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Book Review: SignalR: Real-time Application Development

Simone Busoli, Jun 28, 2013
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A book review of SignalR by Simone.

Android for .NET Developers - Location and Maps

Dino Esposito, Jun 18, 2012
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In Windows Phone and iOS getting the current position of the device in terms of latitude and longitude and then placing a marker on a map is a relatively easy task. In Android, things tend to be a bit more complicated and require a bit more attention and preliminary work. My purpose with this article is just touching on the various steps required to capture information about the current location and displaying that on a map view.

TextBox Row Filter in Telerik's RadGridView in Silverlight

Diptimaya Patra, May 28, 2012
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If you have come across the JQGrid features, you might have seen the filter row available as the first row in the grid. The feature includes filtering the column data as soon as you start typing into the textboxes. Similarly we are going to achieve it for Telerik's RadGridView. Instead of on the top, we would do it at the bottom of the RadGridView.

jQuery Deferred Objects Promise Callbacks

Jing Ding, May 23, 2012
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jQuery Deferred/Promise objects untangle spaghetti-like asynchronous code.

Air Space Issue in Web Browser Control in Silverlight

Diptimaya Patra, May 21, 2012
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Air Space issue is a common issue in Web Browser control in Silverlight and WPF. To explain the issue in words: the web browser control would be the top control in the visual tree; even if the control is carefully placed below other control. In this article we will see what the trick to deal with this specific issue is.

Code First Approach using Entity Framework 4.1, Inversion of Control, Unity Framework, Repository and Unit of Work Patterns, and MVC3 Razor View

Akhil Mittal, May 16, 2012
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A detailed introduction about the code first approach using Entity Framework 4.1, Inversion of Control, Unity Framework, Repository and Unit of Work Patterns, and MVC3 Razor View.

Create Android AngryBirds Game Using WiEngine SDK -Part 3

Xianzhong Zhu, May 14, 2012
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In the second part of this series, I introduced how to create most of the gadgets in the prelude screen of the AngryBirds game. In this third part, we'll finish the final part - the birds' parabolic movement in the prelude screen. And then, we'll focus upon how to build the level pack and the game level selection screens, as well as other related techniques based upon WiEngine SDK.

Create Android AngryBirds Game Using WiEngine SDK -Part 2

Xianzhong Zhu, May 11, 2012
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Starting from this article I'm going to introduce how to compose the main UIs in creating the AngryBirds game.

Create Android AngryBirds Game Using WiEngine SDK -Part 1

Xianzhong Zhu, Apr 30, 2012
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AngryBirds, as a strategy puzzle mobile game developed by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Mobile, has now become worldwide. In this series, from the viewpoint of a mobile developer, I want to try to find out some of the how-toes by developing a similar game named MWAngryBirds that runs on the Android operating system using the WiEngine SDK

Exception Handling and .Net (A practical approach)

Akhil Mittal, Apr 29, 2012
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Error Handling has always been crucial for an application in a number of ways. It may affect the execution state of the application, or expose sensitive information to a user. Let's see how to deal with it.

Android for .NET Developers - Using Web Views

Dino Esposito, Apr 27, 2012
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In this article, I'll show a native app that contains a web-based view. The great news is that HTML content can be merged effectively with the surrounding graphics simply blurring differences.

Q&A. DNS Load Balancing, Google and Geo-location, CDNs-Week 50

Scott Forsyth, Apr 11, 2012
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This week answers two Q&A questions from viewers. DNS Load Balancing and then some discussion and a walkthrough using Application Request Routing (ARR) for a Content Delivery Network (CDN).

Q&A. What’s new in IIS8, Perf, Indexing Service–Week 49

Scott Forsyth, Mar 26, 2012
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This week I'm taking Q&A from viewers, starting with what's new in IIS8, a question on enable32BitAppOnWin64, performance settings for asp.net, the ARR Helper, and Indexing Services.

Ref and Out (The Inside Story)

Akhil Mittal, Mar 23, 2012
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Knowing the power of ref and out, a developer will certainly make full use of this feature of parameter passing. My effort in this article would be to make this understanding simpler and focus on internal logic of ref and out.

WCF as a Web Role and Worker Role in Windows Azure - Part 1

Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Mar 21, 2012
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In this article we are going to see how WCF plays a major role in application development on Windows Azure Platform.

Android for .NET Developers - Building a Twitter Client

Dino Esposito, Mar 19, 2012
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In this article, I'll discuss the features and capabilities required by an Android application to talk with Twitter. In particular, I'll focus on authentication and updates.

jQuery Mobile ListView

Brian Mains, Mar 09, 2012
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In this article, we're going to look at what JQuery Mobile uses to represent lists, and how capable they really are.

JQuery Mobile Widgets Overview

Brian Mains, Mar 07, 2012
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An overview of widgets in jQuery Mobile.

jQuery Mobile Pages

Brian Mains, Mar 05, 2012
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Brian Mains explains how to create pages with the jQuery Mobile framework.

Introduction to jQuery Mobile

Brian Mains, Feb 29, 2012
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Brian Mains discusses the jQuery Mobile framework for developing user interfaces for mobile devices.

Developing a Hello World Java Application and Deploying it in Windows Azure - Part II

Janani K, Feb 22, 2012
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In this article we will see the steps involved in deploying the WAR created in the first part of this series to the compute emulator and to windows azure platform first in staging environment and later promote it to production. We will also have a look at different options available in Windows Azure management portal to deploy and maintain the deployed application.

IIS FTP Troubleshooting - Week 48

Scott Forsyth, Feb 20, 2012
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This lesson covers ways to troubleshoot IIS FTP. When it works, it works well, but if you run into issues getting an FTP account working it can sometimes be difficult to resolve. This video will help you understand some helpful tricks and it will walk you through ways to isolate and resolve the issue. This is week 48 of a 52 week series for the web pro.

Developing a Hello World Java Application and Deploying it in Windows Azure - Part I

Janani K, Feb 17, 2012
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This article demonstrates how to install Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse, create a Hello World application using this installed plugin, deploying and testing the application in Windows Azure cloud.

Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Application and Deploying to Windows Azure Cloud

Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Feb 15, 2012
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In this article we are going to see how to use the new Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 4 developer preview application with Windows Azure platform.