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  • Better search on developers.google.com

    Google Developers Blog
    Gary Lewis
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Posted by Aaron Karp, Product Manager, developers.google.com We recently launched a major upgrade for the search box on developers.google.com: it now provides clickable suggestions as you type. We hope this becomes your new favorite way to navigate developers.google.com, and to make things even easier we enabled “/” as a shortcut key for accessing the search field on any page. If you have any feedback on this new feature, please let us know by leaving a comment below. And we have more exciting upgrades coming soon, so stay tuned!
  • Promote Your Apps and Products in New Countries with iAd

    News and Updates - Apple Developer
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    iAd is now available in 70 additional countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia, expanding global reach to 95 countries. Ad campaigns can be created in minutes using iAd Workbench. Learn More.
  • Multiple Gridding Loop in Genesis Child Theme Homepage

    dzone.com: latest front page
    Piyas De
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:06 am
    In time of creating a website in genesis you might have faced a problem with multiple gridding loop in home page. Let us discuss about that a little more. Multiple grid loop is a nifty function in genesis, which let’s you break your content into a few large features followed by a grid of smaller posts.
  • PHP 5.4.34 released!

    PHP.net releases
    Webmaster
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There is a new PHP release in town!
  • PHP Unconference Europe 2015

    PHP.net news & announcements
    Webmaster
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The 4th PHPucEU is taking place on May 9th and 10th on the wonderful island of Majorca, Spain. For the 3rd PHP Unconference Europe in 2014 about 100 attendees came to Spain and joined a bunch of different sessions. Our mission is to bring together an international group with knowledge of PHP. In order to address as wide an audience as possible, the language of all sessions, presentations and round table discussions will be English. One of the key aspects of an unconference, besides the sessions themselves, is the motivation for further discussions about topics while a coffee break (or…
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    Google Developers Blog

  • Better search on developers.google.com

    Gary Lewis
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Posted by Aaron Karp, Product Manager, developers.google.com We recently launched a major upgrade for the search box on developers.google.com: it now provides clickable suggestions as you type. We hope this becomes your new favorite way to navigate developers.google.com, and to make things even easier we enabled “/” as a shortcut key for accessing the search field on any page. If you have any feedback on this new feature, please let us know by leaving a comment below. And we have more exciting upgrades coming soon, so stay tuned!
  • Make your emails stand out in Inbox

    Gary Lewis
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Originally posted on the Google Apps Developers BlogAs we announced last week, Inbox is a whole new take on, well, the inbox. It’s built by the Gmail team, but it’s not Gmail—it’s a new product designed to help users succeed in today’s world of email overload and multiple devices. At the same time, Inbox can also help you as a sender by offering new tools to make your emails more interactive!Specifically, you can now take advantage of a new feature called Highlights.Exactly like it sounds, Highlights “highlight” or surface key information and actions from an email and display…
  • No map is an island: Introducing a connected JavaScript Maps API experience

    Gary Lewis
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    Cross-posted from the Google Geo Developers blogOur digital lives are increasingly connected. We research on our laptops, look up directions on our phones and even navigate with our watches. And by creating maps unique to each user and offering features such as saved places, Google Maps has been making it easier to continue these tasks as we move from device to device. However, although maps embedded from Google Maps are now built uniquely for every Google user, most of the now two million active sites and apps using the Maps APIs are still islands. When I look for a place to eat on Zagat, I…
  • Google Fit SDK available now

    Gary Lewis
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    After previewing it earlier this summer, today the Google Fit APIs are fully available on Android, Android Wear and the web so that you can build and publish apps for users on Google Play. Head to developers.google.com/fit to learn more.The Google Fit platform gives the user one place to keep all their fitness activities. With the user’s permission, any developer can store or read the user’s data from Google Fit and use it to build powerful and useful fitness experiences for their users.For users, we’re also launching the Google Fit app on Google Play for smartphones, tablets, Wear, and…
  • Recap of the 2014 Google Cloud Platform Roadshows

    Gary Lewis
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    We just wrapped up the Google Cloud Platform Roadshows, a series of developer events in 35 cities worldwide, where we reached nearly 4,500 developers spanning the globe, from Texas to Tel Aviv to Tokyo.Now that the series is finished, we wanted to thank everyone for coming and share with you the slides and live recording of the talks from our New York City event:Keynote (Slides | Video)Blurring the IasS/PaaS Divide (Slides | Video)From Data to Meaning (Slides | Video)Containerizing the Cloud with Kubernetes and Docker (Slides | Video)How to Design, Build and Run a Cloud App (Slides |…
 
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    News and Updates - Apple Developer

  • Promote Your Apps and Products in New Countries with iAd

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    iAd is now available in 70 additional countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia, expanding global reach to 95 countries. Ad campaigns can be created in minutes using iAd Workbench. Learn More.
  • TestFlight Beta Testing for Everyone

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    You can now invite up to 1,000 testers to beta test your iOS apps by simply sending them an email invitation through iTunes Connect. Once they accept your invitation, testers can install your beta app on their iOS devices, get updated builds, and provide feedback, all within the TestFlight app. Learn more about TestFlight.
  • Update to the Apple Push Notification Service

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Apple Push Notification service will be updated and changes to your servers may be required to remain compatible.In order to protect our users against a recently discovered security issue with SSL version 3.0 the Apple Push Notification server will remove support for SSL 3.0 on Wednesday, October 29. Providers using only SSL 3.0 will need to support TLS as soon as possible to ensure the Apple Push Notification service continues to perform as expected. Providers that support both TLS and SSL 3.0 will not be affected and require no changes.To check for compatibility, we have already…
  • 64-bit and iOS 8 Requirements for New Apps

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Starting February 1, 2015, new iOS apps uploaded to the App Store must include 64-bit support and be built with the iOS 8 SDK, included in Xcode 6 or later. To enable 64-bit in your project, we recommend using the default Xcode build setting of “Standard architectures” to build a single binary with both 32-bit and 64-bit code.
  • Create App Previews with iMovie

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    iMovie comes with every Mac and makes it easy to create app previews. Edit screen recording videos to get the timing just right, then customize your preview with titles, transitions, a soundtrack, and voiceover. Included with iMovie are 11 titles designed to showcase apps in action. To learn more, read the iMovie Guide for Creating App Previews.
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    dzone.com: latest front page

  • Multiple Gridding Loop in Genesis Child Theme Homepage

    Piyas De
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:06 am
    In time of creating a website in genesis you might have faced a problem with multiple gridding loop in home page. Let us discuss about that a little more. Multiple grid loop is a nifty function in genesis, which let’s you break your content into a few large features followed by a grid of smaller posts.
  • Intranet journeys to nowhere

    paulandrews
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:58 pm
    If you publish a document and no one can find it, was it really published? The searchability and findability of your work is crucial to the success of your intranet.
  • Bringing open innovation to the student body

    paulandrews
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:47 pm
    A new platform by a Dutch university aims to allow organizations to tap into the wisdom of the student body via open innovation challenges.
  • Useful Tools for Web Designers and Developers – November 2014

    meenahuda
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Web developers should always be aware of the current news. In order to help them in their work brilliant web developers from all over the world always try to invent new tools and find bright decisions. We want to bring to your attention a selection of some useful tools such as generators, jquery plugins, frameworks and other helpful resources and services.
  • Removal of ICE_JNIRegistry.dll Dependency & Improved VSDX to PDF Export

    zondray
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:36 pm
    We are pleased to announce the new release of Aspose.Diagram for Java 3.0.0. With this release, we have removed the dependency on the ICE_JNIRegistry.dll library. We used the library to load font information on Windows systems only. We have removed it to increase consistency and simplicity for developers. This release also improves rendering features by fixing error messages, bugs and including advanced techniques of enhancements. Previously, in the Aspose.Diagram for Java API, JNI was used to load font information on Windows systems. It was not compatible with Java Development Kit 7. We…
 
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    PHP.net news & announcements

  • PHP Unconference Europe 2015

    Webmaster
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The 4th PHPucEU is taking place on May 9th and 10th on the wonderful island of Majorca, Spain. For the 3rd PHP Unconference Europe in 2014 about 100 attendees came to Spain and joined a bunch of different sessions. Our mission is to bring together an international group with knowledge of PHP. In order to address as wide an audience as possible, the language of all sessions, presentations and round table discussions will be English. One of the key aspects of an unconference, besides the sessions themselves, is the motivation for further discussions about topics while a coffee break (or…
  • SunshinePHP Developer Conference 2015

    Webmaster
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:42 pm
    The 3rd year of SunshinePHP in Miami, Florida is shaping up to be awesome once again from February 5th - 7th, 2015. We will have a full day of in-depth 3-hour tutorials on Thursday, followed by the 2 day conference on Friday an Saturday. The conference has something for every level of PHP developer, as well as a hack-a-thon, unscheduled Uncon, fun activities, and of course sunshine. February is the perfect time to be in sunny Miami, Florida but you'll want to hurry because tickets sold out last year. So when it is cold everywhere else, come down to Florida where it is sunny and warm to…
  • PHP 5.6.2 is available

    Webmaster
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.2. Four security-related bugs were fixed in this release, including fixes for CVE-2014-3668, CVE-2014-3669 and CVE-2014-3670. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.2 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
  • PHP 5.4.34 Released

    Webmaster
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.34. 6 security-related bugs were fixed in this release, including fixes for CVE-2014-3668, CVE-2014-3669 and CVE-2014-3670. Also, a fix for OpenSSL which produced regressions was reverted. All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.4.34 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
  • PHP 5.5.18 is available

    Webmaster
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.18. Several bugs were fixed in this release. A regression in OpenSSL introduced in PHP 5.5.17 has also been addressed in this release. PHP 5.5.18 also fixes 4 CVEs in different components. All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.5.18 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
 
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    Signal vs. Noise

  • Monsters and Thieves

    Nathan Kontny
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Good artists copy; great artists steal. -Picasso A famous quote about creativity often attributed to Picasso. But what can we actually learn about creativity from studying thieves? And did Picasso even say it? Happy Halloween! I haven’t cared for ages. But, now I have someone in my house like this. My 5 month old ladybug :) I find myself at the nearest drugstore constantly buying diapers, and I can’t help notice the holiday on sale. Candy, makeup, masks. Especially the classic: Frankenstein. Most of us don’t realize our use of Frankenstein’s name is wrong. Frankenstein…
  • The Distance: Fantasy Costumes

    Wailin Wong
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Walk into any Halloween pop-up store right now and you’re likely to find the same assortment of merchandise: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes and “Frozen” princess dresses, plus old stand-bys like witch hats and vampire capes. You’ll find those items at Fantasy Costumes in Chicago too, but the store has a singular, massive inventory that’s the result of being in business year-round for 45 years. To visit Fantasy Costumes is to browse a museum of pop culture phenomena where everything is for sale or rent—a Garth wig from Wayne’s World (excellent!),…
  • Basecamp Meetup: October 2014

    Basecamp
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Twice a year everyone who works at Basecamp comes to our Chicago office for a week to work and catch up with each other. Last week was our Fall meetup. Here’s what happened: Shaun had a BBQ at his house for out-of town guests We welcomed 3 new employees: Conor, Eileen, and Sylvia Noah talked about customer demographics We had a company dinner at Half Acre Brewery JZ, Nick, and Zach talked about the Basecamp for iOS app Mig recapped last summer’s internship program James, Joan, Kristin, Natalie, and Sylvia shared customer feedback The Distance team planned the future of the…
  • Basecampy?

    Nate Otto
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    If there was a buddy cop movie starring the Geico gecko and the Aflac duck, I’m pretty sure it would outperform “Edge of Tomorrow” at the box office. We love our anthropomorphized branding mascots. Shortly after Basecamp hatched its own such character, I was watching a big event on TV, and it seemed as though every product in every commercial had sprouted arms and legs. I guess we are part of the zeitgeist. While I would love to take credit for inventing our Basecamp creature because he came out of the tip of my Micron, the fact is Jason asked me to create it, and it’s pretty hard to…
  • Google made one of Android's jokes into something clever.

    Jamie
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Face Unlock is one of those features that surprises you. “Wow, this is pretty cool.” But after the novelty wears off some things become apparent: it doesn’t work very well, it isn’t very secure (it can be fooled), and you look kinda silly trying to unlock your phone with your face. A few weeks ago John Gruber tweeted: Question for Android users: is face recognition unlocking still a thing? http://t.co/xajitLBQLg— John Gruber (@gruber) October 10, 2014 It reminded me of how Google creates these sci-fi things but doesn’t implement them very well. Often times…
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    A List Apart: The Full Feed

  • Show Your Work: Demonstrating Progress on Your Projects

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how actual progress on a project doesn’t always match the impression of progress—sometimes a lot of code has changed but nothing looks very different, while other times a small change in code gives the sense that the whole project has moved leaps and bounds. This came up recently because of how my team had been prioritizing bug fixes on a responsive redesign project. Our normal process is that after sharing an early version of a responsive prototype with the client or internal stakeholder, we create a ton of bug reports (GitHub issues, in our case)…
  • Ask Dr. Web with Jeffrey Zeldman: Help! My Portfolio Sucks

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    What if a lot of your past work reflects times when you satisfied the client, but couldn’t sell them on your best ideas? How do you build a portfolio out of choices you wouldn’t have made? Our very own Jeffrey Zeldman answers your toughest career questions. Dear Dr. Web: What do you do when you’re not proud of the work you’ve done for your clients, and don’t want it featured in your portfolio? My Shame Dear My, Everybody does some work they’re not proud of. Paula Scher and Jony Ive have had the occasional project that didn’t work out as hoped. Dieter Rams may have a thing he…
  • An Excellent Week

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    A couple of big announcements are making the rounds this week, both of them exciting for those of us who make web sites: Google advises progressive enhancement In a blog post explaining updates to its indexing system, Google makes it clear that they’re now parsing web pages in their entirety — not just HTML, but also CSS and JavaScript. Their indexer used to ignore layout and behave as if it were a text-only browser, but now it’s scanning fully rendered pages. This means a few things. First, make sure you’re not denying Googlebot access to directories that hold your CSS…
  • This week's sponsor: Hack Reactor

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Thanks to Hack Reactor for sponsoring A List Apart this week. Hack Reactor is currently accepting applications for its 12-week, immersive online coding school, Remote Beta. Apply today.
  • Rachel Andrew on the Business of Web Dev: Seeing Past the Highlight Reel

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    I am not the sort of person who “airs her dirty laundry in public.” I wouldn’t walk into a mixed group of friends, colleagues, and complete strangers at a party and announce something deeply personal, and so it is with Twitter. For me, Twitter is a place to chat, a replacement for the Telnet Talkers I was so fond of in the 1990s. I share things I think are interesting, I keep up with what people I know are doing, but I see it as a public place. Recently, I had a Twitter conversation with someone who felt that people who don’t post about their bad days are being disingenuous. As if…
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    Ruby News

  • Ruby 1.9.3-p550 Released

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We are pleased to announce the release of Ruby 1.9.3-p550. This release includes a security fix for DoS vulnerability of REXML. CVE-2014-8080: Denial of Service XML Expansion This release also includes the change of default settings of ext/openssl. Insecure SSL/TLS options are now turned off by default. Changed default settings of ext/openssl And, in addition, bundled jQuery for darkfish template of RDoc is also updated. Notice Ruby 1.9.3 is now in the security maintenance phase. This means that we never fix bugs except about security issues. And, at this time, the end of the maintenance of…
  • Ruby 2.1.4 Released

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ruby 2.1.4 has been released. This release includes security fixes for the following vulnerabilities: CVE-2014-8080: Denial of Service XML Expansion Changed default settings of ext/openssl related to CVE-2014-3566 And there are some bug-fixes. See tickets and ChangeLog for details. Update: There was a regression introduced in 2.1.3 that is now fixed: >> key if true then 0 else 1 end SyntaxError: (irb):1: syntax error, unexpected modifier_if { key: if true then 0 else 1 end } Download http://cache.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/2.1/ruby-2.1.4.tar.bz2 SIZE: 11992171 bytes MD5:…
  • Ruby 2.0.0-p594 Released

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We are pleased to announce the release of Ruby 2.0.0-p594. This release includes a security fix for DoS vulnerability of REXML. CVE-2014-8080: Denial of Service XML Expansion This release also includes the change of default settings of ext/openssl. Insecure SSL/TLS options are now turned off by default. Changed default settings of ext/openssl And, many bug fixes are also included. See tickets and ChangeLog for details. Download http://cache.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/2.0/ruby-2.0.0-p594.tar.bz2 SIZE: 10756895 bytes MD5: 58469c0daf5f3a892a70cc674ea59c7f SHA256:…
  • CVE-2014-8080: Denial of Service XML Expansion

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Unrestricted entity expansion can lead to a DoS vulnerability in REXML. This vulnerability has been assigned the CVE identifier CVE-2014-8080. We strongly recommend to upgrade Ruby. Details When reading text nodes from an XML document, the REXML parser can be coerced into allocating extremely large string objects which can consume all of the memory on a machine, causing a denial of service. Impacted code will look something like this: require 'rexml/document' xml <<XML <!DOCTYPE root [ # ENTITY expansion vector ]> <cd></cd> XML p REXMLDocumentnewxml All users…
  • Changed default settings of ext/openssl

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We changed the default setting of ext/openssl in Ruby 2.1.4, Ruby 2.0.0-p594 and Ruby 1.9.3-p550. With this change, insecure SSL/TLS options are now disabled by default. However, by this change, there is a possibility of some problems in the SSL connection. Details OpenSSL still implements protocols and ciphers that are considered insecure today by historical circumstances. Like POODLE vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566), if you continue to use OpenSSL with such insecure features, you may not be able to keep the safety of network communication. So, based on the discussion in Bug #9424, we have…
 
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    Google Testing Blog

  • GTAC 2014 is this Week!

