Daily Digest : VS2013 Agile Planning, One ASP.NET, Google Glass for Developers, and more…


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Retailers set to offer Bitcoin Black Friday deals: 
Several retailers have published deals exclusively for Bitcoin users, including GSM Nation, Cheapair, and Reddit.
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Google lets developers look into Glass: 
Developers can now purchase a Google Glass to get acquainted with the hardware and start making applications for it.
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How to Increase Employee Engagement and Worker Retention?: 
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Coding for Domain-Driven Design: Tips for Data-Focused Devs: 
Domain Driven Design can help handle complex behaviors when building software. But for data-driven devs, the change in perspective isn’t always easy. Julie Lerman shares some pointers that helped her get comfortable with DDD.
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Seven Success Factors for Virtual and Collocated Project Teams: 
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Agile Planning with Team Foundation Server 2013 : 
Team Foundation Server 2013 provides improved support for planning projects in an agile manner. Channel 9 sits down with members of the team responsible for building Team Foundation Server to get best practices and suggestions for how to more effectively use it to plan development projects.
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​Introducing One ASP.NET – A New Unified Project System for Web Developers : 
With the introduction of One ASP.NET in Visual Studio 2013 working with multiple frameworks in a single project is made significantly easier, enabling developers to combine Web Forms, MVC, Web API and other project templates together using an enhanced new project dialog. This video Channel 9 folks show how the new approach works, how it integrates with a new security wizard and what MVC scaffolding can do once a web project is created.
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Daily Digest: NSA Malware, Responsive Design Pitfalls, Twitter Bootstrap, The New Kinect, and more…


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NSA Reportedly Compromised More Than 50,000 Networks Worldwide: 
Leaked top secret presentation slide shows over 50,000 Computer Network Exploitation implants
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Evolve or Die: 
During attritive economic times, luck alone does not determine which organizations survive and which become extinct. There is a process of Survival of the Fittest that takes place, to where those who are most attuned to the economic climate, business culture and consumer trends live on to fight another day.
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4 Common Responsive Web Design Pitfalls: 
Some of these pitfalls might seem to contradict each other, and make your task impossible. And yet, if you look closely, you’ll see there are ways to achieve truly responsive web design and still avoid the aforementioned pitfalls.
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Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial – Handling Complex Designs: 
Much has been said and written about Twitter Bootstrap these days in the world of web designing and development. Some people call it a boon for web developers with zero designing knowledge, while others call it a blessing for the designers. Whatever it may be, it does things easier and faster.
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Custom Web Site Deployment Scripts with Kudu: 
Kudu can be extended to run Unit Tests and much more more using Custom Deployment Scripts. How far can David and Scott take it?
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The next wave for Kinect for Windows has begun! : 
Thousands of developers are participating in Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview—starting today
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Daily Digest: Becoming a PHP Pro, Localazing JS Scripts in PHP, Productivity Tolls in VS 2013, and more…


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Microsoft Provides a New Unified Registration for App Developers: 
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Productivity Gains Are Driving Enterprise Mobile Adoption, Says IBM: 
90 percent of companies surveyed plan to maintain or increase mobile spending.
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Becoming a PHP Professional: The Missing Link: 
Professionals are those who have given good parts of their lives to many projects. They’ve deployed commercial applications in most if not all frameworks, they’ve used different databases with PHP efficiently, they visited and/or talked at conferences…
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How to Maintain Image Aspect Ratios in Responsive Web Design: 
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Regular Expressions Explained: 
Regular expressions are extremely powerful search patterns which can be used for string matching and replacement. They’re supported in the majority of languages including JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Java, C#, Python and Ruby.
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Localizing JavaScript Strings in a PHP MVC Framework: 
There are actually several methods to localize Javascript strings in a PHP environment. Technically speaking it is possible to duplicate your Javascript file, naming it after the target language, and loading the needed version each time the user selects a new language on site. But this surely represents a method that one could hardly call good practice, even though it would ‘work’
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Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2013: 
Robert is joined by Murali Krishna Hosabettu Kamalesha, who showcases the Productivity Power Tools 2013 for Visual Studio 2013. This extension pack provides powerful tools for improved developer productivity.
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Daily Digest: C++ Refactoring, Cloud Certifications, Approaches For AI Apps, and more…


