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A lot of blogs have been showing off and talking about new Windows Phone 8.1 features that are the big picture features I love like Cortana, Action Center and even the new Calendar views. Well, I have the new build and I have to say I’m loving it too. These features are great, but I’ve noticed a bunch of smaller features that I also adore. Let’s talk about these smaller, but very cool features: Internet Explorer 11 Reader View My phone ends up being one of my main news source. I wake up to my GooNews app as
well as the Bing News app (now just called News). Because of this, I end up in the browser reading quite a few articles. On Windows Phone 8, the reading experience was annoying if the website didn’t make sure the site was responsive. Most notably sports news websites seem prone to this (I’m a baseball fan). In IE11 on Windows 8.1, they now support a reading mode for sites it can discern how to format the page. This is much like many page optimizers out there but it being built-in makes it much easier to work with. If the...(Read whole news on source site)

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Update: Forgot to mention - Friday and Monday are Public Holidays here in the UK, so inkeeping with Morning Brew tradition I will be taking those days off, with the next edition being Tuesday 22nd April. Have a good Easter break. Software Announcing Kendo UI Core - Telerik announce the release of Kendo UI [...]

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Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/TATWORTH/archive/2014/04/17/apress-free-e-book-for-17apr2014-only---foundation-version-control.aspx The APress Deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/9781430239727 is a free E-book - Foundation Version Control for Web Developers. "Foundation Version Control for Web Developers explains how version control works, what you can do with it and how, using the three leading systems—SVN, Git and Mercurial—on multiple operating systems"

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In a recent version of GitHub for Windows, we made a quiet change that had a subtle effect you might have noticed. We changed the default merge strategy for *.csproj and similar files. If you make changes to a .csproj file in a branch and then merge it to another branch, you'll probably run into more merge conflicts now than before. Why? Well, it used to be that we would do a union merge for *.csproj files. The git merge-file documentation describes this option as such: Instead of leaving conflicts in the file, resolve conflicts favouring our (or their or both) side
of the lines. For those who don't speak the commonwealth English, "favouring" is a common British mispelling of the one true spelling of "favoring". :trollface: So when a conflict occurs, it tries to resolve it by accepting all changes more or less. It's basically a cop out. This strategy can be set in a .gitattributes file like so if you really want this behavior for your repository.
*.csproj merge=union
But let me show why you probably don't want to do that and why we ended up changing this. Union Merges Gone Wild Suppose we start with the following simplified foo.csproj file in our master branch...(Read whole news on source site)

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I have seen lots developers are not seeing benefits of Test Driven development. When you do Test Driven development there are lots of benefits. So I thought it will be good idea to write a blog post about it. What is Test Driven Development: As per wikipedia Test Driven Development is Test-driven development (TDD) is a software development process that relies on the repetition of a very short development cycle: first the developer writes an (initially failing) automated test case that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/darrengosbell/archive/2014/04/17/running-mdx-studio-against-sql-2012.aspxEven though MDX Studio has not been updated since SQL 2008 it’s still a fantastic tool for working with MDX. However if you have only installed SQL 2012 (or later) on your machine then you may get errors like the following: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.AnalysisServices, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'Microsoft.AnalysisServices, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' There are two ways to address this issue: 1. Install either the
SQL 2008 or SQL 2008 R2 version of AMO (which is part of the SQL Server feature pack) 2. Configure assembly redirection via a config file. You can download a copy of the mdxstudio.exe.config file from my onedrive or save the following xml to a file of that name (this file needs to be in the same folder as the MDXStudio.exe file). This file redirects the 2008 / 2008R2 version of Microsoft.AnalysisServices.dll (v10.0.0.0) to the SQL 2012 version (v11.0.0.0) to redirect to later versions it’s just a matter of changing the newVersion attribute (assuming that the new...(Read whole news on source site)

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