    Google Testing Bloggers
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    by Anthony Vallone on behalf of the GTAC Committee The eighth GTAC commences on Tuesday at the Google Kirkland office. You can find the latest details on the conference at our site, including speaker profiles. If you are watching remotely, we'll soon be updating the live stream page with the stream link and a Google Moderator link for remote Q&A. If you have been selected to attend or speak, be sure to note the updated parking information. Google visitors will use off-site parking and shuttles. We look forward to connecting with the greater testing community and sharing new advances and…
  • Testing on the Toilet: Writing Descriptive Test Names

    Google Testing Bloggers
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    by Andrew Trenk This article was adapted from a Google Testing on the Toilet (TotT) episode. You can download a printer-friendly version of this TotT episode and post it in your office. How long does it take you to figure out what behavior is being tested in the following code? @Test public void isUserLockedOut_invalidLogin() { authenticator.authenticate(username, invalidPassword); assertFalse(authenticator.isUserLockedOut(username)); authenticator.authenticate(username, invalidPassword); assertFalse(authenticator.isUserLockedOut(username)); authenticator.authenticate(username,…
  • Announcing the GTAC 2014 Agenda

    Google Testing Bloggers
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:36 pm
    by Anthony Vallone on behalf of the GTAC Committee We have completed selection and confirmation of all speakers and attendees for GTAC 2014. You can find the detailed agenda at:   developers.google.com/gtac/2014/scheduleThank you to all who submitted proposals! It was very hard to make selections from so many fantastic submissions. There was a tremendous amount of interest in GTAC this year with over 1,500 applicants (up from 533 last year) and 194 of those for speaking (up from 88 last year). Unfortunately, our venue only seats 250. However, don’t despair if you did not receive…
  • Chrome - Firefox WebRTC Interop Test - Pt 2

    Google Testing Bloggers
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    by Patrik Höglund This is the second in a series of articles about Chrome’s WebRTC Interop Test. See the first.In the previous blog post we managed to write an automated test which got a WebRTC call between Firefox and Chrome to run. But how do we verify that the call actually worked?Verifying the CallNow we can launch the two browsers, but how do we figure out the whether the call actually worked? If you try opening two apprtc.appspot.com tabs in the same room, you will notice the video feeds flip over using a CSS transform, your local video is relegated to a small frame and a new big…
  • Chrome - Firefox WebRTC Interop Test - Pt 1

    Google Testing Bloggers
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    by Patrik Höglund WebRTC enables real time peer-to-peer video and voice transfer in the browser, making it possible to build, among other things, a working video chat with a small amount of Python and JavaScript. As a web standard, it has several unusual properties which makes it hard to test. A regular web standard generally accepts HTML text and yields a bitmap as output (what you see in the browser). For WebRTC, we have real-time RTP media streams on one side being sent to another WebRTC-enabled endpoint. These RTP packets have been jumping across NAT, through firewalls and perhaps…
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    Ted Patrick

  • 24 Months with TypeScript

    Ted Patrick
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    It has been 24 months since I started working with TypeScript with our project at Harland Clarke. We were a very early adopter but even then 0.8 showed great signs of improving our team workflow and enabling us to build/maintain a large JS codebase. At the time, we figured that the quality of the JS output was clean enough that if TypeScript was abandoned we could continue development from the raw JS. Since then we have migrated the codebase across every release of TS and have a team of 5 actively maintaining and advancing the application(s). Overall it has been a great experience and has…
  • Salesforce “Hackathon” revisited

    Ted Patrick
    2 Dec 2013 | 2:06 pm
    Having participated in the Salesforce “Hackathon” and watched the controversy unfold during judging and today, I want to share my opinion. The event at Dreamforce was NOT a “hackathon” by definition, it was something new and something very different. The entries were more serious, the teams working on solutions were professional, and overall the stakes were higher in terms of raw prize money and visibility at Dreamforce. Along these lines, Salesforce deserves credit for creating a new type of event and should be given the license to make mistakes and innovate, rather…
  • SalesForce $1M Hackathon: What I learned

    Ted Patrick
    21 Nov 2013 | 10:48 am
    This morning I received an email that zip.ly was rejected as a finalist in the Salesforce Hackathon, thus ending a 3 week sprint of software development. Attempting to assemble a product in 3 weeks is an act of insanity but having turned off consulting for the year, a good domain name, and the desire to work on something new; our team jumped in head first. The experience was well worth it as I found myself learning more in these 3 weeks than I learned all year. It was very rewarding and yielded some unexpected fruit in terms of skills and a foundation to build services. Special thanks to the…
  • 7 Months with TypeScript

    Ted Patrick
    25 Jun 2013 | 6:00 am
    Since December 2012, I have used TypeScript as my primary language while working on a large scale enterprise project due to ship next month. I want to share the details on how we are using TypeScript as a team and our workflow that has made our project a success. TypeScript? TypeScript is an open source language and compiler written by Microsoft that runs on NodeJS. The language is based on the evolving ES6 spec but adds support for types, interfaces that generates JavaScript (ES3 or ES5 dialects based on flag). TypeScript’s compiler is written in TypeScript and run on any compliant…
  • RFC 6455 – Websocket

    Ted Patrick
    9 Oct 2012 | 11:34 am
    I have been exploring Websocket RFC 6455 recently and wanted to share my thoughts on this HTML5 addition to web technologies. Websocket provides an API and HTTP upgrade mechanism to take a standard HTTP request and upgrade it to a bi-directional socket connection. The standard includes a simple JavaScript API to instantiate a new socket and listen for events connect, close, message while being able to send messages programmatically. Port 80/443 – The first barrier with any network communication is firewall traversal. Port 80(HTTP) and Port 443(HTTPS) are typically open both ways…
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    Scott Hanselman's Blog

  • Building a working Robot controlled by a C#, an iPhone, and Monkey.Robotics

    Scott Hanselman
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    This year at Xamarin's Evolve there was a Robot Building area that introduced a new beta platform called Monkey.Robotics (GitHub). There is a disclaimer on the GitHub: "Monkey.Robotics is still a beta/work in progress and is not officially supported by Xamarin" but I can say that I was able to successfully build this robot with my 6 year old and we've had a blast driving it around the house! He was thrilled to solder (but not too much) and setup all the wires on the breadboard. This robot is a great showcase for the larger Monkey.Robotics stack PLUS a great way to learn how to use…
  • I'm stuck in someone's for loop

    Scott Hanselman
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    This is a rant. More and more I'm finding myself using mobile devices, often on my iPhone, but also desktop applications in Windows and I'll push a button and find myself, as user, stuck inside your for loop. Have you felt like this? The application locks up and you're stuck. Maybe it's Outlook saying Not Responding as the Curtain of Patience (tm) comes down, or perhaps it's Facebook on your iPhone updating Contact photos. Regardless, it's a for loop over a thousand or a million, or perhaps just one more data item than the developer tested, and you're stuck. Do you shut down and corrupt the…
  • Video: My non-technical partner tries Windows 10 for the first time

    Scott Hanselman
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    You may have watch my YouTube series on being an effective user of Windows 8 and 8.1. I've made a short URL for you to give to your friends and family http://hanselman.com/windows8. It'll take you to a YouTube Playlist that includes all my best tips and tricks on using Windows. The most popular is "Learning Windows 8 in 3 minutes" but if you're looking to get yourself, or perhaps non-technical Dad and Mom up to date on Windows 8, I recommend they check out "Windows 8: The Missing Instruction Manual." It's calmly paced and explains everything they'll need to know. A lot of people say "Windows…
  • Put yourself out there and publish that Open Source project today

    Scott Hanselman
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    It's a leap of faith to put your code out there. You have to have tough skin sometimes. Mean people will say it's crap. Many years ago (93-94?) I worked on a piece of software called FoolProof Desktop Security. I was just a few years in the industry full time and working on this cool new project that would keep kids in schools from breaking into Windows machines. I was pretty proud of the work. I did the 16 bit Windows, 32-bit Windows, and DOS Clients (in Turbovision!). A new employee arrived on the project and a week later, perhaps as a way to prove themselves, they sent email to the whole…
  • 100 Technical Things Non-Technical People Can Learn To Make Their Lives Easier

    Scott Hanselman
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:16 pm
    My lovely wife has an MBA, speaks 5 languages, and is currently in school to get a third (fourth?) degree. Point is, she's smarter than me (I? See?) and I'm lucky she even speaks to me. However, she's in a class right now and wanted to record the hour long lectures. After trying on her Windows Phone, her iPad, her Laptop with OneNote she got very frustrated. I gave her a portable handheld recorder and she returned from class with 800 megs of wav files then asked me how to share them with the rest of the class. This started a long talk about WAV files vs. mp3s, DropBox vs. email, megabytes vs.
 
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    Jon Udell

  • Let’s talk

    Jon Udell
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Ray Ozzie, in conversation with Ina Fried and Walt Mossberg last week, reflected on his decades-long effort to enlist computers in support of collaborative work. Ina asked whether the tools he’s built — Notes, Groove, now Talko — have been ahead of the curve. Ray’s response: With Notes it was an uphill battle, and then once it took off, it took off. We built a very substantial business around that, which is what gave me confidence there’s a macro-economic basis for computer-supported collaborative work. If you solve collaboration problems, there’s money to…
  • There was no pumpkin riot in Keene

    Jon Udell
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Recently, in a store in Santa Rosa, my wife Luann was waiting behind another customer whose surname, the clerk was thrilled to learn, is Parrish. “That’s the name of the guy in Jumanji,” the clerk said. “I’ve seen that movie fifty times!” “I’m from Keene, New Hampshire,” Luann said, “the town where that movie was filmed.” It was a big deal when Robin Williams came to town. You can still see the sign for Parrish Shoes painted on a brick wall downtown. Recently it became the local Robin Williams memorial: Then the penny dropped.
  • How recently has the website been updated?

    Jon Udell
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Today’s hangout with Gardner Campbell and Howard Rheingold, part of the Connected Courses project, dovetailed nicely with a post I’ve been meaning to write. Our discussion topic was web literacy. One of the literacies that Howard has been promoting is critical consumption of information or, as he more effectively says, “crap detection.” His mini-course on the subject links to a page entitled The CRAP Test which offers this checklist:     * Currency -           o How recent is the information?
  • GitHub Pages For The Rest Of Us

    Jon Udell
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    In A web of agreements and disagreements I documented one aspect of a recent wiki migration: conversion of MediaWiki’s markup lingo, wikitext, to Github’s lingo, Github Flavored Markdown. Here I’ll describe the GitHub hosting arrangement we ended up with. There were two ways to do it. We could use GitHub’s built-in per-repository wiki, powered by an engine called Gollum. Or we could use GitHub Pages, a general-purpose web publishing system that powers (most famously) the website for the Ruby language. The engine behind GitHub Pages, Jekyll, is also often used for…
  • Voyage of the Captain Kirk Floating Arms Keyboard Chair

    Jon Udell
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    When we moved last month we let go of a great many things in order to compress our household and Luann’s studio into a set of ABF U-Pack containers. At one point we planned to shed all our (mostly second-hand) furniture, figuring it’d be cheaper to replace than to ship cross-country. But since Luann had acquired all that furniture, it was much harder for her to let go of it than me. So to put a bit more of my own skin into the game I sacrificed my beloved Captain Kirk chair with Floating Arms keyboard. The idea was to preserve the essential one-of-a-kind keyboard and replace the…
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    Rands in Repose

  • Brief Thoughts on Marvel

    rands
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Marvel announced their Phase 3 plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe yesterday and the best way to describe my reaction is they succeeded in diffusing my excitement about Avengers – Age of Ultron and I’m pretty excited about that sequel. Some brief thoughts on the state of Marvel: In 2009, Disney paid four billion dollars for Marvel. It turns out this was a tremendous deal. Check it out… The first Avengers had a production budget of $220 million and worldwide total lifetime gross of $1.5 billion. The last Iron Man (released last summer) had a production budget of $200 million a…
  • FriendDA v2?

    rands
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you don’t care about the FriendDA you should stop reading this now. The FriendDA was written in late 2008 and it was intended as an experiment to place a smidge of formality on the discussion of perceived precious ideas. Happily, the FriendDA has legs. Since the original publication there has a small, but steady flow of traffic to site, a group of folks have taken up the task of translating the document to various languages (FriendDA in Hebrew), and I’ve made small changes to the original text none of which I believe has not changed the original intent. I was recently approached with…
  • Hundreds of People Running Into a Solid Spinning Metal Fence

    rands
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
  • Ship Sizes Across the Universe(s)

    rands
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    This might be my favorite thing ever. You must click and scroll:
  • “We sense when there has been care taken with a product.”

    rands
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Watch as 25 minutes of your life pass in an instant:
 
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    Treehouse Blog

  • Miriam Went From Architect to Full-time Front-end Developer

    Faye Bridge
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    It was love at first sight for Miriam when she first experimented with coding in the architecture office where she worked. Seeing an opportunity to apply her design skills and perspective in a new way, Miriam continued to embrace her interest in her free time. Eventually she found the courage to quit her job as an architect and dedicate herself to studying web design and development full-time. Just before committing to a university computer science course, Miriam came across Treehouse and decided to take the e-learning path instead. Over the upcoming months she dedicated her time to learning…
  • New Course: JavaScript Basics

    Dave McFarland
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    JavaScript is a programming language that drives the web: from front-end user interface design, to backend server-side programming, you’ll find JavaScript at every stage of a web site and web application. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamental programming concepts and syntax of the JavaScript programming language. Check out my JavaScript online course. The post New Course: JavaScript Basics appeared first on Treehouse Blog.
  • New Course: Java Basics

    Gill Carson
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    We’re very excited to announce our brand new Java course. Many, many students have asked us to do a Java course and here it is. We will launch more courses as we create them and eventually this will make a whole Java track. In this course you will gain all the knowledge you will need to build an interactive command line program in Java. No prior programming experience is required. You will create an interactive game that prompts users for different parts of a sentence and then generates a story using those words. Check out our new Java Basics course.   The post New Course: Java…
  • “I’m Not Bad-ass, I’m Just Lucky!”

