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Office 365 API Tools Summer Update Preview Released

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Few days back , Microsoft had released a preview of its Office 365 API tools Summer Update .  Chakkaradeep Chandran , program manager , Visual Studio team has blogged about the summer update in Office Blogs. What is Office 365 API Tools Summer Update Preview ? Office 365 API Tools Summer Update Preview is an update to the Office 365 API tool for Visual Studio 2013  . The current update includes the Office 365 API client libraries for .NET applications and java script for multi-device hybrid applications and also some of the feedbacks and bug fixes from the previous release.
Some of the Tooling Updates in the Current update includes Updated flow Support for managing redirect URIs in ASP.NET web application projects. Support for Windows Phone 8.1 projects in Visual Studio. Changes to Office 365 API authentication library. Updates to multi-device hybrid Cordova applications. and more…...(Read whole news on source site)

Random Link Roundup

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Happy Friday!  Here are some random, useful links I have come across over the last couple of weeks.  If you follow the standard of using ViewBag.Title to set page titles in ASP.NET MVC, you have probably run into an annoying problem that occurs when you combine Editor Templates with view models that contain a “Title” property.  Here’s a workaround: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5666495/editortemplates-object-cshtml-using-editorfor-instead-of-editor I needed to quickly see what the maximum scale was for all the decimal columns across all tables in a database: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8978081/determine-max-decimal-scale-used-on-a-column Humanizer has become one of those things I
add to just about every project these days.  It can do awesome things like normalizing Pascal and Camel case to both normal and title case, it can convert enums to strings using Description attributes, and it can easily handle pluralization when you want to say “1 unit” or “2 units.”   Check it out! https://github.com/MehdiK/Humanizer Need to know what properties have changed when you are saving changes with Entity Framework? http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7114333/ef-4-1-code-first-determine-what-properties-have-changed If you are doing mobile web apps, you MUST read this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14277206/what-are-the-golden-rules-to-increase-css3-transition-performance-on-mobile-de  Using 'translate3d' instead of 'left' for animating with AngularJS makes a...(Read whole news on source site)

The C# Coding Guidelines are now open-source!

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The ability for an organisation to request the original Microsoft Word files and adapt them for internal use has always been an important recommendation of the C# Coding Guidelines. Since I first published the PDFs on CodePlex in 2009, I have received numerous requests for that, but the process has always been a bit cumbersome. Hence my decision to convert the guidelines into MarkDown and to push them to a new GitHub repository. The corresponding license, based on one of the template licenses provided by Creative Commons, allows you to fork, adapt and distribute that
modified version within your organization as long as you refer back to the original version on GitHub. It's not required, but you would make me a very happy man if you credit me as the original author. And if you have any great ideas, recommendations or corrections, either submit an issue, or even better, fork the repository and provide me with a pull request. Notice that I decided to use some of the features provided by Markdown Extra because that allows me a bit more control on the generated PDF that I will ultimately publish back...(Read whole news on source site)

A tale of two interviews

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We’ve been trying to find more people recently, and that means sifting trouble people. Once that process is done, we ask them to come to our offices for an interview. We recently had two interviews from people that were diametrically opposed to one another. Just to steal my own thunder, we decided not to go forward with either one of them. Before inviting them to an interview, I have them do a few coding questions at home. Those are things like: Given a big CSV file (that fit in memory), allow to speedily query by name or email. The
application will run for long period of time, and startup time isn’t very important. Given a very large file (multiple TB), detect what 4MB ranges has changed in the file between consecutive runs of your program. We’ll call the first one Joe. Joe has a lot of experience, he has been doing software for a long time, and has already had the chance to be a team lead in a couple of previous positions. He sent us some really interesting code. Usually I get a class or three in those answers. In this case, we got something that looked like...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1674

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Software Announcing general availability of Mobile Services .NET support – Yavor Georgiev annoucnes the General Availability of Azure Mobile Services .NET backend, providing capabilities for .NET Backend development for mobile applications using ASP.NET WebAPI .NET Mobile Services- Visual Studio Toolbox – Robert Green is joined by Merwan Hade to discuss what is new in the […]

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