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What is new in RavenDB 3.0: Indexing enhancements

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We talked previously about the kind of improvements we have in RavenDB 3.0 for the indexing backend. In this post, I want to go over a few features that are much more visible. Attachment indexing. This is a feature that I am not so hot about, mostly because we want to move all attachment usages to RavenFS. But in the meantime, you can reference the contents of an attachment during index. That can let you do things like store large text data in an attachment, but still make it available for the indexes. That said, there is no tracking of
the attachment, so if it change, the document that referred to it won’t be re-indexed as well. But for the common case where both the attachments and the documents are always changed together, that can be a pretty nice thing to have. Optimized new index creation. In RavenDB 2.5, creating a new index would force us to go over all of the documents in the database, not just the documents that we have in that collection. In many cases, that surprised users, because they expected there to be some sort of physical separation between the collections. In RavenDB 3.0, we changed...(Read whole news on source site)

Creating Checkboxes using Bootstrap and MVC

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The normal HTML check box just does not look good. Yes, bootstrap has a CSS class that will attempt to at least let it render consistently across browsers, but it still is just the default HTML look. In addition, trying to hit a check box on a mobile phone can sometimes be a little challenging. In an MVC project we are doing for a client, they wanted the check boxes to look more like buttons. Since we were already using bootstrap for this project we were able to create our own check boxes using the “btn-group” class from bootstrap. Let’s walk
through how we created these. Normal Check Boxes As most of you know, creating normal check boxes in MVC is easy to do with the CheckBox HTML helper class. The code below is what you write for creating standard HTML check boxes in MVC:
@using (Html.BeginForm()) {  
    @Html.CheckBox("IsJazz") Jazz     @Html.CheckBox("IsCountry") Country     @Html.CheckBox("IsRock") Rock  
Bootstrap Check Boxes With bootstrap you add a
with a class of either “checkbox” or “checkbox-inline” around your check boxes. You also add a

#1,160 – Adding a Text Label to the Circular Progress Control

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In an earlier post, we created a custom circular progress control, deriving from a Shape element.  Below, we add a text element in the middle of the progress arc to indicate % complete.  We could have also done this by building the text into the control itself.  But the approach shown below is an example of combining the progress control […]

The Morning Brew #1696

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Software New Microsoft Message Analyzer Released – Eric Lawrence highlights the release of a new version of the Microsoft Message Analyzer for capturing network traffic at a low (packet) level. Umbraco 7.1.5 released – The Umbraco team announce the release of Umbraco 7.1.5, a new bugifx release which also includes new recycle bin functionality. Expanding […]

APress Deal of the Day 17/September/2014 - Expert F# 3.0

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Originally posted on:’s Deal of the Day from APress at is Expert F# 3.0 “Expert F# 3.0 is about practical programming in a beautiful language that puts the power and elegance of data-rich functional programming into the hands of professional developers and analytical programmers. Through simplicity and interoperability, F# achieves unrivalled levels of programmer productivity, application performance and program clarity.”

Using Friendly URLs in Web Forms

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Friendly URls help you eliminate query string parameters and file extensions from the URL line. So, instead of…
You use simple friendly URLs instead as shown below:
There are many benefits of using friendly URLs in your web applications. ·         Cleaner query string ·         User does not know the actual page name ·         Easier for users to use Friendly URLs are available in Web Forms and MVC. I see a lot of examples of using friendly URLs using MVC, but very few using Web Forms. So, I thought I would discuss how to use them in Web Forms. Actually, the process is almost
identical. First you need to download the Microsoft.Asp.Net.FriendlyUrls.Core.dll if you don’t already have it in your project. If you have an older ASP.NET application you probably don’t have it. If you are starting a new project in Visual Studio 2013, and choose the Web Forms template, this DLL is already present. If you want to use friendly URLs in an older project, select Tools | Nuget Package Manager | Manage NuGet Packages for Solution... from the Visual Studio menu. Search online for Microsoft.AspNet.FriendlyUrls and install the Microsoft.AspNet.FriendlyUrls.Core. You don’t need any of the other DLLs in the NuGet packages list, just the...(Read whole news on source site)