    Ryan Carson
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    I’ve been running my own businesses for 10 years and I’ve learned something: Entrepreneurs who change the world aren’t self-made. They’re just … Born at the right time, when large world-wide patterns are changing Passionate about one of these world-changing patterns Able to create or raise capital Happy to take risks We like to believe is that there’s some secret formula to building a big world-changing business. We believe that if we can just turn the dials just right, our graphs will hockey-stick upwards and our company will change the world. Not true. I know because I’ve…
  • Font Compression

    Jason Seifer
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    It’s Tuesday which means that the Treehouse Show is back! In episode 113 of The Treehouse Show, Nick (@nickrp) and Jason (@jseifer) talk about API responses, responsive images, font compression, and more. For a free month’s trial, Join Jason and Nick at http://teamtreehouse.com/show. This Week’s Links DataCollection.js Dev.Opera — Native Responsive Images Speed Up Your Bootstrap and Font-Awesome Sites Using Font Compression | Zoompf Web Performance Tab Styles Inspiration | Codrops Advanced objects in JavaScript The post Font Compression appeared first on Treehouse Blog.
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    ScottGu's Blog

  • Azure: Announcing New Real-time Data Streaming and Data Factory Services

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    The last three weeks have been busy ones for Azure.  Two weeks ago we announced a partnership with Docker to enable great container-based development experiences on Linux, Windows Server and Microsoft Azure. Last week we held our Cloud Day event and announced our new G-Series of Virtual Machines as well as Premium Storage offering.  The G-Series VMs provide the largest VM sizes available in the public cloud today (nearly 2x more memory than the largest AWS offering, and 4x more memory than the largest Google offering).  The new Premium Storage offering (which will work with…
  • Azure: New Marketplace, Network Improvements, New Batch Service, Automation Service, more

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Today we released a major set of updates to Microsoft Azure. Today’s updates include: Marketplace: Announcing Azure Marketplace and partnerships with key technology partners Networking: Network Security Groups, Multi-NIC, Forced Tunneling, Source IP Affinity, and much more Batch Computing: Public Preview of the new Azure Batch Computing Service Automation: General Availability of the Azure Automation Service Anti-malware: General Availability of Microsoft Anti-malware for Virtual Machines and Cloud Services Virtual Machines: General Availability of many more VM extensions – PowerShell…
  • Docker and Microsoft: Integrating Docker with Windows Server and Microsoft Azure

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    I’m excited to announce today that Microsoft is partnering with Docker, Inc to enable great container-based development experiences on Linux, Windows Server and Microsoft Azure. Docker is an open platform that enables developers and administrators to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments.
  • Azure: Redis Cache, Disaster Recovery to Azure, Tagging Support, Elastic Scale for SQLDB, DocDB

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Over the last few days we’ve released a number of great enhancements to Microsoft Azure.  These include: Redis Cache: General Availability of Redis Cache Service Site Recovery: General Availability of Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery Management: Tags support in the Azure Preview Portal SQL DB: Public preview of Elastic Scale for Azure SQL Database (available through .NET lib, Azure service templates) DocumentDB: Support for Document Explorer, Collection management and new metrics Notification Hub: Support for Baidu Push Notification Service Virtual Network: Support…
  • New D-Series of Azure VMs with 60% Faster CPUs, More Memory and Local SSD Disks

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    Today I’m excited to announce that we just released a new set of VM sizes for Microsoft Azure. These VM sizes are now available to be used immediately by every Azure customer. The new D-Series of VMs can be used with both Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services.  In addition to offering faster vCPUs (approximately 60% faster than our A series) and more memory (up to 112 GB), the new VM sizes also all have a local SSD disk (up to 800 GB) to enable much faster IO reads and writes. The new VM sizes available today include the following: General Purpose D-Series VMs Name vCores…
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    Knowing .NET

  • My talk “let awesome = App |> Seq.map F#” available…

    larry
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Video from my Xamarin Evolve talk on using F# for programming mobile apps, in which I argue that functional and object-oriented programming are two great paradigms that pair great together.
  • Xamarin.Forms Programming in F#

    larry
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Things are kind of busy what with Evolve being only 40 days away and iOS 8 coming down the pipe, but I thought I’d share the easy hack that allows you to program Xamarin.Forms with F#. (Of course, Xamarin loves F# and official support and templates and documentation and all that sort of stuff is forthcoming. This is just something you can do for the moment to begin exploring Xamarin.Forms with F#.) tl;dr: Use the beta PCL 78 F# Core and link to the facade assemblies for monotouch OK, so assuming that was a bit too brief… In Xamarin.Studio create a “New…
  • Exploring HealthKit With Xamarin: Provisioning and Permissions Illustrated Walkthrough

    larry
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    One of the more interesting frameworks in iOS 8 is Health Kit, system-wide persistent storage for health-related information. I’m just beginning to explore the namespace myself, but thought I’d walk through the steps you need to manipulate Health Kit with Xamarin. Because health-related information is so sensitive, developing for Health Kit requires: The app be developed using an “Explicit App ID” with Health Kit Services explicitly enabled (see below); The Entitlements.plist must have a com.apple.developer.healthkit key set to true; and At initial runtime, the user…
  • The Protocol Pattern

    larry
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    In C# (and F#), one can define extension methods on interfaces. These extension methods can have implementations, which can be used as default implementations for implementors of the extension. I haven’t heard a name for this technique. Example: interface IFoo { } static class IFoo_Extensions { public static void Foo(this IFoo self) { Console.WriteLine("Foo"); } } class ImplementingClass : IFoo { } class MainClass { public static void Main (string[] args) { var aFoo = new ImplementingClass (); aFoo.Foo (); //Prints "Foo" from extension default implementation } }…
  • Local Notifications in iOS 8 With Xamarin

    larry
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    As of iOS 8, the user has to provide explicit permission for apps to respond to local notifications. This means that now, the first time the program is run, you need to run code such as: //F# UIUserNotificationSettings.GetSettingsForTypes( UIUserNotificationType.Alert ||| UIUserNotificationType.Badge ||| UIUserNotificationType.Sound, new NSSet()) |> UIApplication.SharedApplication.RegisterUserNotificationSettings or //C# var settings = UIUserNotificationSettings.GetSettingsForTypes( UIUserNotificationType.Alert | UIUserNotificationType.Badge | UIUserNotificationType.Sound, new NSSet());…
 
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    Official jQuery Blog

  • jQuery 3.0: The Next Generations

    Dave Methvin
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly eight years since jQuery was released. Web development has changed a lot over the years, and jQuery has changed along with it. Through all of this time, the team has tried to walk the line between maintaining compatibility with code from the past versus supporting the best web development practices of the present. One of those best practices is semantic versioning, or semver for short. In a practical sense, semver gives developers (and build tools) an idea of the risk involved in moving to a new version of software. Version numbers are in the…
  • jQuery Foundation Adopts Mousewheel Plugin

    Scott Gonzalez
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    The jQuery Foundation is pleased to announce that Brandon Aaron has donated his jquery-mousewheel plugin to the jQuery Foundation. Brandon is a jQuery team alumnus and he leaves the plugin in great shape with very few open issues. It’s a very popular plugin, one that’s often used along with jQuery UI and other widgets. Adopting the mousewheel plugin is part of the jQuery Foundation’s mission to make a web developer’s work easier. We want to ensure that web developers can use this plugin and be confident it will be supported into the future. We can’t do this…
  • jQuery.com September 2014 Security Retrospective

    Kris Borchers
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    During the last two weeks of September, we found our way into the headlines due to a series of attacks on our web servers. Today, we wanted to give everyone a brief update on the status of our websites and a recap of what happened over the last two weeks. jQuery Under Siege Early on the morning of September 18th we were hit with a DDoS and went offline. We were down for a couple of hours. The sites were brought back up later that day on September 18th and all seemed well. Later, during the afternoon of September 18th, we were contacted by a security company named RiskIQ reporting that their…
  • Update on jQuery.com Compromises

    Ralph Whitbeck
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Today at 11:15AM EDT, the jQuery Infrastructure team received widespread reports and confirmed a compromise of jquery.com. This attack was aimed at defacing our sites, and did not inject malware like the attack that was reported on September 18th by RiskIQ. We believe that these are separate incidents that may have used the same attack vector. We took the site down as soon as we realized there was a compromise and cleaned the infected files. We are taking steps to re-secure our servers, upgrade dependencies, and address vulnerabilities. At no point today have there been reports of malware…
  • Was jquery.com Compromised?

    Ralph Whitbeck
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Lastest update on the compromise: Update on jQuery.com Compromises Earlier today, RiskIQ published a blog post stating that the jQuery.com web servers were compromised and serving the RIG exploit kit for a short period of time on the afternoon of September 18th. Our internal investigation into our servers and logs have not yet found the RIG exploit kit or evidence that there was in fact a compromise. RiskIQ was able to make contact with the jQuery Infrastructure team on September 18th, at which point with members of the RiskIQ team tried to find evidence of compromise. So far the…
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    Channel 9

  • TWC9: Microsoft Band, TechEd Europe 2014, Office 365 API's, HTML5 Final, a special guest and more... | This Week On Channel 9

    Greg Duncan, Vladimir Kolesnikov, Nikola Metulev
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This week on Channel 9, Vlad and Nikola discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:26] Band on the run - Microsoft Band, the first wearable powered by Microsoft Health, keeps fitness and productivity insights a glance away, http://www.microsoft.com/Microsoft-Band, http://www.microsoft.com/Microsoft-Health[01:23] Microsoft delivers wave of innovation at TechEd Europe[01:54] Missed TechEd? See it on demand[02:15] New Office 365 extensibility for Windows, iOS, Android and web developers[02:40] New MS Open Tech SDKs Make it Easier to Connect Android and iOS Apps to Office 365 Services…
  • GoingNative 31: Easy Parallelization with Parallel STL | C9::GoingNative

    Gabriel Ha
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Our show at this time dons a most festive theme,As we bid you good viewers, "Happy Halloween!"Join us this day in our episode,With one neat little trick to parallelize your code.Perhaps you scarce know how to do this task well,Until you've had a go with Parallel STL!With code that, once changed, still so simply reads,It's -- dare I say -- spooky! (with its simplicity)But the basket of treats is not quite yet gone,For parallel stl (dot) codeplex (dot) comIs a great way for you to be part of the force,That influences the…
  • Episode 160: Event Hubs with Elio Damaggio | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

    Haishi Bai, Chris Risner
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Elio Damaggio, Program Manager on the HyperScale Computing Team.  Today Elio talks about Event Hubs which just went GA, is a new feature of Service Bus which enables you to ingest events into the cloud at massive scale.  This is a critical service for taking data from many different sources including common IoT scenarios.  Elio demonstrates a very simple console application which sends messages up to an EventHub.  He then creates an Event Processor which handles processing those messages.  Event…
  • Making the Internet of Things - "SkrillTrex" -The Dubstep Dino

    DevRadio, ChrisCaldwell, Stacey Mulcahy
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Happy Halloween ghouls and goblins! In today’s “terrifying…ly” clever show, Stacey Mulcahy walks us through Project #1 in her Internet of Things (IoT) series ...a dubstepping dino built with Arduino and Processing!! If you’ve ever had the desire to drop some bass with a dino dubbing puppet (or anything else other than your typical midi boards dj’s use) then look no further than SkrillTrex! WUB WUB WUB!! _______________Find a full step-by-step tutorial of this project and others on our #idevthis look-book. Share your version of this project or a project of your own for a chance to…
  • Coding4Fun October 2014 Round-Up

    Greg Duncan
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October was a serious milestone month for Coding4Fun, with three major milestones all this week.Monday's post, Making your debugging pretty with DotNetPretty, was our 1,000th Coding4Fun Blog overall post.Wednesday's, More Modern UI for WPF examples and samples, was my 600th Coding4Fun Blog post.Also on Wednesday, RoomAlive, was my 700th Coding4Fun Kinect Gallery post.I've been saying this all week, but thank you all for coming here, reading our posts, but much more importantly, checking out and visiting the projects I've highlighted. It's our highlighted developers, projects and bloggers that…
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    java.net

  • Beginner’s Guide To Hazelcast

    rwlarsen
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Daryl Mathison give us an introduction to Hazelcast, a distributed database that runs in memory. The guide is in 4 parts, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. There's even a live webinar scheduled in case you have any questions! Source: http://darylmathison.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/beginners-guide-to-hazelcast-part-1/ Community:  
  • Survey of More Than 3,000 Developers Reveals Java 8 Adoption Ahead of Previous Forecasts

    rwlarsen
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Interesting survey by Typesafe found that Java 8 is even more popular than was initially projected. Check out the full report. Source: https://typesafe.com/company/news/survey-of-more-than-3000-developers-reveals-java-8-adoption-ahead-of-previous-forecasts Community:  
  • Autoboxing

    rwlarsen
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Autoboxing has been around in Java for a very long time. Peter Varhas reminds us of what autoboxing does to make our lives easier, and, more importantly, what it doesn't do. Source: http://javax0.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/autoboxing/ Community:  
  • Continuous Integration is Dead

    rwlarsen
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Yegor Bugayenko points out a fatal flaw in continuous integration and offers an alternative that addresses this concern. Source: http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/10/continuous-integration-is-dead.html Community:  
  • Integration Testing Bean Validation

    rwlarsen
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Adam Bien shows you how to write an integration test for Hibernate Validator, the reference implementation for Bean Validation Source: http://www.adam-bien.com/roller/abien/entry/unit_integration_testing_the_bean Community:  
 
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    The Daily WTF

  • The Shadow Over ShipPoint

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In the winter of 2012-13, I was fired from the ill-rumored e-commerce company known as ShipPoint. Though I remained stalwart to the end, the wretched darkness embodied in ShipPoint's CTO and his twisted worshipers dogs me still, a malignant growth choking the very life out of my career aspirations. And although I fight every day to forget, to leave my time at ShipPoint behind, I still awaken in the uttermost black of night, shuddering, my mind wrenching itself free from nightmare's grip. I record this grim history only because I fear I may soon slip irredeemably into madness. It was 2011…
  • Error'd: CMD: Completely Malicious Data

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    What? Friday already!? Not quite, but close! We have something really good coming up tomorrow for Halloween, so here's your weekly dose of Error'd a day early. Enjoy! "Yep - nailed it AVG. Well done," writes Jordan R.   "I tried to configure a VNC client using an SSH tunnel and I guess this is how I succeeded to connect... or not," wrote Yanick.   Chris S. wrote, "Well, I'd love to participate in your survey, Microsoft, but..."   "I wanted to download Oracle SQL Developer, but unfortunately, they won't let you do that without registering. When it was time to choose a job title,…
  • The Alpha-Team

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In 2010, a crack development team was formed inside of a Fortune 500 company. These developers promptly escaped the maximum security Project Management Office and instituted an Agile Scrum. Today, they survive as green-field developers. If you have a problem, if traditional corporate IT can’t help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… Alpha Team. When Thom interviewed at said Fortune 500 company, he didn’t know he was interviewing for Alpha Team. He assumed that it would be like any other huge enterprise development shop- tedious line-of-business applications that…
  • Representative Line: Advanced Time Management

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Whenever a computer wants to sync its internal clock, usually right around reboot, it'll check in with a time server. This is built-in functionality that spans across every modern OS. Now, in some cases you might have a reason to disable the time check - and that's fine. However, if you were Paul M., you might find that your admin had implemented a third option in the form of the below script that he uncovered while hunting down a shell script bug. DATE=`wget -T 3 -t 5 -S --no-check-certificate https://www.example.com/default.css -O /dev/null 2>&1 | grep Date | awk '{ print $3 " " $4 " " $5 "…
  • It's Easier This Way

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    After more than two years at WTF Inc., I thought I'd seen everything that could be done wrong actually done wrong in the worst possible way. Whether it was DBAs who wcouldn't administer a database if their lives depended upon it, managers who wcouldn't manage anything, or business people who simply could not understand the concept of save a dollar today, spend ten tomorrow to fix it. After that dalliance, I'm back in my chosen field. While crazy things sometimes get done in insane ways, it's usually in the name of beating the competition to market, and (almost) always with the understanding…
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    The Old New Thing

  • The case of the file that won't copy because of an Invalid Handle error message

    Raymond Chen - MSFT
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A customer reported that they had a file that was "haunted" on their machine: Explorer was unable to copy the file. If you did a copy/paste, the copy dialog displayed an error. 1 Interrupted Action Invalid file handle ⚿  Contract Proposal Size: 110 KB Date modified: 10/31/2013 7:00 AM Okay, time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. This investigation took several hours, but you'll be able to read it in ten minutes because I'm deleting all the dead ends and red herrings, and because I'm skipping over a lot of horrible grunt work, like tracing a variable in memory backward in…
  • Why is the FAT driver called FASTFAT? Why would anybody ever write SLOWFAT?

    Raymond Chen - MSFT
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Anon is interested in why the FAT driver is called FASTFAT.SYS. "Was there an earlier slower FAT driver? What could you possibly get so wrong with a FAT implementation that it needed to be chucked out?" The old FAT driver probably had a boring name like, um, FAT.SYS. At some point, somebody decided to write a newer, faster one, so they called it FASTFAT. And the name stuck. As for what you could possibly get so wrong with a FAT implementation that it needed to be improved: Remember that circumstances change over time. A design that works well under one set of conditions may start to buckle…
  • The contents of the Start page are not programmatically accessible

    Raymond Chen - MSFT
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A customer wanted to know if is possible for an application to edit the user's Start page. No, there is no interface for editing the user's Start page or even knowing what is on it. The Start page is the user's personal space and applications should not be messing with it. Imagine if it were possible. Every application would edit the Start page to put themselves at the front! It turns out that the customer wanted their application to make some changes to the user's Start page when it was installed. Specifically, they wanted to hunt down tiles belonging to their competitors and delete them,…
  • A question about preventing the system from going to the idle state turns out to be misguided

    Raymond Chen - MSFT
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A customer asked how they could have their program prevent the system from going to the idle state. Specifically, when the system goes idle, the application gets into a weird state where it starts leaking memory like crazy. The program normally uses around 100MB of memory, but when the system goes idle, something funky happens and the program's memory usage shoots up to 4GB. To avoid this problem, they want to prevent the system from entering the idle state. Now, if your application is a special-purpose program running on a dedicated computer, then blocking the entry into the idle state might…
  • Enumerating the ways of distributing n balls into k boxes

    Raymond Chen - MSFT
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Suppose you had n indistinguishable balls and k distinguishable boxes. Enumerate the ways of distributing the balls into boxes. Some boxes may be empty. We can represent each distribution in the form of n stars and k − 1 vertical lines. The stars represent balls, and the vertical lines divide the balls into boxes. For example, here are the possible distributions for n = 3, k = 3: 3+0+0 2+1+0 2+0+1 1+2+0 1+1+1 1+0+2 0+3+0 0+2+1 0+1+2 0+0+3 This visualization is known in combinatorics circles as stars and bars. From this visualization, we see that what we are doing is taking n + k −…
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    Lambda the Ultimate - Programming Languages Weblog

  • Conservation laws for free!

