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Improved Welcome/Wiki experience

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I mentioned this in my post on the sprint 75 deployment and I wanted to include a video but it wasn’t ready.  Now it is and I want to share it.  Keep in mind that the deployment is still in progress so it may not be available in your account yet.  The deployment should be done by tomorrow (Friday). I’m just tickled at how nicely this experience is turning out.  I hope you like it too.  Of course, all of this will show up in TFS 2015 too. Brian

Create your own development environment View – Custom Windows Layouts in Visual Studio 2015

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Visual Studio 2015 introduced a nice feature, which let us customize the overall IDE experience and reuse it further. This becomes very handy if you develop on multiple devices or multiple monitors, and generally most of the developer does that. We develop applications either in  Laptop, Tablet and as well as large screen monitors. Depends on […]

Gossip much? Use cases and bad practices for gossip protocols

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My previous few posts has talked about specific algorithms for gossip protocols, specifically: HyParView and Plumtrees. They dealt with the technical behavior of the system, the process in which we are sending data over the cluster to all the nodes. In this post, I want to talk a bit about what kind of messages we are going to send in such a system. The obvious one is to try to keep the entire state of the system up to date using gossip. So whenever we make a change, we gossip about it to the entire network, and we are able
to get to an eventually consistent system in which all nodes have roughly the same data. There is one problem with that, you now have a lot of nodes with the same data on them. At some point, that stop making sense. Usually gossip is used when you have a large group of servers, and just keep all the data on all the nodes is not a good idea unless your data set is very small. So you don’t do that.  Gossip is usually used to disseminate a small data set, one that can fit comfortably inside a single machine...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1761

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Software ASP.NET MVC 5.2.3, Web Pages 5.2.3 and Web API 5.2.3 Beta releases – Yishai G shares the news of the latest releases on the MS Web Platform which include some notable performance enhancements as well as new functionality. MediatR hits 1.0 – Jimmy Bogard’s Mediator Pipeline project hits the 1.0 milestone and provides a […]

My Microsoft Virtual Academy learning plan for the Holidays

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Have you checked Microsoft Virtual Academy courses recently?
Here is my Microsoft Virtual Academy learning plan for the holiday season:Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin & Visual Studio Development with Visual Studio Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 Jump Start ASP.NET Authentication with Identity Web Application Development

Reusing Validation Messages in AngularJS

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One of the many new features in AngularJS 1.3 is the ability to reuse validation messages. When displaying validation messages, you may find that you often reuse very similar messages: “Class name must be entered.”  “Start date must be entered.”  “End date must be entered.” Wouldn’t it be nice if you could reuse error messages […]