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The Worst Tech Predictions of 2013 — and Two That Hit the Mark: 
From the social network in business to the ‘success’ of the Chromebook to the launch of iTV, the pundits got it wrong, wrong, wrong.
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Getting jQuery Mobile 1.4 and PhoneGap 3.1 to Work Together: 
Learn how to implement the latest version of jQuery Mobile into a PhoneGap application. jQuery Mobile is a UI framework that gives you a mobile friendly user interface that is both cross-platform and cross-browser compatible, and the combination of the two gives you a realistic mobile experience with very little work involved.
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An Overview of JavaScript Promises: 
The concept of Promises is not new to web development. Many of us have already used Promises in the form of several JS libraries such as Q, when, RSVP.js, etc. Even jQuery has something called Deferred which is similar to a Promise. But having native support for Promises in JavaScript is really amazing.
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Adding subtitles to HTML 5 video: 
Web Essentials 2013 has a new feature for authoring subtitles in Visual Studio.
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Windows Azure Active Directory in the Cloud: 
Scott Guthrie demos Windows Azure Active Directory in the Cloud.
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Daily Digest: Google Fined, AJAX and HTML5, WinJS ListView, and more…


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Google Fined By Spanish Data Protection Authority Over Privacy Policy: 
The fine is part of action by six European countries over changes in Google’s privacy policy
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Easier Ajax With the HTML5 FormData Interface: 
If you’re developing a single-page application or practicing progressive enhancement techniques you’ll often need to intercept form submissions and translate them to an Ajax call.
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Everything You Need to Know About the WinJS ListView Control: 
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Why Are So Many IT Projects Failing?: 
A recent study reports that 50 percent of companies had an IT project fail in the last 12 months. Business leaders who blame IT are missing the real project management issues.
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Daily Digest: Amazon King of the Cloud, Game Art, SAP Impact, Localization Best Practices, and more…


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Amazon’s Cloud Has More Revenue Than All Its Competitors Combined: 
AWS also grew faster than the cloud computing market as a whole.
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Amazon to host cloud services in Beijing from next year: 
But the services will at first only be available to a select group of China-based and multinational companies with local users
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Localization Best Practices for Windows Phone App Development: 
In this Microsoft DevRadio video, Jerry Nixon welcomes Program Manager Dan Zucker from the Windows Phone team as they discuss key points for why you should consider localizing your apps.
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Google, Amazon Reveal Their Secrets of Scalability: 
As large IT systems scale to unforeseen levels of complexity, new laws of effective management come into play
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Factors to Consider When Evaluating the Impact of Single Page Apps: 
Single Page Application (SPA) web development is taking off in large enterprises.
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OpenGameArt.org the cure for ‘Programmer Art’: 
A very handy resource, one that anyone building a game will find handy…
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Daily Digest: Microsoft Next OS, Google’s Recent Hires, Entity Framework 6.0, and more…


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Obama to meet with tech execs over glitchy HealthCare.gov: 
As the deadline for signing up for the Affordable Care Act nears, the White House asks advice from CEOs and other executives from Apple, Twitter, Google, Facebook, and more.
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Google’s Recent Hires and Buyouts Point to a Robot-Filled Future: 
For as much as Google is known for today, it’s easy to forget that Google is also the force behind a hefty number of research projects. Those projects have led to things like wearables and self-driving cars, but the latest news gives a clear idea of where it’s going next..
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Microsoft has dubbed their next gen OS ‘Threshold’ and has tentatively set the release for the spring of 2015: 
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How Far Will Companies Go to Attract Top Developer Talent?: 
Huge salaries and outrageous perks are becoming commonplace.
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Entity Framework 6: The Ninja Edition: 
Entity Framework 6 is no longer part of the .NET Framework—and it’s open source, Find out what else is new as Julie Lerman takes you for a tour. Julie Lerman explores Entity Framework 6.0, which introduces key new features of Microsoft object relational mapping solution.
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Why We Are Losing the Cybersecurity War and What We Can Do About it: 
Why are the world’s most IT savvy companies unable to keep attackers out of their networks?
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Inside the Microsoft Model Shop | Microspotting: 
Vince Jesus, shop manager at the Microsoft Model Shop, is a serious guy with a serious business: his team creates “the part from the art” to bring new hardware ideas to life. Designers and engineers hand over their specifications, and the Model Shop team (quickly) makes physical prototypes you can see and touch. It’s like advanced wood shop class, Microsoft-style.
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Daily Digest: Signs You’ve Been Breached, Complains From Devs, Tips for Building Websites for iPhone, and more…


