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link Expert Cheat Sheets & Tutorial Guides for Developers | Refcardz

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1 year ago

January 30, 2013
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link Brit physics student debuts zombie flick shot inside LHC • The Register

Large Hadron Collider creates Zombies!

1 year ago

December 10, 2012
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link IBM creates first cheap, commercially viable, electronic-photonic integrated chip | ExtremeTech

"this advancement will single-handedly allow for the continuation of Moore’s law for the foreseeable future."

"Where current interconnects are generally measured in gigabits per second, IBM’s new chip is already capable of shuttling data around at terabits per second, and should scale to peta- and exabit speeds."

"This is the chip that could power the next-generation optical interconnect between your desktop’s CPU, GPU, and RAM. This is the chip that could directly wire your PC into your ISP’s fiber-optic network, potentially unleashing terabit-or-higher download speeds."

"IBM has manufactured these chips on its 90nm SOI process — the same process that was used to produce the original Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii CPUs."

"While we couldn’t even get a ballpark figure out of IBM, the use of a standard 90nm process means that these chips probably cost no more than a few dollars to produce."

"This chip is a big deal."

1 year ago

December 10, 2012
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Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

1 year ago

October 11, 2012
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link Auditing Data Changes in SQL Server

Auditing Data Changes

Auditing of changes to data is an integral part of any Enterprise system’s database. Not only is this information crucial for tracking ‘who-did-what’, but at times, it is also a legal requirement.

In this article, I will attempt to demonstrate the use of Service Broker and it’s External Activator Service for auditing data changes. Before getting to the code that can be used to view this in action, I will validate the Service’s use by looking at other available methodologies. 

1 year ago

October 10, 2012
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Telerik often gets questions from its customers about which of the multitude of app frameworks that Microsoft provides for .NET developers that they should pick. WinForms? WPF? Silverlight? ASP.NET? What’s the right solution for their problem? The answer is always the same: it depends. Unfortunately, that’s not very helpful, so last year a set of the best and brightest that Telerik has to offer sat down and figured out just what it depends on and whether we could offer clear, concise guidance for our customers. The answer was “yes we could,” so we did

1 year ago

October 10, 2012
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SwiftKey 3 has saved me 10,000 keystrokes! Check it out at http://swiftkey.net

1 year ago

September 9, 2012
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photo The C# Book is used by the Department of Computer Science in the University of Hullas the basis of the First Year programming course. You can also download the Windows Phone Blue Book, which gives you 160 pages of inside info on Windows Phone development.
(via Rob Miles - C# Yellow Book)

The C# Book is used by the Department of Computer Science in the University of Hullas the basis of the First Year programming course. You can also download the Windows Phone Blue Book, which gives you 160 pages of inside info on Windows Phone development.

(via Rob Miles - C# Yellow Book)

1 year ago

September 3, 2012
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WinKey X is EVERYTHING For the first week the most frustrating thing about Windows 8 was getting to anything that was power-user-like. I was literally pissed at my computer because I was so used to clicking the Start Menu, then right clicking on My Computer in order to do things like Device Manager, etc. For things like the Event Viewer or Admin Command Prompts I was pressing Start, then typing “Event” and hitting enter. It was fine but it wasn’t as fast as it should be. Then I discovered the Number 1 most powerful Windows 8 shortcut for the Power User. It’s Windows Key X. This hotkey used to be the “Mobility Center” and was really only ever used when I wanted to put my machine into Presentation Mode. Now it’s a Power User’s dream. Note that everything is pre-underlined. Want an Admin Command prompt? Win X, A. Event Viewer? Win X, V. You get the idea. You can also get to the Win X menu by moving the mouse to the lower left-corner and right-clicking!

1 year ago

September 3, 2012
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Use this index to quickly find the user experience (UX) guidelines that can help you create a great Metro style app. If you haven’t already, you should start by reading Making great Metro style apps and Planning Metro style apps.

1 year ago

August 24, 2012
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I’m not a big fan of extensions because they often make Visual Studio unstable and/or slow, but I’ll make an exception because it this case it’s incredibly cool! -
* Resharper 7
* Vs Commands
* StyleCop
* Ghost Doc
* Image Optimizer
* SlowCheetah – XML Transforms
* Web Essentials 2012

1 year ago

August 24, 2012
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Today, I’m going to attempt to do something Microsoft staff should have done long ago or didn’t do correctly or simply were held back from doing so. I’m going to release the Unofficial FAQ on “What Just happened” in Microsoft for developer(s) worldwide.

1 year ago

August 24, 2012
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Organisations that store their hierarchy in Active Directory(AD) can use that information store to produce their organisation chart.

1 year ago

August 23, 2012
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