When you run Map/Reduce job in Hadoop cluster on Windows Azure you will get an aggregated progress and log directly on portal, so you can see what is happening with your job. This log is different the what see when you do check individual job status in...(read more
This is the second of ten parts. The topics will be: 1: A New World
The scheme of these directories doesn’t matter, but I decided on keeping the Scripts directory since Nuget packages like to update to the Scripts folder. You’ll see in a later post when I talk about packaging why...(Read whole news on source site)
I’m extremely pleased to announce the release of Caliburn.Micro v1.3
. This is a great release with many bug fixes and several API improvements. We also support several new platforms. Here’s the highlights:
Support for WP7 Mango
Support for Silverlight 5
Basic MVVM Support for WinRT/Metro
Awesome improvements to ViewModelLocator/ViewLocator which allow easier customization of conventions.
Improved Design-Time Support for Conventions
Thanks to the great community who provided awesome feedback during this release cycle. Thanks also to those who spent time to provide fixes and pull requests for bugs as well as for API improvements. I’d like to add a special thanks to Chin Bae
for excellent work on making our ViewLocator and ViewModelLocator both more extensible and more accessible for common customizations.
We’re still just getting started. Enjoy the new bits
and see what you can build!
...(Read whole news on source site)
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This post is updated daily or more frequently, depending on the availability of new articles in the following sections:
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In my post about WPF 4.5 Observable Collection
Cross-thread Change Notification
, I showed the basics of how to
synchronize collection updates in WPF, and how to avoid having to
manually dispatch calls to the UI thread. In the comments, Jonathan
Allen brought up some very good points that I simply didn't know
the answers to (and a lock I was missing in the example). Thanks to
Jonathan for keeping me honest :)
For background, go back and read that post
, but then come here for some of
So, rather than guess at the answers, I went right to the guy
responsible for most (all?)
of the design of the binding structure
in WPF: Sam Bent. I also went back to the spec document, and also
dove deeper into what's actually happening.
Q: If I'm using collection synchronization, do I need to lock my
own access to the collection?
A: Yes, you do. The collection won't do any locking by itself (I
had thought that ObservableCollection was doing some, but both
Jonathan and Sam corrected me here. Sam also pointed out this works
with just about any collection). Having the collection handle
any locking internally is "full of pitfalls" (Sam's words, which I
agree with having seen the examples) and was abandoned early in
.NET's development...(Read whole news on source site)
Microsoft officials shared a few more details about the coming Windows 8 app store and wireless networking stack.
Happy new year.
Over the last several months since //BUILD/, I’ve published multiple blog posts outlining advancements made in Visual Studio 11, from languages
to the .NET Framework
to IDE productivity
to platform-specific tooling
. I’m concluding this five-post series with a look at some of the work that’s gone into making Visual Studio 11 a premier system for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Since many of these features were first announced at TechEd North America 2011, many individuals from my division have spoken and blogged quite eloquently about the new capabilities, so I’ll use this opportunity simply to
highlight a few of these new features and to point you to the other resources they’ve created to describe them in more depth.
The ALM offering in Visual Studio 11 was designed to enable improved collaboration amongst team members, accelerate the adoption of agile processes, and improve the cycle that links development and operations. I’ll take a look at a few examples of how Visual Studio 11 achieves this.
A good example how Visual Studio 11 improves collaboration between developers is the new code review support. Visual Studio 11 includes a significantly overhauled Team Explorer tool window, which includes the new My...(Read whole news on source site)
Announcing my new monthly column at MSDN Magazine...
The Web Development Report
Each month I'll discuss the latest and greatest topics and issues in Web application development using technologies...
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Your Windows Phone application is fast. Your Windows Phone application uses animations. Your Windows Phone application is Metro. How can you make it better? Think about your user at a bus stop. They see the bus coming. "Oh!" they think, remembering they need some information from your app. Can they get to it before the bus arrives? Tiles
Every application has a primary tile - it is displayed in the application list or start screen. Here's how they are structured: ...Read more