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    In this year's POPL, Bob Atkey made a splash by showing how to get from parametricity to conservation laws, via Noether's theorem: Invariance is of paramount importance in programming languages and in physics. In programming languages, John Reynolds’ theory of relational parametricity demonstrates that parametric polymorphic programs are invariant under change of data representation, a property that yields “free” theorems about programs just from their types. In physics, Emmy Noether showed that if the action of a physical system is invariant under change of coordinates, then the…
  • Seemingly impossible programs

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    In case this one went under the radar, at POPL'12, Martín Escardó gave a tutorial on seemingly impossible functional programs: Programming language semantics is typically applied to prove compiler correctness and allow (manual or automatic) program verification. Certain kinds of semantics can also be applied to discover programs that one wouldn't have otherwise thought of. This is the case, in particular, for semantics that incorporate topological ingredients (limits, continuity, openness, compactness). For example, it turns out that some function types (X -> Y) with X infinite (but…
  • EATCS Award 2014: Gordon Plotkin

    12 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Gordon Plotkin is renowned for his groundbreaking contributions to programming language semantics, which have helped to shape the landscape of theoretical computer science, and which have im-pacted upon the design of programming languages and their verification technologies. The in-fluence of his pioneering work on logical frameworks pervades modern proof technologies. In addition, he has made outstanding contributions in machine learning, automated theorem prov-ing, and computer-assisted reasoning. He is still active in research at the topmost level, with his current activities placing him…
  • CFP: Off-the-Beaten-Track (OBT) workshop at POPL 2015

    5 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Announcing the 2015 edition of the OBT workshop, to be co-located with POPL 2015, in Mumbai, India. Two-page paper submissions are due November 7, 2014. From the web page (http://www.cs.rice.edu/~sc40/obt15/): Programming language researchers have the principles, tools, algorithms and abstractions to solve all kinds of problems, in all areas of computer science. However, identifying and evaluating new problems, particularly those that lie outside the typical core PL problems we all know and love, can be a significant challenge. This workshop's goal is to identify and discuss problems that do…
  • Domain settings

    4 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    I am about to make some changes to the name server definitions. Since changes take time to propagate, you may have trouble reaching the site for awhile. If this happens, try using the .com domain instead of the preferred .org domain.
 
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    Coding Horror

  • What If We Could Weaponize Empathy?

    Jeff Atwood
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    One of my favorite insights on the subject of online community is from Tom Chick: Here is something I've never articulated because I thought, perhaps naively, it was understood: The priority for participating on this forum is not the quality of the content. I ultimately don't care how smart or funny or observant you are. Those are plusses, but they're never prerequisites. The priority is on how you treat each other. I expect spats, arguments, occasional insults, and even inevitable grudges. We've all done that. But in the end, I expect you to act like a group of friends who care about each…
  • Your Community Door

    Jeff Atwood
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    What are the real world consequences to signing up for a Twitter or Facebook account through Tor and spewing hate toward other human beings? Facebook reviewed the comment I reported and found it doesn't violate their Community Standards. pic.twitter.com/p9syG7oPM1— Rob Beschizza (@Beschizza) October 15, 2014 As far as I can tell, nothing. There are barely any online consequences, even if the content is reported. But there should be. The problem is that Twitter and Facebook aim to be discussion platforms for "everyone", where every person, no matter how hateful and crazy they may be,…
  • Level One: The Intro Stage

    Jeff Atwood
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Way back in 2007, before Stack Overflow was a glint in anyone's eye, I called software development a collaborative game. And perhaps Stack Overflow was the natural outcome of that initial thought – recasting online software development discussion into a collaborative game where the only way to "win" is to learn from each other. That was before the word gamification existed. But gamification is no longer the cool, hip concept it was back in 2011. Still, whether you call yourself a "gamer" or not, whether you believe in "gamification" or not, five years later you're still playing the…
  • Standard Markdown is now Common Markdown

    Jeff Atwood
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Let me open with an apology to John Gruber for my previous blog post. We've been working on the Standard Markdown project for about two years now. We invited John Gruber, the original creator of Markdown, to join the project via email in November 2012, but never heard back. As we got closer to being ready for public feedback, we emailed John on August 19th with a link to the Standard Markdown spec, asking him for his feedback. Since John MacFarlane was the primary author of most of the work, we suggested that he be the one to reach out. We then waited two weeks for a response. There was no…
  • Standard Flavored Markdown

    Jeff Atwood
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    In 2009 I lamented the state of Markdown: Right now we have the worst of both worlds. Lack of leadership from the top, and a bunch of fragmented, poorly coordinated community efforts to advance Markdown, none of which are officially canon. This isn't merely incovenient for anyone trying to find accurate information about Markdown; it's actually harming the project's future. In late 2012, David Greenspan from Meteor approached me and proposed we move forward, and a project crystallized: I propose that Stack Exchange, GitHub, Meteor, Reddit, and any other company with lots of traffic and a…
 
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  • Architecture of Morrisons OrderPad

    Martin Fowler
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Morrisons OrderPad is a tablet web-application that helps staff in supermarkets place orders for new stock as they walk around the store. My colleague Rob Miles and I felt that the resulting application makes a good expositional architecture for a tablet web application backed by a lightweight java server. We highlight the separation of application control and DOM interaction on the client, using small, focused frameworks on the server, the broad-stack testing environment, and the use of a pilot project to understand what features were needed.
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    25 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
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  • Talking about Refactoring on the Ruby Rogues Podcast

    Martin Fowler
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Last week I sat with the Ruby Rogues - a podcast about development in the Ruby and Rails world (Avdi Grimm, Jessica Kerr and host Charles Max Wood). They have a regular book club, and their book this time was the Ruby edition of Refactoring We talked about the definition of refactoring, why we find we don’t use debuggers much, what might be done to modernize the book, the role of refactoring tools, whether comments can be used for good, the trade-off between refactoring and rewriting, modularity and microservices, and how the software industry has changed over the last twenty years.
  • Bliki: SacrificialArchitecture

    Martin Fowler
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    You're sitting in a meeting, contemplating the code that your team has been working on for the last couple of years. You've come to the decision that the best thing you can do now is to throw away all that code, and rebuild on a totally new architecture. How does that make you feel about that doomed code, about the time you spent working on it, about the decisions you made all that time ago? For many people throwing away a code base is a sign of failure, perhaps understandable given the inherent exploratory nature of software development, but still failure. But often the best code you can…
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    Ruby Inside

  • Raptor: A Forthcoming Ruby Web Server for Faster App Deployment

    Peter Cooper
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Raptor bills itself as a new Ruby "app server” and it claims to blow everything else out of the water performance-wise (by between 2-4x!) whether that’s Unicorn, Puma, Passenger, or even TorqueBox on JRuby. The bad news for now is there’s no source or repo yet and only a handful of people (including me) have been given a sneak peek, although a public beta is promised on November 25th. The history of Ruby webapp deployment The deployment of Ruby (and therefore Rails) webapps was a painful mess for years, a state I lamented 7 years ago in No True ‘mod_ruby’ is Damaging Ruby’s…
  • Ruby’s Unary Operators and How to Redefine Their Functionality

    Peter Cooper
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:05 pm
    In math, a unary operation is an operation with a single input. In Ruby, a unary operator is an operator which only takes a single 'argument' in the form of a receiver. For example, the on -5 or on !true. In contrast, a binary operator, such as in 2 + 3, deals with two arguments. Here, 2 and 3 (which become one receiver and one argument in a method call to ). Ruby only has a handful of unary operators, and while it's common to redefine binary operators like or to give your objects some added syntactic sugar, unary operators are less commonly redefined. In my experience, many Rubyists aren't…
  • This Month in Ruby: PeepCode Acquired, Rails 3.2.14, And More

    Peter Cooper
    25 Jul 2013 | 9:25 am
    Welcome to a roundup of Ruby news, articles, videos, and more, for July 2013 cobbled together from my e-mail newsletter, Ruby Weekly. Highlights include: PeepCode acquired by Pluralsight, Practicing Ruby archives made public, Rails 3.2.14, and an interesting interview with Matz. Featured The First Four Volumes of Practicing Ruby, Now Available Online Practicing Ruby is a high quality, paid Ruby journal run by Gregory Brown, but he's made archives of over 60 articles available to the public. There's a ton of stuff to enjoy here. PeepCode Acquired by Pluralsight Ruby and Rails screencasting…
  • Does the GIL Make Your Ruby Code Thread-Safe?

    Jesse Storimer
    19 Jun 2013 | 7:19 am
    This is a guest post by Jesse Storimer. He teaches the Unix fu workshop, an online class for Ruby developers looking to do some awesome systems hacking in Ruby and boost their confidence when it comes to their server stack. Spots are limited, so check it out the class while there's still room. He's also the esteemed author of Working with Unix Processes, Working with TCP Sockets and Working with Ruby Threads. There are some misconceptions in the Ruby community about this question surrounding MRI's GIL. If you only take one thing away from this article today, let it be this: The GIL does not…
  • This Week in Ruby: Matz on Ruby 2.0, Numerous Conference CFPs, Tenderlove on define_method

    Peter Cooper
    7 Mar 2013 | 4:44 am
    Welcome to this week’s roundup of Ruby news, articles, videos, and more, cobbled together from my e-mail newsletter, Ruby Weekly. Sorry these roundups have been missing for a couple of months, I've been focusing very heavily on the e-mail newsletters which are continuing to grow like crazy! :-) I hope to get back into blogging more soon. Matz on Ruby 2.0 Matz spoke about Ruby 2.0 ('the happiest release ever') for 30 minutes at the Heroku Waza event a week ago and the video is already available to watch. He stresses that "Ruby 1.8 will die soon" and encourages everyone to upgrade. Dynamic…
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  • TWC9: Microsoft Band, TechEd Europe 2014, Office 365 API's, HTML5 Final, a special guest and more... | This Week On Channel 9

    Greg Duncan, Vladimir Kolesnikov, Nikola Metulev
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This week on Channel 9, Vlad and Nikola discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:26] Band on the run - Microsoft Band, the first wearable powered by Microsoft Health, keeps fitness and productivity insights a glance away, http://www.microsoft.com/Microsoft-Band, http://www.microsoft.com/Microsoft-Health[01:23] Microsoft delivers wave of innovation at TechEd Europe[01:54] Missed TechEd? See it on demand[02:15] New Office 365 extensibility for Windows, iOS, Android and web developers[02:40] New MS Open Tech SDKs Make it Easier to Connect Android and iOS Apps to Office 365 Services…
  • GoingNative 31: Easy Parallelization with Parallel STL | C9::GoingNative

    Gabriel Ha
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Our show at this time dons a most festive theme,As we bid you good viewers, "Happy Halloween!"Join us this day in our episode,With one neat little trick to parallelize your code.Perhaps you scarce know how to do this task well,Until you've had a go with Parallel STL!With code that, once changed, still so simply reads,It's -- dare I say -- spooky! (with its simplicity)But the basket of treats is not quite yet gone,For parallel stl (dot) codeplex (dot) comIs a great way for you to be part of the force,That influences the…
  • Episode 160: Event Hubs with Elio Damaggio | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

    Haishi Bai, Chris Risner
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Elio Damaggio, Program Manager on the HyperScale Computing Team.  Today Elio talks about Event Hubs which just went GA, is a new feature of Service Bus which enables you to ingest events into the cloud at massive scale.  This is a critical service for taking data from many different sources including common IoT scenarios.  Elio demonstrates a very simple console application which sends messages up to an EventHub.  He then creates an Event Processor which handles processing those messages.  Event…
  • Making the Internet of Things - "SkrillTrex" -The Dubstep Dino

    DevRadio, ChrisCaldwell, Stacey Mulcahy
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Happy Halloween ghouls and goblins! In today’s “terrifying…ly” clever show, Stacey Mulcahy walks us through Project #1 in her Internet of Things (IoT) series ...a dubstepping dino built with Arduino and Processing!! If you’ve ever had the desire to drop some bass with a dino dubbing puppet (or anything else other than your typical midi boards dj’s use) then look no further than SkrillTrex! WUB WUB WUB!! _______________Find a full step-by-step tutorial of this project and others on our #idevthis look-book. Share your version of this project or a project of your own for a chance to…
  • Coding4Fun October 2014 Round-Up

    Greg Duncan
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October was a serious milestone month for Coding4Fun, with three major milestones all this week.Monday's post, Making your debugging pretty with DotNetPretty, was our 1,000th Coding4Fun Blog overall post.Wednesday's, More Modern UI for WPF examples and samples, was my 600th Coding4Fun Blog post.Also on Wednesday, RoomAlive, was my 700th Coding4Fun Kinect Gallery post.I've been saying this all week, but thank you all for coming here, reading our posts, but much more importantly, checking out and visiting the projects I've highlighted. It's our highlighted developers, projects and bloggers that…
 
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    CodePlex

  • CodePlex Daily Summary for Friday, October 31, 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    CodePlex Daily Summary for Friday, October 31, 2014Popular ReleasesSEToolbox: SEToolbox 01.054.007 Release 1: Fixed size on asteroid subtraction so it doesn't make it bigger like Merge. Added new merge 'Union Material' option for asteroids, so the material only can be merged (this is very similar to how the Keen style ore is generated in asteroids, except it is presented as a manual step, instead of automated). Previous merge 'Union' asteroid renamed to 'Union Volume'. Added 'Extract/Station Intersection loose' for station in asteroids. so…
  • CodePlex Daily Summary for Thursday, October 30, 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    CodePlex Daily Summary for Thursday, October 30, 2014Popular Releases2sxc for DotNetNuke - great looking and animated sexy content: 2sxc 06.04.00: Mainly it's a much faster, slicker UI for adding content / switching templates. The features are not specifically documented yet but work. Add / Edit UI Improvements for the content-editorTemplate selector now renders templates via AJAX (improves experience for content editors) Enabled Views / templates without content (for design-elements like lines) Changing templates (after already adding content) also…
  • CodePlex Daily Summary for Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    CodePlex Daily Summary for Wednesday, October 29, 2014Popular ReleasesAD ACL Scanner: ADACLScan2.0.3.ps1: Fixed issues:PS 2.0 "Where-Object : Cannot bind argument to 'FilterScript' because it is null":5369.DirectX Tool Kit: October 2014: October 28, 2014 Model support for loading from VBO files Model render now sets samplers on slots 0,1 by default for dual-texture effects Updates for Xbox One platform support Minor code cleanupFluent Ribbon Control Suite: Fluent.Ribbon.3.0.3: You can read the changelog at:…
  • CodePlex Daily Summary for Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    CodePlex Daily Summary for Tuesday, October 28, 2014Popular ReleasesDynamics CRM EasyPlugins (2011 & 2013): EasyPlugins-1.3.1.1-managed.zip: V1.3.1.1 - Bug fix : Importing doesn't work for some Plugins configurations V1.3.1.0 - New feature : Scheduled Tasks management ! V1.2.5.2 - Enhancement : fetchXml results are not limited anymore to 5000 (thanks to Ben Vollmer) V1.2.5.1 - Bug Fix : use of fetchXml result inside a further fetchXml as parameter (thanks to Nikolay) V1.2.5.0 - No more Security Roles customization - Adding a new Security…
  • CodePlex Daily Summary for Monday, October 27, 2014

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    CodePlex Daily Summary for Monday, October 27, 2014Popular Releases2sxc for DotNetNuke - great looking and animated sexy content: 2sxc 06.03.08: This is a new version with all features of 6.4, but released early. Mainly it's a much faster, slicker UI for adding content / switching templates. The features are not specifically documented yet but work. Add / Edit UI Improvements for the content-editorTemplate selector now renders templates via AJAX (improves experience for content editors) Enabled Views / templates without content (for design-elements like…
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    Planet MySQL

  • Why JSON is bad for applications

    Andrew Hutchings
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Today I read an article about how company X has improved things by amongst other things ditching JSON after 2 years of using it. Before I start on this subject I should say that JSON does have its place. If you have a web application where a browser is talking to a web server and in particular uses JavaScript then JSON is a good fit. I've discussed this issue several times before with Brian Aker who works with me at HP's Advanced Technology Group and in the past I have been hit with the issues I'm going to talk about here. JSON is human readable and easy to parse, that cannot be denied and…
  • Monitoring MySQL from Oracle Enterprise Manager

    Matt Lord
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    I wanted to quickly remind everyone that we recently announced the GA release of Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL.We know that many existing Oracle Database customers are also using MySQL, so we're very excited that you can now manage your entire hardware and software stack, including MySQL, all from within a single tool.I also wanted to take the opportunity to answer a few common questions that I've seen come up over the last few weeks:Q: Can I use the new Plugin with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g (Grid Control)?A: No. The Plugin requires Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c…
  • Benchmarking Joomla

    Fernando Ipar
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    This post recently caught my attention on Planet MySQL. If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest that you go and do so, and also read the comments. I think Matthew’s request for the queries so that others can run comparative benchmarks is very interesting, and while I don’t have access to the queries used to produce […] Related posts: Updated mysql-proxy benchmarking script (for proxy 0.7) My previous post contained a lua script for MySQL proxy... Using MySQL Proxy to benchmark query performance By transparently sitting between client and server on each request,...
  • Log Buffer #395, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

    The Pythian Group
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    This Log Buffer Edition ventures out in the fields of Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL and picks some of the coolest blog posts for this week. Oracle: In Oracle, if we add a column to a table which is NOT NULL, we are allowed to do it directly, in a single statement, as long as we supply a DEFAULT value to populate any pre-existing rows. There have been rumblings from the HPC community indicating a general suspicion of and disdain for Big Data technology which would lead one to believe that whatever Google, Facebook and Twitter do with their supercomputers is not important enough to warrant…
  • Replace Oracle RAC with MariaDB Galera Cluster?

