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A Personal History of Microcomputing (Part 1)

Rico Marianis Performance Tidbits, November 18, 2014
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I started writing this several years ago, never finished it...  stumbled across it just now and I thought maybe if I post this I'd be motivated to write more. This is of course just my perspectiv...

ASP.NET Providers for the ADO.NET Entity Framework

The Code Project Latest Articles, November 15, 2014
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The introduction of the ADO.NET Entity Framework implicitly created the need for ASP.NET providers such as membership, role and profile that leverage this new technology....

The Salesforce Platform: The Return of the Citizen Programmer

Simple Talk, November 14, 2014
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The current popularity of the Salesforce software development platform has taken the industry by surprise. The current IT culture favours the esoteric, yet here is a development platform geared to the...

How to roll log files at the beginning of the day using Enterprise Library logging block

Code Climber, November 14, 2014
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It took me a while to find out the (very simple) solution to my problem, so I thought it would have been a good idea to create a post explaining it. The problem Im logging from my application using ...

A Better Way of Installing and Updating Windows Packages

Simple Talk, November 6, 2014
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A guest editorial for Simple-Talk. One of the most obvious drawbacks to Windows is the application update mechanism, or rather the lack of it. This is very likely to be remedied very soon. What is unu...

A jquery-watch Plug-in for watching CSS styles and Attributes

Rick Strahls WebLog, October 20, 2014
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A few years back I wrote a small jQuery plug-in used for monitoring changes to CSS styles of a DOM element. The plug-in allows for monitoring CSS styles on an element and being notified if the monitor...

Adobe Photoshop with Open Standards Enhanced by Intel HD and Iris Graphics

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 16, 2014
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In this article, well explore the strides Adobe engineers have made over the last few years to enhance Photoshop using OpenGL* and OpenCL to increase hardware utilization....

Performance Quiz #14: Memory Locality, x64 vs. x86, Alignment, and Density

Rico Marianis Performance Tidbits, September 29, 2014
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   It's been a very long time since I did a performance quiz and so it's only right that this one covers a lot of ground.  Before I take even one step forward I want you to know that I ...

Deriving from a fluent class

More Whidbey stuff, September 12, 2014
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Heres an interesting one, and maybe you can help me make my design less crappy. I have this library that Im a little proud of, called FluentPath. Its a fluent wrapper around System.IO that enabl...

Log4net: Log to a JavaScript Console

The Code Project Latest Articles, September 3, 2014
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While lurking and skulking in the shadows of various technical .Net sites, I've noticed many developers discussing log4net in their blogs and posts; log4net is an extremely popular tool for logging .N...

A View to an Adornment... Creating a Visual Studio Viewport Adornment Extension

MSDN: Coding4Fun, August 18, 2014
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Shemeer NS, Shemeer's World of Programming, continues his quest to show us all the different ways we can extend our favorite development environment, through the power of code and extensions.Recently ...

Practical Difference between Const & ReadOnly

The Code Project Latest Articles, August 4, 2014
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This article shows the what's and how's to use const and readonly variables in one's code...

Interview transcript: Enterprise Collaboration in 2014

Eli Robillards World of Blog., July 31, 2014
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Recently I was interviewed for MNP's Impact magazine along with our CIO Scott Greenlay and national Microsoft practice lead Steve Maclean. While the finished product will appear in an upcoming issue o...

Future Proof Your Technical Interviewing Process: The Technical Interview

Marquee de Sells: Chriss insight outlet, July 23, 2014
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Its incredibly important to interview well as youre building your technical team. Further, interviewing well is hard to do and, like anything, you only get out of it what you put into it. In part 1 of...

Implementing a WADO Server using Orthanc

The Code Project Latest Articles, July 16, 2014
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This article explains how to create a basic WADO server to provide Web access to DICOM images. The WADO server is implemented as a plugin for Orthanc, a lightweight DICOM store....

MongoDB Hadoop Hortonworks in Windows Server 2008

The Code Project Latest Articles, July 11, 2014
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MongoDB Hadoop Hortonworks in Windows Server 2008...

Move Thumb with Rainbow Grid Adorner.

