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Tango (7.1.1): Detecting Devices With 256MB

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source: Windows Phone update codenamed Tango is coming soon and with it comes devices that have a lower amount of memory in them than the usual 512mb, specifically 256mb. Your app needs to take into account whether it should be able to run on phones with 256mb of RAM and is discussed pretty well on MSDN at So is there a quick way in your app of seeing whether the device your app is running on is 256 or 512mb? Yes, and is touched on in that MSDN link,
I decided to just extend the code they give to give a quick and easy property that you can have in your app/viewmodel. .....Read more ...(Read whole news on source site)

Dominic Zukiewicz's Technical Blog: How to implement best practices with the .NET Framework

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Dominic Zukiewicz's Technical Blog: How to implement best practices with the .NET Framework:
 Pro .NET Best Practices and this was exactly what I was after.
‘Best Practices’ is not a term the author chooses to use. Instead, he chose ‘Ruthlessly Helpful’ – the title of his blog site
The areas I am aiming to improve are:
Developers being forced to use a code analysis tool, instead of ignoring the warningsRun unit tests or integration tests on a regular basis without developer interventionA way to build,
package and deploy them without user intervention – including databasesA report to generate automated processes(Optional) Developers following some kind of coding convention
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Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 3/30/2012+

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A compendium of Windows Azure, Service Bus, EAI & EDI Access Control, Connect, SQL Azure Database, and other cloud-computing articles. Note: This post is updated daily or more frequently, depending on the availability of new articles in the following sections:

3 Quick JavaScript Tips for .NET Developers

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Yesterday at the DevConnections event I had to make an emergency speaking appearance for a speaker who became suddenly ill. Luckily that talk was a topic I know well (JavaScript intro for .NET developers), I was available, and I didn’t freak out   I grabbed the speaker’s deck and used it as a guideline, but I spent the majority of the time in writing examples. The audience was really interactive and grasped the basics pretty quickly. The topics that we spent the most amount of time discussing as a group where regarding namespaces, functions and objects. So
I thought I might include 3 of the examples here on my blog. Namespacing Namespacing is an important (and easy) way to make sure your objects do not collide with other javascript libraries. There are many ways to handle namespacing, but the way I like to start with is dead simple. This example shows that all variables hang off the ‘my’ namespace. I like using ‘my’ because its short and sweet. Creating an Object Literal Objects can be created in a variety of ways. But the most common you will see in demos is the object literal. The reason? Its...(Read whole news on source site)

How to get your WPC 2012 Partner Award nominations in now. Time is running out!

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With each passing day, we get another day closer to Worldwide Partner Conference 2012, which is July 8-12th in Toronto this year. I absolutely love Worldwide Partner Conference and it is by far my favorite conference of the year! What is also getting closer with each passing day is the deadline to get your Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 Partner Award nominations in. The deadline for submission is April 15,2012 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. For those of you without a calendar right in front of you, that’s just over two weeks away! To help you out, I am posting
some information and resources for you here so that you can get started right now in getting your nomination in and are not one of the poor souls that finds yourself on the other side of the deadline saying, “What? I missed it? Can I still submit?” Unfortunately, each year there are those people who procrastinate and put off their submission with the age old reason of, “I’ll get to it tomorrow,” and by the time they get to the ‘tomorrow’ that they are going to do it, it is too late. Don’t be one of those poor souls. ...(Read whole news on source site)