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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Daily Digest: Decoupling with Service Gateway, C++ REST SDK, Mobile Optimized Views, Learning from healthcare.gov debacle and more…


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Amazon Plans to Use Drones to Deliver Packages: 
The futuristic service will cut delivery time to 30 minutes or less, according to Amazon
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Bitcointalk.org Warns Passwords in Danger After DNS Attack: 
Some users are advised to change their passwords
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App Helps Lowe’s Shoppers Find Products Without Asking: 
Lowe’s Companies has upgraded its main shopping app to help customers find products once they are inside a store.
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Cloud Traffic Poised to Quadruple by 2017, Challenge CIOs: 
A recent report from Cisco Systems suggests that global cloud traffic will reach 5.3 zettabytes in 2017. That’s more than four times the traffic seen in 2012. Analysts and vendors say this will have far-reaching implications for enterprise IT.
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Learning From Healthcare.gov: 4 Lessons in Choosing a IT Vendor: 
The vendor chosen in a no-bid process to build Healthcare.gov was fired from a similar project after missing deadlines and suffering security lapses for three years. Such obvious mistakes are unfortunately all too common in the private and public sector. Here are four simple ways to make sure you choose the right vendor for your IT project.
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Call Centers Suffer From Big Data Overload: 
Nearly half of all contact centers consistently collect and report on metrics that they never use to improve the customer experience, according to a new survey.
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How Analytics Helped Ford Turn its Fortunes: 
Ford is using big data to drive virtually every aspect of its global turnaround.
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Creating Mobile-Optimized Views in ASP.NET MVC 4, Part 2: Using WURFL: 
Dino Esposito follows up on how to serve up ad hoc Web site markup to different classes of devices by using server-side device and feature detection with the Wireless Universal Resource File.
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10 Wildly-Unconventional Web Designs: 
There’s a big difference between following best practices and following conventions. Best practices align your design work with business and branding goals while still allowing for distinctiveness and creativity. Following conventions, however, often yields ordinary results that fail to provide unique appeal — the designer’s main responsibility.
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Using the C++ REST SDK in Windows Store Apps: 
Learn how to use authentication while uploading a file to Dropbox, using as much portable C++ code as possible, and interfacing with the Windows Runtime only when necessary.
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Decoupling Large Applications with the Service Gateway : 
The Service Gateway is a project build within DPE to help Cloud developers take back agility and maintainability of their large application deployments by adding the ability to decompose applications into many components instead of creating one monolithic application.
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​Building Connected & Integrated Business Applications Using Office 365 Cloud Business App Project: 
With Cloud Business App projects, Visual Studio 2013 streamlines the process of building modern business applications for Office 365. In this video, you will see how developers can build social, touch-centric, cross-platform SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 business applications that run well on all modern devices.
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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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Daily Digest: VS Unit Test Generator, Scaling Azure Sites, Cloud for Dev and Test, ASP.NET MVC SAPs, and more…


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Google App Translation Service Now Available to Android Developers: 
Google has made its app translation service available to all Android developers to enable them to offer their apps in different languages.
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Netflix, YouTube traffic on the rise, while peer-to-peer file sharing nears extinction, Sandvine finds: 
YouTube continues to be the largest source of Internet traffic worldwide
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iOS Application Development: 
A great six-part series in developing on the iOS platform.
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Single-Page Applications: Build Modern, Responsive Web Apps with ASP.NET: 
Learn how to create modern HTML5 Web apps using ASP.NET Web API combined with open-source JavaScript frameworks.
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Secure ASP.NET Web API with Windows Azure AD and Microsoft OWIN Components: 
Learn how to take advantage of new Visual Studio 2013 features to create a simple Web API protected by Windows Azure AD, and how to create a test client so you can see the API in action.
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How Azure Web Sites Scale: 
How do Web Sites scale? What happens when the underlying Operating System takes a patch? Stefan explains how Web Sites stay up 24/7.
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Using the Cloud for Dev and Test: 
Windows Azure has evolved over the years, and now with the Infrastructure Services (VMs) offered, it makes a lot of sense to leverage Azure for creating development environments and running testing scenarios.
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The Unit Test Generator for Visual Studio: 
Brian Keller interviews Joshua Weber about the new Unit Test Generator which just shipped for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. The Unit Test Generator brings back a scenario which existed in Visual Studio 2010 that allows you to generate unit test stubs from your application code.
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Daily Digest: Blackberry In Trouble, Unity’s 2D Workflow, Windows Azure SDK and more…


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Blackberry Ditches CEO and Accepts $1B Loan From Fairfax, Others: 
BlackBerry will take a loan from its principal shareholder and name John S. Chen chairman and interim CEO
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In Wake of BlackBerry’s Demise, CIOs Look to Samsung, Apple and Microsoft: 
BlackBerry’s fall means CIOs must quickly develop a new mobile strategy. The big three of enterprise mobility are familiar names — Apple, Samsung and Microsoft. Who will win out?
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Tech Spending Slows, Thanks to Congress: 
Forrester Research has lowered its projection for tech spending growth this year from 5.7% to 3.9%, and it attributes the slowdown mostly to moves in Congress.
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Security Experts Warn Against Using LinkedIn App for Apple iPhone: 
The new LinkedIn iPhone app that embeds a link to an email sender’s profile on the professional network presents a number of security risks and should not be used, experts warned.
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Developing Windows Azure and Web Services Jump Start: 
Are you building apps for a range of browsers and mobile devices and looking to enable seamless access to data for all your users? Attend this free one-day online event to learn how to build Web API or WCF services hosted in Windows Azure
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Introduction to Unity’s New 2D Workflow: 
Jesse Freeman covers the new 2D workflow and gives you a sense of what it’s like to make a 2D game in the latest version of Unity, which is still in beta
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Should Enterprises Consider Using Ruby?: 
One developer says the scripting language is ideal for enterprise application development.
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Creating Mobile-Optimized Views in ASP.NET MVC 4: 
Learn how to use server-side logic to offer up the best display for a given device, incorporating a new feature of ASP.NET MVC 4 called display modes.
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Getting Started with Windows Azure, the SDK, and Visual Studio: 
Scott makes an Azure Web Site and deploys it all from within Visual Studio 2013 using the new Azure SDK 2.2. Also, he attaches the debugger to the site in Azure itself!
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Localization Made Easy with Multilingual App Tookit: 
Using MAT, developers can access machine translation through the Microsoft Language Portal for their application resources at absolutely no cost. If you prefer a different source for machine translation, MAT allows support for 3rd part translation providers.
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