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Apple Purchases PrimeSense, the Company That Created the Xbox Kinect Device for Microsoft:
Apple Purchases PrimeSense, the Company That Created the Xbox Kinect Device for Microsoft
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Microsoft Delivers Node.js Tools for Visual Studio:
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Top Complaints from Application Developers:
Programmers say these things ruin their productivity.
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Top 9 Tips for Building a Website for the iPhone:
The Apple iPhone has its own rules and standards related to web page rendering. As a result, you may encounter problems and bugs while optimizing a website for the iPhone. This article discusses the most common bugs and solutions to them, and provides some useful tips.
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Top Signs That You’ve Been Breached:
Because data is often the most valuable corporate asset – especially when customer information is concerned – staying alert for potential compromise is a critical IT job. Unfortunately, looking into a potential data breach is not easy.
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BabylonJS + WebGL + Bing + Maps + 3D = BabylonBing:
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Daily Digest: AutoMapper in ASP.NET MVC, The Internet of Things, MS Lauches Network of Azure Providers, and more…


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Microsoft Launches Network of Azure Providers: 
Microsoft’s Cloud OS Network extends Windows Azure across the globe
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The Internet of Things Run Amok?: 
There are a lot of opportunities for technology professionals. The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be adding even more for developers.
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How to Write a MapReduce Program Using the Hadoop Framework and Java: 
Kaushik Pal explores the processing of Big Data using the Apache Hadoop framework and Map-Reduce programming.
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Using AutoMapper in Your ASP.Net MVC Applications: 
AutoMapper is an external component that helps in creating a mapping between a source and destination model types. Read on to learn about the AutoMapper component and how to use it in an Asp.Net MVC application.
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Windows Azure Technical Overview : 
In this session the Randy will discuss core Windows Azure capabilities including: Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, Web Sites, Mobile Services, Storage, and the Building Block Services. A demo of Azure management portal through a simple ASP.NET web application will show the power of Windows Azure service deployment and operational model.
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Daily Digest: Ubuntu OS gets Smartphone Partner, Automated JS Testing, Health Monitoring in ASP.NET MVC, and more…


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Ubuntu Touch OS wins its first smartphone partner: 
Canonical has inked its first deal with partner who’ll put the Linux-basd operating system on its phones, CEO Mark Shuttleworth reveals.
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Home Appliance Makers Connect with Open Source ‘Internet of Things’ Project: 
The AllSeen Alliance is working on an open source framework that it says can be used to connect almost anything to the Internet
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Chinese hackers targeted European diplomats at G20: 
A simple e-mail delivered the virus allowing Chinese hackers to access computers during the international summit, says security firm FireEye
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Automated JavaScript Testing with BrowserSwarm: 
There are developers who write code which is so perfect they never need test it. They’re usually the same ones who refuse to add comments, use source control or discuss their techniques with fellow colleagues. For the rest of us, testing is essential — but mind-numbingly tedious. Web developers also have the onerous task of deploying their code in a multitude of web browsers on different PCs and OSs.
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Programming CSS: Bundling and Minification: 
Learn about bundling and minification of CSS files from the unique perspective of software tooling available in ASP.NET MVC 4.
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Implementing Health Monitoring in ASP.NET MVC Applications: 
It is equally as important to continuously monitor the behavior of your ASP.NET application in a production environment as it is to successfully develop and deploy it. Read on to learn about the health monitoring feature in ASP.NET and how to implement it in ASP.NET MVC applications.
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Technology and Friends and the Kinect, C#, Netduino and robots!: 
Greg Duncan spends some quality time with a budding Kinect developer…
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