January 2014

Monthly Archive

The Morning Brew #1538

Posted by on 31 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • How many 32-bit types might we want? – Jon Skeet discusses the use of ‘Tiny Types’ for code clarity, and considers what other 32bit types we might find useful in our programming.
  • Create your own CLR Profiler – Calvin Hsia looks at implementing your own CLR profiler, sharing the C++ Code to perform a very basic profiling operation on your application.
  • Estimations in budgets and costs – Jimmy Bogard discusses the art and supposed science of estimation in software development, suggesting that we abandon the abstract ‘points’ based measures and actually start talking in real time, and real money
  • For your convenience, please disable security warnings – Troy Hunt discusses the security threat from mixed HTTP and HTTPS content, and what the browser warning is trying to tell you and protect you against, as well as why as developers we need to be aware of the threat and ensure that we don’t mix content modes.
  • Analyzing Windows Azure Storage Logs – Brian Swan discusses the process for exploring and analysing Azure Storage Logs, something which is particularly important when working with ‘Big Data’ in HDInsight

The Morning Brew #1537

Posted by on 30 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • jQuery 1.11 and 2.1 Released – Slightly behind the curve with this announcement from last week, but it is singnifican, with two new versions of jQuery being released. I’ve seen reports that the content delivery networks and NuGet packages have been updated to reflect.
  • Process Explorer v16.0 is out and now cooking with VirusTotal – Greg Duncan highlights the latest release of Process Explorer. Version 16 includes a new feature which provides verification that running progams are clean of viruses with the use of VirusTotal – a neat idea, especially when process monitor is such a common tool for investigating strange processes on your machine.

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The Morning Brew #1536

Posted by on 29 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Building Modern Web Applications – Today’s Windows Azure week event is all about building modern web applications supported by Windows Azure, with a great cast of presenters joining Scott Hanselman from the Windows Azure Application and Web Tools Platform team.
  • Questions from Tuesday’s talk – Eric Lippert highlights his next webcast talk, and shares some answers to questions which they didn’t have time for at the end of the last one

The Morning Brew #1535

Posted by on 28 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • SharpDevelop 5 goes MIT and Beta 1 too! – Greg Duncan highlights the first beta release of SharpDevelop 5, a release which is a major re-architecting of the project, now along with a change of license to the more permissive MIT license.

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  • mancjs: A monthly JavaScript meetup in Manchester – The Manchester JS usergroup are running an event next Wednesday (5th Feb) featuring two sessions, one from Joe Critchley looking at Facebook’s React library, and the other from Thom Seddon looking at Koa, a new web framework for Node.js.

The Morning Brew #1534

Posted by on 27 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Announcing Reduced Pricing on Storage – Steven Martin announces new reduced pricing for Windows Azure Storage taking its prices down to match the lowest Amazon S3 storage rates
  • Release 2.0.2 – SignalR/SignalR – Damian Edwards and the SignalR team announce the release of version 2.0.2, a bugfix release which addresses a number of reported issues.
  • ETWControler 1.0.0.0 Released! – Alois Kraus shares ETWController a utility to help debug distributed systems by enabling the capture of Event Tracing for Windows events from multiple machines.

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  • Live and in person – Eric Lippert and some of his Coverity colleagues are presenting three talks this week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), two of which are being webcast so you can get a chance to hear about C# and Coverity’s analyzer.

The Morning Brew #1533

Posted by on 24 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Auto History Extension in Visual Studio 2013 – Mark Wilson-Thomas announces the preview release of a new extension from Microsoft which provides a history of your changes in Visual Studio, allowing you to rollback to earlier versions of your code within the IDE (not using version control systems)

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The Morning Brew #1532

Posted by on 23 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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The Morning Brew #1531

Posted by on 22 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • The RavenDB Conference – April 7 – 11 – Ayende announces the RavenDB Conference, an event taking place between 7 – 11 April in Raleigh, NC, with 2 days of conference, and 3 days of workshops with the 2 day conference being priced at a a very reasonable $89 the limited spaces will go quickly for this one I expect.

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