The Code Project Latest Articles, July 7, 2014
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I made Adorner which displayed Rainbow color Grid in Canvas....

MongoDB Innovation Award Winners

The MongoDB NoSQL Database Blog, June 24, 2014
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The MongoDB Innovation Awards recognize applications that are transforming businesses, enabling organizations to actualize trends like Big Data and the Internet of Things and attain impressive scale a...

Cool CSS 4 Feature: pointer-events

The Code Project Latest Articles, June 6, 2014
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CSS 4? Really? CSS 3 isn't fully released yet! What on earth is going on here?It all started when I was fooling around with GIMP, the extremely powerful free graphics editor. I took a public domai...

Kinecting to an Orchestra of Obedient Deltabots

MSDN: Coding4Fun, May 21, 2014
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Today's inspirational project is another vision of how the Kinect is impacting performance art...Orchestra of Obedient Deltabots Sways at Your CommandMore fun with inverted delta kinematics!Sarah Petk...

Dear Lenovo

K. Scott Allen, May 6, 2014
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Long time buyer, first time writer. Over the years I’ve struggled each time I’ve decided it’s time to to buy a new ThinkPad. I’ve struggled because it used to be difficult to c...

Analyze MongoLab Data with Hadoop in Mortar

MongoLab - MongoDB Hosting, April 23, 2014
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The following is a guest post by Doug Daniels, CTO of Mortar Data Inc. Today, were excited to announce integration between MongoLab and Mortar, the Hadoop platform for high-scale data science. If you ...

Windows 8.1 Update 1

Laurent Duveau, April 7, 2014
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 has been announced last week at Microsoft Build 2014 conference. It is free and already available for MSDN subscribers, and for everybody else on April 8th via Windows Update. ...

Windows 8.1 Update 1

Laurent Duveau, April 7, 2014
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 has been announced last week at Microsoft Build 2014 conference. It is free and already available for MSDN subscribers, and for everybody else on April 8th via Windows Update. ...

PowerShell One-Liners: Help, Syntax, Display and Files

Simple Talk, April 4, 2014
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PowerShell is designed to be used by busy IT professionals who want to get things done, and don't necessarily enjoy programming. PowerShell tackles this paradox by providing its own help and command-l...

Simplified Database Access via ADO.NET Interfaces

The Code Project Latest Articles, April 2, 2014
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Using the ADO.NET Interfaces to build a small framework to simplify Database Access...

Http Clients and Azure Blob Storage

K. Scott Allen, March 31, 2014
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Although Azure Blob storage has a formal API that you can use from C#, Node, and many other environments, behind it all is a simple HTTP API. For example, with .NET you can use HttpClient to PUT a new...

Data Science Laboratory System - Distributed File Databases

Simple Talk, March 21, 2014
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Distributed File Databases manage large amounts of unstructured or semi-structured data.. They are designed on the principle of splitting up the data into multiple locations, and then placing the code...

A Simplified Parameterized Query Class in Classic ASP

The Code Project Latest Articles, March 19, 2014
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In which a class that wraps an ADO Connection object and makes it more developer-friendly is discussed....

ADO.NET How to Prevent SQL Injection Attack?

The Code Project Latest Articles, February 24, 2014
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This post goes over the prevention of SQL injection attack in ADO.NET...

IE Zero-Day Attack Targets U.S. Military Web Site

Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online | Todays Top Picks, February 14, 2014
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An Adobe Flash vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9 and 10 was used in attacks n targeting those who visit the Web site for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)....

Route Directions with iOS7 MapKit and Google Maps API

Mehfuzs WebLog, February 7, 2014
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In addition to built-in directions API in iOS7 MapKit, it is also possible to combine data from other sources and custom draw your directions from point A to B. In this post, I am going to use Google ...

A discussion on API Documentation and Hypermedia

Brendan Tompkins, February 6, 2014
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A few weeks ago, I read a great post from Kin Lane where he was talking about the Open API movement in government. One of the things he discussed was the momentum around APIs and adoption of emerging ...

Do we dare to be data-driven?

