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Web APIs vs RPC

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I keep finding a lot of developers who like to model and build web apps using HTTP as a transport for RPC. I don’t understand this but I thought I would do my best to provide a framework for understanding why one might choose to use the HTTP protocol rather than ignoring it and layering […]

Scheduler .NET 3.3: Week Units and Updated Timeline View

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We happy to inform that we’ve recently updated DHTMLX Scheduler .NET calendar control to version 3.3. The updated version is featured by the possibility to display multiple days in units view and ‘days’ mode in timeline view.
Week Units
Starting from v.3.3, you can add week units to your calendar and display units in multiple days.

“Days” Mode in Timeline View
Now you can display days instead of sections on the vertical scale of the timeline view. Marking and blocking days is disabled in this mode.

API Updates
‘Expand’ extension that adds and
expand icon to the right upper cornder of the calendar. By clicking on the icon, you resize the calendar either expanding it to the full screen or reducing to the small screen.

We have also updated tooltip extenstion ‘touch_tooltip’ that disables Scheduler .NET tooltips on touch devices.
Other Updates and Fixes

Another update concern URL extension that allows linking the events using event date and id.The newly released Scheduler .NET has improved functionality with fixed DST issues and correct events creation on touch devices in the timeline view. 
We have also provided detailed documentation where you'll find technical...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1823

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Software MSBuild Engine is now Open Source on GitHub – Rich Lander announces the news that the MSBuild Engine is the latest project to move to an open source model with code hosting on GitHub Windows driver frameworks source on GitHub – J M Rossy also announces another project moving to having source on GitHub […]

What's new in the Office Roadmap - 2015-03-19

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Some small but interesting additions on the roadmap today. Changes 2015-03-19 New stuff on the roadmap Yammer support for Android Wear devices: (Directly to Launched) Yammer on your wrist! Ok, where's the Microsoft Band app? Enhanced NDRs: (In Development) Microsoft will now help you understand the cause and reason of NDRs in a much easier way. ExpressRoute for Office 365: (In Development) You want your own redundant fat pipe to the Office 365 Data Centers - then this is your feature. Will be launched this fall.

Nintex Form - working with managed metadata fields

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  This is a post I wrote late last year, and applies to the Managed Metadata Fields in Nintex Forms via some "JavaScript middle-tier magic".    Disclaimer My conversations with the Nintex Form team back then was that at some point they might stop using the SharePoint Managed Metadata Fields and switch to their own control (similar to what they do with the people picker).  Then the following JavaScript code around Managed Metadata fields would stop working.   Goals Nintex has a JavaScript wrapper API (NF.PeoplePickerAPI) around their People Picker
Control. Create something similar that allows me to wrap a Managed Metadata Field.   SPG.ManagedMetadataApi   (function (SPG, $, undefined) {     var ctor = function (elem) {
        this.$elem = $(elem);         var $taxonomyEditor = this.$elem.find(".ms-taxonomy");
        if ($taxonomyEditor.length) {
            this.controlObject = new Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy.ControlObject($taxonomyEditor.get(0));
    };     ctor.prototype = {         replaceTerm: function(label, termGuid) {
            var self = this;...(Read whole news on source site)

Xamarin.Forms: Segmented Control

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iOS has a very useful segmented control.   It is, essentially, a set of radio buttons that look more like an array of normal buttons…   It would be great to have this on iOS and Android, and by the … Continue reading → For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at