    MariaDB
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Fri, 2014-10-31 11:34erkanyanarIf you want to avoid downtimes in your business, High Availabilty (HA) is a strong requirement which, by definition, makes it possible to access your data all the time without losing (any) data. In this blog we compare two alternatives: Oracle RAC and MariaDB Galera Cluster.  There are several options to implement High Availability. Oracle RAC is a popular and proven HA solution. HA can also be enabled for your data and systems with loadbalancers that make it possible to always access your data. MariaDB Galera Cluster provides similar functionality…
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  • Get a handle on your HA at Percona Live London 2014

    Liz van Dijk
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    From left: Liz van Dijk, Frédéric Descamps and Kenny GrypIf you’re following this blog, it’s quite likely you’re already aware of the Percona Live London 2014 conference coming up in just a few days. Just in case, though (you know, if you’re still looking for an excuse to sign up), I wanted to put a spotlight on the tutorial to be delivered by my esteemed colleagues Frédéric Descamps (@lefred) and Kenny Gryp (@gryp), and myself.The past two years at Percona we’ve been spending a substantial amount of time working with customers taking their first steps…
  • Facebook MySQL database engineers ready for Percona Live London 2014

    Tom Diederich
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    With 1.28 billion active users, Facebook MySQL database engineers are active and extremely valuable contributors to the global MySQL community. So naturally they are also active participants of Percona Live MySQL conferences! And next week’s Percona Live London 2014 (Nov. 3-4) is no exception. (Register now and use the promotional code “Facebook” to save £30!)I spoke with Facebook database engineers Yoshinori “Yoshi” Matsunobu and Shlomo Priymak about their upcoming sessions along with what’s new at Facebook since our last conversation back in April.Tom: Yoshi, last year…
  • MySQL and Openstack deep dive talk at OpenStack Paris Summit (and more!)

    Peter Boros
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    I will present a benchmarking talk next week (Nov. 4) at the OpenStack Paris Summit with Jay Pipes from Mirantis. In order to be able to talk about benchmarking, we had to be able to set up and tear down OpenStack environments really quickly. For the benchmarks, we are using a deployment on AWS (ironically) where the instances aren’t actually started and the tenant network is not reachable but all the backend operations still happen.The first performance bottleneck we hit wasn’t at the MySQL level. We used Rally to benchmark the environment. We started 1,000 fake instances with it…
  • How to deal with MySQL deadlocks

    Peiran Song
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    A deadlock in MySQL happens when two or more transactions mutually hold and request for locks, creating a cycle of dependencies. In a transaction system, deadlocks are a fact of life and not completely avoidable. InnoDB automatically detects transaction deadlocks, rollbacks a transaction immediately and returns an error. It uses a metric to pick the easiest transaction to rollback. Though an occasional deadlock is not something to worry about, frequent occurrences call for attention.Before MySQL 5.6, only the latest deadlock can be reviewed using SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS command. But with…
  • MySQL & Friends Devroom FOSDEM 2015

    Frederic Descamps
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    You can already feel the cold of February coming slowly… you can also smell waffles, fries and see a large amount of beards walking around with laptops… you are right, FOSDEM is coming! And as every year, the MySQL Community will also be present! For the 4th year in a row, I’ll perpetuate the organization of the MySQL & Friends Devroom.FOSDEM 2015 edition will be held January 31 and February 1 here in Brussels. The MySQL & Friends Devroom is back on Sunday from 9 a.m. What is FOSDEM? It stands for the “Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European…
 
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    No Fluff Just Stuff

  • Devoxx4Kids at JavaOne 2014 Wrapup

    Arun Gupta
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Oracle and Devoxx4Kids worked together to provide a fun and technology-rich experience for kids at JavaOne 2014. Inspirational, rewarding, and fun are three words that summarize the event for me. If you live in/around San Francisco Bay Area, then highly recommend joining meetup.com/Devoxx4Kids-BayArea/ for a continued experience! 136 kids attended the event and their age/gender are shown below: Overall, the instructors seem to have done a good job: The event itself was well rated: Minecraft Modding continues to be the top rated workshop:   Here are some pictures from the event:…
  • ModevCon – Using Cloud Tools to Build Enterprise Mobile Apps with APIs Fast

    Max Katz
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    I will be at ModevCon in Washington, DC December 11-12 showing how to use cloud tools to build enterprise mobile apps fast with APIs fast. What (my talk) Friday, December 12, 11:30am ET. Gone are the days where you can afford to take months to build an enterprise mobile app. In today’s fast market, you need to be able to prototype the app in a few days, release the first version in a few weeks, get feedback, fix bugs, release the second version. Repeat. In this session you will learn how to build a real HTML5/PhoneGap mobile app that talks to an API backend. You will be able to test the…
  • JavaOne Replay: 'Java EE 8 Overview' by Linda DeMichiel

    Reza Rahman
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    In this JavaOne session, Linda DeMichiel (Java EE 8 Specification Lead) gives an overview of what is coming in Java EE 8. Linda starts by explaining the results of Oracle’s Java EE community surveys and the general thought process behind requirements gathering for Java EE 8.  She then gives technical details around some of the planned enhancements : Enhanced support for HTML5 applications and other web tier features such as server-sent events, the new JSON-B JSR for binding JSON payload to Java objects, support for HTTP 2.0, the new MVC framework, etc.  Ease of development…
  • Rocky Mountain Software Symposium - Nov 21 - 23, 2014

    NFJS
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    No Fluff Just Stuff is pleased to announce the Rocky Mountain Software Symposium, Nov 21 - 23, 2014. Catch these Featured Sessions
  • Java Posse #459

    Carl Quinn
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Roundup ‘14 - Continuous Delivery Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Drop Wizard https://github.com/dropwizard/metrics Jenkins http://jenkins-ci.org/ Subversion https://subversion.apache.org/ Artifactory http://www.jfrog.com/open-source/ Spring Boot http://projects.spring.io/spring-boot/ Maven Shade Plugin http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-shade-plugin/ Jar Jar Links https://code.google.com/p/jarjar/ Gradle http://www.gradle.org/ Netflix Asgard https://github.com/Netflix/asgard Load Balancer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Load_balancing_(computing)…
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  • Ross Pettit: Can a Business Rent a Core Capability?

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Tech utilities - things that automate administration, enable communication or improve employee productivity - started as a labor expense, became a capital expense, and have now become a rent payment. This final state is an efficient economic relationship for buyer and seller. The buyer has more flattering financial statements and can negotiate for non-core services at a gross level (e.g., a single cost per employee). The seller's income is the rent they can extract from buyers. Utility sellers tend to enjoy monopolistic or oligopolistic market conditions, but there is still room for…
  • Yue Zhang: Simple Solutions To Understanding Video Game Cheat Codes

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    There is a wide variety of gaming consoles and platforms these days. If you do not happen to own a console, you can find a lot of games to play on your PC. Keep reading to learn all you can to make your hobby. Are you having a hard time hearing the dialogue over all of the action and background music? Many video games have a menu to adjust the audio settings. This menu usually also allows you an option to have subtitles on or not. Try this kitten game Make sure you take cover if reloading your weapon. It’s a common occurrence for FPSers to get killed if you are out in the open. You do…
  • Paulo Caroli - Blog: how to build a MVP

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Today a friend shared an image on how to build a MVP. Some months ago I tried to draw something similar on a whiteboard: a unicycle, a bicycle, a bicycle with engine, a motorbike (two wheels), a motorbike with four wheels, a car. Kudos to the author of this amazing drawing! And here is the original post with the drawing.                
  • Lourenco Piuma Soares: Innovation by Design: Muito conteúdo, pouca profundidade

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Eu ouvi e vi o vídeo de "Happy" do Pharrell mais do que deveria, comi sorvetes gourmet (achei meio mais ou menos...) e ouvi a palavra "fuck" mais vezes do que em todas as outras conferências que fui antes somadas. Como todo bom design, a principal preocupação da conferência foi com a experiência do usuário - ou, no caso, dos participantes. Porém caiu na armadilha que muito design cai: esqueceu o objetivo expresso de uma conferência - a transferência de conhecimento. Um dos participantes resumiu ao comentar "eu não aprendi nada de novo hoje".Sem dúvida houveram momentos marcantes.
  • Martin Fowler: Architecture of Morrisons OrderPad

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Morrisons OrderPad is a tablet web-application that helps staff in supermarkets place orders for new stock as they walk around the store. My colleague Rob Miles and I felt that the resulting application makes a good expositional architecture for a tablet web application backed by a lightweight java server. We highlight the separation of application control and DOM interaction on the client, using small, focused frameworks on the server, the broad-stack testing environment, and the use of a pilot project to understand what features were needed.
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  • Zumero Professional Services

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Building mobile apps is really hard. Why does my app work in the simulator but not on the device? How do I get 60 frames-per-second UI performance on Android? How do I manage concurrent access to my mobile database? How do I deal with limited memory? How do I keep something running in the background? I have to compile for how many different CPU architectures?!? Building apps for mobile devices involves a dizzying array of technologies and tooling. The explosion of mobile offers more ways for software projects to fail than ever before. Zumero would like to help. We can build your app for you.
  • On F# and Object Oriented Guilt

    10 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    I'm writing a key-value database in F#. Because clearly the world needs another key-value database, right? Actually, I'm doing this to learn F#. I wanted a non-trivial piece of code to write. Something I already know a little bit about. (My design is a log structured merge tree, conceptually similar to LevelDB or the storage layer of SQLite4. The code is on GitHub.) As a starting point, I wrote the whole thing in C# first. Then I ported it to F#, in a mostly line-by-line port. My intention was (and still is) to use that port as a starting point, evolving the F# version toward a more…
  • Fiddling with ReactiveUI and Xamarin.Forms

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I'm no expert at ReactiveUI. I'm just fiddling around in the back row of a session here at Xamarin Evolve. The goal I want an instance of my DataGrid control that is bound to a collection of objects. And I want the display to automatically update when I change a property on one of those objects. For the sake of this quickie demo, I'm gonna add a tap handler for a cell that simply appends an asterisk to the text of that cell. That should end up causing a display update. Something like this code snippet: Main.SingleTap += (object sender, CellCoords e) => { T r = Rows [e.Row]; ColumnInfo ci =…
  • Preview: DataGrid for Xamarin.Forms

    3 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    What is it? It's a Xamarin.Forms grid control for displaying data in rows and columns. Where's the code? https://github.com/ericsink Is this open source? Yes. Apache License v2. Why are you writing a grid? Because I see an unmet need. Xamarin.Forms needs a good way to display row/column data. And it needs to be capable of handling lots (millions) of cells. And it needs to be really, really fast. I'm one of the founders of Zumero. We're all about mobile apps for businesses dealing with data. Many of our customers are using Xamarin, and we want to be able to recommend Xamarin.Forms to them. A…
  • An F# newbie using SQLite

    8 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Like I said in a tweet on Friday, I'm guessing everybody's first 10,000 lines of F# are crap. That's a lot of bad code I need to write, so I figure maybe I better get started. This blog entry is a journal of my first attempts at using F# to do some SQLite stuff. I'm using SQLitePCL.raw, which is a Portable Class Library wrapper (written in C#) allowing .NET developers to call the native SQLite library. My program has five "stanzas": ONE: Open a SQLite database and create a table with two integer columns called a and b. TWO: Insert 16 rows with a going from 1 through 16. THREE: Set column b…
 
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    Android Developers Blog

  • The fastest route between voice search and your app

    Android Developers
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    By Jarek Wilkiewicz, Developer Advocate, Google Search How many lines of code will it take to let your users say Ok Google, and search for something in your app? Hardly any. Starting today, all you need is a small addition to your AndroidManifest.xml in order to connect the Google Now SEARCH_ACTION with your searchable activity: <activity android:name=".SearchableActivity"> <intent-filter> <action android:name="com.google.android.gms.actions.SEARCH_ACTION"/> <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/> </intent-filter> </activity> Once you…
  • Tips for integrating with Google Accounts on Android

    Android Developers
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    By Laurence Moroney, Developer Advocate Happy Tuesday! We've had a few questions come in recently regarding Google Accounts on Android, so we've put this post together to show you some of our best practices. The tips today will focus on Android-based authentication, which is easily achieved through the integration of Google Play services. Let's get started. Unique Identifiers A common confusion happens when developers use the account name (a.k.a. email address) as the primary key to a Google Account. For instance, when using GoogleApiClient to sign in a user, a developer might use the…
  • Material Design on Android Checklist

    Android Developers
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Roman Nurik, Design Advocate Android 5.0 brings in material design as the new design system for the platform and system apps. Consumers will soon start getting Android 5.0 and they’re already seeing glimpses of material design with apps like Google Play Newsstand, Inbox by Gmail and Tumblr. Meanwhile, developers now have the Android 5.0 SDK, along with AppCompat for backward compatibility. And designers now have access to Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch templates. All this means that now—yes now!—is the time to start implementing material design in your Android apps. Today, let’s…
  • Implementing material design in your Android app

    Android Developers
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    By Chris Banes and Nick Butcher, Android Developer Relations Material design is a comprehensive approach to visual, interaction and motion design for the multi-screen world. Android 5.0 Lollipop and the updated support libraries help you to create material UIs. Here’s a rundown of some of the major elements of material design and the APIs and widgets that you can use to implement them in your app. Tangible surfaces In material design, UIs are composed of pieces of digital paper & ink. The surfaces and the shadows they cast provide visual cues to the structure of the application, what you…
  • Getting Your Apps Ready for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

    Android Developers
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    By Katherine Kuan, Developer Advocate Updated material design Tumblr app on Nexus 6. Last week, we unveiled the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, the newest additions to our Nexus family that will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Together, they deliver a pure Google experience, showcasing fresh visual styles with material design, improved performance, and additional features. Let’s make sure your apps and games are optimized to give your users the best mobile experience on these devices. We’ve outlined some best practices below. Nexus 6 Screen The Nexus 6 boasts an impressive 5.96” Quad HD screen…
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    Amazon Web Services Blog

  • AWS Support Center Moves to AWS Management Console

    Jeff Barr
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    We are moving the AWS Support Center in to the AWS Management Console in order to provide you with a better and more productive experience! You can now log on as a federated user and you can now manage your support cases more efficiently. Federated Access Support We recently gave you the ability to enable your users to sign in to the Console using SSO after authenticating themselves to your existing identity and authorization system. With today's launch, these users can now sign in to the Support Center with their existing (non-AWS) credentials. To learn how to set this up, read the…
  • New Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Add-In

    Jeff Barr
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Many enterprise-scale AWS customers also have a large collection of virtualized Windows servers on their premises. These customers are now moving all sorts of workloads to the Cloud and have been looking for a unified solution to their on-premises and cloud-based system management needs. Using multiple tools to accomplish the same basic tasks (monitoring, and controlling virtualized servers or instances) is inefficient and adds complexity to the development of solutions that use a combination of on-premises and cloud resources. New Add-In In order to allow this important customer base to…
  • New - Create Amazon WorkSpaces Golden Images

    Jeff Barr
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed desktop service in the Cloud. It allows administrators to provision cloud-based desktops that can be accessed from laptops (PC and Mac), tablets ( Kindle Fire, Android, and iPad), and zero client devices. Today we are making WorkSpaces even more flexible with the addition of a new image creation feature. Administrators can now create customized golden images for use within their organization. They can add additional applications, remove existing applications, and set configurations in order to provide their users with an environment that is appropriate for their…
  • AWS Week in Review - October 20, 2014

    Jeff Barr
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Let's take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 20 We provided some options for Fast, Easy, Free Data Sync from RDS MySQL to Amazon Redshift. The AWS Java Blog published Part 2 of a series aimed at Introducing DynamoDB Document API. The AWS Windows and .NET Developer Blog kicked off a series of articles on Amazon DynamoDB with a look at the Low-Level APIs in the DynamoDB SDK. The Evident.io Blog talked about Defending Against AWS Account Takeover Using ESP. A post on the ElasticBox Blog is Calling all AWS CloudFormation Users. Tuesday, October 21 We…
  • Multi-AZ Support / Auto Failover for Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

    Jeff Barr
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Like every AWS offering, Amazon ElastiCache started out simple and then grew in breadth and depth over time. Here's a brief recap of the most important milestones: August 2011 - Initial launch with support for the Memcached caching engine in one AWS Region. December 2011 - Expansion to four additional Regions. March 2012 - The first of several price reductions. April 2012 - Introduction of Reserved Cluster Nodes. November 2012 - Introduction of four additional types of Cache Nodes. September 2013 - Initial support for the Redis caching engine including Replication Groups with replicas for…
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    Udi Dahan - The Software Simplist

