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Marco Siccardi08/26/14
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Book review: iOS Development with Xamarin Cookbook (Dimitris Tavlikos)

I love to learn and expand my knowledge. Because of this, I was absolutely happy when I was asked for a book review about Dimitris’ iOS book.

Alexander Beletsky08/22/14
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Email, SMS and Push Notifications Server

I recently came up with very convenient component – likeastore/notifier. Notifier is easy to setup Email, SMS and Push Notifications Server. It’s been open sourced few month, very specific to Likeastore needs, but due to great contributions it became very generic and can be used in you projects as well.

Bart De Smet08/18/14
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Getting Started with Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

In preparation for some upcoming posts related to LINQ (what else?), Windows PowerShell and Rx, I had to set up a local LDAP-capable directory service.

Gunnar Peipman08/18/14
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ASP.NET MVC 6: Reading Form Values

With new HttpContext in ASP.NET MVC 6 we will also get new request class. One markable change is how form variables are read from request.

Gil Fink08/11/14
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Building a Simple AngularJS Print Directive

Last week I wrote a simple print button directive for an application that uses AngularJS as its client-side framework.

Greg Duncan08/11/14
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Visual Studio Item, Project Templates? SideWaffle!

You all already follow my Microsoft Channel 9 posts, right? Like this morning's Coding4Fun Blog post, No waffling here... SideWaffle and a step-by-step guide to create Visual Studio Item Templates?

Caleb Jenkins08/05/14
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Ft. Worth .NET Users Group–10 Reasons Your Software Sucks!

Earlier this year (April 15th, 2014 – Tax Day!) I was invited to speak at the Ft. Worth .NET Users Group – it’s a great group and a fun community, if you’re in or around the Ft. Worth area you should really check out their upcoming meetings!

Sasha Goldshtein08/05/14
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A Motivating Example of WinDbg Scripting for .NET Developers

WinDbg scripting gets a pretty bad name — its somewhat contrived syntax, weird limitations, and hard to decipher expressions being the common culprits. In some cases, however, WinDbg scripts can be a very effective and reliable tool for extracting information from memory and processing it in a meaningful way.

Michael Crump08/01/14
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A Better way to Access Swift From the Terminal

In my original post, I described how to create an alias to run Swift from the terminal. The only problem was when the user closed the terminal window, they would have to run the 'alias' command again.

Sundararajan Na...08/01/14
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Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices Released

The Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices team have shipped the new open source repository today to GitHub.com/OfficeDev.

Greg Duncan07/31/14
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[Cool Webook of the Day] "Eloquent JavaScript"

This is a book about JavaScript, programming, and the wonders of the digital. You can read it online here, and a paper version is being worked on.

Joost Van Schaik07/31/14
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Sharing code between an Xamarin Forms/MVVMLight app and EF-code first backend using Shared Reference Project Manager

I am in the very early early stages of toying with Xamarin and it may well be that whatever I am doing here, is not the smartest thing in the world. This is a much as a report of my learning (may ‘struggle’ is a better word) as how-to. But what I describe here works – more or less – although it was a mighty hassle to actually get it working.

Greg Duncan07/31/14
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Using the OpenXML SDK Productivity Tool to "decompile" Office Documents

These days, Office files are no longer in a proprietary binary format, and are we can create the files directly without using COM automation. A .docx Word file, for example, is a collection of XML documents zipped into a single file. The official name of the format is Open XML.

Greg Duncan07/31/14
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Did You Know You Could Update/Contribute to Some (OpenXML) MSDN Docs via a GitHub repo?

The content in the office-content repository is grouped first by article language, then by topic. The README.md file at the root of each topic directory specifies the structure of the articles within the topic.

Radenko Zec07/29/14
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8 ways to improve ASP.NET Web API performance

Web API is so easy that many developers don’t take the time to structure their applications for great performance. This article will going to cover 8 techniques for improving ASP.NET Web API performance.

John Sonmez07/28/14
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The Experience Paradox–How to Get a Job Without Experience

One of the most difficult things about becoming a software developer, is the experience paradox of needing to have a job to get experience and needing to have experience in order to get a job.

Jalpesh Vadgama07/28/14
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CRUD Operation with ASP.NET MVC and Fluent Nhibernate

Before some time I have written a post about Getting Started with Nhibernate and ASP.NET MVC –CRUD operations. It’s one of the most popular post blog post on my blog. I get lots of questions via email and other medium why you are not writing a post about Fluent Nhibernate and ASP.NET MVC. So I thought it will be a good idea to write a blog post about it.

Joost Van Schaik07/28/14
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AngularJS + TypeScript – How To Setup a Watch (And 2 Ways to Do it Wrong)

After setting up my initial application as described in my previous post, I went about to set up a watch. For those who don’t know what that is – it’s basically a function that gets triggered when an scope object or part of that changes. I have found 4 ways to set it up, and only one seems to be (completely) right.

Samidip Basu07/26/14
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Device Mirroring Options for Mobile Developers

Are you a mobile app developer? Want to show off your creations or plain project your phone screen onto a larger canvas?

Gunnar Peipman07/26/14
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ASP.NET MVC 6: New HttpContext

ASP.NET MVC 6 is mostly about rework of framework internals and it comes with changes that affect also our applications. One important improvement is new HttpContext class. In this posting I will discuss about this new class a little bit.

Ovais Mehboob A...07/22/14
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Creating Custom Formatter in ASP.Net Web API to handle specific formatted request

In this article I will show you how to create a custom formatter in ASP.Net Web API to send objects in Request body with a specific format.

Jeremy Likness07/20/14
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AngularJS Debugging and Performance

Just over a week ago an Angular project went live after several years of development. Our team peaked at over 25 developers distributed around the world. The source ended up at over 80,000 lines of TypeScript code (although I jokingly note this ends up as just one line of minified JavaScript) and includes hundreds of controllers, services, views, etc.

Ayobami Adewole07/20/14
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How to Enable .Net Framework 3.5 on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Recently, I had to put on my System Administrator cap for couple of hours. I was to set up two Dell PowerEdge 1720 server computers for use as Test Servers. The two servers were to run Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and that .Net framework 3.5 must be enabled on the servers as it is one of the requirements needed by the enterprise application to be installed on the servers.

Imran Baloch07/20/14
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ValidateAntiForgeryTokenAttribute and Ajax Requests

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF or XSRF) is still in the top ten list of The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Fortunately, ASP.NET MVC has built-in support to mitigate this attack since its earlier versions.

Merrick Chaffer07/15/14
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Multiline Regex Search and Replace in Visual Studio

Can't recommend this tool enough. Has taken what would be a massive task down to a couple of seconds for me this morning….