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APress Deal of the Day - 30/Aug/2012 - Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers

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Today's $10 deal from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430239543 is Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers

"Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers by Jonathan Lewis provides just the essential information about Oracle Database internals that every database administrator needs for troubleshooting—no more, no less."



InfoPath 2013 uses new Online Pictures instead of Clip Art

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  The InfoPath 2013 Preview doesn't really have many new features.  But this one little one made me smile. In InfoPath 2013, the Clip Art ribbon is replaced with Online Pictures. For those of you wondering what was there before, in InfoPath 2010 it looked like this.  Yes it's that little button that we never used. This dialog appears when you click it.   Searching for a victim's face...  
  A few things would make this even more awesome: Add my commonly used Clip Arts to my skydrive, and link it up.  This probably works already, except my Office 2013 Preview isn't hooked up to my normal Microsoft Account. Allow additional websites, I find iconfinder.com to be extremely good. Or allow URL to be used directly in the dialog. ...(Read whole news on source site)

Build Single Page Apps - Part 9 - Navigation, Transitions, Storage, and Messaging

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I like demo apps that show how to deal with real scenarios like navigation, animation, client storage, and event messaging. A SPA generally has multiple views of related data and uses navigation so it only makes sense that my new Pluralsight course “Single Page Apps with HTML5, ASP.NET Web API, Knockout, and jQuery” demonstrates navigation. And frankly, the rest of the topics like animations and storage were just too cool to leave out. 48 Hours Only: Today my latest course Single Page Apps with HTML5, ASP.NET Web API, Knockout and jQuery became available at
Pluralsight and it happens to be the 300th course released by Pluralsight! To celebrate, they are offering my course for free for 48 hours (see web site for exact terms and details). You can catch up on the previous posts in this series here: Part 1 - The Story Begins (What is the Code Camper SPA?) Part 2 - Client Technologies Part 3 - Server Technologies (the Data Layer) Part 4 – Serving JSON with ASP.NET Web API Part 5 - HTML 5 and ASP.NET Web Optimization Part 6 - JavaScript Modules...(Read whole news on source site)

SimpleMembership, Membership Providers, Universal Providers and the new ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC 4 templates

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The ASP.NET MVC 4 Internet template adds some new, very useful features which are built on top of SimpleMembership. These changes add some great features, like a much simpler and extensible membership API and support for OAuth. However, the new account management features require SimpleMembership and won't work against existing ASP.NET Membership Providers. I'll start with a summary of top things you need to know, then dig into a lot more detail. Summary: SimpleMembership has been designed as a replacement for traditional the previous ASP.NET Role and Membership provider system SimpleMembership
solves common problems people ran into with the Membership provider system and was designed for modern user / membership / storage needs SimpleMembership integrates with the previous membership system, but you can't use a MembershipProvider with SimpleMembership The new ASP.NET MVC 4 Internet application template AccountController requires SimpleMembership and is not compatible with previous MembershipProviders You can continue to use existing ASP.NET Role and Membership providers in ASP.NET 4.5 and ASP.NET MVC 4 - just not with the ASP.NET MVC 4 AccountController The existing...(Read whole news on source site)

Free Pluralsight Course on SPAs for the 48 Hours

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Today my latest course Single Page Apps with HTML5, ASP.NET Web API, Knockout and jQuery became available at Pluralsight! This also happens to be the 300th course released by Pluralsight! To celebrate, they are offering my course for free for 48 hours (see web site for exact terms and details). Follow @pluralsight and @john_papa on Twitter to find out about other great offers like this, and feel free to Tweet this offer to everyone you know. 

Node.js Framework: 18 Reasons Developers Are Using It for Cloud, Mobile - Application Development - News & Reviews - eWeek.com

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Node.js Framework: 18 Reasons Developers Are Using It for Cloud, Mobile - Application Development - News & Reviews - eWeek.com:

Node Package Manager or NPM is a package manager and distribution system for Node.js. NPM has 12,000 modules and 3,800 active package authors.

Node.js is more watched than Ruby on Rails on GitHub. Bootstrap is first, Node.js second, jQuery third and Rails fourth.

LinkedIn is a prominent user of Node.js. On the server side, LinkedIn’s entire mobile software stack is completely built in Node.js. The company went from running 15 servers
with 15 instances on each physical machine to just four instances that can handle two times the traffic.
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Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 8/29/2012+

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A compendium of Windows Azure, Service Bus, EAI & EDI,Access Control, Connect, SQL Azure Database, and other cloud-computing articles. Note: This post is updated daily or more frequently, depending on the availability of new articles in the following sections: Windows

NHibernate Pitfalls: Custom Types and Detecting Changes

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This is part of a series of posts about NHibernate Pitfalls. See the entire collection here. NHibernate supports the declaration of properties of user-defined types, that is, not entities, collections or primitive types. These are used for mapping a database columns, of any type, into a different type, which may not even be an entity; think, for example, of a custom user type that converts a BLOB column into an Image. User types must implement interface NHibernate.UserTypes.IUserType. This interface specifies an Equals method that is used for comparing two instances of the user type. If
this method returns false, the entity is marked as dirty, and, when the session is flushed, will trigger an UPDATE. So, in your custom user type, you must implement this carefully so that it is not mistakenly considered changed. For example, you can cache the original column value inside of it, and compare it with the one in the other instance. Let’s see an example implementation of a custom user type that converts a Byte[] from a BLOB column into an Image:
1: [Serializable] ...(Read whole news on source site)

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