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Weekly Poll Results

What is the worst thing about the portrayal of software development in movies?

Survey period: 31 Mar 2014 to 7 Apr 2014

I know you want to pick them all. Pick the *worst*.

OptionVotes% 
The little beeping noises that all apps emit when data is rendered on the screen1355.94135 votes, 5.94%
The stereotype of the developer (age, gender, hygeine and dress sense)23910.52239 votes, 10.52%
Code dumps are either FORTRAN or HTML.562.4756 votes, 2.47%
All input is done via a Terminal window. Except when they use a stand-up 80" touch-screen.1386.08138 votes, 6.08%
All security systems can be cracked in under a minute. Usually by guessing a password.73932.54739 votes, 32.54%
Viruses and Trojans show skull-and-crossbones popups.1064.67106 votes, 4.67%
Every computer can interface with every other computer seamlessly.29012.77290 votes, 12.77%
All data can be enhanced. eg disguised voices made clear, grainy pictures made sharp47821.05478 votes, 21.05%
Other (post your suggestion in the comments section)903.9690 votes, 3.96%

This week's survey: Do you code when on holidays?

Most popular new articles

31 Mar 2014 - 6 Apr 2014

Research

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Latest Additions

187 articles overall. 125 new, 62 updated.

New articles added

::Workspaces

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

ASP

ASP.NET

Azure

C#

Client side scripting

Cross Platform

Database

Design and Architecture

Dialogs and Windows

Game Development

Hardware & System

HTML / CSS

Libraries

Miscellaneous

Mobile Development

OpenGL

Other .NET Languages

  • F#14 : Recursion - Sacha Barber
    We continue our journey into F#, and this time we will look at recursion. We have already seen this in a number of places, namely when we talked about Lists and also Pattern Matching. So some of this should be vaguely familiar to you.   Simple Example Lets start with the most basic example which [&#

Product Showcase

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

Tools and IDE

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Runtime

  • Reminder - simple Windows Store App - Kirill__
    Reminder: simple Windows Store App. In this App I try to use some specific features for Windows 8 app. As result - i got good experience and now i want to show what was done.

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

Applications & Tools

  • KeePass Password Safe - Dominik Reichl
    KeePass is a free, open-source, light-weight and easy-to-use password safe.

ASP

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

C / C++ Language

C#

Client side scripting

Cryptography & Security

Database

Date and Time

Design and Architecture

Dialogs and Windows

DLLs & Assemblies

Files and Folders

Hardware & System

HTML / CSS

LightSwitch

String handling

Ultrabooks

  • Roller Coaster - Rover2341 - Mark Dickinson
    Build and ride roller coasters on Windows 8. Use your Ultrabook to play the game using touch.

Windows API

Windows Communication Foundation

XML

  • XMLFoundation - Brian Aberle
    XMLFoundation is the fastest approach to dealing with XML and it also delivers a simple and easy to manage pattern of software development into your application.

New Tips and Tricks added

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Amazon Web Services

Android

ASP

ASP.NET

C#

Client side scripting

Cross Platform

Custom Controls

Database

Hardware & System

Installation

Java

Miscellaneous

Parallel Programming

Programming Tips

Web Services

Windows Phone 7/8

Windows Presentation Foundation

XML

Tips and Tricks updated

ASP.NET

Bugs & Workarounds

C#

Programming Tips

  • Barcode 39 without images - Marco Bertschi
    A short description of the Code 39 Barcode font by Matthew Welch (and how to use it)

Tools and IDE

  • Installing Qt 5.2 on Mac OS X - Marco Bertschi
    A brief guide on what you need to do to get the Qt Creator to compile and develop Qt Applications on Mac OS X without running into install_name_tool_failed

Windows API

New Technical Blogs added

.NET Framework

Android

ASP.NET Controls

  • ASP.NET Interview Questions for Beginners and Professionals - Part 1 - Imran Abdul Ghani
    This ASP.NET Tutorial is an extension to my previous tutorial "Top 10 ASP.NET Interview Questions and Answers". In previous tutorial, focus was to present you with the most important and top ASP.NET Interview Questions that are normally asked during an ASP.NET developer Interview. Here in this artic

Code Generation

Content Management Server

  • Content is King - Zachary Gardner
    One of the guiding principles in modern web design is that Content is king. Old websites are characterized by gradients, borders, and superfluous features. Modern web sites are clean, well thought out, and focus primarily on content. Content is the reason why people visit a website to begin with. In

Game Development

  • An Interesting List of Development Stuff (March 2014) - Rion Williams
    In this St. Patrick’s day installment of an Interesting List of Development Stuff, we dive into a more .NET-centric approach (with a majority of the topics at least being in the realm of .NET) but as usual, there should be something for everyone. The Roslyn compiler continues to make waves and

  • An Interesting List of Development Stuff (February 2014) - Rion Williams
    In this installment of my monthly treasure trove of development stuff, we take a slightly more .NET-oriented approach by covering several ASP.NET specific topics, resources and more. But there are quite a few other things that may be applicable to just about any kind of developers (and especially th

