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Domain Language: The Playthrough Bonus

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Since online gambling has been regulated in Belgium, basically each eligible license holder has complemented their land based operations with an online counterpart. Being such a small country, everyone wants to secure their market share as soon as possible. The big players have been pouring tons of money in to marketing and advertising, it's everywhere: radio, television, (online) newspapers, bus stops, billboards, sport events, airplane vouchers - you name it. While regulations for land based casinos are very strict and almost overprotective, regulations for online play are much more permissive. This makes that online casinos can
be rather aggressive acquiring new customers.

You will often see online casinos hand out free registration bonuses: "You get 10 euro for free when you sign up, no strings attached!". This makes it look like casinos are just handing out free cash right? We should all know better than that though.

There are always conditions to cash out a bonus. Bonuses come in different forms and flavors and preconditions to clear them vary wildly. The Playthrough Bonus is the favorite among players by far; it's straightforward and requires zero investment.

When you receive a Playthrough Bonus, you...(Read whole news on source site)

VS 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1 shipped today

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Today we shipped Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1.  You can download both here: Download Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP You can also read the release notes to learn more about them: Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP Please submit bugs through Connect, suggestions on UserVoice and quick thoughts via Send-a-Smile in the Visual Studio IDE. I know many people have been waiting a long time to see the first
CTP of TFS 2015.  I’ve even had quite a few people unsure of whether or not to believe that we actually intended to ship it :).  We did.  But, I keep telling people, that if you want to see what’s coming in TFS 2015, the best way to do so is check out VS Online.  Although it’s not 100% fidelity to what will be in any given on premises release, it’s pretty close and is a great way to see it evolve every 3 weeks without having to go through any installations. Although you can read much more...(Read whole news on source site)

.NET Packaging mess

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In the past few years, we had: .NET Full .NET Micro .NET Client Profile .NET Silverlight .NET Portable Class Library .NET WinRT Core CLR Core CLR (Cloud Optimized)* MessingWithYa CLR * Can’t care enough to figure out if this is the same as the previous one or not. In each of those cases, they offered similar, but not identical API and options. That is completely ignoring the versioning side of things ,where we have .NET 2.0 (1.0 finally died a while ago), .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0 and .NET 4.5. I don’t think that something can be done about versioning, but the packaging issue is painful. Here is a small example why: In
each case, we need to subtly tweak the system to accommodate the new packaging option. This is pure additional cost to the system, with zero net benefit. Each time that we have to do that, we add a whole new dimension to the testing and support matrix, leaving aside the fact that the complexity of the solution is increasing. I wouldn’t mind it so much, if it weren’t for the fact that a lot of those are effectively drive-bys, it feels. Silverlight took a lot of effort, and it is dead. WinRT took a lot of effort, and it is effectively...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1805

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Software Umbraco 7.2.2 and 6.2.5 released – Umbraco Team Open sourcing and releasing ASP.NET Identity 2.2.0 – Pranav Rastogi Information It’s Time To Get Over That Stored Procedure Aversion You Have – Rob Conery Visual Studio Web Packages fixing the path in the generated web package – Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi Using Entity Framework within an […]

Working with XML in Nintex Workflows (simplified)

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  1. Remove all the namespaces with XSLT transform." version="1.0">    



  2. Force top level XML node. This ensures if your service returns multiple top level elements they get wrapped together.
  3. Use XPath in Query XML Action like this: /xml/Results/Result/Title   Sometimes, after you've wasted half a day working with XML, you just want the simple, no frills, just make it work version. This will hopefully help you too.   Big thanks to Jumpei Yamauchi for helping me with this one....(Read whole news on source site)

The AngularJS Custom Directives Video Training Course Has Been Released!

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  I’m excited to announce that my new AngularJS Custom Directives video training course has been released on! If you’ve been wanting to dive deeper into AngularJS directives and understand how they work while also clarifying terms such as isolate scope, transclusion, linking, and much more then this is the course for you. If you enjoyed my AngularJS JumpStart course or my AngularJS in 60ish Minutes video on YouTube then I guarantee you’ll love this course. The first 2 modules of the course are available to view absolutely
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The Princess Bride – The Official Game for Android Devices

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Looking for an game for your android device based on the classic movie “The Princess Bride“ and to experience your favourite scenes ? Here’s an game which is launched recently. Gameblend Studios, LLC has launched the game “The Princess Bride – The Official Game” which covers four games in one. Survive the Shrieking Eels Climb [...]
for iOS (iPad and iPhone)
...(Read whole news on source site)

How to create Schedule Task in Universal Windows apps?

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Schedule tasks are often require to do some clean ups, fetch some records from internet and/or update the live tile/lock screen. There might be some other requirements too. If you want to add schedule tasks in your Windows and/or Windows Phone runtime apps, here you go. In this post, let’s keep it generic and learn, how to create schedule task in universal windows apps. At the end, share your feedback to improve. Don’t forget to share in your network.   Windows runtime apps are great when you are building apps for both Windows and Windows Phone using the common shared
template called Windows Universal Apps. If you are building applications/games targeting universal apps, this post will help you to schedule some tasks on your need, whatever that is! Step 1: Configure your project to host background taskAssuming you already have created a Universal Windows Apps project, I am going further to discuss how to add the task scheduling onto it.  First of all, you have to create a new project of template type “Windows Runtime Component”. To do this, right click on your project solution or the app folder within Visual Studio IDE (as shown above) –>Click “Add” from the context menu...(Read whole news on source site)

Create stub objects as arguments for system under test

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Sometimes you need to pass a stub object as an argument to a function or script that is under test. FluentShellUnit API exposes extension methods to add methods and properties on the PSObject so that the object can have the desired behavior when used in the system under test.
Function Get-VirtualDirectoryForWebApp
              [String] $Zone
       $path = $Webapplication.GetIisSettingsWithFallback($Zone).Path

The Get-VirtualDirectoryForWebApp returns the location of the virtual directory for a SharePoint webapplication by using the IisSettings object for a Zone. If you want to test
this method, you need to stub a SharePoint WebApplication and then pass it to the method.
As mentioned before, the first step is to create a PSObject and then add the required methods and properties to the object.

var webApplication = new PSObject();
var iisSettings = new PSObject();
var path = @"C:\MyWeb\wss\mywebapp";
iisSettings.StubProperty("Path", path);
webApplication.StubMethod("GetIisSettingsWithFallback", objects => objects[0].ToString() == "Default" ? iisSettings...(Read whole news on source site)

The Great Motivational Quotes Revamped

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When you need to make things happen, motivational quotes can help you dig deep and get going. I put together a very comprehensive collection of the world’s best motivational quotes a while back. It was time for a refresh.  Here it is: Motivational Quotes – The Great Motivational Quotes Collection Imagine motivational wisdom of the ages and modern sages right at your fingertips all on one page.   I included motivational quotes from Bruce Lee, Tony Robbins, Winston Churchill, Waldo Emerson, Jim Rohn, and more. See if you can find at least three motivational quotes
that you can take with you on the road of life, to help you deal with setbacks and challenges, and to unleash your inner-awesome. Getting Started with Motivational Quotes I’ll start you off.   If you don’t already have these in your personal motivational quotes collection, here are a few that I draw from often: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill “When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.” -Henry David Thoreau “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive....(Read whole news on source site)