Daily Digest: Native Apps are better, Slideshow with AngularJS, Azure Storage, and more…


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Malware hides behind JavaScript, PNGs to bypass browser security: 
A newly discovered cross-site scripting attack uses a sly variant on an existing hack to deliver malware in a way that’s so heavily obfuscated, even experts didn’t notice it at first.
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Forrester: HTML5 apps still not as good as native apps: 
The fact that no two mobile devices have the same screen size is one of mobile’s big advantages — and one of its drawbacks.
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PHP The Right Way: The Book: 
PTRW is a community effort, a website built entirely around spreading best up-to-date PHP practices. It’s far from exhaustive – instead, it tries to bullet-list the things you should pay attention to, and links to quality resources where one can learn more about the various aspects it covers.
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Creating a Slide Show Plugin With AngularJS: 
Gone are the days when you used to write hundreds of lines of jQuery to create a custom image slider! It’s time to go Angular and achieve the same goal with smaller, simpler code. This tutorial will show how to create a slide show plugin with AngularJS.
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What’s New with in Azure Storage incl the Import Export Service CORS JSON Read from Secondary: 
Chris Risner and Nick Harris are joined by Jai Haridas, Principal Development Manager and at Microsoft OpenTech and Aung Oo Principal Program Manager Lead.
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Daily Digest: AWS Sales flat, Cisco’s “Fog Computing”, MS IofT, Agile Proj. Manement, Flat Design, and more…


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AWS Sales Appear to Have Risen Sharply: 
Overall, Amazon made a profit, but didn’t meet analyst expectations.
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Cisco Launches ‘Fog Computing’ Initiative: 
Soon network switches and routers could be running apps.
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Microsoft pushes Windows Embedded for the Internet of things: 
Not to be outdone by Java, Linux, or other high-profile technologies, Microsoft is staking its own claim in the connected-device space that is widely becoming known as
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Project Management Is Not Enough: 4 Crucial Agile Techniques: 
Why you need automated testing, continuous integration, test-driven development and — yes — pair programming for agile to be successful.
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Dynamically loading Assemblies to reduce Runtime Dependencies: 
Using a static language like C# tends to work with hard assembly bindings for everything. But what if you want only want to provide an assembly optionally, if the functionality is actually used by the user?
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What is Flat Design (and how do I do it)?: 
Last year saw the emergence of many new and reinvented trends across the world of design. Some trends outshined others, in particular the appealing trend towards flat and almost flat design that made itself apparent in everything from icon design to mobile interfaces to classic web design.
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Getting Started: Siena 101: 
Build your first Project Siena app in under 10 minutes while learning the basic framework of working with Project Siena
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Daily Digest: Free Books by MS Press, IntelliDebugger for VS, Extreme Late Binding in APIs, and more…


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A Couple of Free eBooks from Microsoft Press: 
Microsoft Press and the Microsoft Virtual Academy offer a few free eBooks that are worth checking out!
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Microsoft Announces the Addition of Entity Framework 6 Support for DynamicData and EntityDataSource: 
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Adding to the Open Source Library, IntelliEgg Releases IntelliDebugger v1.2 for Microsoft Visual Studio : 
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Speeding up Windows Phone Application Development Using App Studio: 
Learn how easy it is to make Windows Phone applications using Windows Phone App Studio.
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Batch Processing and Grid Computing – Commercial and Open Source Options : 
Explore four alternatives for Batch Processing and Grid Computing among the many options available from both Open Source and Commercial space.
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Why We Need Extreme Late Binding: 
Even today’s modern APIs are just as inflexible and static as the fixed, early bound APIs of old.
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No empty nesting here, Mads’ File Nesting Visual Studio Extension: 
File Nesting for Visual Studio makes it easy to nest any file under another file in Solution Explorer. You can both nest and un-nest any file with ease.
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Daily Digest: ASP MVC 5.1, ASP Web API 2.1, PaaS Slow Adoption, Google Maps API, and more…


