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Yet Another Podcast #132: FalafelCon Roundtable

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Talking with J. Tower, Josh Eastburn and Venkata Koppaka of Falafel Software about their upcoming presentations at FalafelCon.  We also discuss working remotely, software, AngularJS, Xamarin and much more. Falafel Software FalafelCon Falafel Blogs HipChat GoToMeeting 48 States Project  ... For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at

I crashed the web servers of a $100M+ multi-national corporation …

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2 Hours. That's how long it took me to fix the problem I caused, after crashing the production web servers for a $100M+ multi-national corporation. And this wasn't just a marketing site, mind you. This was *the* web presence, online catalog, parts information and primary means of contact for distributors and representatives for several of the largest and most well known brands in that company's industry. And I crashed every last website the company had, for every brand, for 2 hours.
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Install Cypher Highlighting into Sublime Text 3

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Originally posted on:’ve had Sublime Text (ST) 2 installed now for quite a while, purely because I use the Cypher highlighting package, and whilst I waited for ST3 to have it in the Package manager, it didn’t matter that I had both for a while. But I finally decided to bite the bullet and install Cypher manually into ST3. Step 1. Go to and Download ZIP of the repo. Step 2. Open ST3, and go to ‘Browse Packages’ (CTRL+SHIFT+P then type ‘browse’) Step 3. In the Explorer window,
add a new folder called ‘Cypher’ Step 4. Extract the contents of the ZIP you downloaded in Step 1 into the folder you created in Step 3 Step 5. Restart ST3. Step 6. Switch to Cypher mode (CTRL+SHIFT+P then ‘Cypher’) Step 7. Ha! We all know that won’t work :) ...(Read whole news on source site)

APress Deal of the Day 12/Sept/2014 - Pro Data Visualization using R and JavaScript

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Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Pro Data Visualization using R and JavaScript. “Pro Data Visualization using R and JavaScript makes the R language approachable, and promotes the idea of data gathering and analysis. You'll see how to use R to interrogate and analyze your data, and then use the D3 JavaScript library to format and display that data in an elegant, informative, and interactive way.”

#1,157 – Overridden Default Property Values Appear in Property Pane

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In an earlier example of a custom control, we used the OverrideMetadata method to provide new default values for several dependency properties, as used in our control.  For example, we set the Stroke property to a green brush and StrokeThickness to 10.0. These new values will show up as expected in the property pane within Visual Studio. Below, […]

What is new in RavenDB 3.0: Client side

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While most of the time, when a user is working with RavenDB, they do so via the browser, developers spend most of their time in code, and when working with RavenDB, that means working with the RavenDB Client API. We have spent quite a bit of time on that as well, as you can imagine. Here are a few of the highlights. Fully async, all the way through. Communication with RavenDB is done to a remote server, which means that a lot of time is spent just doing I/O. Recognizing this, we are now taking full advantage of the async
API available to us and the entirety of RavenDB 3.0 Client API is async. Previously, we had an async and sync version of the stack, which cause compatibility issues, some stuff worked for sync and not for async, or vice versa. With 3.0, we now has a single code path, and it is all async. For the sync API, we are just wrapping the async API. That gives us a single code path, and a fully async I/O throughout, unless you chose to use the sync API, at which point we’ll wait, per your request. Lazy async is fully supported...(Read whole news on source site)

RavenDB, unrecoverable database and data loss

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That is one scary headline, isn’t it? Go into the story and read all about it, there is a plot twist in the end. This post was written in 05:40 AM, and I have spent the entire night up and awake*. A customer called me in a state of panic, their database is not loading, and anything they tried didn’t work. I worked with him for a while on understanding what is going on, and how to try to recover what was going on. Here is the story as I got it from the customer in question, and
only embellished a lot to give the proper context for the story. It all started with a test failure, in fact, it started with all the tests failing. The underlying reason was soon discovered, the test database disk was completely full, not even enough disk space to put half a byte.  The customer took a single look at that, and run a search on the hard disk, to find what is taking so much space. The answer was apparent. The logs directory was full, in fact, the Webster dictionary would need to search hard and wide to find a...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1693

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Update: The HTML Gremlins struck this morning swallowing a closing quote, which resulted in Jon Galloway’s post about video training being merged with the article on Document Databases – Its all sorted now – thanks to Ed (@nufan1989) for letting me know Software Announcing the Release of Web API OData 5.3 – Andrew Zhou announces […]