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Dealing with Front and Rear Camera in a Windows Store Application

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In the previous post you have learned about the 5 simple steps to getting started with Camera in Windows Store App.  By following those steps you should be able to get preview of video from the default camera from the device. When we developed apps for Tablets and most of the tablets has multiple cameras ( mainly […]

OWIN Katana and Stage Marker in Integrated pipeline

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This is third post in the series of blog posts on OWIN and Katana. i) Basics of OWIN and Katanaii) OWIN integrated Pipeline extensions in KatanaIn previous post of this post we discussed about the integrated pipeline and HttpModule. How to add your custom OWIN middleware component? In this post we’ll be learning about the various stages of Integrated pipeline

MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala - Mass Technology Leadership Council

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MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala - Mass Technology Leadership Council

CEO of the Year
David Aldrich of Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Tom Erickson of Acquia
Stephen Kaufer of TripAdvisor
Niraj Shah of Wayfair
Michael Simon of LogMeIn

CTO of the Year
Joe Bondi of RunKeeper
Dries Buytaert of Acquia
Patrick Harding of Ping Identity
Daniel Theobald of Vecna
Ron Zalkind of CloudLock

Emerging Executive of the Year
Matthew Bellows of Yesware
Tim Bertrand of Acquia
Emily Reichert
Mike Volpe of HubSpot

Private Company of the Year

Innovative Technology of the Year - 
Big Data

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 16/July/2014 - Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible

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Originally posted on:’Reilly’s half-price E-Book of the day at is Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible. “Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most significant update to this product since 2005, and it may change how database administrators and developers perform many aspects of their jobs. If you're a database administrator or developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bibleteaches you everything you need to take full advantage of this major release. This detailed guide not only covers all the new features of SQL Server 2012, it also shows you step by step how to develop top-notch SQL
Server databases and new data connections and keep your databases performing at peak.” ...(Read whole news on source site)

#1,115 – Internationalization I – Obey CurrentCulture for Output

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The first step in internationalizing an application is to ensure that your application honors the user’s current regional settings, as reflected by the CurrentCulture property of the application’s main thread. Current culture impacts the display of the following: Numeric data Date/time values Currency values All of these values are typically stored internally as numeric (e.g. double, […]

Welcome to Day 3 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014! Some things to know…

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Welcome to Day 3 of Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 in Washington, D.C.! Today we start the day off again with a series of keynotes, including Satya Nadella, followed by a full day of sessions and meetings. If you are not here with us at WPC 2014, remember that you can participate and follow along virtually in many ways, and here’s how to stay connected, participate in, and follow all of the amazing Worldwide Partner Conference information! Also, don’t forget that I’m looking forward to the 2014 Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference, so be sure to come up
and say, “Hi,” while you’re here and let’s grab a picture together for this year’s collection. Here are a few things that you should know for today: BREAKFAST: Be sure to start your day off right with some breakfast. It will be another full day of networking, connecting, getting great info, etc., so get your nutrition to start the day. We are serving breakfast in the Verizon Center from 7:30 – 9:30 am today. REGISTRATION: Don't have your badge yet? Registration is open today from...(Read whole news on source site)

When a race condition is what you want…

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I have an interesting situation that I am not sure how to resolve. We need to record the last request time for a RavenDB database. Now, this last request time is mostly used to show the user, and to decide when a database is idle, and can be shut down. As such, it doesn’t have to be really accurate ( a skew of even a few seconds is just fine ). However, under load, there are many requests coming in (in the case presented to us, 4,000 concurrent requests), and they all need to update the last request. Obviously, in
such a scenario, we don’t really care about the actual value. But the question is, how do we deal with that? In particular, I want to avoid a situation where we do a lot of writes to the same value in an unprotected manner, mostly because it is likely to cause contentions between cores. Any ideas? It is actually fine for us to go slightly back (so thread A at time T+1 and thread B at time T+2 running concurrently, and the end result is T+1), which is why I said that a race is fine for us. But...(Read whole news on source site)

Cross-platform behavior for making screenshots in Windows (Phone) 8.1

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Currently I am developing an app that should be able to share or save whatever is on the screen. I came upon this article by Loek van den Ouweland about RenderTargetBitmap and wondered if I could a) make this more generally (re)usable and b) make it play nice with MVVM. The answer was – you guessed it – a behavior. The fun thing is, you can drag it onto any UI element, and it will create a screenshot of whatever what’s inside that element ( and that’s not necessary the whole screen!) and save it to
storage. Two dependency properties, Target and Prefix, determine what message the behavior listens to, and what the file prefix is. The main code of the functionality – which still looks a lot like Loek’s original sample – is in the behavior itself. To invoke it from the viewmodel, I call in the help of the MVVMLight messenger. So I start with the message that the viewmodel and the behavior use to communicate:using GalaSoft.MvvmLight.Messaging; namespace WpWinNl.Behaviors { public class ScreenshotMessage : MessageBase { public ScreenshotMessage(object sender = null, object target = null, ...(Read whole news on source site)