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Install TeamCity Continuous Integration in Ubuntu Linux

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In this post I will install the TeamCity Continuous Integration server in the Ubuntu Linux environment as configured in this previous blogpost. Before we start we have to give the Ubuntu Server a bit more memory as the 512 MB configured. Double it to 1024 MB. First thing to do is install the latest Java [...] Share on Facebook Retweet this

Async VI: JavaScript Promises

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The previous posts (Async basics, Exception handling, Cancellation, Progress reporting, void methods) all talked about async from a C# point of view. But let's not forget there is another very important language coming to WinRT and that's JavaScript in combination with HTML5. The cool thing is you can use more or less the same async capabilities here that you find in C#. Big difference is the syntax you will be using. Since the async syntax will be closer to what you are used to in JavaScript.

The UI in the JavaScript BlitzHiker application looks
pretty much the same as its C# counterpart. It also has a page to publish a hikerequest, which does three big things, initialize the Bing map we use, find my own location and publish my hikerequest.

function initialize() {

The findMe function has the first bit of asynchrony.

function findMe() {
if (myPosition) {
else {
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Windows Phone marketshare reportedly overtakes the iPhone in China

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source: WPCentral All eyes were on Microsoft's rather important launch of Windows Phone in China earlier this year. Nokia followed up with the Lumia 800c, released on China Telecom. According to Michel van der Bel, COO of Greater China Region at Microsoft, the company has achieved 7% marketshare in the country, overtaking the iPhone (sitting at just 6%). Before you think "well 7% isn't something to get excited about", remember that the platform has only officially been available for just under two months. Windows Phone has captured 7% of the Chinese smartphone market in just 60
days, and the campaign has only just begun. This kind of growth is a struggling goal for the platform in other markets, so it's positive to see Chinese consumers choosing the Windows Phone experience. Plus, it's always a great headline when Windows Phone beats the popular iPhone. ...Read more ...(Read whole news on source site)

PhoneGap on Windows Phone Tip #8: Alarms and Reminders

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source: blogs.msdn One of the key design decisions the design team made when creating Windows Phone was a focus on providing maximum battery life for the end user. And it seems a major contributor to short battery life is having applications running in the background. So it's important to realize that apps you create for Windows Phone (including PhoneGap) are paused when the user switches away from them. But frequently, you want to provide information to the user while your application is not in the foreground. There are many ways to do this, including various background tasks and
notifications. We're going to look at a particular kind of background task today - the ability to set custom Alarms and Reminders. These alarms and reminders can show alerts to the user when your app is not running, and can be used to launch your app either to the starting page or to a deeper page in the app by using a URI to another page as I showed here. ...Read more ...(Read whole news on source site)

EntityCollection or EntityReferece error in EF when using .ToList()

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This is just odd and I am hoping someone can explain it to me.  Today when doing a EF query (see below) I received the following error. Here is the original EF Query which was causing the error At first I was a bit stumped because this same query worked inside of LINQPad, which I know is using Linq-to-sql not Linq-to-Entities but they are close enough. After a bit of thinking and staring at the code I thought maybe it was the compiler warning about access to disposed closures when accessing
the ‘db’ variable, but that was not the issue either.  For grins I decided to remove the .ToList() from my statement (making it look like below) and it simply worked. What I don’t understand really is WHY?  Does anyone out there know the reason why? Till next time,
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