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APress Deal of the Day 22/Oct/2014 - TypeScript Revealed

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Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is TypeScript Revealed. “TypeScript Revealed is a quick 100-page guide to Microsoft’s “JavaScript for application-scale development," covering the new object-oriented-like syntax, tooling, community support, and process to include it into your projects.”

SPS Canberra 2014 - Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows Apps (post-show notes)

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  On Friday afternoon I drove down to Canberra for SharePoint Saturday.  It really was a wonderful afternoon.   Building SharePoint 2013 Workflow Apps   My talk focused on Building SharePoint 2013 Workflow Apps.  That is, practical examples of what you can build with Workflow Manager for both Office 365 and SharePoint 2013.  Lots of individual examples, Workflow Custom Activities, and a full SharePoint App with Forms, Lists and Workflows (and I found this humourous: no C# or JavaScript).   Questions A question was asked about parallel tasks, the
short-cut logic and whether it could be done for approval workflows that required (3 out of 5) votes to progress.  While I think that would be possible, the Out Of Box Composite Task covers that scenario directly so you don't need to build this via a tricky Parallel Task.  Much applause for Microsoft.   Why is REST the best thing in the slide I didn't stress this point enough. Traditionally, when MS adds new services or methods, we need to wait for MS (hahaha) or ask someone to build a custom activity to use them in...(Read whole news on source site)

DroidCon 2014 – Android Conference in Bangalore

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Droidcon , one of the India’s largest Android developer conference is scheduled to be held on December 5 and 6th 2014 at MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar, Bangalore. What is DroidCon ? DroidCon is part of the world wide series of DroidCon conferences that happens in Paris, Berlin, Netherlands, Tunis, Ankara and Brussels. It is [...]

EF7 - What Does “Code First Only” Really Mean

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A while back we blogged about our plans to make EF7 a lightweight and extensible version of EF that enables new platforms and new data stores. We also talked about our EF7 plans in the Entity Framework session at TechEd North America. Prior to EF7 there are two ways to store models, in the xml-based EDMX file format or in code. Starting with EF7 we will be retiring the EDMX format and having a single code-based format for models. A number of folks have raised concerns around this move and most of it stems from misunderstanding about
what a statement like “EF7 will only support Code First” really means.   Code First is a bad name Prior to EF4.1 we supported the Database First and Model First workflows. Both of these use the EF Designer to provide a boxes-and-lines representation of a model that is stored in an xml-based .edmx file. Database First reverse engineers a model from an existing database and Model First generates a database from a model created in the EF Designer. In EF4.1 we introduced Code First. Understandably, based on the name, most folks think of Code First as...(Read whole news on source site)

The Heartbleed Bug remains a threat on the Web.

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Originally posted on: it is now 6 months since the existence of the Heartbleed bug was announced, it still remains a threat. Even after 6 months an astounding 97% of Global 2000 organisations remain vulnerable due to incomplete remediation. Please see the article at

O’Reilly offer of 50% off 5-star titles to 05:00 PT 29/October/2014

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Originally posted on: 05:00 PT 29/October/2014, OReilly are offering 50% off some top E-Books and Training Videos. Concurrency in C# Cookbook “If you're one of the many developers uncertain about concurrent and multithreaded development, this practical cookbook will change your mind. With more than 75 code-rich recipes, author Stephen Cleary demonstrates parallel processing and asynchronous programming techniques, using libraries and language features in .NET 4.5 and C# 5.0.” The Book of GIMP “GIMP is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop with tons of professional-grade features. But with so
many powerful tools and menu options, GIMP can be difficult to master. Whether you're struggling to get started or trying to master some of GIMP's more complex features, you'll find the answers you're looking for in The Book of GIMP.” ZeroMQ “Dive into ØMQ (aka ZeroMQ), the smart socket library that gives you fast, easy, message-based concurrency for your applications. With this quick-paced guide, you’ll learn hands-on how to use this scalable, lightweight, and highly flexible networking tool for exchanging messages among clusters, the cloud, and other multi-system environments.”

Reuse your MSDN benefits with your Org ID

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If you are trying to reuse your MSDN benefits with your Org ID but you previously activated against your Microsoft ID then you may need to cancel your subscription to reuse it. If, like me, you are moving all of your Microsoft ID (was Live ID) corporate stuff over to Organisational Id (Office 365) and you have previously activated your MSDN benefits against your Microsoft ID you have a bit of work to move those benefits over. The post Reuse your MSDN benefits with your Org ID appeared first on naked ALM - Experts
in ALM, TFS & lean-agile with Scrum....(Read whole news on source site)