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The Heartbleed Bug remains a threat on the Web.

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Originally posted on: it is now 6 months since the existence of the Heartbleed bug was announced, it still remains a threat. Even after 6 months an astounding 97% of Global 2000 organisations remain vulnerable due to incomplete remediation. Please see the article at

O’Reilly offer of 50% off 5-star titles to 05:00 PT 29/October/2014

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Originally posted on: 05:00 PT 29/October/2014, OReilly are offering 50% off some top E-Books and Training Videos. Concurrency in C# Cookbook “If you're one of the many developers uncertain about concurrent and multithreaded development, this practical cookbook will change your mind. With more than 75 code-rich recipes, author Stephen Cleary demonstrates parallel processing and asynchronous programming techniques, using libraries and language features in .NET 4.5 and C# 5.0.” The Book of GIMP “GIMP is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop with tons of professional-grade features. But with so
many powerful tools and menu options, GIMP can be difficult to master. Whether you're struggling to get started or trying to master some of GIMP's more complex features, you'll find the answers you're looking for in The Book of GIMP.” ZeroMQ “Dive into ØMQ (aka ZeroMQ), the smart socket library that gives you fast, easy, message-based concurrency for your applications. With this quick-paced guide, you’ll learn hands-on how to use this scalable, lightweight, and highly flexible networking tool for exchanging messages among clusters, the cloud, and other multi-system environments.”

Reuse your MSDN benefits with your Org ID

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If you are trying to reuse your MSDN benefits with your Org ID but you previously activated against your Microsoft ID then you may need to cancel your subscription to reuse it. If, like me, you are moving all of your Microsoft ID (was Live ID) corporate stuff over to Organisational Id (Office 365) and you have previously activated your MSDN benefits against your Microsoft ID you have a bit of work to move those benefits over. The post Reuse your MSDN benefits with your Org ID appeared first on naked ALM - Experts
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My appearance on Technology and Friends Episode 340

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Introduction Sam Basu and I was recently interviewed by David Giard for his podcast called Technology and Friends. We talked for about 30 minutes on the new features of Telerik AppBuilder. As always, I had a blast and really enjoy being part of his podcast. Podcast Info You can watch the podcast by visiting this page. Catch more from David at called Technology and Friends. Thanks for watching and I hope you found something useful from it.
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New Article Published about Why iOS Developers Still Need to Know Objective-C

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I have a new in-depth article published online today called, “Why iOS Developers Still Need to Know Objective-C”. See below for more information and a link to the online article. Article Introduction Intro: I remember it all so well, I was at WWDC 2014, when Apple first announced a new programming language for iOS called Swift. The first thought that passed through the minds of most attendees was something along the lines of: Wait…what? I love Objective-C, now I gotta learn another language?
Is this the only way to build apps for iOS 8? The Full Article The full article is hosted on the TDN website and you can access it by clicking here. Don’t forget to rate it and leave comments if you have any problems.
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#1,184 – Where Data Templates Are Used, part II

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A data template is typically set as the value of the ContentTemplate property of a ContentControl or the ItemTemplate property of an ItemsControl. The ContentTemplate and ItemTemplate properties are typically used as follows: The ContentTemplate is used as the ContentTemplate of a ContentPresenter, which is itself contained in the control’s control template The ItemTemplate is used as the ContentTemplate for each item presented by an ItemsPresenter (e.g. used […]

Modeling exercise: The grocery store’s checkout model

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I went to the super market yesterday, and I forgot to get out of work mode, so here is this posts. The grocery store checkout model exercise deals with the following scenario. You have a customer that is scanning products in a self checkout lane, and you need to process the order. In terms of external environment, you have: ProductScanned ( ProductId: string ) event Complete Order command Products ( Product Id –> Name, Price ) dataset So far, this is easy, however, you also need to take into account: Sales (1+1, 2+1, 5% off for
store brands, 10% off for store brands for loyalty card holders). Purchase of items by weight (apples, bananas, etc). Per customer discount for 5 items. Rules such as alcohol can only be purchased after store clerk authorization. Purchase limits (can only purchase up to 6 items of the same type, except for specific common products) The nice thing about such an exercise is that it forces you to see how many things you have to juggle for such a seemingly simple scenario. A result of this would be to see how you would handle relatively complex rules. Given the number...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1720

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Software Microsoft Azure Websites WebJobs is now GA in the Microsoft Azure Platform – Magnus Mårtensson shares in the announcement of the General Availability of Microsoft Azure WebJobs [Announcement] ODataLib 6.8.1 Release – Layla Liu announces the release of the ODataLib 6.8.1, addressing a couple of issues, and two new features around dates and collections […]