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Great Free Courses on Building HTML5 apps using ASP.NET Web API, Knockout.js and jQuery

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Pluralsight has developed some great training courses on the new .NET 4.5 and VS 2012 release, including two fantastic courses from John Papa that cover how to build HTML5 web apps using ASP.NET Web API, Knockout and jQuery: Single Page Apps with HTML5, Web API, Knockout and jQuery Building HTML5 and JavaScript Apps with MVVM and Knockout Free 1-Month Subscription to the Courses Pluralsight is offering a special promotion that allows you to get a free 1-month subscription to watch the above courses at no cost. 
There is no obligation to buy anything at the end of the offer and you don’t need to supply a credit card in order to take part in it. To get access to the course you simply follow @pluralsight and @john_papa on Twitter and then visit this page and enter your Twitter name using the form on it.  Pluralsight will then send you a private twitter message containing the access code that you can use to subscribe to the courses (and download the course exercise files).  Once you are subscribed to the course you...(Read whole news on source site)

Windows 8 Metro series part #1

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Today, the last article of my series about Windows 8 "metro” applications I’m writing for has been published. The article is the first of the second part so it is the moment to collect together the work I’ve done up to july for the first part. If you like, the articles are available online on the SilverlightShow’s website at the addresser here reported:

Windows Store Open To Developers

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It's time Win8 devs! The Windows 8 Developer Store is now open to begin submission of your Windows 8 applications. You can sign up for a Windows Store Developer account today, and if you happen to be an MSDN Subscriber, then you should have access to a registration code to offset the cost of signing up. If you are not an MSDN subscriber, than the account will cost you $49 annually. 

From the site you get the following with your account:
Your Windows Store developer accountAccess to the Windows Store dashboardThe ability to publish apps in
the Windows StoreDetailed info about your apps in the Windows StoreAuto-renewal every year (paid subscriptions only)Two free assisted technical support incidents per yearIt's a small price to pay if your app hits the jackpot, right!?!?! To get started click the link below and sign in with your existing MSDN or Live account to begin registration:

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Upcoming Events for September 11th, 2012

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Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and user group events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: MD RockNUG Release 6.3
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
- David Makogon

Presenting an introduction to the “NoSQL” database craze (kinda sounds like “Nose Equal”). We’ll fire up a quite-popular NoSQL database, MongoDB, and see what this mysterious schema-free, SQL-free database is
all about!
David is a Windows Azure Cloud Architect at Microsoft, formerly a Window Azure MVP. He works with ISVs to help deliver their solutions on the Windows Azure platform. He spends lots of energy in the user community, giving talks at several user groups, Azure Bootcamps, and code camps. You can follow his blog at

6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation: Jimmy Bosse
7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
7:30 - 9:00 Feature Presentation: Mongo DB - David Makogon
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Thursday,...(Read whole news on source site)

Get free help building your Windows 8 apps

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If you are a developer working on a Windows 8 app that you plan on publishing in the Windows Store, here is your chance to get free, professional, help with your project. I'll be holding open office... This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more!

Reset npm user account

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Today I was publishing stuff to npm and came across a situation in which I typed the wrong user account for my local mahcine’s npm. I typed npm adduser jcreamer898 and then realized it was supposed to be “jcreamer”. After a few minutes of digging I figured out that there’s a file in my home [...]

Windows 8 RSS Reader

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Project Description
A RSS Feed Reader Window 8 Style App
This source code is written in C# and XAML and uses the Visual Studio Grid Layout template.
Key Features
Reads a RSS or Atom feed on launch Click to navigate to detail of a item App bar for changing default Feed URL Search and filter within posts Filter is not maintained in the details view - fixed All Items and Categories group view Search capability via Charms Sort items with Images first, text-only last Enabled Caching to improve navigation between frames
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Display Mode Bug in ASP.NET MVC 4 and Workaround

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                    I have found an important bug in ASP.NET forums regarding the new display mode feature in ASP.NET MVC 4. If you are using ASP.NET MVC 4 Display Mode feature in your application or plan to use this feature in your application then it will be very important for you to be familiar with this bug, otherwise your application will not work as you expect. I and Rick Anderson have created some workaround for this bug. So, in this article, I will explain you the bug and also let you know that how to workaround this bug
                    For understanding this bug, create a new ASP.NET MVC 4 application. Then add a desktop and a mobile view(if you are new, then see this link). Now, just run your application and switch between the mobile and the desktop view. Then only use the desktop view for couple of minutes. Then switch to the mobile view, you will see the desktop view instead of the mobile view. This will clearly signal a bug in ASP.NET MVC 4. The reason of this bug is that both of your desktop and mobile view's location are cached(assuming that you have only 2 display modes) when your...(Read whole news on source site)