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APress Deal of the Day 16/September/2014 - Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development

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Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development. “Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development gives you everything you need to maximize your creativity and produce fantastic games that will run on any Windows 8 device. ”

Demystifying SP2013 Workflow AppStep

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  A SharePoint 2013 workflow essentially can run as two different accounts.  The current user, or AppStep (which runs the action as the Workflow App account). You will need to activate this feature. But this is not where these notes end.   SP2013 AppStep is not the same as SP2010 Impersonation Step   In SP2010, when you use impersonation step, you gain additional activities, and because SP2010 doesn't have the concept of different permissions impersonations - essentially those activities lets you perform the action with elevated privileges in the code.
  In SP2013, everything is an App.  That includes workflows.  So, when you activate this feature, you gain: Ability to have App Step in your workflow designer (SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio .NET) App Step runs the actions inside with App Permissions, and this is important: the App only has Read and Write.  It does not have full control or manage or any other fancy pants abilities. When App Step updates the list item, you get a nice message on the list item that says Updated by Workflow...(Read whole news on source site)

Learning AngularJS One Step at a Time

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I have a new in-depth article published online today called, “AngularJS: One Step at a Time”. See below for more information and a link to the online article. Article Introduction Intro: As a web developer, you are always looking for ways to enhance your HTML web apps with the comfort and safety of a framework that won’t disappear overnight. While there have been many frameworks that have come and gone, AngularJS is not one of those. AngularJS is backed by Google and is an MVC framework that allows you to define very powerful
templates directly in your HTML and includes data binding and dependency injection which makes your code not only easier to write but for others to read. The Full Article The full article is hosted on the ModernWeb and you can access it by clicking here. Don’t forget to rate it and leave comments if you have any problems.

What is new in RavenDB 3.0: Simplicity

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I’m not sure that there is a better word to describe it. We have a sign in the office, 3 feet by 6 feet that says: Reduce Friction. And that is something that we tried very hard to do. Under simplicity we aggregate everything that might aggravate you, and what we did to reduce that. That include things like reducing the number of files and assemblies we ship. Compare the 2.5 output: To the 3.0 output: We did that by removing a lot of dependencies that we could do without, and internalizing a lot of the other stuff. We went over the command
line interface of the tooling we use and upgraded that. For example, restoring via the command line is now split into a restoring a system database (offline operation for the entire server) or restoring a regular database (the server is fully online, and other databases can run during this time). In secret and without telling anyone, we have also doubled the amount of parallel work that RavenDB can do. Previously, if you purchased a standard license, you were limited to 6 concurrent index tasks, for example. In RavenDB 3.0, the standard license still has 6 cores capacity, but it will allow...(Read whole news on source site)