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Amazon and Microsoft Drop Cloud Storage Prices By Up to 50%: 
First, Amazon dropped the price of its S3 cloud storage service by 22%. Now, Microsoft has followed suit by cutting the price for Azure by up to 50% to keep up.
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Is an MBA Worthwhile or Worthless for Tech Pros?: 
Once seen as a valuable differentiator for career advancement, the intrinsic worth of an MBA degree is now a hotly debated subject in the enterprise.
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Implement Google Maps API on PhoneGap Using the Device API: 
Explore how to use Google Maps API together with PhoneGap to create an interactive map.
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Why Isn’t PaaS More Popular?: 
Analysts have various theories on why cloud development platforms have become the ugly stepchild of cloud computing.
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Visual Studio 2013 Update 1, ASP.Net MVC 5.1, Web API 2.1 all RTW and more: 
The week’s top development news
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Daily Digest: Barracuda Firewall With Azure, IOT In Sports, Amazon Big Hiring Effort, and more…


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Amazon Improves Performance and Cuts Cost of Data Warehouse Service: 
Amazon Web Services has improved the performance of its Redshift data warehouse with new SSD-based nodes, which can also lower the cost of the service as long as storage capacity needs are also low.
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CNN’s Twitter and Facebook Accounts Hacked: 
A group styled as the Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit
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Salesforce.com Courts Microsoft .NET Developers with New Tools: 
New toolkits go further than the existing API access Salesforce.com had provided
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Neiman Marcus Says ‘Complex’ Malware Defeated its Security: 
Neiman Marcus was unaware attackers had harvested payment card details until six weeks after the activity had ended, when its merchant processor zeroed in on a fraudulent spending pattern.
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Amazon Posted 16,100 IT Job Ads Last Year, Tops in U.S.: 
The employer with the most IT job postings last year was Amazon.com, with 16,146 ads, exceeding most other IT firms by a wide margin, according to a new report.
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Punish Careless Employees to Reduce Security Breaches, Vendor Says: 
Security could be vastly improved by holding employees accountable for carelessly clicking on emailed links and attachments that lead to malware being downloaded to a corporate network, an awareness-training vendor says.
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The Internet of Things for Sports is Quickly Taking Shape: 
Jason Fass, the CEO of Zepp Labs, imagines a future for sports where sensors are everywhere: in balls, bats, footballs and in a player’s clothing. It’s hard not to get caught up in this vision.
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Using the Barracuda Web Application Firewall on Windows Azure: 
The Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides a comprehensive Solution for application security including constant protection from evolving threats, scalable application security and granular identity and access management. Key use cases include application security for web applications, securing and scaling elastic applications and providing a TMG replacement for publishing SharePoint in Windows Azure
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Daily Digest: Mobile Cloud Services, Google Cloud Hadoop Connector, Twitter Cards, and more…


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Twitter Cards launch for Channel 9: 
These days, Twitter is one of the big social media channels for people talking about development, including Channel 9. Recently Twitter added a new feature, Twitter Cards, and it seemed like a perfect fit for our content … especially the ‘Player Card’, which is designed to display video content.
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Google Cloud Storage Launches Hadoop Connector: 
The tool simplifies the process of deploying Hadoop on Google’s cloud computing services.
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Cloud Services for Mobile Developers: Google vs. Amazon vs. Azure vs. Parse: 
Cloud-based back ends for mobile applications combine key services with varying degrees of complexity.
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A Broader and More Flexible Approach to Mobile Development: 
Today’s emphasis on responsive web design (RWD) brings many benefits, but can also gloss over important differences in how people actually use different types of devices. Are there lessons from our not-so-distant past that can help us avoid such pitfalls?
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Working with images in Web Essentials 2013: 
This is a demo of a typical workflow for working with image files in Visual Studio. Web Essentials adds a lot of tools that makes this workflow easier than ever.
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