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8 things every .NET developer must understand

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You’ve been in your current job for a while now, and you’re really starting to get good at what you do.  You’re perhaps thinking about finding something new, and you’re wondering what sort of questions a potential new employer might ask.  I’ve been interviewing a lot recently and I have noticed there are 8 questions […] The post 8 things every .NET developer must understand appeared first on Developer Handbook.

Visual Studio Build fails with MSB4086 after NuGet Update-packages command

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Originally posted on: just got into some strange errors after I had done a NuGet update-packages of some package.  The build of the solution after the update failed with a strange error on some numeric comparison which could not be done: This one followed by an error list like this: Restarting Visual Studio makes it go away, but it is still a nuisance. Since this happened after a NuGet operation I found it useful to mention this to Xavier Decoster , the author of the
href="" target="_blank">Pro NuGet book, and also one of the founders of the superb MyGet service, and he asked if I might be using ReSharper.  Which I of course could confirm, who doesn’t ? It turns of the issue is caused by ReSharper, and was just recently fixed in an update 8.2.2 (I had 8.2.1).    So go upgrade your ReSharper to 8.2.2, before you do any Nuget Update-packages commands
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Arlington schools announce key findings from ‘Big Data’ competition - The Washington Post

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Arlington schools announce key findings from ‘Big Data’ competition - The Washington Post

Arlington Schools, with the help of CK-12 (a Silicon Valley-based
nonprofit) and parent volunteer Aneesh Chopra (Obama's first Chief
Technology Officer), hosted a competition to find predictive models and
trends to improve the school system's graduation rate. Here's what they found

EF6.1.2 Beta 1 Available

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Today we are making Beta 1 of the EF6.1.2 release available. This patch release contains bug fixes and some contributions from our community.   What’s in Beta 1? EF6.1.2 is mostly about bug fixes, you can see a list of the fixes included in EF6.1.2 on our CodePlex site. We also accepted a couple of noteworthy changes from members of the community: Query cache parameters can be configured from the app/web.configuration file   
SqlFile and SqlResource methods on DbMigration allow you to run a SQL script stored as a file or embedded resource.   Where do I get the beta? The runtime is available on NuGet. Follow the instructions on our Get It page for installing the latest pre-release version of Entity Framework runtime. The tooling for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 is available on the Microsoft Download Center. The tooling will also be included in the next preview of Visual Studio “14”.   Support This is a preview of changes that will be available in the final...(Read whole news on source site)

Microsoft Dev Center Benefits for Store developers

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The Dev Center Benefits program is designed to accelerate your success on the Microsoft platform by helping you develop, improve and market your apps with a variety of offers and tools and is available to all registered developers worldwide of all experience levels and platforms.You will receive technical, design, publishing, and marketing offers to help build and promote your app. Register now for free: are 3 levels in the program:
Explorer, gets you started quickly with design and architecture guidance and consulting help from a Microsoft expert, Gift Cards, and Dev Center registration fee. Expert, helps you reach more users
faster with advertising offers, a publishing contract, and more. Master, unlocks VIP access to developer marketing and support, SDK early access and more.

Developers move from Explorer to Expert, then to Master as your apps get more downloads, higher revenue, better ratings, and improved app experiences.

Microsoft seems to be taking over DVLUP…...(Read whole news on source site)