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: IE11, Chrome hacked, Adobe patches security holes, JQuery Datatables, and more…


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Researchers Hack Internet Explorer 11 and Chrome At Mobile Pwn2own: 
Previously unknown vulnerabilities in the two browsers were exploited to fully compromise Windows 8.1 and Android mobile devices
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Adobe patches critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player, ColdFusion: 
The vulnerabilities could allow unauthorized remote code execution or remote read access
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Working with jQuery DataTables: 
DataTables is a powerful jQuery plugin for creating table listings and adding interactions to them. It provides searching, sorting and pagination without any configuration. In this article we’ll go through the basics of DataTable and how to use some of the advanced features.
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CSS3 Inheritance Tips and Tricks: 
It’s easy to overlook the cascading features of stylesheets. Most developers are aware of the inherit keyword but there are a few new inheritance features in CSS3 you may not be aware of…
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How to Create One-Time Events in JavaScript: 
Sometimes an event need only be called once in your page. For example, clicking a thumbnail which loads and plays a video file or clicking a “more” icon which retrieves and displays extra content via Ajax. However, you’ve probably defined an event handler which is called every time that action occurs.
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Writing a Testable Presentation Layer with MVVM: 
Brent Edwards concludes his series on writing a testable presentation layer for Window 8 and Windows Phone 8 applications using the MVVM pattern with a look at how he approaches the actual testing process.
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rand() Considered Harmful: 
When you need a random number, don’t call rand() and especially don’t say rand() % 100! This presentation will explain why that’s so terrible, and how C++11’s header can make your life so much easier.
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CSS3 Columns and Paged Reflowable Content

CSS3 Columns and Paged Reflowable Content

When it comes to the consumption of the written word in the digital form, the predominant complaint amongst devotees of conventional books remains the inability to develop with a digital book the connection that the provision to turn a page, the choice of paper and its color, the font, and other physical attributes specific to the book help to create.

Although the idea of recreating the whole experience—which includes the smell of the freshly opened book wafting off its spotless, untouched printed pages—in digital form will probably remain a wholly impractical and utterly unprofitable exercise in recreating the past, one aspect of that experience can now be recreated with minimum effort, for which all credit goes to the brains behind the CSS3 columns module.

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