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Leadership Skills for Making Things Happen

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"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." -- John C. Maxwell How many people do you know that talk a good talk, but don’t walk the walk? Or, how many people do you know have a bunch of ideas that you know will never see the light of day?  They can pontificate all day long, but the idea of turning those ideas into work that could be done, is foreign to them. Or, how many people do you know can plan all day long, but their plan is nothing
more than a list of things that will never happen?  Worse, maybe they turn it into a team sport, and everybody participates in the planning process of all the outcomes, ideas and work that will never happen. (And, who exactly wants to be accountable for that?) It doesn’t need to be this way. A lot of people have Hidden Strengths they can develop into Learned Strengths.   And one of the most important bucket of strengths is Leading Implementation. Leading Implementation is a set of leadership...(Read whole news on source site)

MVP Virtual Conference Videos

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Originally posted on: few weeks ago I was one of the presenters for the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference. All of the videos for the conference have recently been published to Channel 9. There were many great talks at this virtual conference and I encourage you to check them out. My presentation was: Supercharge your Development with Azure Web Apps (formerly known as Azure Websites). My talk consisted of 12 different demos as I covered the following topics on Azure Web Apps: Continuous Deployment Configuration
Auto Scaling Monitoring Operations SCM Admin Site Extensions Web Jobs Azure CLI Multi-Platform with Node Analytics Customizing the Portal ...(Read whole news on source site)

TypeScript/AngularJS AngularJS-IL Session Teaser

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In less than two weeks I’m having a session about building end-to-end SPAs using TypeScript. In this post I’ll show you how to get started and write apps using both TypeScript and AngularJS. Disclaimer – this post won’t explain what is TypeScript or AngularJS. Creating The Project in Visual Studio Once TypeScript is installed in […]

Speaking in AngularJS-IL Meetup

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In less than 2 weeks, I’ll be presenting a session about TypeScript in AngularJS-IL #12 Meetup. The whole Meetup is dedicated to AngularJS and Microsoft technologies so it was trivial that I’ll talk about TypeScript. The session I’ll be presenting is called “Building End-to-End SPAs Using TypeScript” and most of it will be dedicated for […]

The Morning Brew #1885

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Information From ASM.JS to WebAssembly – Brendan Eich shares news about a common goal between browser manufacturers to create WebAssembly, a common format for ‘compiled’ to JavaScript applications, – a binary format for essentially a bytecode for JavaScript. End-to-End Hypermedia: Building the Client – Jimmy Bogard continues his series on Hypermedia, looking at the implementation […]

Creating less2css using Aurelia

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The Aurelia Story Aurelia is project created by Rob Eisenberg, a former member of the Angular 2.0 team and creator of Durandal and Caliber. In his own words… I left Angular 2.0 to build Aurelia, something that I believe is more in line with what the Angular community had hoped for in 2.0. It also draws from the best parts of Durandal and merges these ideas together into a consistent JavaScript application development experience for mobile, desktop and web. After reading through an example of porting a simple app from angular 2 to Aurelia I was intrigued and felt it
was worth giving it a go to find out what it was like, how different it was and how close it was to being production ready. less2css The less2css site allows you to try out less and see the resultant css. Its been a great learning and testing tool, but has been out of date a while (version 2 not available) and it’s been frustrating that its not hosted on github pages (it hasn’t been that reliable) and that it requires a serverside component. I thought this would be a good project to try Aurelia out on. Creating the Skeleton First I created...(Read whole news on source site)

Using OpenCover and ReportGenerator to get Unit Testing Code Coverage Metrics in .NET

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If you are fortunate enough to use VS.NET Ultimate or purchase a license to a product such as dotCover then you already have access to unit testing code coverage tools. However there is still an easy and powerful way to get the same type metrics using a combination of msbuild.exe and (2) open source tools: OpenCover and ReportGenerator.

OpenCover will leverage msbuild.exe and analyze code to determine the amount of code coverage your application has in reference to the unit tests written against it. ReportGenerator will then leverage those results and display
them in a .html report output that is generated. The really cool part of it all is that since it is all scriptable, you could make the output report an artifact of a Continuous Integration (CI) build definition. In this manner you can see how a team or project is doing in reference to the code base and unit testing after each check-in and build.

A quick word on what this post will not get into - What percentage is good to have that indicates the code has decent coverage? 100%? 75%? Does it matter?...(Read whole news on source site)