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Windows Phone 8.1 Phone Call - What’s changed for #WPDev?

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You might already know that, Windows Phone 8.1 SDK came with few API changes targeting the Windows Runtime. If you are a developer and looking to launch the phone dialler from your app, this post will help you to know the changes. In this post we are going to discuss “How to programmatically do a Phone Call in Windows Phone 8.1” with a comparison between the API changes.   You might already know that, many APIs have been changed in Windows Phone 8.1 if you compare them with it’s previous version (i.e. WP8). I have already blogged few

Free Bootstrap Website Templates

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Bootstrap is one of the popular front end UI framework for the developers . The Bootstrap templates are generally compatible with all the browsers . There are plenty of free Bootstrap frameworks available and in the blog post , we try to list out some of the popular and free Bootstrap templates. Free Bootstrap Website Templates Grayscale Grayscale is one of the multipurpose and single page website template that has dark layout with interesting and smooth scrolling page animations . Infact , this was one of the template that i used for a recent community event held in bangalore. The
theme also has the Google Maps API integrated with the custom GMaps  skin by Snazzy Maps. Know more about Grayscale and download it from Agency Agency is one of the stylish single page Bootstrap theme for agencies and small businesses. You can know more about Agency Bootstrap template and download it from SB Admin 2 SB Admin 2 is a Bootstrap admin theme and features features a variety of custom jQuery plugins to add extended functionality past the built in Bootstrap UI features like dashboard etc. Know more about SB Admin 2 from We+ Coming Plus Coming...(Read whole news on source site)

Simplified Creation of an Event Calendar with dhtmlxConnector UPDATED

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In this article we’ll show you how to easily set up DHTMLX Scheduler .NET with a special server-side library called dhtmlxConnector. It considerably speeds up and simplifies the creation of an event calendar in ASP.NET. In the end, you’ll get a nice flat-skin event calendar with a customizable lightbox like on the screenshot below: Proceed reading the tutorial or check the ready sample right now.
The Initial Steps of Creation. Libraries and Database Setup The initial steps to create an event calendar remain the same: 1. Create a new  ASP.NET Web Application and name it “CalendarConnector”; 2. Let's add HtmlAgilityPack.dll
and DHTMLX Scheduler .NET via NuGet. Right click on your project and select 'Manage Nuget Packages', do search and install the mentioned libraries.  Then download dhtmlxConnector and connect it to the project. 3. Set up the database by creating a new SQL Server Database (e.g. MyCalendar.mdf) that will contain data about events. At this step we will add a table “Events” and one more table “Departments”. The latter will enable further selection of the required departments in the lightbox and their storage in the database. Set the “Events” table columns as follows:   Add two columns to the table “Departments” as it is shown...(Read whole news on source site)

Random Link Roundup–9/12/2014

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Happy Friday!  It was a busy week for me, so I’ve gather a lot of links to share!  Enjoy! The first bug was reported 67 years ago on September 9th, 1947.  If you are interested in Phonegap, check out this article on using Ionic with with Phonegap. Chartist is yet another (nice-looking!) JavaScript charting library. A working hard drive, built in Minecraft. I'm not sure if I should be impressed that someone took the time to do this... Or alarmed. I saw an
option for enabling Microsoft Application Insights when I was deploying an app the other day, but I had no clue what it was.  This article will give you a good overview. Why does AngularJS rock?  I have my own opinions on why it rocks that I might write up someday, but here's another take on it. I did a lot of digging this past week into inheritance patterns with AngularJS.  In the end, I ended up not using inheritance, but it's nice to know what options...(Read whole news on source site)

Rebuild SQL Server Database Even After Logical Inconsistency Caused

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Users can rebuild SQL Server database successfully with the help of our extremely commendably performing SQL Recovery software solution. The tool had been built with the kind of technology that lets users repair MDF database within a reasonable time period. This way, recovery is not only made easy but is also served productively along with user convenience. A fine balance of technicalities as well as ease that serves user friendliness has been carefully instilled while designing the software for rendering a comprehensive solution. LOGICAL INCONSISTENCY Performing functions to check results of database integrity or to rebuild SQL Server database via queries or commands sometimes results in making modifications in other set of databases. This
causes logical inconsistency in the SQL Server MDF database resulting in the following errors: Error: 824, Severity: 24, State: 2. SQL Server detected a logical consistency-based I/O error: incorrect pageid (expected 1:1863; actual 0:96). It occurred during a read of page (1:1863) in database ID 4 at offset 0x00000000e8e000 in file 'F: \MSSQL.1\MSSQL\DATA\MSDBData.mdf'. Additional messages in the SQL Server error log or system event log may provide more detail. This is a severe error condition that threatens database integrity and must be corrected immediately. Complete a full database consistency check (DBCC CHECKDB). This error can be caused by many factors; for more information, see SQL Server Books Online. After putting in another command or...(Read whole news on source site)

O’Reilly half-price offer on books by C.J.Date until 05:00 PT September 19 2014

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Originally posted on: 05:00 PT September 2014, O’Reilly are offering 50% off a number of books by C.J. Date (the Guru of SQL Relational Theory) at “Set theory, nullology, the closed world assumption…the finer concepts of relational theory are both subtle and challenging to learn. We've got good news. You can learn from the best with video training from C.J. Date. When it comes to data, there's no better teacher.”   

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 12/September/2014 - Version Control with Git, 2nd Edition

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Originally posted on:’s half-price Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at is Version Control with Git, 2nd Edition. “Get up to speed on Git for tracking, branching, merging, and managing code revisions. Through a series of step-by-step tutorials, this practical guide takes you quickly from Git fundamentals to advanced techniques, and provides friendly yet rigorous advice for navigating the many functions of this open source version control system.”

Yet Another Podcast #132: FalafelCon Roundtable

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Talking with J. Tower, Josh Eastburn and Venkata Koppaka of Falafel Software about their upcoming presentations at FalafelCon.  We also discuss working remotely, software, AngularJS, Xamarin and much more. Falafel Software FalafelCon Falafel Blogs HipChat GoToMeeting 48 States Project  ... For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at