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Developer Challenge: $40,000 in prizes.

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Azure Challenge

Our Azure Developer Challenge is over and voting is continuing. The winners of Stage 5 are:

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Gone Canooing

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Weekly Poll Results

Are you a Code Hoarder?

Survey period: 24 Jun 2013 to 1 Jul 2013

Do you have difficulty getting rid of unused or obsolete code? (Suggested by Andreas Gieriet)

inactive code can be useful in the future, so I comment it out instead of removing46240.53462 votes, 40.53%
Inactive code clutters up active code, so I remove it instead of simply commenting it out67859.47678 votes, 59.47%

This week's survey: What optimisations do you consider when you code?

Most popular new articles

24 Jun 2013 - 30 Jun 2013


    Choosing the Right Charting Component for Your Enterprise Product

    Today, your end users need real-time access to relevant information pertaining to their business, even when they are on the move. Your products need to process and visualize heaps of data in the form of charts, reports, and dashboards. What you need need is a charting component that not only provides the correct visualization for the data, but also builds an immersive experience for your end-user.

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Latest Additions

73 articles overall. 25 new, 48 updated.

New articles added

Audio and Video




Dialogs and Windows

Game Development

General Graphics

  • Colorspaces and Conversions - Johannes B.
    A library for colorspaces and colorconversions with taking account of reference whites and different RGB colorspaces.


  • A Coder Interview with Michael White - CodeProject
    Welcome to our continuing series of Code Project interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Michael White, a Systems Engineer at Visa.



  • PHP A to Z - Gazmend Jakupi
    Tutorial for developing in PHP

Articles updated

.NET Framework


  • XML Data to JSON - Pål Thingbø
    How to get SQL Server XML data to JSON objects in your browser via webservice


Applications & Tools



Bugs & Workarounds

Client side scripting

  • LINQ for JavaScript - Kamyar Nazeri
    Implementation of .NET Enumerable methods in JavaScript, including Aggregations, Iterations, Predicators, and Selectors.

Code Generation

Cryptography & Security


Design and Architecture

Dialogs and Windows

Edit Controls

Exception Handling

  • Verify - Jacob F. W.
    A Practical Alternative to Assert in C++

Hardware & System



Web Services

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added



Internet / Network


Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation

  • MediaPlayer in WPF - josh-jw
    This tip will give you a better idea about creating custom media player in WPF. This tip is based on blog.

Tips and Tricks updated

Algorithms & Recipes


Client side scripting

Programming Tips

Windows Presentation Foundation

  • Video Brush in WPF - josh-jw
    This tip explains how to use video brush and visual property as a media element.

New Technical Blogs added

.NET Framework

Amazon Web Services

Exception Handling

Mobile Development

  • Writing Games With Unity 3D, Part 3 – Mobile! - Keyhole Software
    Part 3 of this blog series is going to be a fun one because we’re going beyond PC/Mac and beginning to support iOS and Android! Unity 4 made this possible by altering the basic version of the license for these platforms to be free (THANK YOU!). I learned a lot through this process and wanted [

SQL Reporting Services

  • TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from server… - Gordon W Beeming
    Categories: Team Foundation ServerTags: #TFS, TF400324, TFS-Error-CodesFull Error TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from server . Technical information (for administrator):   Page not found. Problem This error could occur if you have moved a collection from one server to another a

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

Work Issues

  • TF237165: Team Foundation could not update the work item because… - Gordon W Beeming
    Categories: Team Foundation ServerTags: #TFS, Solution, TF237165Full Error Message TF237165: Team Foundation could not update the work item because of a validation error on the server. This may happen because the work item type has been modified or destroyed, or you do not have permission to update

Technical Blogs updated

Desktop Gadgets


Office Development

Windows Phone 7/8

Work Issues

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