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Weekly Poll Results

Will you be buying a SmartWatch in the next 12 months?

Survey period: 2 Dec 2013 to 9 Dec 2013

...assuming the SmartWatch of your dreams is on the market in the next 12 months (and: Buy == acquire in whatever manner you see fit).

OptionVotes% 
I already have one372.0937 votes, 2.09%
Yes603.3860 votes, 3.38%
Maybe28616.13286 votes, 16.13%
No139078.401390 votes, 78.40%

This week's survey: Have you, while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, written code intended for production?

Most popular new articles

2 Dec 2013 - 8 Dec 2013

Research

    Protecting Your Business Data: Five Do’s and Don’ts

    Small and mid-sized businesses have a particularly challenging time protecting company data. They have many of the same security and backup challenges as large enterprises, but fewer resources in terms of funding, time and specialized expertise. Follow these best practices and list of five "Dos" and "Don'ts" to help ensure you're doing all that you can to protect your critical business data.

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Latest Additions

177 articles overall. 100 new, 77 updated.

New articles added

Ajax

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

C / C++ Language

C#

Database

  • String Aggregation in the World of SQL Server - Sergey Syrovatchenko
    This article includes examples of T-SQL capabilities that allow to perform string concatenation flexibly and effectively through the use of different constructs.

Design and Architecture

Hardware & System

Interviews

  • A Coder Interview with Lewis Collins - CodeProject
    Lewis Collins (Senior Software Consultant at Plantronics) discusses his background, project, interest, pet peeves, and just what you can do with a decent headset.

iPhone

Java

Libraries

Office Development

PHP

Product Showcase

Programming Tips

  • The C# trickbox - Florian Rappl
    A close look at some powerful features of C# that are less known but sometimes come in very handy.

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

  • Dungeons of XAF and Magic 13.2 - Mario Blataric
    Scared of entering modern dungeon of dev technologies? Meet XAF, your new companion hero.

  • DevExpress – When Only The Best Will Do - Dirk_Strauss
    DevExpress – December is a month of giving and if you are looking to fill the gift stocking of that special developer someone, have a look at the new release of DevExpress. I have been lucky enough to explore the product for the past while. As usual, DevExpress come out tops with some awesome new fe

  • The Dew Review- DevExpress ASP.NET 2013.2 - Alvin Ashcraft
    The Dew Review- DevExpress ASP.NET 2013.2

String handling

  • C# String Extensions - Prabu ram
    Some commonly used operations with string in c# as extension methods

Threads, Processes & IPC

Tools and IDE

Win32/64 SDK & OS

Windows Phone 7/8

Windows Presentation Foundation

  • WPF and multi-touch - Florian Rappl
    Exploring WPF capabilities, limitations and work-arounds to create state-of-the-art applications with multi-touch features.

  • Using the Task Parallel Library (TPL) in WPF - Gary Owsiany
    Keeping a WPF application responsive involves using background processes to handle long running tasks, and the TPL makes this programming task easier than ever. It also provides a way to cancel the task asynchronously and to update the UI (for example, with a progress bar) from the background proces

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Ajax

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

Applications & Tools

ASP

ASP.NET

C / C++ Language

C#

Client side scripting

Cryptography & Security

Database

Design and Architecture

Desktop Gadgets

General Graphics

  • Barcode Image Generation Library - Brad Barnhill
    This library was designed to give an easy class for developers to use when they need to generate barcode images from a string of data.

Hardware & System

LINQ

Macros and Add-ins

  • Versioning Controlled Build - Julijan Sribar
    A Visual Studio add-in and command-line utility that automates versioning of .NET and VC++ projects

Miscellaneous

Mobile Development

  • Beyond Mobile Gestures - Yildirim Kocdag
    What is next for Mobile Gestures? Past and Future of Mobile Gestures

NoSQL

  • RaptorDB - the Document Store - Mehdi Gholam
    NoSql, JSON based, Document store database with compiled .net map functions and automatic hybrid bitmap indexing and LINQ query filters (now with standalone Server mode, Backup and Active Restore, Transactions, Server side queries, MonoDroid support, HQ-Branch Replication)

  • RaptorDB REST - Mehdi Gholam
    A REST web interface for RaptorDB the document database

PHP

Progress Controls

Silverlight

Site & Server Management

Testing and QA

Third Party Products and Tools

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Runtime

New Tips and Tricks added

Ajax

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

Audio and Video

  • WMP Playlist Fix - AdventureRider
    The goal is to clean-up double entries in Windows Media Player playlists because the player doesn’t do that itself. For that, a WPL class has been written, and a program that uses that class.

Azure

C#

  • Monostate pattern - Darek Danielewski
    An interesting variation on the Singleton pattern

Combo & List Boxes

Cryptography & Security

Database

Design and Architecture

General Graphics

Internet / Network

Libraries

Miscellaneous

Office Development

Site & Server Management

Testing and QA

Web Services

Windows API

Windows Phone 7/8

Windows Presentation Foundation

Tips and Tricks updated

Azure

Cryptography & Security

Internet / Network

Java

Threads, Processes & IPC

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Technical Blogs added

C#

Custom Controls

Design and Architecture

Java

LINQ

Other .NET Languages

  • Building ASP.Net Web API RESTful Service – Part 8 - Taiseer Joudeh
    This is the eight part of Building ASP.Net Web API RESTful Service Series. The topics we’ll cover are: Building the Database Model using Entity Framework Code First – Part 1. Applying the Repository Pattern for the Data Access Layer – Part 2. Getting started with ASP.Net Web API -

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

  • The Newest Fiddle Sibling : .NET Fiddle! - Rion Williams
    Earlier this year, I wrote a short post that covered different tools that you can use from the comfort of your favorite browser to help create examples, prototypes and just tinker in general. This post serves to introduce the newest member of the Fiddle family of tools (which surprisingly are only r

SharePoint Server

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

  • Attached and Routed Events outside of WPF - Nick Polyak
    Code Location CodeProject The code for this blog post can be downloaded from AttachedRoutedEvents.zip. Introduction Here I continue a series of blog posts regarding implementing WPF concepts outside of WPF. In Attached Properties outside of WPF I introduced a notion of AProperty – attached pro

  • Thinking in Easy TryCatch - comiscience
    How to think in easy trycatch

  • Thinking in Behavior Xaml - comiscience
    In WPF, it’s a very useful technique that we could add new functions for a UI Control without changing any element in it.  Write a piece of code in Xaml to create a GridControl, then we put our diy UI function code in this piece of code of Xaml, then we got it. I’ll put…

Technical Blogs updated

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

C#

Installation

Libraries

VB.NET

Win32/64 SDK & OS

Windows Presentation Foundation




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