In one of our previous tip (Changing Code Information Indicator Styles in Visual Studio 2013), we have seen how we can customize the different CodeLens options. Now, with the latest version of VS 2013, this things are become more simpler. You can now get access to the CodeLens Options, by just right clicking on the [...]
Emotional intelligence is one of the most important tools to add to your tool belt, whether you are a leader, a manager, a manager of managers, or an individual contributor that needs to influence without authority. Emotional intelligence is “the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups.” It’s powerful stuff. Here are 10 of my past posts from this year that will help you learn some new emotional intelligence skills that you can apply immediately: A Lighter Feeling - What if you
could release negative emotions and feel lighter and ready for anything as you go about your day? You can, if you know how, and the key is, it’s not in your head. Delayed Gratification: Make It a Better Pill to Swallow - Delayed gratification shows up time and again as one of the best ways to live a better life. It’s how we rise above the pitfalls of instant gratification. It’s also how we focus on doing more of what’s important. But how can we master it? Emotional Intelligence Quotes...(Read whole news on source site)
Last night, I returned from Vilnius, after seven intensive days of Buildstuff. After a few long months, I was looking forward to be influenced and inspired by concepts and experiences strange to my day-to-day job - surrounded by people hungry to build better software. Because of the diversity of the program, the high level of the speakers and the presence of some familiar DDD-community faces, my expectations were easily met. Also, the location and low rates for tickets, transport and beer make it a very reasonable investment.
I expect the videos to be uploaded over the
next few weeks and thus I will not bore you with session summaries. Instead I picked out some quotes which stood out for me in one way or the other; because they were spot on, summarize a concept in just a few words, or because they challenge me and give me food for thought.
Hope to see you again next year, Buildstuff.
Code contracts help generating tests. Pre-condition failed? Not a useful test. Post -condition failed? We found a bug.Documenting assumptions outside of code lead to rapid unscheduled disassembly of the Arianne 5.Why separate tests...(Read whole news on source site)
Single Page Apps Session Slide Deck Today I had the pleasure of delivering a Single Page Applications (SPAs) session in SELA SDP December 2013 conference. I want to thank all the session attendees! I hope that you had good time. The session agenda was as follows: • The Road to Single Page Apps• What is […]
Previous parts in this series:
Part 0: Intro
Part I: Quick sharing of code
Part II: The class library approach
Part III: We need a pattern
Part IV: Mocking out the differences
Part V: Event to command
Part VI: Behaviors for coping with orientation changes
Part VII: Tombstoning
In the previous part I talked about the MVVM pattern as a great way to share logic in your application. Your ViewModel (and Model) code can be placed in a portable class library, thus making it reusable. But, since it is not possible to put any
platform specific code in your PCL, you cannot directly use platform specific services from within a ViewModel (this would make your PCL unsharable between platforms). This poses some challenges, but these can quite easily be overcome. This part in our series will be the most extensive thus far, and will contain the most advanced concepts, like inversion of control, dependency injection, and reflection. But bear with me, it will all be worth it in the end!
Let's first look at one of these platform specific behaviors: Windows Phone and Windows 8 both allow you to navigate from one page...(Read whole news on source site)
If you are part of DVLUP program of Nokia, you might have noticed that, all Windows Phone 8 challenges have the same requirement “Employ Fast App Switching”. This is more likely same as “Fast App Resume”. So, what is this and how can you configure your app to support fast app resume? In this small post for WPDev, we will discuss a bit about it and the simple process to configure your WP8 apps and/or games to process “Fast App Resume”.
What is “Fast App Switching”?In Windows Phone 8, when the user navigates away from
an application, the app goes into suspended state and the state preserves in memory by the operating system. If the user returns back to the app by pressing the hardware “back” button or by using the Task Switcher, the app instance resumes immediately. The app quickly resumes to the same state it was when the user navigated away because it was preserved in memory by the operating system. This process is called Fast App Switching or FAS. Let’s assume, the user opens an app which loads the “MainPage.xaml” by default. Then the user navigates to another page named “SecondaryPage.xaml” and then...(Read whole news on source site)