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Learn HTML5 and CSS3

The fruits of the community's labour of love are now up in our HTML5 / CSS3 Learning Zone. We've taken the best articles from our HTML5 article competition and put them together in a series that will take you from trembling novice to master of all things tagged and marked up.

Samsung Gear 2 Giveaway

Congratulations to Fat Tone and mheschl, the final two winners in our Gear 2 Giveaway! If you have an article you want to share on developing for the Gear 2 smart watch or other wearable tech you can publish it in our new Wearables section and Internet of Things chapter.

cheers,
Chris Maunder

Weekly Poll Results

As a software developer, does your family actually know what you do?

Survey period: 16 Jun 2014 to 23 Jun 2014

Are you "The Social Network" or "Minority Report"? Do they think you play games all day or do you just tell them you play piano in an establishment of disrepute?

OptionVotes% 
Yes, they know clearly what I do1717.27171 votes, 7.27%
They have a general idea of what I do108145.941081 votes, 45.94%
I don't think they really know what I do63226.86632 votes, 26.86%
They have no idea what my work involves41917.81419 votes, 17.81%
I'm not a software developer.502.1250 votes, 2.12%

This week's survey: As a software developer, does your family actually know what you do?

Most popular new articles

16 Jun 2014 - 22 Jun 2014

Latest Additions

147 articles overall. 109 new, 38 updated.

New articles added

.NET Framework

ASP

ASP.NET

Audio and Video

Bugs & Workarounds

  • Why We Should Love 'null' - ChristianNeumanns
    This article looks at popular techniques used to avoid null pointer errors and answers the question: Which is the best solution you should use in your code?

C / C++ Language

C#

C++ / CLI

Custom Controls

Document / View

Game Development

iPhone

Java

Miscellaneous

Mobile Development

Office Development

PHP

Product Showcase

Tools and IDE

  • SiteMapper Tool - gggustafson
    This article presents a tool named SiteMapper that creates a Google site map and a user traversable tree

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

View State

  • Passing data from Controller to View in ASP.NET MVC - Imran Abdul Ghani
    ASP.NET MVC is a framework that facilitates building web applications based on MVC (Model-View-Controller) design pattern. Request coming from client reaches the Controller through URL Rewriting Module. Controller decides which model to use in order to fulfill the request. Further passing the Model

Web Services

Windows 8 Design

  • Game Optimization for Ultrabook™ Devices - Lee Bamber
    In this article you will learn how to improve the speed of your 3D game and understand what to look out for when porting your application to Ultrabook systems.

  • Paint Your Music: A Table-Top, Multi-Touch-Enabled Virtual Musical Instrument/Game - Dominic Milano
    TheBestSync, a China-based software company focused on integrated software and hardware solutions, entered the Intel App Innovation Contest 2013 (Intel AIC 2013) in partnership with Intel® Developer Zone with the idea of combining game and music technology with an AIO device to create an exciting n

  • Enter the Wormhole - Geoff Arnold
    fter participating in an earlier Intel contest, developer Dave Gannon took on these challenges, coming back with a vengeance with Wormhole Pinball, the winning app in the games category in the Intel App Innovation Contest 2013 in partnership with the Intel® Developer Zone.

Windows Communication Foundation

  • 3 Ways to generate proxy for WCF Service - Imran Abdul Ghani
    In Windows Communication Foundation, for a client application to communicate with a WCF Service, we have following options: Using ChannelFactory Generating Proxies I have already discussed about difference between ChannelFactory and Proxies in one of my previous WCF Tutorial on this blog. In this ar

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Runtime

Work Issues

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

Audio and Video

  • Fun with Video - Yang Kok Wah
    Playing your favorite video all at the same time

C / C++ Language

C#

Client side scripting

Code Generation

Cross Platform

DLLs & Assemblies

General Graphics

  • Canon EDSDK Tutorial in C# - Johannes Bildstein
    A tutorial about the Canon SDK to remotly control DSLR cameras. From taking photos to using the LiveView.

Miscellaneous

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)

Office Development

OpenGL

  • Learning Modern OpenGL - Bartlomiej Filipek
    A little guide about modern OpenGL and why it gives us so much value.

Third Party Products and Tools

  • VB6 C# VB Code Converter - NewPast
    Converting codes Focus on upgrading VB6 to VB.Net and converting C# VB.Net, and listing many other helpful converter including php, java & others.

Web Services

Win32/64 SDK & OS

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added

Algorithms & Recipes

  • Polynomial Calculation - George Jonsson
    How to calculate the points on a curve from a given polynomial.

  • Zena Sniffer Advanced - amaletic
    This tip solves the problem of filtering and getting correct date time information on zigbee package with ZENA sniffer.

