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The road to RavenDB 3.0 stable release

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We are currently busy shouting at the build cluster to hurry up and finish (it is not impressed by us and keep chugging on our test suite), but I was quite amused by the following: This is the merge from the 3.0 development branch to the stable branch. That is a lot of goodness coming your way…

The Morning Brew #1744

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Another links only edition this morning, normal service will likely be resumed tomorrow. Information Script Polyglots – Eric Lawrence C# Tips eBook Complete – Jason Roberts Content negotiation in MVC 6 (or how can I just write JSON) – Yishai G Background threads in applications (Part 1 – the concept application) – Paul Cociuba […]

The latest twist of the spammers!

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Originally posted on: a blogger one has to put up with a lot of spam – so unimaginative that it gets quite boring. However there is a new twist, send a message in another language. The message could get mistaken for a legitimate name however run it by and the meaning soon becomes clear! The term “Spam” comes from the famous Monty Python Sketch – details at

O’Reilly Half-Price Deals of the Day 25/Nov/2014

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Originally posted on: O’Reilly are offering two excellent half-price Deals of the Day Learning Agile “Agile has revolutionized the way teams approach software development, but with dozens of agile methodologies to choose from, the decision to "go agile" can be tricky. This practical book helps you sort it out, first by grounding you in agile’s underlying principles, then by describing four specific—and well-used—agile methods: Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Lean, and Kanban.  Each method focuses on a different area of development, but they all aim to change your team’s mindset—from individuals who simply follow a
plan to a cohesive group that makes decisions together. Whether you’re considering agile for the first time, or trying it again, you’ll learn how to choose a method that best fits your team and your company.” Automating Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services “Get valuable tips and techniques for automating your cloud deployments with Azure PowerShell cmdlets, and learn how to provision Azure services on the fly. In this hands-on guide, Microsoft cloud technology expert Michael Washam shows you how to automate various management tasks and deploy solutions that are both complex and at scale.  By...(Read whole news on source site)

ASP.NET 5: Using POCO controllers

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ASP.NET 5 supports POCO controllers. Yes, controller classes that doesn’t extend Controller base class. These controllers look a little bit different by some small aspects and sometimes we may need to help framework detect our POCO controllers. This posting gives you complete overview of POCO controllers in next ASP.NET. The post ASP.NET 5: Using POCO controllers appeared first on Gunnar Peipman - Programming Blog.

What’s new in C# 6.0? - Setting default values to Auto Properties

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Did you try the new Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6? At the time of writing this blog post, it’s still in “Preview” release for the developers to try and report issues. .NET 4.6 comes with C# 6.0 with additional new features expected by developers to improve their coding productivity. We are now going to describe the new features introduced in C# 6.0. Today in this blog post, we are going to see how to initialize/set default values to auto properties introduced in C# 6.0. Keep reading.
  If you didn’t yet download Visual Studio
2015 and .NET 4.6, download it now to try out the new features introduced in C# 6.0. For quite a long time, it was asked by the developers to initialize or set default values to auto properties where it has been declared. Earlier to C# 6.0, we had to make them as full property with a private variable to initialize at the time of declaration. But, time has changed now. You don’t need to create the full property in order to initialize them. Less code, less chances of bugs and better chances of productivity. Isn’t it? A typical auto property looks...(Read whole news on source site)

New Features in C# 6 - The C# Team - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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New Features in C# 6 - The C# Team - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Some features are mostly syntactic sugar (expression-bodied members, string interpolation, nameof), some complete what felt a bit like unfinished work (getter-only auto-properties, await in catch and finally) or expand existing features in a natural way (using static, index initializers). Some expose expressiveness from IL that C# didn’t previously surface (exception filters, parameterless constructors in structs). Some are almost just “bug fixes” to the design, and you’ll hardly know that you’re making use of them (improved overload resolution, extension Add methods in
collection initializers)....(Read whole news on source site)

Enabling CORS in WCF - Cross-origin resource sharing

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Enabling CORS in WCF - CodeProject

example of WCF as REST based solution and enabling CORS access, so that
this WCF service can be consumed from other domains without having
cross-domain issues.

We develop WCF service as REST service and consume that using javascript
and jquery calls. This is good to start with single page application or
purely javascript based application. You will never face any issue as
long as wcf service hosted domain remains same as the domain where you
have consumer service. The issue arises
when, you started allowing other
companies to consume WCF service as REST service. For e.g. you have
some reporting service and exposed as REST service. You have a web
portal , where this is consumed. And since this purely REST based, you
want to allow 3rd party companies to consumer REST based service and
show same reporting in their website. NOTE: In this case, JS used to
consume WCF service will be sitting at client's domain, but WCF domain
will be your domain. And this different domain will cause cross domain
issue,...(Read whole news on source site)