Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/TATWORTH/archive/2014/03/15/apress-deal-of-the-day---15mar2014---gimp-for.aspx Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430231684 is GIMP for Absolute Beginners "GIMP is as much a tool for the hobbyist as it is for the professional. GIMP for Absolute Beginners gives you the skills you need to produce graphic designs and makes the learning process enjoyable." GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program
As part of a recent mini series we created a very simple telephone directory web page that showed some features of Bootstrap, KnockoutJS, jQuery, Web API and the Entity Framework. Just for fun, I figured it would be cool to add SignalR so that we could see how simple it is to add full duplex, […]
Yesterday I officially became a Pluralsight author as my first course went live. It was a lot of work to get here, and I’m very thankful to my friends and family for their support along the way (and to the fine folks at Pluralsight that gave me this opportunity!) I’ll be blogging more about the overall experience of becoming an author in the future. In the meantime, I invite you to check out my course, “Build Your Own Application Framework with ASP.NET MVC 5.” I’ll show you how to go beyond the basics
of ASP.NET MVC; to bend it to better-meet your needs; to make it into a framework that’s optimized for your productivity. If you aren’t a Pluralsight subscriber, you can sign up for a free trial. If you do take the course, please do feel free to shoot me an E-mail. I’d love to know what you think of it!...(Read whole news on source site)
Data development news this week includes the availability of Oracle software and Java on Windows Azure, a service to quickly turn SQL Server stored procedures into RESTful APIs and a database-comparison tool's early support for SQL Server 2014.
So far loading and displaying some movies data has been pretty simple and straightforward. However something that was not immediately apparent was that not all movies in the database where shown. When opening the movies list there where just 128 movies visible and that was not all there was to show. In fact I have used the Rotten Tomatoes API to preload the database with more than 1000 movies and even though I never added a filter anywhere most of these didn't show up. So what is going on? RavenDB = Safe by default
href="http://ravendb.net/">RavenDB really is an awesome database because it actively tries to protect us against some serious mistakes. It default to a safe by default behavior which means it will not just return any number of documents from the database. In fact if you don't include a number of documents to return it will automatically default to just return the first 128. Now you can just include a LINQ take() function to add more but even then it would stop at 1024 documents. Sure that second limit could be increased as well but what would the right number be? There...(Read whole news on source site)