ASP.NET

Author Resources

C#

Caching

Client side scripting

Database

GDI+

General Graphics

HTML / CSS

Java

Localisation

  • C# CountryInfo LanguageInfo CurrencyInfo classes - Jochen Scharr
    C# CountryInfo class, LanguageInfo class and CurrencyInfo class, derived from CultureInfo respectively RegionInfo for a more intuitive and compile-safe handling of countries, languages and currencies

Miscellaneous

Node.js

Raspberry Pi

SharePoint Server

Silverlight

  • SignalR 2 in Silverlight 5 - Mahdi Ataollahi
    Implementing Microsoft.AspNet.SignalR 2 and Microsoft.AspNet.SignalR.Client 2 in Silverlight

Tools and IDE

Uncategorised Tips and Tricks

Validation

VB.NET

Web Security

Web Services

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Security

Tips and Tricks updated

Algorithms & Recipes

C / C++ Language

C#

  • Business Objects != Data Contracts - Terrence Sheflin
    I’ve had to build several enterprise size applications over the years, and one of the biggest mistakes I ever made was to re-use the business objects as my data contracts.

Hardware Reviews

Programming Tips

Windows Communication Foundation

New Technical Blogs added

Android

  • Saving Preferences in your Android Application - Cindy Potvin
    This is the third post in my series about saving data in Android.

  • Obscured Shared Preferences for Android - Right Handed Monkey
    What are Shared Preferences for? Shared Preferences on Android are great for keeping information that you use in an app.  But this information is all stored in plain text.  If a user has a rooted device, then they can simply go in an examine what you have in your preferences under /data/data/com.pac

Applications & Tools

  • The Circle of Life…cycle of MVC Applications - Rion Williams
    One of the common challenges for developers migrating from the Web Forms environment to MVC is learning how to adjust to a different application life-cycle. Web Forms had a very well defined chain of events that would be triggered prior to a page being rendered, however the lines aren’t as cle

ASP

  • ASP.Net MVC – HiddenInput and ReadOnly attributes - Arun Ramachandran India
    In the last blog post, we have discussed about opening the page in a new browser window in ASP.Net MVC. You can read that article here. In this article we will go over HiddenInput and ReadOnly attributes. HiddenInput attribute is useful when you want to render a property using input type

Book Reviews

C / C++ Language

  • Typelist Operations - Paul M Watt
    I would like to devote this entry to further discuss the Typelist data type. Previously, I explored the Typelist[^] for use in my network library, Alchemy[^]. I decided that it would be a better construct for managing type info than the std::tuple. The primary reason is the is no data associated wit

C#

Code Generation

Game Development

  • An Interesting List of Development Stuff (May 2014) - Rion Williams
    In this month’s installment of the ILODS, we will take a look at all of the exciting announcements from Microsoft’s TechEd 2014 event as well as the usual collection of all sorts of other development-related news. Exciting things are ahead! How Scott Hanselman Changed My Life If you are a soft

  • XCode 5 versus XCode 6 default generated Game (Sprite Kit) project and scene sizes - PeteBarber
    As a way to learn about Swift I've been trying to write a simple game using Sprite Kit. My initial plan was to just allow a ball to be dragged around the screen and ensure it was constrained by the screen edges. This was a little harder than originally envisioned. This was partly because the default

Internet / Network

PHP

  • Debugging and Profiling MySQL Performance with PHP - Right Handed Monkey
    Debugging and Profiling MySQL Performance with PHP

  • How to use Amazon SES to Send Email from PHP - Right Handed Monkey
    CodeProjectSending mail using Amazon's SES (Simple Email Service)I couldn't find too many good examples for this online and the Amazon AWS PHP SDK had incomplete documentation for a SendEmail function when I was researching this topic.NOTE: My biggest flaw with this was I was using the SMTP username

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

  • The Only AngularJS Modal Service You'll Ever Need - Dave Kerr
    If you need modals in an AngularJS application, look no further. I'll show you how to use the Angular Modal Service to add Bootstrap Modals or your own custom modals to your application.See it in a fiddle or check out a full set of samples online.ContentsUsing the Angular Modal Service A Quick Exam

  • Alchemy Typelist Operations - Paul M Watt
    I discussed the Typelist with greater detail in my previous post. However, up to this point I haven't demonstrated any practical uses for the Typelist. In this entry, I will further develop operations for use with the Typelist. In order to implement the final operations in this entry, I will need to

  • How fast is .NET Garbage Collector? Part 2. - morzel
    Read the first part of the article if you haven’t done so already. Part 1 has a brief overview of what GC is and how it performs its magic. It contains a test of GC performance with regards to large array of bytes. You can also find there a detailed information about my test environment&hellip

Windows API

  • WCF Hosting in Windows Service Simplified - Imran Abdul Ghani
    We have discussed briefly about different available hosting options (Self Hosting, Windows Service, IIS, WAS etc) for WCF Service in separate post “WCF Interview Questions and Answers – Part 1“. In this WCF Tutorial, we are going to implement hosting WCF Service in a Windows Servic

Technical Blogs updated

ASP.NET Controls




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