Brendan Tompkins, January 27, 2014
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We had set the system up for a test of how this A/B testing stuff could work for us. Would it be useful? Could we communicate it clearly to the others around us? Would the data be easy to read? … Cont...

Design Adorners in XAML with Data Binding Support

The Code Project Latest Articles, January 21, 2014
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Presents a few simple controls to help you design adorners with data binding support using only XAML...

The People Have Spoken: Windows 8.1 is the Clear Winner!

the telerik blogs, January 16, 2014
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Windows 8.1 adoption is well above expectations for Windows 8 users. How does this effect your tooling choice? It's actually pretty clear, looking at the data....

The Psychology of Social Media

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, January 14, 2014
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""My name is Peter, and I'm a social media addict""Have you ever run into a friend on Facebook or Google+ who posts that they ""need to take a break from social media""? That their faith in hu...

Technical Debt and the Cultural Gap

Simple Talk, January 13, 2014
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Sometimes, technical jargon is often so readily understandable by the technical community that they forget that it may be interpreted quite differently by the rest of the business. 'Technical Debt' is...

Playing in the Babylon.js sandbox and editor

MSDN: Coding4Fun, January 8, 2014
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Today's Web Wednesday project takes us to Babylon. No, not the place, but the awesome WebGL project, Babylon.js, in an article written by Friend of the Blog, David Rousset.David shows off a simple, bu...

Entity Framework and slow bulk INSERTs

Rick Strahls WebLog, December 22, 2013
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Ive been working on an internal project where I needed to load up a large amount of records into a database for testing. On this project Im using Entity Framework Code First 6.02 and since Im in initi...

Creating Slide-out Menu with UIDynamics

Mehfuzs WebLog, December 13, 2013
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UIDynamics is a new feature in iOS7 that offer a way to improve the user experience of your app by real-word behavior and characteristics, such as gravity into your app's animation. UIKit suppo...

ADO.NET Entity framework Interview questions

The Code Project Latest Articles, December 3, 2013
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Quick revision of 25 important ADO.NET Entity framework interview questions with answers...

Winforms Release History : Q3 2013 SP1 (version 2013.3.1127)

Telerik News RSS Feed, November 27, 2013
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RadChartView ADDED: API for pan and zoom with lasso selection. FIXED: The SelectionMode is toggled off when set to the same value. FIXED: When the label of the LinearAxis is very long, it overla...

ASP.NET AJAX Release History : Q3 2013 SP1 (version 2013.3.1114)

Telerik News RSS Feed, November 14, 2013
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Quick links New for All Controls AsyncUpload AutoCompleteBox Button Calendar Captcha ComboBox DropDownList DropDownTree Editor FormDecorator Grid ImageEditor Input LightBox ListBox ListView Menu Pers...

Shimming and Wrapping OWIN Middleware (Katana Part 5)

K. Scott Allen, November 13, 2013
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Sometimes Im not interested in what the OWIN pipeline is doing as a whole, but Im trying to figure out what each piece of middleware is doing in the pipeline configured by someone else. This is useful...


Keyvan Nayyeri, November 12, 2013
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Almost four years ago I came to the United States. With that move I lost one of the biggest things in life which was nothing but the people around me who were loving me unconditionally and I was lovin...

Simple Logging Middleware (Katana Part 4)

K. Scott Allen, November 12, 2013
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Perhaps all you want to do with middleware is perform some simple logging for an HTTP request and response. Here’s a class that can hold the options for which keys the application needs to log, ...

Writing OWIN Middleware

K. Scott Allen, November 11, 2013
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Months ago I kicked off a series a posts about working with Katana and OWIN. Getting Started With OWIN and Katana Self Hosting WebAPI with Katana   In those posts I mostly used helper methods pr...

What's wrong with the abortion debate?

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, November 2, 2013
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Science tells us unequivocally that as soon as the first embryonic cell division takes place, we have a human life - separate and distinct from the mother. This is not a religious issue - it is one o...

Why Obamacare Will Never Work, and How We Got It All Wrong

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, October 20, 2013
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A refusal to look abroad to see what systems actually work is the major failure of Obamacare. It was rammed down our throats from behind closed doors. Ill-conceived, politically motivated, you name it...