  • An Interesting List of Development Stuff (January 2014) - Rion Williams
    Software development is a fascinating thing. With a scope so vast and so many languages, topics and general cool things that people are doing, it can be difficult to keep up. So I have decided to start compiling a few of the links, resources, blog posts and other projects that I find “interest

Grid & Data Controls

  • POST JSON Data With PHP cURL wrapper class - Nikola Breznjak
    PHP biceps cURL Following is the PHP cURL wrapper class which I use to make GET and POST requests. The examples are below. Disclamer:  be sure that you have permission to scrape and use the content you’re after. This code is also available on GitHub at this link: https://github.com/Hitman666/P

LINQ

  • LINQ – Which all are the Aggregation Operators? - Arun Ramachandran India
    CodeProject In the last blog post on LINQ, we have discussed about different Element Operators. You can read that article here. In this article we will go over different Aggregation Operators in LINQ. We know that every good querying language comes with Aggregation Operators and LINQ certainly provi

Other .NET Languages

  • F#13 : Pattern Matching - Sacha Barber
    So last time we looked at Arrays, this time we will look at another core F# technique called pattern matching. Patterns are rules for transforming input data. They are used throughout the F# language to compare data with a logical structure or structures, decompose data into constituent parts, or ex

  • But How Do I Learn ASP.NET? - Rion Williams
    “How do I learn ASP.NET?” or “What is the best way to learn ASP.NET?” are two questions that I am frequently asked on nearly daily basis. These questions are fairly subjective and as everyone should know, there is never any “best” way to learn, but I thought I wou

  • ASP.NET MVC: Keep Private Settings Out of Source Control - John Atten
    ASP.NET MVC: How to keep private settings out of source control

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

SharePoint Server

  • Open SharePoint App Url as a Modal Dialog in SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint App) - Melick
    In SharePoint 2010 we used to JavaScript to open the Url in a modal dialog. in SharePoint 2010 we used to write JavaScript to make the  Url open in the modal dialog. If we write EditControlBlock actions we used JavaScript as follows   In SharePoint 2013 using JavaScript encounteredError occurred in

SQL Reporting Services

  • A SQL Cmdlet a Day 1 - derekman9707
    A SQL Cmdlet a day 1

  • A SQL Cmdlet a Day 2 Piping and Select - derekman9707
    This post expands on the basics of SQL Server PowerShell and introduces “piping” as well as using Select in PowerShell cmdlets, the first post can be found here. Technet defines “piping” as “passing that object – unchanged – from one part of the command to another”.  The definition speak

Uncategorised Quick Answers

  • Related documents with support of quick upload - Dmitriy Kozlov
    In this article, I would like to demonstrate how to design a form with related documents and how to link new documents easily by dragging and dropping them onto the form. To build this solution I will use Forms Designer 2.8.8 which contains a new JavaScript function for auto filling metad

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

  • Principle Ubiquity - Zachary Gardner
    In my post on startups, I started out with an idea of mine that needs further expanding. It is simple, but it’s impact is profound. The more ubiquitous a principle is, the more people find it to be true. Hypothetically, lets say I took a poll of random people on a random street. I asked [̷

  • Pimp your app with AppAdditives - BC3Tech
    Getting your Windows Phone or Windows 8 app published is only half the battle. Marketing is the other half. The folks at ExGrip have now made this insanely easy with App Additives. In this post, I’ma give you the rundown of just how easy it is to create some sweet promo materials for your app [̷

  • Proactive vs Reactive - Zachary Gardner
    As a consultant, I have the opportunity to work with many different kinds of people in many different settings. The people I help have all different levels of experience and skill sets. There are some stumbling blocks that I see a lot of people tripping over on a regular basis. One of the most commo

  • Expectation Setting and Owning Your Mistakes - Zachary Gardner
    Expectation setting and owning your mistakes

  • When MVC5, SignalR and NuGet Just Won’t Get Along - Rion Williams
    Sometimes things just blow up. If you have recently attempted to create a new ASP.NET MVC5 project (or any new Web Project within Visual Studio 2013) and decided that you wanted some of that sweet SignalR magic in your application, then you may have encountered the following error : An exception of

  • Stopwatch vs. DateTime - Sebastian Solnica
    Stopwatch vs. DateTime

Web Security

Windows Communication Foundation

  • New Features in WCF 4.5 - Part 1 - Imran Abdul Ghani
    Windows Communication Foundation v 4.5 released with lots of new features and we have already highlighted those features in previous WCF Tutorial. Now, we wanted to dive deeper and explore each new feature in more detail. Here in this WCF Tutorial - Part 1, we are going to discuss the following two

Windows Phone 7/8

  • Getting Started With Windows Phone Development - Madhur Kapoor
    I started developing application for the Windows Phone platform a few months ago. There are a lot of things i learned along the way and i want to share all that with you through a series of blog posts. In the current post, we will focus on the basic and will develop a very simple […]

Windows Powershell

  • Managing Vsix Deployments with Powershell - Dave Kerr
    tl;dr – VsixTools fixes the ‘Invalid Multiple Files in VSIX’ issue on the Visual Studio Gallery and lets you set vsix version numbers with Powershell. I maintain a reasonably large project called SharpGL. This project contains two Vsix packages (Visual… Continue Reading ͛

Technical Blogs updated

C++ / CLI




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