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14 Jan 2013 - 20 Jan 2013
144 articles overall. 62 new, 82 updated.
New articles added
- 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.
- D3.js crash course - Espen Harlinn
Learn how to visualize data generated by an ASP.Net HTTP handler using D3.js
- 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.
- BackgroundWorker helper - kosmoh
A class that may shorten your time spent with BackgroundWorker, and handles some logics of working with it.
- Journey from development, code signing to publishing my App to Intel AppUp - Ranjan.D
Journey of TravelManager App, Starting from how i got an idea, how it's implemented with sensor capabilities, how to fake and test , how to perform unit testing, how to apply for code certificate , code signing & verification , submission to Intel AppUp, Details about the binary validation etc
- An Easy Guide For Developing and Publishing Apps in Intel AppUp Store for New Ultrabook Devices - Grasshopper.iics
How to build and publish Ultrabook desktop Apps in Intel AppUP store
- UltraDynamo (Part 1) - It all starts here! - DaveAuld
In this section, we look at the basics to get going.
- Simultan development for Windows 8 and Windows Phone - MSiccDev
This Article is about how I develop an app for my blog simultaneously on Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
- The Catalyst, a game for Windows - Ched1980
2D Aircraft RPG
- UltraDynamo (Part 2) - It is all about the sensors - DaveAuld
In this section we will take a look at the sensors, the sensor manager and the simulation
- 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.
New Tips and Tricks added
- 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.
Tips and Tricks updated
- Web Automation - Đinh Công Thắng
You can fill any form, click any button and extract any data from web by using Web Automation
New Technical Blogs added
- 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#.
- 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 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
- 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.
- 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
- CodeMash 2013 - John Michael Hauck
CodeMash at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, OH, from January 8th through January 11th, 2013.
- 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
- 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 [...]
- 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
Technical Blogs updated
- 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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