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Event: Nokia / Microsoft Windows Phone Camp

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Based near Edinburgh? Want to find out how to build great Windows Phone apps? Make sure you sign up for the Windows Phone camp on Saturday 30th June. You can work on your own projects with assistance from our Windows Phone MVPs, network with others and attend short tutorial sessions on Windows Phone related topics. If you’re new to Windows Phone, this is the ideal event for you as you will have the opportunity to understand the general approach and capabilities of Windows Phone development. The day will include an introductory design session as well as a range of short tutorial sessions.
The short tutorial sessions will include topics like an Introduction to Windows Phone Development, Controls & Control Toolkit, Execution Model, Storing Data, Launchers & Choosers, Accessing Cloud Services, Marketplace & Submission. Also, there’ll be informal Mango tutorial sessions on offer covering topics such as Multi-tasking, Debugging & Profiling, Motion API, Advertising SDK and Sockets. Representatives from Nokia will be available to discuss Nokia devices, services and developer outreach initiatives. Spaces are limited, so register to reserve your place in the Windows Phone Camp today.
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Win a Nokia Lumia 900 with your next photo

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by Stephanie Leong EyeEm is teaming up with the MLOVE Conference, the world's leading innovation festival for everything mobile, to give away a Nokia Lumia 900! The mission is simple: capture what "Mobile Love" means to you. This can be everything from being mobile, commuting to work, biking, hiking, etc. How to participate: Shoot outside the box and tag your photos with Mobile Love. Don't forget to add the location so we know where the photo was taken! Deadline: Winners announced on Monday, 18th of June 2012. For more details, please see the
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Improving the Startup Time of Xaml Metro Style Apps with Multicore JIT

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source: TL;DR: Microsoft introduced the Multicore JIT, which allows the recording of JITted methods during the startup of the app. This recording can be packaged in a Metro Style app for faster startup on Multicore CPUs by performing background compilation. Improvements range between 20% to 50%. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve had the chance to work with some very interesting people at Microsoft, and one of the feature that came out from them was about the use of a new .NET 4.5 feature called Multicore JIT in Metro Style apps. .....
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A JavaScript alternative to CSS Media Queries

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By Ian Haynes Adapt.js determines which CSS files to load before the browser renders a page. Apart from being JS dependant it does have the advantage of being supported in old browsers without the use of response.js. A case of swings and roundabouts perhaps…. Author Bio
Ian Haynes
Microsoft MVP for Expression Web Ian is a front end/back end developer currently focusing on HTML5/CSS3 and mobile responsive design. He's a regular poster on the Expression Forums and Gallery.

Entities Associations: Point in Time vs. Current Associations

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Having just finished giving three courses (2 on RavenDB and 1 on NHibernate), you might want to say that I have a lot of data stuff on my mind. Teaching is always a pleasure to me, and one of the major reasons for that is that I get to actually learn a lot whenever I teach. In this case, in all three courses, we run into an issue with modeling associations. For the sake of the example, let us talk about employees and paychecks. You can see the model below: Do you note the blue lines? Those represent
Employee reference, but while they are both referencing the same employee, they are actually quite different associations. The Manager association is a Current Association. It is just a pointer to the managing employee. What does this means? Let us say that the manager of a certain employee changed her name. In that scenario, when we look at the current employee record, we should see the updated employee manager name. In this case, we are always interested in the current status. On the other hand when looking at the paycheck PaidTo reference to an employee, we have something all together different....(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1122

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Software ConEmu - The Windows Terminal/Console/Prompt we’ve been waiting for? - Scott Hanselman highlights ConEMU, is new favorite console replacement application, giving a richer experience for working at the command line Information ASP.NET Web API Exception Handling - Fredrik Normén discusses implementing exception handling in WebAPI applications, looking at the different ways you can handle Critical and Business [...]

Kolkata Developer Conference 2012 - Slides of my WP7 Session on Telerik RadControls

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On 26th May 2012, we (KolkataGeeks) organized Developer Conference 2012 at Kolkata. The event was organized by Microsoft User Group Kolkata (KolkataGeeks). It is the premier technical event for technology professionals at Kolkata interested in learning, connecting and exploring latest Microsoft technologies.   In this event, I delivered one hour Technical Presentation and showcased Demos using Telerik Rad Controls for Windows Phone 7. In this blog post, I will share the slide of my WP7 session as well as few snaps from the Album. Continue reading for further details.