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It's the week before Christmas and, traditionally, we're all meant to be
slowing down, signing
carols around the printer, quaffing
eggnog by the
water cooler and running
USB Christmas decorations about the cube. Why is it that everyone I
know is in panic mode trying to finish off year-end projects that absolutely,
positively, can't wait a week. Even though no one is going to touch them for a
As homage to this we're running a short and sweet End Of Year
article competition that ends two weeks late. Yes, we've built-in a 2 week
buffer in our last contest of the year to allow sufficient decking-of-halls and
trimming-of-trees. The occasion? The end of our $140,000
It's done! We can sleep! So, for all those who pushed to get an application in
the AppStores, we now invite you to slow down a little and write up your
experience, your wisdom, and most importantly, your code. Enter our
Ultrabook Article competition and you could win the Ultrabook of your
And the AppInnovation
contest itself? A huge round of applause for the big winners
World Time Clock
Each category winner receives $10,000 with the Grand Prize of
$20,000 going to Florian Rappl for his "Sumerics"
application. An amazing effort guys. Well done.
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Most popular new articles
10 Dec 2012 - 16 Dec 2012
118 articles overall. 43 new, 75 updated.
New articles added
- Simple Comic Book Viewer for Android - dteviot
This is an Android application that, I believe, contains just slightly more than the minimum necessary feature set to be able to view .cbz format files.
- How to complement TDD with static analysis - Karpov Andrey
TDD is one of the most popular software development techniques. I like this technology in general, and we employ it to some extent. The main thing is not to run to extremes when using it.
- Matrix operations in Java - Ata Amini
A set of static methods in Java that are critical in all mathematical calculations that involve matrices.
- The Spectre Framework - Alexander Wieser
The Spectre Framework is an attempt to introduce HTML5 as a first class citizen UI language for CLR based applications.
- Using jQuery Mobile with MVC and Netduino for Home Automation - Dan Thyer
This article is great for anybody learning jQuery Mobile or building mobile applications with MVC3. I built a remote control for my phone to control a squirt gun for my pool, open my garage door, water the garden and control for my gas fireplace using jQuery Mobile with MVC and a Netduino
- Grid960 Layout for Silverlight - Dave Kerr
The 960 Grid System is a hugely popular layout system for web sites - Grid960 lets you use it in Silverlight!
- TraceTool 12.4: The Swiss-Army Knife of Trace - Thierry Parent
New Tips and Tricks added
- Secure Mailing - Rumman92
An application which allows user to create the encrypted message and then emails it to the desired person.
Tips and Tricks updated
New Technical Blogs added
- The D language comes to help - viva64.com
I have met the wonderful man Walter Bright who has created the D language. In the form of an interview, I will try to learn from him how the D language helps programmers get rid of errors we all make when writing code.
- Multiple Validation Groups - Cruz Boon
- Visual Studio 2012 RTM release date announced - Anna-Jayne Metcalfe
Well, it's official - Visual Studio 2012 has been released to manufacturing and the RTM build should become available to MSDN subscribers on 15th August: Final Build for VS 2012 - Availability and Launch Dates Ahead ...but: what's a virtual launch event, and (more importantly, for those wh
- Inline CSS Styles for HTML Emails with HttpModule - Leland Richardson
HTML-based emails are one of those evil things in the life of a web-developer that we would all rather never have to do... but alas, it needs to be done. One can do this in a variety of ways, but it is fairly common to use modern web-development technologies to generate the actual email bodies ove
- Visual Studio 2012 theme support - Anna-Jayne Metcalfe
One of the unexpected (and I would suggest from the comments, unwelcome) changes sprung on developers in the Visual Studio 2012 Beta back in February was the Metroification of the development environment. However, eye candy (and eyesores!) come and go, and within that change is a more fundament
- Google and Bing Map APIs Compared - Steve Wellens
At one of the local golf courses I frequent, there is an open grass field next to the course. It is about eight acres in size and mowed regularly. It is permissible to hit golf balls there—you bring and shag our own balls. My golf colleagues and I spend hours there practicing, chatting and in genera
- Extending Markdown/MarkdownSharp for jsFiddle embedding - Leland Richardson
I'm currently working on a project which will be a developer/tech community. I am building out a framework for users to post tutorials and general blog-type postings, and decided to use Markdown syntax on all user-created content.If you don't know what Markdown is, it is a simple and efficient synt
Technical Blogs updated
- Binding Metro UI Tiles with Knockout.js - Sk. Tajbir
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