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Microsoft Releases New Windows 8 API for Facebook Login: 
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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 API Released for Windows 8: 
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Which Certifications Can Help You Land a Cloud Job?: 
These ten cloud computing certifications are worth checking out.
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90% of Enterprise Mobile Apps Have Security Vulnerabilities: 
Most of the problems were on the server side.
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Best Approaches for AI in Game Development: 
When artificial intelligence (AI) is mentioned, it is widely believed that the computers really have the ability to think. However, the truth is a little bit different – computers just execute complex mathematical models and algorithms that are created to simulate thinking and decision making. This article, covers the most popular artificial intelligence algorithms used in game development.
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Windows Phone App to App Communication Best Practices: 
the show as they talk about application data for your Windows Phone 8 apps. Tune in as they dive deep into best practices for how applications can interact with data on devices, how apps deal with data in the cloud and how apps can move data back and forth amongst themselves.
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“Rename” Refactoring for Visual C++: 
The C++ language is large and complex with context-sensitive syntax subtleties that make it difficult to create a reliable and fast rename refactoring tool.
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Daily Digest: Yahoo Security Issues, JQuery UI Alternatives, Katana Project


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Yahoo plays catchup in the encryption arms race: 
In the face of privacy concerns, the Sunnyvale Calif.-based company said it would beef up security of information traveling between data centers.
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Top 5 jQuery UI Alternatives: 
Often using UI widget library for our projects is a better choice instead of collecting random jQuery plugins from all over the Web. In fact, most jQuery widgets don’t integrate well with each other. They can lack features, contain bugs and require a lot of time to properly fit into a real project.
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Getting Started with the Katana Project: 
Project Katana lets you compose a modern Web application from a wide range of different Web technologies and then host that application wherever you wish. Howard Dierking presents a sample application to get you started.
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Implementing Static Code Analysis with StyleCop: 
Learn how StyleCop helps you maintain style and format consistency in your source code while implementing static code analysis in your Team Build.
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Connecting Special Purpose Devices to and through the Cloud: 
“Internet of Things” is one of the hot catchphrases of the industry these days. It’s about connecting special-purpose devices (laundry machines, dishwashers, toasters, locomotives, trucks, factory robots, etc.) directly or indirectly to the Internet.
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Daily Digest: Amazon Analytics, Cloud Mobile, Using SVG, Lessons from healthcare.gov’s fiasco, and more…


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Salesforce.com Unveils Salesforce1 Platform: 
Companies should create their own “Internet of customers,” according to Salesforce.com
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Amazon’s New Analytics Tool Can Scrutinize Massive Amounts of Data: 
Amazon Web Services last week rolled out a new cloud-based data analytics tool named Kenesis, which can analyze massive amounts of data in real time and be paid for by the hour.
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The Weather Company Turns to Open Source Big Data Analytics: 
The Weather Company, which oversees brands such as The Weather Channel, weather.com, Weather Underground, Intellicast and WSI, has deployed an open source big data analytics system for its operations.
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6 Software Development Lessons From Healthcare.gov’s Failed Launch: 
The problems that plagued the launch of Healthcare.gov — the online data hub and insurance marketplace central to healthcare reform — will someday fill a book. For now, developers can apply these six lessons from Healthcare.gov’s very public failure to their own software projects.
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Here Comes the Age of Ambient Everything: 
Trends in social, search, mobile, wearable and the Internet of things will alter our perception of reality. Change is in the air.
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If You’re Not Doing Cloud or Mobile, You’re Falling Behind: 
Do you believe that very few people are really doing cloud development or mobile development? The reality is, if you’re not doing cloud or mobile, you’re falling behind!
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How to Use SVG Image Sprites: 
Despite being scalable, saving bandwidth and an obvious candidate for Responsive Web Design, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) are relatively rare on the web.
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Understanding Encryption, Certificates, Public/Private Key & Digital Signatures: 
After watching this video you should walk away with a good understanding of how public/private key works and why things like digital signatures, certificates, hashing, CAs, PKI and so on end up as part of the crypto conversation.
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Daily Digest: VS2013 Online, TDD in ASP.NET MVC, Agile and Quality Assurance, and more…


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Microsoft Announces the Launch of Visual Studio 2013 Online: 
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Microsoft Announces New Server and Cloud Pricing for Enterprise Users: 
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Test Driven Development in Asp.Net MVC Architecture: 
Unit test cases can be written precisely to ensure code coverage of more than 90% without any complexities. Read on to learn more about test driven development (TDD) with Asp.Net MVC applications.
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True Quality Assurance in an Agile World: 
Quality Assurance is not just about testing a system. The role of QA on an agile team is much greater than that, elevating the QA engineer to a god among men.
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Meter and Autoscale Multi-Tenant Applications in Windows Azure: 
In the second of a two-part series, Bruno Terkaly and Ricardo Villalobos continue their discussion of multi-tenant architecture by exploring metering and autoscaling of resources.
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Meet WACEL: 
Introducting WACEL – Windows Azure Cache Extension Library.
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