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Forum ratings are back, but not as you knew them.

After a brief hiatus while we found the right sized hammer, forum ratings have been turned back on. Having them off was an educational experience, and I'd like to say publicly to Nish that you were right and I was wrong.

I have always maintained that one should have the right, and the mechanism, to state how one feels about a subject without fear of retribution, so we always had upvotes and downvotes. Our community forums are for opinions, though, and opinions aren't right or wrong: they are just your opinions. So, we removed the ability to downvote in our community forums while keeping the ability to give a quick thumbs up. If you do disagree with an opinion then the solution is obviously to state your own. Courteously!

We've also been working on adding email subscriptions to our forums. If you've ever wanted to follow all the conversations on a given forum then here's your chance. Starting this week more "subscribe" links will appear on forums (the first is on the lounge). The community in your inbox. Just watch that spam filter.

As a final teaser, if you've been around for a while and have accrued a good reputation score then keep your eyes peeled. There's a new service coming and you may be one of the first few who gets a free VIP pass.

PS. Thinking of moving from .NET to iOS? Our own Josh Smith has just completed his book. Check it out.

cheers,
Chris Maunder

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Weekly Poll Results

When you release code under a license, what factors are important?

Survey period: 14 Jan 2013 to 21 Jan 2013

1 = not important, 5 = important.

Option Avg  
That it can be used for non commercial and commercial purposes3.601900 votes, 3.60%
That I am protected and indemnified as much as possible3.952083 votes, 3.95%
That it provides clear licensing terms (including patent license)3.912063 votes, 3.91%
That I have control over where the code is published publicly3.371778 votes, 3.37%
That I have control over whether the code is sold for profit by someone else3.681945 votes, 3.68%
That the jurisdiction of the agreement is stated3.331756 votes, 3.33%
That it can be used with absolutely no restrictions (including for illegal or immoral use)2.721437 votes, 2.72%
That all changes or additions to the code are also licenced under the same license.3.471833 votes, 3.47%

This week's survey: Which of the following do you commonly use?

Most popular new articles

14 Jan 2013 - 20 Jan 2013

Latest Additions

144 articles overall. 62 new, 82 updated.

New articles added

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Audio and Video

C#

Cryptography & Security

HTML / CSS

Product Showcase

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

SharePoint Server

Shell and IE programming

Ultrabooks

Win32/64 SDK & OS

Articles updated

Ajax

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

Audio and Video

C / C++ Language

C#

  • RSS 2.0 Framework - Chris Richner
    RSS 2.0 framework implements the RSS 2.0 specification in strongly typed classes. The framework enables you to create and consume valid RSS 2.0 feeds in your code in just a few minutes.

Caching

Charts, Graphs and Images

  • D3.js crash course - Espen Harlinn
    Learn how to visualize data generated by an ASP.Net HTTP handler using D3.js

Client side scripting

Collections

Database

Debug Tips

Design and Architecture

Desktop Gadgets

Dialogs and Windows

DLLs & Assemblies

Edit Controls

GDI+

  • Persian Gulf in 3D Anaglyph - Mohammad Reza Khosravi
    This application uses some simple 2D methods to make 3D scenes which can be seen with Red/Cyan Anaglyph glasses.

General Graphics

Hardware & System

iPhone

Miscellaneous

Office Development

Progress Controls

  • BackgroundWorker helper - kosmoh
    A class that may shorten your time spent with BackgroundWorker, and handles some logics of working with it.

Shell and IE programming

String handling

  • I don't like Regex... - Guirec Le Bars
    This article will introduce you with a set of 3 simple extension methods that can help you getting rid of Regex in many situations

  • String Manipulations using TCHAR Library - Saint Atique
    Tips and tricks on String manipulations in Unicode (Windows Programming context)

Tabs & Property Pages

Tools and IDE

Ultrabooks

Win32/64 SDK & OS

  • MASM ImageFader - kim.david.hauser
    An Image fader application. This hides information behinde an image and fades it out onMouseOver to display the content behind the image. Useful for hiding something, or as a stylish accessory.