  • Best US Supermarket running NServiceBus (for years)

    udidahan
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    I was quite thrilled when I heard that our customer Wegmans got ranked by Consumer Reports as the #1 supermarket chain in the US. Wegmans have been long-time customers of NServiceBus and I recently got the opportunity to go on a guided tour in their flagship store in Rochester and hear all the ways that they’ve been leveraging our platform – even the scales that people use to weigh their produce are linked up. Yup – you may even be eating NServiceBus and not know it There are also some pretty powerful back-office processes at play – things that your regular consumer…
  • NSBCon London 2014 Wrap-up

    udidahan
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    Well, NSBCon London was a blast. It was such a blast that it took me this long to recover and get my head back into blogging. In any case, for those of you who couldn’t make it, check out this short 2-min video to get a feel for what it was like: The venue was packed, the speakers were great, and all in all the conference was a smashing success. If you don’t believe me <wink/> you can check out Roy Cornelissen’s coverage here. All videos now online For those of you who couldn’t make it, we have all the videos recorded for you and you can access them here. Some of…
  • Service-Oriented Composition (with video)

    udidahan
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    When telling people about my approach to SOA, in which a given service would have client/browser-side components running side-by-side in the same process and even in the same page as components from other services, I often get asked this question: “Doesn’t all of this loosely-coupled composition come with a high cost, in terms of client to server chit-chat?” So, I’ve finally buckled down and put together a slide to illustrate how the technocratic IT/Ops service I’ve talked about in the past can provide components to resolve these sorts of problems. After putting…
  • NSBcon Update

    udidahan
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    Just a quick reminder to let you know that NSBcon London is next week. For those of you who have been wondering, yes, you can come to just one of the days if you aren’t able to take both days off of work. Also, if you want to come but can’t convince your boss to pay for it, drop us a line and we’ll hook you up with a discount. Just send an email to nsbcon@particular.net and we’ll take care of everything. One last thing – unfortunately, Oren won’t be able to come speak in London (but still will be speaking in NYC). While no one can quite fill in those shoes…
  • People, Politics, and the Single Responsibility Principle

    udidahan
    25 May 2014 | 11:24 pm
    In one of Uncle Bob’s recent blog posts on the Single Responsibility Principle he uses the example of using people and organization boundaries as an indication of possible good software boundaries: When you write a software module, you want to make sure that when changes are requested, those changes can only originate from a single person, or rather, a single tightly coupled group of people representing a single narrowly defined business function. You want to isolate your modules from the complexities of the organization as a whole, and design your systems such that each module is…
 
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    All About Agile | Agile Development Made Easy!

  • Scrum “Inputs”

    Travis Birch
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comThe Product Backlog is often described as the primary input to Scrum.  The Sprint starts with Sprint Planning and Sprint Planning starts with the Product Owner and the Product Backlog.  … Continue reading →
  • Agile Assessments – A Deeper Dive

    Sandi Keller
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    In my previous post Agile Assessments, I wrote about reasons to do an assessment and considerations when doing one.  In this post, I’ll continue the assessment topic with focus on Rating Scales and Frequency. Select a Rating Scale When conducting an agile assessment or self-assessment, an understandable rating scale should be used that allows the rater to […] The post Agile Assessments – A Deeper Dive appeared first on LeadingAgile.
  • 100 Top Agile Blogs

    George Dinwiddie
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Luis Gonçalves has posted a list of 100 Top Agile Blogs, ranked by Alexa ranking. I’m gratified to make the list, where I’m in some pretty good company.
  • Sense, Create, and Respond to Change

    Rally Software
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week we looked at how today’s global markets require new ways of doing business, so that you can respond quickly to threats and opportunities. We showed you why it’s not enough simply to implement Agile practices into your development shop; you need to build agility into the culture and behavior of your entire organization. And we defined agility as the integral characteristic that allows you sense, create, and adapt to change -- quickly and confidently. The compelling driver of agility is the speed and impact with which innovations are changing entire industries -- what many…
  • Cancel Your Executive Status Meetings (Do This Instead)

    Alex Pukinskis
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week I met with a strategy leader for an Australian financial services organization, who was trying to work out how to bring his executive team together on a regular cadence to align around strategy. He’d built a great Kanban board to visualize the large strategic projects the organization was pursuing -- sort of an executive-level roadmap -- and wanted some ideas for how to bring execs together around it. In my role I spend a lot of time promoting a quarterly, one-day, Agile business steering meeting that brings leaders together to align on strategic priorities and harmonize their…
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    Agile Development Blog: Scaling Software Agility

  • Move Fast, with Stability

    Rally Software
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    By now, you've probably heard about the impending breakup of HP into two separate companies. Some are calling the division of the 75-year-old business a “watershed moment for one of tech's most iconic companies." Here’s something we thought was worth calling out: Interviewed about the breakup, HP CEO Meg Whitman said this: “Nimbleness and speed are going to be an important part of the future … By separating into two companies with quite distinct markets, with quite distinct customers, we’ll be able to move faster to take advantage of the changing customer needs and accelerating…
  • Set your Mind on Experimentation Mode

    Anna Royzman
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Recently Michael “Doc” Norton, Global Director of Engineering Culture at Groupon, gave an opening keynote at SDEC 2014 in Winnipeg, Canada. He addressed the mixed crowd of software development practitioners, talking about Experimentation Mindset. SDEC is considered one of the forward-thinking conferences on Agile Development; as the organizers state: “(it) attracts leading agile practitioners from around North America to share their real-world experiences gained through delivering technology-related solutions”. This keynote, therefore, was targeted to forward-thinking software…
  • Sense, Create, and Respond to Change

    Rally Software
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week we looked at how today’s global markets require new ways of doing business, so that you can respond quickly to threats and opportunities. We showed you why it’s not enough simply to implement Agile practices into your development shop; you need to build agility into the culture and behavior of your entire organization. And we defined agility as the integral characteristic that allows you sense, create, and adapt to change -- quickly and confidently. The compelling driver of agility is the speed and impact with which innovations are changing entire industries -- what many refer…
  • Cancel Your Executive Status Meetings (Do This Instead)

    Alex Pukinskis
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week I met with a strategy leader for an Australian financial services organization, who was trying to work out how to bring his executive team together on a regular cadence to align around strategy. He’d built a great Kanban board to visualize the large strategic projects the organization was pursuing -- sort of an executive-level roadmap -- and wanted some ideas for how to bring execs together around it. In my role I spend a lot of time promoting a quarterly, one-day, Agile business steering meeting that brings leaders together to align on strategic priorities and harmonize their…
  • No More Business as Usual

    Rally Software
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    When the S&P 500 index was created in 1957, the average expected lifespan of a company on the index was 61 years. By 1980 that lifespan had been cut in half, and in the coming decade it likely will be halved again. What used to be a health index for stable companies is now a thermometer for the fluctuating temperatures of disruptive markets. The S&P is just one indicator of the evolving environment for businesses. Markets are now global and highly responsive. Competition moves at startup speed. Operational efficiency isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity. Customers, and their…
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    Successful Software

  • My new product : Hyper Plan

    Andy Brice
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    I have just launched a new product. First some back story. A few years ago, my wife and I were renovating the house we live in now. Trying to schedule and track all the different tasks, tradesmen and quotes was a real pain. We stuck Post-it® notes onto a whiteboard to try to keep on top of it all. The Post-it notes represented the various jobs that need doing. We placed them in columns (representing what stage they were at: needs quote, accepted quote, scheduled, doing, done) and rows (representing the various trades: plumbing, roofing, electrical etc). It worked, but it was far from ideal:…
  • Signing Qt applications for Mac OS X 10.9.5 and 10.10

    Andy Brice
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    I have written previously about signing Qt applications for Mac OS X. It all worked fine until I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.9.5, which broke my signing script. Those Apple chaps do love to break stuff. Grrr. The problem appears to be that the directory structure of the app bundle has changed and the Qt4 macdeployqt command does not conform to the new layout (I believe this is also the case for Qt5). Oh joy. I managed to work out how to get it working again after a bit of digging around. The good news is that Apple have also made the codesign command easier with a --deep option to traverse and…
  • “Wrong Way” Corrigan

    Andy Brice
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    While on holiday in Ireland I came across the wonderful story of “Wrong Way” Corrigan. Here is a summary from history.com : Eleven years earlier, American Charles A. Lindbergh had become an international celebrity with his solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic. Corrigan was among the mechanics who had worked on Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis aircraft, but that mere footnote in the history of flight was not enough for the Texas-born aviator. In 1938, he bought a 1929 Curtiss Robin aircraft off a trash heap, rebuilt it, and modified it for long-distance flight. In July…
  • 2 Million Hits!

    Andy Brice
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    This blog just passed 2 million hits since I started back in the dim and distant Internet past of 2007 with How much money will my software make (and what has that got to do with aliens)?. Wow. I haven’t been posting much recently, but I haven’t given up either.  Watch this space. Until then, here are the top 10 blog posts to date: Post Hits The software awards scam 265,427 Lessons learned from 13 failed software products 82,088 10 things non-technical users don’t understand about your software 78,561 Your harddrive *will* fail – it’s just a question of when 54,775 Where I…
  • Are you wasting your AdWords budget on in-app ads?

    Andy Brice
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:17 am
    2 out of the last 3 AdWords campaigns I have looked at for consulting customers were spending substantial amounts of money on worthless in-app ads, without even realising it. Feast your eyes on the following: $1,071.04 spent on clicks from a single game app, that resulted in 0 trials of the software product being advertised. Hardly surprising given that it was a B2B app that cost around $1000. On further investigation this company was spending a substantial percentage of its AdWords budget on completely useless clicks from in-app ads. Ouch. And this is from a different AdWords account for…
 
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    Encosia

  • Using btn-block with Bootstrap 3 dropdown button groups

    Dave Ward
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:26 pm
    I recently found myself wanting to combine Bootstrap 3’s full-width btn-block button with its split button dropdown component in the same button group (as seen in the screenshot above). As it turned out, it wasn’t as straightforward as you might expect. So, I want to briefly share the solution I found to make that work. My first try (fail) Originally, I hoped that I could use the standard Bootstrap 3 dropdown component markup, and simply add the btn-block class to the main button, like this: <div class"col-sm-6"> <button class"btn btn-block btn-lg…
  • Fix “addthis_config not defined” when using async AddThis

    Dave Ward
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    I recently decided to pony up for AddThis Pro. Spread across up to five sites, that’s not very much to pay for a wide variety of well-designed social widgets. Certainly much less than what my time would be worth to reinvent them from scratch. However, I’m always wary of bogging the site’s performance down with poorly implemented sharing buttons, counters, toolbars, etc. I tried Buffer’s Digg Digg plugin for a little while last year, but it had a noticeable impact on page jankiness and load times even with the deferred initialization option enabled. With performance…
  • IIS performance tip: Cache in on consistent casing

    Dave Ward
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    In Spring 2011, at what would sadly become the final installment of Microsoft’s MIX conference, I attended a great talk called 50 Performance Tricks to Make Your HTML5 Web Sites Faster. I was skeptical about the session due to the linkbait title, but Jason Weber from the IE team proceeded to present one of the most comprehensive talks about web performance I’ve seen crammed into a single hour. A video of the presentation is still available online as I’m writing this. Streaming seems to be broken, but the full video downloads still work fine. Even three years later,…
  • Canonical URLs in IIS without breaking localhost debugging

    Dave Ward
    30 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    It’s important that public-facing websites respond to requests for both domain.tld and www.domain.tld. You can’t control what your users will type into their browsers and you never know which form of your site’s URL people will use in links that they share in email, social media, and links on their own sites. Of course, you want to be sure that your website responds even if they don’t use your preferred version of your URL. However, it’s nearly as important that all of those requests are redirected to just one address for SEO purposes. This is known as…
  • The five minute contact form tweak that saves me hours

    Dave Ward
    17 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    Operating a website used by predominantly non-technical users can be an eye-opening experience when the time comes to support those users. It’s easy to forget how much of the nomenclature and technical understanding that we take for granted is just unintelligible jargon to others. In fact about 10% of people surveyed this year even guessed that HTML was an STD. A particularly poignant example I dealt with recently was a user telling me they were using “Google” to browse the Internet on their desktop PC. You’d think that probably means they were using Google Chrome as…
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    John D. Cook

  • Blue Bonnet Bayes

    John
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Blue Bonnet™ used to run commercials with the jingle “Everything’s better with Blue Bonnet on it.” Maybe they still do. Perhaps in reaction to knee-jerk antipathy toward Bayesian methods, some statisticians have adopted knee-jerk enthusiasm for Bayesian methods. Everything’s better with Bayesian analysis on it. Bayes makes it better, like a little dab of margarine on a dry piece of bread. There’s much that I prefer about the Bayesian approach to statistics. Sometimes it’s the only way to go. But Bayes-for-the-sake-of-Bayes can expend a great deal of…
  • How well does sample range estimate range?

    John
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    I’ve been doing some work with Focused Objective lately, and today the following question came up in our discussion. If you’re sampling from a uniform distribution, how many samples do you need before your sample range has an even chance of covering 90% of the population range? This is a variation on a problem I’ve blogged about before. As I pointed out there, we can assume without loss of generality that the samples come from the unit interval. Then the sample range has a beta(n – 1, 2) distribution. So the probability that the sample range is greater than a value c…
  • Integration trick

    John
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    Here’s a clever example from Paul Nahin’s new book Inside Interesting Integrals. Suppose you want to evaluate Since the range of integration is symmetric around zero, you might think to see whether the integrand is an odd function, in which case the integral would be zero. (More on such symmetry tricks here.) Unfortunately, the integrand is not odd, so that trick doesn’t work directly. However, it does help indirectly. You can split any function f(x) into its even and odd parts. The integral of a function over a symmetric interval is the integral of its even part because its…
  • Experts vs Professionals

    John
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Working with professionals can be a joy. Not only can they solve your problem, they may help you see what problem you should solve. I’ve had several instances lately when I hired a pro to do something I’d attempted myself. In each case I was very pleased and wondered why I hadn’t done this sooner. Offhand I can’t think of an example where I regretted hiring a professional. Strictly speaking, a professional in some area is simply someone who is paid to do it. But informally, we think of a professional as someone who not only is paid for their services, they’re…
  • What do you mean by can’t?

    John
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    You can’t subtract 4 from 3 (and stay inside the natural numbers, but you can inside the integers). You can’t divide 3 by 4 (inside the ring of integers, but you can inside the rational numbers). You can’t take the square root of a negative number (in the real numbers, but in the complex numbers you can, once you pick a branch of the square root function). You can’t divide by zero (in the field of real numbers, but you may be able to do something that could informally be referred to as dividing by zero, depending on the context, by reformulating your statement, often…
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    ProgrammableWeb

  • Redis "Sharding" Tech Scales NoSQL Performance To Over 1M TPS

    <a href="http://www.programmableweb.com/user/%5Buid%5D">MarkBoyd</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Commercial database-as-a-service provider Redis Labs has released new sharding technology that is fully compliant with open source Redis Cluster APIs. ProgrammableWeb spoke with CEO Ofer Bengal about the benefits of using the new features to enable more than a million requests per second.
  • PROVAB Releases New Hotel API Aggregation Service

    <a href="http://www.programmableweb.com/user/%5Buid%5D">ProgrammableWeb PR</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    This article is a company-provided press release and ProgrammableWeb cannot vouch for the accuracy of the statements within. If you have questions regarding the information below, please contact the company that issued the press release.
  • Vuzix Eyewear Wearables Compatible With DOCOMO APIs

    <a href="http://www.programmableweb.com/user/%5Buid%5D">ProgrammableWeb PR</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    This article is a company-provided press release and ProgrammableWeb cannot vouch for the accuracy of the statements within. If you have questions regarding the information below, please contact the company that issued the press release.
  • Apiary for Enterprise Aims to Solve Industrial API Pain Points

    <a href="http://www.programmableweb.com/user/%5Buid%5D">MarkBoyd</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    As API life cycle maturity in the enterprise grows, new pain points are emerging as companies seek to manage multiple APIs and retrofit organization-wide standards and API design practices into their existing API portfolios. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Apiary founder Jakub Nesetril and new enterprise lead Andrew Brown about how Apiary for Enterprise aims to provide consistency in API design for larger companies.
  • Appbase Aims to Massively Scale Database Spin-Up

    <a href="http://www.programmableweb.com/user/%5Buid%5D">ecarter</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    In its own words, "Appbase is building a Twilio for databases." Appbase offers a realtime graph database service. The service is accessible via JavaScript libraries and a REST API. Developers can access the API from any web, mobile, or hardware application regardless of platform. Appbase aims to massively scale database spin-up with a streamlined process from the first user to to the millionth.
 
