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Hey DBAs – What Are You Assuming/Missing Today? – Notes from the Field #122

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[Note from Pinal]: This is a 122nd episode of Notes from the Field series. This story about Shepherd DBA, Teacher and Mentor. If you know Mike Walsh, he is an amazing person to meet and know. He is a technical expert, but along with that he is a true life coach. I am fortunate to be his friend. Every single time I meet him, I learn something as a human. In this episode of "Hey DBAs" Mike explains one of the most important things any DBAs should learn, which is to say "I Don't Know". The post Hey DBAs
– What Are You Assuming/Missing Today? – Notes from the Field #122 appeared first on Journey to SQL Authority with Pinal Dave....(Read whole news on source site)

Releasing MVVM Light V5.3 to Nuget

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With Xamarin Evolve coming up (I am currently on the way to Orlando!), it was time to release a new version and take care of a few bugs, improvements and new features. Main package including scaffolding Libraries only without scaffolding New package: Android RecyclerView support In version 5.3, the majority of the activity was on […]

TWC9: Looking at the new Ink, new Build, Updated Edge, Coding with Unity and more... | This Week On Channel 9 | Channel 9

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Pieter Hintjens

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Writing doesn't necessarily always come naturally to me. It often takes me days, weeks or even months of toying with an idea, before I think it's mature enough to put it down into writing. I can't afford that luxury this time though, I wouldn't think of myself as much of a friend if Pieter didn't get to read this in time.

I met Pieter the first time in a bar in Vilnius, December 2013, I accidentally ended up sitting next to him during the traditional pre-conf drinks. The first thing that stood out, was what a comfortable
warm sweater he was wearing - I still cherish the memory of that grey woolen sweater on cold winter nights. I'm still unsure whether it was the sweater or his undeniable radiant charisma that made its way into my memories. When Pieter talks, people tend to listen, or at least pay attention. That's what I ended up doing that night - listening, sipping in the knowledge, afraid to make a fool out of myself joining the conversation.

That next day Pieter opened the conference with probably the most motivational keynote I ever attended, aptly titled "Building stuff changes everything"....(Read whole news on source site)

SWAYAM: India’s First MOOCs Platform

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It’s always cool to see the work our team is doing around the world to help hack a better world. Our Digital Advisory Services team is helping the Government of India, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), to reimagine the student experience and to develop India’s first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) platform. Apparently, the presentation...