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Weekly Poll Results

Do you customise or upgrade your computer(s)?

Survey period: 3 Dec 2012 to 10 Dec 2012

Upgrading memory, CPU, adding cards and memory can all prolong the life of your machine. Alternatively you can just grab a younger, shinier model...

OptionVotes% 
I overclock and/or upgrade the CPU23124.50231 votes, 24.50%
I upgrade the memory60363.94603 votes, 63.94%
I upgrade the mainboard23024.39230 votes, 24.39%
I upgrade the graphics35337.43353 votes, 37.43%
I add, upgrade or replace the drives48951.86489 votes, 51.86%
I upgrade the cooling15716.65157 votes, 16.65%
I add racing stripes474.9847 votes, 4.98%
I don't upgrade my machines20521.74205 votes, 21.74%
Other474.9847 votes, 4.98%
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

View optional text answers (44 answers)

This week's survey: Is HTML5 a good choice for mobile application development?

Most popular new articles

3 Dec 2012 - 9 Dec 2012

Latest Additions

109 articles overall. 34 new, 75 updated.

New articles added

.NET Framework

Design and Architecture

  • Composable Data Validations. Func delegates everywhere. - Member 3531622
    How to combine type based validation rules with other validations. How to compose them and apply them in different scenarios, adding/removing validations when applied on concrete instances, combining objects of different types and implementing one validation strategy on all.

Edit Controls

  • CueProvider - cigwork
    VB.NET version of Ravi Bhavnani's CueProvider.

HTML / CSS

Microsoft BizTalk Server

Product Showcase

SharePoint Server

SQL Reporting Services

Ultrabooks

Windows 8 Design

Articles updated

.NET Framework

  • Get a User's Full Name - jabit
    Use .NET 3.5's DirectoryServices namespace to quickly and easily get at a user's full name.

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

ASP.NET

Audio and Video

C / C++ Language

C#

Client side scripting

  • JavaScript Date Format - hector.j.rivas
    A fast VB-like date format function in JavaScript (requires JScript 5.5+).

Cryptography & Security

Database

Dialogs and Windows

General Graphics

Grid & Data Controls

  • Dynamic Type Description Framework for PropertyGrid - Mizan Rahman
    A framework that allows you to customize your class for PropertyGrid at design-time and/or run-time. Using this framework your can control what properties PropertyGrid shows, how the properties are shown, and when it shows them.

Hardware & System

HTML / CSS

Internet / Network

  • fastJSON - Mehdi Gholam
    Smallest, fastest polymorphic JSON serializer (with Silverlight4 and MonoDroid support)

  • FTP Client Class - otom
    A non-MFC class to encapsulate the FTP protocol.

  • Building a WebServer using C# - rockdino
    How to make a simple web server which supports GZIP compression, applications, and sessions.

Microsoft Exchange

Office Development

SharePoint Server

String handling

Tools and IDE

Ultrabooks

  • Engineering Calculator VOLTA-2013 - DrABELL
    Productivity software package VOLTA-2013 developed as HTML5 web application and converted into desktop installable one using Intel’s AppUp encapsulator. Application extension Jobrica-2013 utilizes geolocation/GPS service and Bing map technology to find Job Agencies in search area.

  • Celerity: Sensory Overload - Adam David Hill
    Sensor-controlled XNA tunnel game with VR head-tracking.

  • Edumatter M12: School Math Calculators and Equation Solvers - DrABELL
    Educational software package for Microsoft Windows® contains “5-in-1” School Math Calculators and Equation Solvers applications, intended for public/private school (K-12) and college students, educators, and self-paced education/homeschooling

  • Facebook Album Viewer UltraBook App - Roshan D
    Facebook album viewer is a WPF application used to manage facebook albums. The user can view , create or upload pictures. Also can make use of Ultrabook capabilities in this app.

  • Brick Ball Game : WPF C# Game - @AmitGajjar
    This is not a simple brick ball game but we need to concentrate on two balls at a time.

  • Rev Warrior - An automobile performance helper - Jason Gleim
    An application to help gear-heads tune their rides

  • Switch To SMS/Text Event Reminders When Your Ultrabook is in Suspend Mode #1 - simsam77
    Send a text/sms message to your phone when your Ultrabook is in Sleep/Standby mode via a service like Twilio or Nexmo by using Smart Connect or an accelerometer/gyroscope

  • T-Kara Puzzles - thetairon
    New version of touch friendly puzzle game.

  • TasksBox - An Intelligent TaskManager - sarmaghi
    TasksBox is an Intelligent Task Manager which elegantly manages all your tasks and can also sync your tasks across multiples machines by utilizing the power of cloud services.

  • Flick Pong - Steven Holding
    This article details my game entry for the AppInnovation Contest

  • Notes - Simple & Elegant - Sarah_G
    Notes is simple app to keep your notes organized in a simple and elegant user interface. Taking Notes becomes a lot easier with Notes app.

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

Usability

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Runtime

XML

  • XMLFoundation - Brian Aberle
    As the name suggests it provides a foundation for XML support in an application, however this is much more than just another XML parser. It applies a unique approach to handling XML that allows your application code to focus on the application rather than traversing DOM or subscribing to SAX events

New Tips and Tricks added

Algorithms & Recipes

ASP.NET

LINQ

VB.NET

Windows API

Tips and Tricks updated

ASP.NET

Client side scripting

  • Perfomance of for loop - Sebastiaan Meijerink
    Lots of for loops are coded wrong causing a potential performance issue.

Database

Date and Time

General Graphics

Programming Tips

Testing and QA

New Technical Blogs added

Applications & Tools

C#

  • Object Factory in Unity 2.x - Ivan Krivyakov
    A couple of days ago I spent some time trying to find how to make Unity call a factory method when user requests an object. Then I forgot about it, and tried to Google it again. This stuff is surprisingly hard to find, especially given the fact that the method used in Unity 1.x (StaticFactoryExtensi

  • Poor Man's IOC - Robert Hoffmann
    No IOC library, no dependencies ..and I'm really really happy now.

  • The lambdas, the anonymous and the events - Leonardo Paneque
    The subscribe/unsubscribe behavior.

Client side scripting

Combo & List Boxes

  • Building Vagrant Boxes with VeeWee on TravisCI - Keyhole Software
    (Pro Tip: you can safely skip the first 3 paragraphs) We’ve all been there: You push some .travis.yml commits and your clone gets parachuted into VM Land – only to find that things don’t go quite as expected. As the credits roll, you can’t help but feel a little anger towards

Custom Controls

Design and Architecture

Java

Web Services

  • SoapExtensions: A Bad Day with HTTP 400 Bad Requests - newkie
    You may have found this post if you were searching for: HTTP 400 Bad Request web service Response is not well-formed XML web service System.Xml.XmlException: Root element is missing web service SoapExtension impacting all web services

Work Issues

  • The Myth of the Lone Hacker - Ashton Kemerling
    The myth of the lone hacker is a strong faith in the power of individual hackers to affect large scale change.

Technical Blogs updated

.NET Framework

  • Topshelf’s Windows Service and try-finally - Sebastian Solnica
    I recently needed to diagnose an interesting problem with one of our Topshelf’s Windows Services. The service ended in a StopPending state and we needed to kill it in order to make it work again. But before killing the service … Continue reading →

Mobile Development

Programming Tips

Windows Communication Foundation




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