes Gingerbread as Top Android Version:
The latest major version of Android, known as Jelly Bean, is now the most widely used variant of the platform, according to new statistics from Google. View article…
Microsoft brings the Office Store to 22 new markets and adds intelligence tool Power BI to Office 365:
Fresh off of the Build developer moot with its Windows and Azure focus, Microsoft today announced at its Worldwide Partner Conference that it will bring the Office Store and SharePoint to 22 new markets, and add a new business intelligence tool to its Office 365 service. View article…

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Which Responsive Framework is Right for You?:
It’s pretty much impossible to find a mobile website discussion today that doesn’t include Responsive Design. Responsive Design ensures the pages of a website adapt to the size of any device that a person might use to browse that site. Instead of displaying a specific web page based on the device, the web page adapts and optimizes itself based on the devices capabilities.
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Using Custom Action Names in ASP.NET Web API:
By default Web API action methods use the same HTTP method name that they are serving. There are several ways in which you can customize these action method names. Read on to learn more. View article…

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Asynchronous Debugging in Visual Studio 2013:
In this episode, Robert is joined by Brad Sullivan, who shows us asynchronous debugging in Visual Studio 2013. This enhances your debugging experience in both .NET and Windows Store apps. Previously, it could be very difficult for a developer stopped at a breakpoint to know the asynchronous sequence of calls that brought them to the current location. Now in Visual Studio 2013, the Call Stack window surfaces this information, factoring in new diagnostics information provided by the runtime. View article…

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Daily Digest: Opera 15, Repository Pattern and ASP.NET Security

What is new in Opera 15: Opera 15 has arrived. Yes, version 12 was the last release but browser numbering has become increasingly meaningless during the past few years. What’s important is that Opera 15 is the first (final release) of a desktop browser to use Google’s new Blink rendering engine — it’s beaten Chrome off the starting blocks.  View article…
Repository pattern with Entity Framework Code-First in Composable Service End: Great article using these proven technologies to accomplish a great architecture with minimal coding. View article…

Understanding OWIN Forms authentication in MVC 5: The new security feature design for MVC 5 is based on OWIN authentication middleware. The benefit for it is that security feature can be shared by other components that can be hosted on OWIN. View article…

Hack Proof Your ASP.NET Applications From SQL Injection: View article…

Hack Proof Your ASP.NET Application From Cross Site Scripting (XSS): View article…

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Daily Digest: App Design, REST Services and Windows Store Apps

1000,000 Apps for Windows 8: The Windows Store passes a milestone.  View article…

Rackspace, CERN to Build Massive Hybrid Cloud: The deployment will be based on OpenStack cloud computing software.  View article…

10 Tips on Better Design: Design can be your best friend to help set you apart, and rise above the status quo.  Getting better at design, can also help you bring your ideas to life, and express yourself with skill..  View article…

WCF RESTful services and consuming them in an HTML page: We will see what is required from  a service developer’s perspective to create a REST enabled WCF service. We see how we can use and  consume RESTful WCF services..  View article…

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Daily Digest: ASP.NET Web API, Continous Integration, DevOps and WCF

Continuous Development Leads to Big Changes for Microsoft: The company is rolling out new software faster than ever before.  View article…

Atlassian Improves DevOps Features in Bamboo 5: The CI tool aims to provide more visibility across build and deployment processes.  View article…

ChannelFactory Caching in WCF 4.5: Arun Karthick walks you through   the ChannelFactory caching feature introduced as part of WCF 4.5, providing   insight into the various caching modes available, along with suitable source   code samples.  View article…

DataGrid View with “CRUD operations”: Using Dojo DataGrid, JsonRest Store, Entity Framework, SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC Web API.  View article…

Windows 8.1 for Developers: VP of Windows Development Ales Holecek and Windows Architect John Sheehan join us to talk about Windows 8.1 for developers.  View article…

What’s New in .NET Development: The latest version of .NET delivers a number of new innovations while maintaining a high compatibility bar. In this presentation, we will walk through the latest features in .NET that focus on  Developer Productivity, Application Performance and Continuous Delivery. Examples will include diagnostics improvements, library enhancements and new features in Windows Store development.  View article…

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