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    The Programmer's Paradox

  • The Necessity of Consistency

    Paul W. Homer
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A common problem with large projects starts with adding new programmers. What happens is that the new coder bypasses the existing work and jumps right into adding a clump of code. Frequently, both to make their mark but also because of past experiences, they choose to construct the code in a brand new, unrelated way. Often, they'll justify this by saying that the existing code or conventions are bad. That's were all of the trouble starts.In terms of good or bad, most coding styles are neither. They're really a collect of arbitrary conventions and trade-offs. There are, of course, bad things…
  • The Depth of Knowledge

    Paul W. Homer
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    A few decades back, I decided that I wanted to know more about quantum physics. I've always been driven to indulged my curiosity of various disciplines, it's been a rather long-standing obsession since I was a kid. I went out to the bookstores (remember those :-) and bought a huge stack of books on what might be best described as the 'philosophy' underpinning quantum physics; stuff like the wave/particle duality and Schrodinger's rather unfortunate cat. It was fun and I learned some interesting stuff. I'm fairly comfortable with a wide range of mathematics, so I bought a book called…
  • Estimation

    Paul W. Homer
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    One of the most persistent myths in software development is that it is impossible to estimate the amount of programming work required for a project. No doubt this is driven by people who have never been put in a position where estimates mattered. It is indeed a very difficult skill to master but a worthwhile one to have, since it routinely helps to make better decisions about what to write and when to write it.In my younger days I was firmly in the camp that estimates were impossible. That changed when I got a job working with a very experienced, veteran team of coders. I whined that it was…
  • Tuesday

    Paul W. Homer
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    I'm feeling out of sync. When I started programming several decades ago, we basically followed an engineering ethic of always trying to build the "right" thing. These days though, it seems that the software development culture has drifted away from that mindset, leaving me stranded in the past. By way of an analogy let us consider a simple program. For its requirements, lets say that the users specified that they only need this program on Tuesdays. Now just for argument sake, lets say that it is considerably easier to write this program with the day of the week hardcoded to Tuesday, so…
  • Mathematics and Software Development

    Paul W. Homer
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    Programming a computer is the act of building up a large number of instructions for a machine to follow based on ‘primitive’ operations and underlying libraries. These instructions or ‘algorithms’ are always computed rigorously, which is occasionally not what we intended. Thus ‘bugs’ may interfere with the user’s objectives, but they will not harm the machine itself (although they can occasionally damage peripherals). The machine is simply following the steps that it was told in a deterministic manner. Underneath, the computer manipulates ‘data’, which itself has to fit to a…
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    Embedded Computing Design

  • Molex EdgeMate(tm) Wire-to-Edgecard Power Connectors Eliminate Need for Mating Headers for Interconnection

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    LISLE, IL – Molex Incorporated announced today that its economically priced 3.96mm pitch EdgeMate TM Wire-to-Edgecard Power Connectors eliminate the need for mating headers, resulting in cost and time savings. This system supports power applications of up to 7.0A with UL 94V-2 flammability rating requirements. It is available in 2 to 12 circuits with positive lock housings and 3 to 12 circuits for housings without lock. This connector family also includes bifurcated terminals which allow secondary current paths for high electrical reliability. Terminals are used with 18 to 20 AWG wires.
  • DSP Group Delivers HD Voice and Home Automation Utilizing Qualcomm Internet Processor

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    LOS ALTOS, Calif. — DSP Group(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced today that its DCX81 DECT/CAT-iq/ULE (Ultra Low Energy) System on a Chip (SoC) can be integrated in gateways based on the Qualcomm(R) Internet Processor (IPQ806x) from Qualcomm Atheros Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The solution will enable delivery of advanced cordless telephony features like multi-line, multi-call and multi-handset with enhanced HD voice. DSP Group’s cutting-edge DECT/CAT-iq/ULE SoC offers full home…
  • Latest Artesyn Embedded Technologies Open-Standard Server System Offers up to 4Tb/s Aggregate Bandwidth for SDN/NFV Network Security and Optimization Applications

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced the Centellis™ 8840, the industry’s most powerful AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) open-standard server system thanks to 160G aggregate bandwidth capacity to each blade today and future 400G to each blade with the ability to support power and cooling for up to 600 watts per blade. Following the company’s recent announcement of the industry’s first 100G ATCA technology, the Centellis 8840 integrates that technology into a NEBS-ready platform that will accept 40G ATCA blades today and 100G blades when they are available.
  • Altium and Aras Partner for Next Generation ECAD/MCAD Collaboration in PLM Environments

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Sydney, Australia – Altium Limited, a global leader in Electronic Design Automation, native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer) and embedded software development toolkits (TASKING), today announced a partnership with Aras, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), to provide advanced PLM capabilities to ECAD design teams. Based on Altium’s solutions for collaboration and ECAD design management and Aras’ suite of PLM solutions, both companies work on a new approach to fully integrated MCAD-ECAD PLM workflows for companies with systems engineering…
  • UBIC Expands Into Pharmaceutical Field With Big Data Analysis

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    TOKYO — UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) (“UBIC” or “the Company”), a leading provider of international litigation support and big-data analysis services, announced today that the Company will enter into the pharmaceutical big data analysis business leveraging its internally-developed, AI-based “Virtual Data Scientist” software program. Solutions provided through this new business will make it possible to comprehensively analyze a variety of structured and unstructured data, ranging from genetic information to data from medical examinations and…
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    9lessons Programming Blog

  • Wall Script 7 The Social Network Clone Script.

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    An insult made me to build the Wall Script a social network script built in PHP, Jquery, Oembed, OAuth and MySQL, now my life has been changed completely. Last one year I received lots of requests from Wall Script 6 users that asked to me about more social features like Groups/Page, Notifications, Photo Album and Admin Control. Today I am introducing the most improved Wall Script 7 with lots of social network features. This script is a collaboration of 9lessons.info tutorials and adopted Twitter and Facebook social features, sure Wall Script 7 helps you to understand social networking system…
  • New Way to Download Free Apps - MoboMarket 3.0 Now Released

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Today, android based smartphones are much more preferred over the Windows or iOS based phones. And one of the major aspects for this preference is the large number of amazing applications available in the Google Play Store which is the default marketplace for all the devices. However, today a very few people know that there are many other marketplaces other than the Play Store that offer you all the more amazing applications and games. Read more »
  • Groups or Pages Database Design.

    10 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Last few days I have been working with an important release from 9lessons.info, I am introducing many exciting features hope everybody will love. This post is about how to implement Group of Fan Page system using MySQL and PHP. Here I have discussed how to design a database and implementation of SQL queries, hope this post will help you to understand the Group/Page system. Read more »
  • Facebook Style Notification Popup using CSS and Jquery.

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    Are you looking for Facebook UI features, this post will explain you how to create a Facebook style notifications popup using Jquery, HTML and CSS, you will understand how CSS elements will helps to improve better web design. This is the most needed feature for social networking web projects to minimize and enrich the UX elements. Just few lines of code implement these concepts in your next project, take a quick look at this live demo. Read more »
  • Building Native iPhone Applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    Mobile revolution has been started, now right time to build mobile applications for your web projects. This tutorial will help you how to develop native iOS mobile applications using HTML, CSS and Jquery. Apache Cordova is a platform for building native applications and it is providing device APIs that helps you to access native device functions such as GEO location or mobile camera. If you are a Apple Mavericks use just implement the following steps. Read more »
 
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    Jolicloud Blog

  • 6 years ago we had an idea

    Tariq Krim
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    6 years ago, Romain and I, surrounded by one of the most dedicated teams ever, started a new platform called Jolicloud. A platform for the digital “have not” We designed a beautiful and free alternative to Macs and PCs using the web as the only interface. We couldn’t build our own laptop at the time, so we made our OS available for download on our website. Joli OS 1.2 Soon, our product was embraced by early adopters around the world. Sometimes people were so excited that they would buy a netbook just to be part of our adventure. Jolicloud was very innovative. We introduced a…
  • Drive is more elegant than ever

    Jolicloud Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    At Jolicloud, we pay attention to all the little details of the user experience. From the choice of the color palette to animations, we want to make sure that you experience the best navigation with your content. We’ve introduced some improvements that we think make Drive even more powerful. A new activity monitor We’ve rethought the activity monitor in just about every way. Now, we display real time information related to your file transfers. Subtle animations also inform you on how much longer your transfer will take, when it is completed, and other relevant information. Smarter…
  • Master your Drive with keyboard shortcuts

    Jolicloud Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    For some time now, we’ve made keyboard shortcuts available using List View in Drive. Keyboard shortcuts allow for speedy, common actions like Ctrl + X, Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V for cut, copy and paste, but also for lesser known ones like R for rename and S for share. You can also use the arrow keys (or J, K, H, L) for navigating through your cloud storage. Today, we’re presenting those same keyboard shortcuts to Grid View. Grid View allowed you to get a quick glance at your files in a pleasing, visual layout, and now you can manage those files even faster using your keyboard. You can use V…
  • Drive Update: Enjoy your files with a beautiful grid view

    Jolicloud Team
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Drive has been updated! You can now browse your files with our new grid view. This new grid view is absolutely perfect for glancing through photos, music, videos or quickly finding that document you were editing last month. Try it today! Enjoy your files!
  • Introducing Drive, the new way to manage your storage

    Jolicloud Team
    20 Jun 2014 | 7:11 am
    A couple of days ago we have launched our new app Drive. Drive is the missing filesystem for the cloud. Most of us are using many different storages, but it has never been easy to access them all at one time. This is why we have created Drive. It combines all your storages and makes it easy to access and share your files. If you are already a Jolicloud user, you just need to log with your existing account and start adding new storage. For intensive and professional users, we are introducing a Pro version. Drive Pro is the ultimate storage interface. It enables you to add multiple accounts of…
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    Free IT - Software & Development Magazines and Downloads from alltop.tradepub.com

  • Scaling SaaS Delivery for Long-Term Success

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Thanks to increased SaaS adoption, there is greater opportunity for providers to expand their customer bases. This paper provides recommendations for SaaS executives on using the cloud to increase market share and retaining their customers amid a growing number of consumer options.Request Free!
  • 6 Steps to an Effective Performance Monitoring Strategy

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Whether you're looking to improve your application and service delivery, consolidate existing performance monitoring tools and responsibilities or justify the impact of a new technology deployment, the six steps described in this white paper can help you create the fundamental building blocks of an effective performance monitoring strategy.Request Free!
  • The Essentials of ERP - Free Kit

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The Essentials of ERP, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your ERP related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your ERP research:Can ERP Answer Your Business Needs?To ERP or Not to ERP in the Mid-Market: Simplifying an Important DecisionThe 4 Blind Spots of ERPUnderstanding ERP Deployment ChoicesRequest Free!
  • Improve Scheduling, Production, and Quality Using Cloud ERP

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    ERP functionality delivered “from the cloud” avoids the complexity and costs that often accompany on premises ERP implementations, and typically provides a much more favorable total cost of ownership, compared to legacy on premises deployment. Companies subscribe to the software features that they need and can add new ones as business requirements change, without buying additional servers or storage to support new functionality. The ERP features are the same as for an on premises ERP system, except that it is hosted and maintained on the Cloud provider's infrastructure.Request Free!
  • 10 Critical Questions Manufacturers Should Ask Before Choosing a Cloud-based ERP Solution

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    SaaS, also referred to as “On-Demand” or “Cloud Computing”, eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software, and can help you reduce costs. More importantly, it enables you to focus on your core business operations instead of managing IT. Cloud-based ERP, therefore, may be right for your business, but where do you start? This white paper contains 10 questions to ask when considering a Cloud-based ERP solution.Request Free!
 
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    Mobile App Development Blog, Website Design Blog, App Developers

  • The time is Now – for Cash (the NFC Wave)

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    The Digital Wallet is Open for Business Ok, NFC really is Near Field Communications, but I prefer to think of it as Now For Cash because that’s really what’s going to happen when the iPhone 6 is updated with the iOS 8.1 release. Yes, it’s pretty obvious that thanks to NFC enabled phones, a gentle wave of the consumer’s phone and their cash will be winging its way into the merchant’s bank account. In a physical or digital world, it’s easy to hitch a ride on the slipstream of the “opened wallet”. Kind of like the fish in Finding Nemo riding the Gulf Stream currents. You just…
  • The A to Z of an iPhone App Development Company

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    The A to Z of an iPhone App Development Company   iPhone app development is a long process involving many different specializations. You’ll need to understand the market, build a strategy, and technical expertise for building and marketing the app from  start to finish. Much of this expertise will come from your iPhone app development company, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook! Here’s a quick primer on what to expect.   First thing to take a look at, in order to flesh out your understanding of the opportunity is Apple’s Market Statistics. These numbers reveal…
  • Why Enterprise App Development is the Next Big Thing

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Why Enterprise App Development is the Next Big Thing As more and more consumer software has gone mobile, it has become apparent that mobile apps are where the future lies. They offer the same computational advantages as our legacy devices, but with greater access to new technology and the overall advantage of being mobile. Businesses are taking notice, and though it is a slow process to adopt new things at an enterprise scale, enterprise app development is unlocking new opportunities for businesses.   What is an Enterprise App? An enterprise app is a business app for big business. These…
  • iPad App Development: the Promising Future for SMB

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    iPad App Development: the Promising Future for SMB There are two new iPad’s on the market, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3, which maintain the iPad’s position as the gold standard for tablet device quality. More and more businesses have been inventing and discovering ways to use iPad’s to accelerate and streamline processes, everywhere from restaurant floors to data collection in the field.   New Stuff! The most obvious changes are cosmetic. The devices, especially the Air 2, are thinner and lighter. They maintain a similar look and feel as previous iPads, but there is a hint of…
  • Move to Responsive Web Design for High Conversion Rates

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    Move to Responsive Web Design for High Conversion Rates Conversion can come in several forms, sometimes a sale, sometimes a sign-up, but whatever the case may be, it means you have successfully guided the customer to an end point. It’s the whole reason your website exists; conversion rate is the metric that measures how effectively your website is driving business. With more and more people primarily using phones and tablets to browse the web, responsive web design has become a vital tool to improve and maintain a high conversion rate.   About Mobile Browsing Responsive web design is…
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    Software Product Development | Software Testing Tutorial | Software Process

  • How is Agile Unified Process (AUP) different from Rational Unified Process (RUP) ?

    Ashish Agarwal
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Agile Unified Process uses Agile Modelling, which is used for describing the modelling and documentation process based on agile disciplines. The Rational Unified Process (RUP) is also an agile methodology. Here we highlight the differences between the two. Both of these processes are divided into disciplines or workflows, which are carried out in iterations. Agile Unified Process (AUP) is
  • What is Agile Unified Process (AUP) ?

    Ashish Agarwal
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Rational Unified Process, when simplified, gives rise to AUP or Agile Unified Process. Its developer – Scott Ambler, describes it as a simple and very easy to understand methodology for development of application software for business. The agile unified process makes use of agile concepts and techniques but remains true to its origin i.e., the Rational Unified Process. Various agile techniques
  • What is agile modeling (AM)? An explanation. Part 2

    Ashish Agarwal
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Read the first part of this post (Agile Modeling: An explanation - Part 1) The modeling should be carried forward in small increments. As such it is easy to find bugs if the increment fails or some fault occur. As an agile developer, it is your duty to continuously strive to improve the code. This is just another way of showing that your code works in real, and is not just mere theory. The
  • What is agile modeling (AM)? An explanation. Part 1

    Ashish Agarwal
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Agile modeling is one of the most trusted development methodologies when it comes to producing an effective documentation and software system. If described at a high level, it comprises of all the best practices, best principles and values required for modeling a high quality software product (this description may seem a bit hyperbolic, but it tends to be true for the most part). These
  • Bug fixing: Ensuring that there is regular contact with outside users

    Ashish Agarwal
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Bug fixing is an integral part of the product development process, and unless the bug finding and bug fixing process starts tapering down near the end of the product development cycle, you are in deep trouble. Near the end of the cycle, is one of the most stressful time for the product development team. After all, when you are nearing the end of the development cycle, any new defect that comes
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    Use The Index, Luke! blogs

  • Meta-Post: New Mascot, New Language, New Database

    Markus Winand
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    It has been quiet here at the Use The Index, Luke blog lately. But that’s not because I’ve run out of topics to write about — in fact, my blog backlog seems to be ever growing — the recent silence is just because there are some more demanding projects happening at the moment. First of all, Use the Index, Luke got a new mascot—not exactly breaking news. However, I’m currently preparing give-aways and merchandise products featuring the new mascot. Stay tuned. Next, Use The Index, Luke gets translated to Japanese! The first two chapters have just been published. Insiders will…
  • We need tool support for keyset pagination

    Markus Winand
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Did you know pagination with offset is very troublesome but easy to avoid? offset instructs the databases skip the first N results of a query. However, the database must still fetch these rows from the disk and bring them in order before it can send the following ones. This is not an implementation problem, it’s the way offset is designed: …the rows are first sorted according to the <order by clause> and then limited by dropping the number of rows specified in the <result offset clause> from the beginning…— SQL:2011, Part 2, §4.15.3 Derived tables In other words,…
  • Finding All the Red M&Ms: A Story of Indexes and Full‑Table Scans

    Chris Saxon
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    In this guest post, Chris Saxon explains a very important topic using an analogy with chocolates: When does a database use an index and when is it better not using it. Although Chris explanation has the Oracle database in mind, the principles apply to other databases too. A common question that comes up when people start tuning queries is “why doesn’t this query use the index I expect?”. There are a few myths surrounding when database optimizers will use an index. A common one I’ve heard is that an index will be used when accessing 5% or less of the rows in a table. This isn’t the…
  • What I learned about SQLite…at a PostgreSQL conference

    Markus Winand
    25 May 2014 | 8:38 am
    So, I’ve been to PgCon 2014 in Ottawa to give a short version of my SQL performance training (hint: special offer expires soon). However, I think I ended up learning more about SQLite than about PostgreSQL there. Here is how that happened and what I actually learned. Richard Hipp, creator of SQLite was the keynote speaker at this years PgCon. In his keynote (slides, video) he has put the focus on three topics: how PostgreSQL influenced SQLite development (“SQLite was originally written from PostgreSQL 6.5 documentation” and the “What Would PostgreSQL Do?” (WWPD) way of finding out…
  • What’s left of NoSQL?