Windows Phone 7

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Runtime

New Tips and Tricks added

Azure

C#

Charts, Graphs and Images

Client side scripting

Cryptography & Security

Database

Hardware & System

Microsoft BizTalk Server

Programming Tips

  • The Golden Rule of Programming - Matt Watson (Stackify)
    There is one particular issue that seems to be the root of most bugs in software programs. I see it over and over and over.

SharePoint Server

Tips and Tricks updated

Applications & Tools

  • Web Automation - Đinh Công Thắng
    You can fill any form, click any button and extract any data from web by using Web Automation

Cross Platform

Database

iPhone

Libraries

Office Development

String handling

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Technical Blogs added

Ajax

Applications & Tools

ASP

C#

  • Some good to know C# attributes - Gilly Barr
    Just felt like writing about a couple of C# framework attributes that I happened to use lately, and not enough programmers know about (in my opinion, and this usually surprises me).

  • Extension Methods in C# - Md Nazmoon Noor
    Extension methods in C#.

Client side scripting

Debug Tips

  • Store Procedure Debugging in VS2008 - Md Nazmoon Noor
    Debugging is cool. I mean what would have been happened to developers if they couldn’t debug their code!! Speaking of myself at some point I probably would’ve got pissed off and started to seek some other job. One reason I never was comfortable with database programming was unable to debug the code.

Design and Architecture

  • Design Patterns for Model - Mohammad Ashraful Alam
    What is Model? A model can be considered as a container  that facilitates presentation view, behavior and/or persisting data to/from data source (i.e. database etc). Besides the data container elements, a model may or may not contain behavior (i.e. logic), depending on design context of correspon

HTML / CSS

Libraries

  • Starting with Emgu CV - ShubhamSaxena
    Emgu CV is a huge library of “wrapper” functions that allows calling OpenCV funtions from a Visual Studio Windows Forms application.

Localisation

Microsoft BizTalk Server

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

  • TechEd for Novices, 2012 Edition - Scott Dorman
    In 2007, Microsoft created a "Tips for the Newbie" page for TechEd (which is apparently no longer available) and I created a follow-on post called Tech·Ed for Novices. I created a similar post in 2008  as well. With TechEd 2012 around the corner, I thought it would be good to bring it back. TechEd

Scrapbook

  • CodeMash 2013 - John Michael Hauck
    CodeMash at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, OH, from January 8th through January 11th, 2013.

Silverlight

Smart Client

  • Configure Outlook as the TFS SMTP client - Tarun_Arora
      In this blog post, I’ll show you how to use Outlook.com as the SMTP client for your TFS.   Figure 1 – Email Alert Settings for Outlook.com as a SMTP client for TFS When I was asking around for these settings in forums people questioned me why I would want to set up outlook.com as the SMTP

Static & Panel Controls

Third Party Products and Tools

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

  • Creating First Emgu CV Project - ShubhamSaxena
    In the last post we read about Starting with Emgu CV, now here we will start our first Emgu CV project. Emgu CV is not so difficult all we have to do is to add certain references and make use of Emgu Controls. Lets get started. Lets start creating a blank windows form application. You [...]

  • JavaScript var Hoisting - joseph donley
    JavaScript var Hoisting

Web Security

  • How to crawl websites without being blocked - Richard Penman
    How to crawl websites without being blocked.

  • How to protect your data - Richard Penman
    Some strategies to protect your data.

  • Web scraping with regular expressions - Richard Penman
    Using regular expressions for web scraping is sometimes criticized, but I believe they still have their place, particularly for one-off scrapes. Let's say I want to extract the title of a particular webpage - here is an implementation using BeautifulSoup, lxml, and regular expressions:import reimpor

Win32/64 SDK & OS

Windows Communication Foundation

XML

Technical Blogs updated

Algorithms & Recipes

Design and Architecture

Hardware & System

Third Party Products and Tools

  • Testing Entity Framework applications, pt. 3: NDbUnit - Thomas Weller
    This is the third of a three part series that deals with the issue of faking test data in the context of a legacy app that was built with Microsoft's Entity Framework (EF) on top of an MS SQL Server database.

  • Testing Entity Framework applications, pt. 2: Typemock - Thomas Weller
    This is the second of a three part series that deals with the issue of faking test data in the context of a legacy app that was built with Microsoft's Entity Framework (EF) on top of an MS SQL Server database.




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