    Markus Winand
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This is my own and very loose translation of an article I wrote for the Austrian newspaper derStandard.at in October 2013. As this article was very well received and the SQL vs. NoSQL discussion is currently hot again, I though it might be a good time for a translation. Back in 2013 The Register reported that Google sets its bets on SQL again. On the first sight this might look like a surprising move because it was of all things Google’s publications about MapReduce and BigTable that gave the NoSQL movement a big boost in the first place. On a second sight it turns out that there is a trend…
 
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    Javarevisited

  • How to Use Locks in Multi-threaded Java Program

    Javin Paul
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    Many Java programmers confused themselves like hell while writing multi-threaded Java programs e.g. where to synchronized? Which Lock to use? What Lock to use etc. I often receive request to explain about how to use Locks in Java, so I thought to write a simple Java program, which is multi-threaded and uses rather new Lock interface. Remember Lock is your tool to guard shared resource which can be anything e.g. database, File system, a Prime number Generator or a Message processor. Before using Locks in Java program, it’s also better to learn some basics. Lock is an interface from…
  • Right way to Close InputStream and OutputStream in Java

    Javin Paul
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    For some unknown reasons many Java programmers are not very comfortable with IO package. I don't know why, but I have found them much more comfortable with java.lang and java.util than java.io. One possible reason of this could be that, writing IO code require a bit of C++ like programming, which involves doing clean-up, releasing resources once done etc. Since Java made coding a lot easier by taking care of memory management, unknowingly it also introduced bad practice of not releasing resource after use e.g. database connections, socket connection, files, directory, printers, scanners…
  • 10 Programming Best Practices to Name Variables, Methods, Classes and Packages

    Javin Paul
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    What's in name? "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" is a famous quote from William Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet, but sorry to say, name matter a lot in programming and coding.  It's also said that code is the best document for any software, because any other document or comments can become outdated quickly, but code will always tell you truth; If code is then best document than names are most critical element of it. Every effort, small or big, invested while naming variables or methods, pays in both short term and long term. In fact, if you ask me…
  • 5 Articles to Learn about Shellshock Bash Bug

    Javin Paul
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    The year of 2014 is looking like a year of biggest software bug and vulnerabilities. Earlier this year, internet was bleeding by Heartbleed vulnerability and now it's shocked by ShellShock bug. To me it looks like even bigger than Heartbleed, just because it's a bug in Bash Shell, our own bash shell, most popular among all UNIX shells like C and K. Given most of the servers in Investment banks, Insurance companies, Clouds and e-commerce domain are Linux Servers with bash being most used shell, impact is quite large. I am sure people with Microsoft stack is smiling somewhere :), but…
  • ORA-00904: invalid identifier Error in Oracle 11g database - Solved

    Javin Paul
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    If you have worked in Oracle database ever, you would definitely have seen ORA-00904: invalid identifier error. Doesn't matter which version you are working 10g, 11g or 12g, this is one of the most common error comes while doing CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations in Oracle. By the way, if you are beginner, SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE are used to perform CRUD operation in Oracle database. What do you do if you get this error while running in SQL script? Like any error, you should first pay attention to error message, what is Oracle trying to say here. Invalid…
 
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    NeverFriday

  • Digitally Imported station URLs

    Rudolf Olah
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Originally posted on The Ubuntu Incident: Problem You want to listen to Digitally Imported radio channels from command line for instance. For this you need the URL of the stations but it’s somewhat hidden on the web interface. Solution There is a public list of stations at http://pub7.di.fm/. You can write pub1, pub2, …, pub7 in this address. I wrote a quick and dirty script that extracts station URLs (see the script here). The output of the script is here (download the list here): 1 (01) http://pub7.di.fm/di_ambient Ambient – a blend of ambient, downtempo, and chillout (02)…
  • grunt2gulp: a tool for converting Grunt task-runner files to Gulp.js

    Rudolf Olah
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    grunt2gulp is a tool for converting Gruntfiles to Gulp.js files. There’s a new task runner around, Gulp.js, and it’s supposedly very good (haven’t had a chance to try it yet) but there are still many projects using Grunt. If you want to try out Gulp on an existing Grunt-based project, it can be tedious to start rewriting things because Gulp is imperative and based on the idea of streams while Grunt is more declarative. grunt2gulp.js helps make the transition from Grunt to Gulp. I used the files on this blog post as a test case, and I also used a Gruntfile from a strongloop…
  • Working on a django site

    Rudolf Olah
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Working on a django site at work, it’s not bad, however still working with angularjs code after work and on the weekends. Trying to figure out how to load up lots of music on the work laptop since the internet and WiFi have random slow downs. Forgot to mention that I’m also reading about converting paper forms to a database.
  • Win a copy of the ebook Mastering AngularJS Directives from PacktPub

    Rudolf Olah
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
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  • Quality Software Costs Money – Fund FOSS (Free/Open Source Software) Projects

    Rudolf Olah
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Originally posted on SourceContribute: Poul-Henning Kamp has written a fantastic article about why companies should just “throw money at developers” of free/open source software projects. The recent Heartbleed problem with OpenSSL could have been caught had there been more developer time devoted to the project. However, that developer time costs money and we should be far more giving to free/open source projects. FOSS does not materialize out of empty space; it is written by people. We love what we do, which is why I’m sitting here, way past midnight on a Saturday evening, writing about…
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    Faye Williams | C & C++ Programming Blog

  • CyberTalk Flash Fiction 2014 Winner

    Faye Williams
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    I won! How cool is that?? If you want to read my cyber-themed science fiction story, it’s now available on the SoftBox website. CyberTalk is produced in conjunction with the Cyber Security Centre at De Montfort University Leicester, and you can read all the issues online (or subscribe for a print copy!).
  • Eclipse-CDT: Base class ” not in include paths for current project

    Faye Williams
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Don’t you just hate weird things like this? You have a nice little project in Eclipse, it’s all is working fine, auto-complete, build, everything. BUT: When you try to add a new class using the File -> New -> Class menu, you get this error: Base class 'myclassname' not in include paths for current project. […]
  • Screencasting on Fedora [20]

    Faye Williams
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    To start with, did you know you can record a screencast on Fedora just by pressing CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-R? No? Me either. How fantastically easy is that? Once you’ve pressed the keys, you get a little red circle in the top right of your screen that indicates recording is on. When you’re done, just press CTRL-SHIFT-ALT-R again […]
  • Quickly Convert .ogg Audio Files to .mp3 Format [Fedora]

    Faye Williams
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    OK, first of all you need to install the gnome media apps: yum install gnome-media-apps This provides a command line tool called sox. You can just tell sox to convert a file from .ogg to .mp3 like this: sox audio.ogg audio.mp3 It didnt work! I’m getting a horrible error! If you are seeing something that says: sox […]
  • Simple ncurses Console Game

    Faye Williams
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    I wrote a simple ncurses game in C++ on Fedora. I’ll actually be releasing the code and talking about how to build the game as part of a new Eclipse-C++ course I’m currently creating (sign up to my mailing list if you’d like updates on this). It was pretty straightforward (once I finally got the […]
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    Ginktage

  • How to convert a string to enum in C#?

    Ginktage
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating how to convert a string Eg: “Blue” to Enum value . How to convert a string to enum in C#? using System; using System.Collections.Generic;... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Popular C# profilers

    Ginktage
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Are you looking for C# profilers ? . In this blog post , we list out some of the popular C# profilers. Popular C# profilers CLR Profiler for .NET Framework 4 The CLR Profiler allows developers to see... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Browse for a directory using FolderBrowserDialog in Winforms

    Ginktage
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    When developing a Windows Application , the developers can use the FolderBrowserDialog control which lets the user to select a directory. Browse for a directory using FolderBrowserDialog in Winforms... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Convert a date to HTTP formatted date in C# ?

    Ginktage
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    If you want to convert a date to a Http formatted date in C# , the developers can use the “r” string format . Additionally , the date should be in GMT format which can be achieved using... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to remove duplicates from integer array in C# ?

    Ginktage
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating the usage of the extension methods to get the distinct data from integer array in C#. How to remove duplicates from integer array in C# ? using System;... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • The role of emotions in design: Caplin’s research highlights how user experience cannot be judged by objective criteria alone

    anamariacr@caplin.com
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    Several companies are manufacturing mobile phones and tablets with similar or even superior features to those of Apple. Why then are new Apple product releases preceded by rumours and media frenzy and followed by long queues at their stores? A plastic Casio digital watch can tell the time as accurately as a Rolex, and pair of Clarks shoes fulfils the same need as a pair of Louboutin ones. Why do we long for the lustrous timepieces and the red soles? In his book Emotional Design, Don Norman explains that product design has several components: usability -or its absence-, aesthetics and…
  • Further reading for Interact 2014 day 1

    James Maclean
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    What follows is effectively a list of things I wanted to follow up on after hearing at day one of Interact 2014. I then put more words in between the links to contextualise them and share my thoughts. Andreas Adamec and Bernadette Irizarry Doing Less with More Whilst these two where a very friendly and charismatic duo, their talk would be more accurately described as “here is lots of cool stuff”. They talked about Dieter Rams 10 design principles and Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow, Kotler’s 4 stages, Chipp Kidd’s book cover design ethos, David Kelly’s thoughts on what your customer…
  • Future of Web Apps – London 2014

    Priyank Vyas
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:34 pm
    As another year of ‘FOWA’ has drawn to a close, here are my thoughts from the event on the host of interesting topics covered by the excellent speakers. Web vs Native Bruce Lawson evangelises Open Web Standards for Opera and was the opening keynote speaker for FOWA this year. The topic was particularly interesting as the on-going debate regarding Web and Native is often one which divides opinions. Web developers would always hold the belief that with the Web, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING (sort of…)! You can make your application look and feel ‘just as good’ (if not,…
  • Building Front-End Web Apps that Scale at FOWA London

    Phil Leggetter
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:05 am
    By now you’ve probably heard that we’ve open sourced BladeRunnerJS, the development toolkit that our dev teams – and those of our customers – use to build Caplin Trader-based applications. You probably also know that the toolkit isn’t restricted to Caplin Trader apps, or even financial apps: you can build any type of HTML5 SPA (Single Page App) using BladeRunnerJS. And there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t use any kind of front-end technology (Angular, Backbone, Knockout, React, Web Component, Polymer etc.) within your app too. However, the…
  • Is the future of trading more transparent, social and sharable in nature like other upcoming Fintech disruptors?

    shalinit@caplin.com
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    We got an opportunity at Activate London 2014 organized by the Guardian, to learn about emerging, game changing trends in the financial domain. The core topic of discussion was around the changes happening in financial technology, their usage and behavior. The talks were divided in few major areas like money transfer, money creation/fund raising, social money and financial sharing. The interesting fact about these upcoming money transfer technology startups was its end user oriented approach. Be it “Mobino”, which allows user to transfer money via mobile phone as easy as paying one by…
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  • Developing first Pebble.js app

    Yuriy Galanter
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
         Pebble Smartwatch has offered SDK to develop watchfaces and watchapps in C language for a while now. But most recently they tried something different: Pebble.JS a project that lets you code for Pebble in JavaScript. Unlike native app – JS code runs on your phone, so it’s not as fast, and Bluetooth communication required to display any data, but there’re numerous advantages as well. To test it I decided to write a simple app that would use basic, but important features of Pebble.JS: displaying of information card (a la Pebble notifcation), using menu and executing an…
  • Access jQueryUI dialog buttons after dialog was created

    Yuriy Galanter
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    If you’re using jQuery UI Dialog, you know sometimes there’s a need to access dialog’s button objects after the dialog has already been created. This can be easily done via $(dialogElement).dialog("option").buttons command. One possible scenario where this can be useful – is executing specific button click function when user clicks [X] in dialog title. Imagine that buttons are set via array and the last object in this array is always something like CANCEL or NO or DISREGARD – and you want to simulate click of that last button whenever user clicks [X].
  • Infragistics WebDataMenu: Manual postback from client-side Click event

    Yuriy Galanter
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    There’s a a few possible scenarios when you need to manually to initiate server-side Click event of Infragistics WebDataMenu control. For example in client side click event you do some verification/user confirmation and upon positive confirmation (e.g. user clicks YES) – server-side Click event should kick in. In a normal flow of event you can use set_cancel(bool) method to allow/disallow natural menu postback e.g. function Menu_ItemClick(sender, eventArgs) { if (confirm('Are you sure?')) eventArgs.set_cancel(false) else eventArgs.set_cancel(true) } This works because this dialog…
  • Solution for NFC not working on Samsung Galaxy phone

    Yuriy Galanter
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    This has been bothering me for a while – NFC refused to work on my Samsung Galaxy phone. Service was enabled and running, no errors or warning were displayed, but phone was unable to detect any NFC presence – tags, stickers, point of sale etc. I was wrecking my mind until I realized that a while back I replaced the original Samsung Battery with a higher capacity generic one to extend battery life. But original Samsung Battery acts as an NFC antenna as well! As soon as I put original battery in – lo and behold NFC sprang to action. Related Posts:Russian Keyboard on Kindle…
  • Amazon Prime Instant Video is available on Android

    Yuriy Galanter
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Finally! Now Amazon Instant Videos (including Prime Videos) left the stale cradle of Kindles and Fire Phones and now available for generic android devices. If you have the Amazon shopping app – you can do a one time videoplayer install directly from it, or you can get it from Amazon App store. Details… Related Posts:CyanogenMod on Kindle FireKindle Fire as an Android TabletiOS is ported to Kindle Fire!ICS: Android 4 on Kindle FireRussian Keyboard on Kindle Fire
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  • Making Cocoapods Play Nice with Xcode Maven Plugin

    Sasmito Adibowo
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    For those of you who work in a corporate and do internal iOS applications may have to use Maven to build your applications. Specifically the Xcode Maven plugin. Although the Cocoa community shied away from Maven and band together behind Cocoapods instead (perhaps because Maven is too complex), the Java-loving higher-management may already have a build system centered around Maven and a Nexus repository then enforces everyone else to use Maven – which includes you. As open source projects in the Apple development community has practically moved to Cocoapods as the preferred dependency…
  • The Downside of Using TimerTask with Handler in a Multithreaded Application

    Aireen Deviani
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Good day to you All, I would like to discuss on the downside of using TimerTask with a Handler, in a multithreaded application for Android, and why using IntentService along with TimerTask is a good idea. Not long ago, there is a discussion on enhancing the current Speech Timer for Android. The app should be able to send a continuous signal to a device. The signal will be compromised of several different tunes, running interchangeably. The continuous signal should be started or stopped by a property value (turned on/off by a button) and whether the audio jack is plugged or unplugged. Seems…
  • The 6 Stages of Resignation

    Aireen Deviani
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Hi All, Recently I decided to resign from my job. Why? Because I feel I want a better work life balance in my life. It appears, as long as I’m working in IT at Singapore, it’s a hard goal to reach. I want to be closer with my son, who is still in Jakarta with his grandparents. I have tried, really I have, to finish my work before six, to see whether it is possible to pick him up daily in the infant care. But it is just not possible. The nature of my work is too demanding. I don’t think I can successfully pick him up everyday at 7pm after work. Leaving him at home with a maid…
  • Integrating iAd with Cocos2D

    Sasmito Adibowo
    13 Jun 2014 | 6:12 am
    Yesterday I was toying around with incorporating an iAd banner to my Cocos2D game. It was quite a struggle since the two didn’t play nicely together. The first issue was that Cocos2D’s CCGLView – which is the director’s primary view – doesn’t support auto layout. Initially I used a scene to manage iAd’s ADBannerView – whenever an advertisement is ready then the scene will add the banner view as a subview of the director’s view and place some constraints to it. However the game crashed just after the constraints were…
  • How to Fix Your Five Year Old Cocos2D Game

    Sasmito Adibowo
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The recent Flappy Bird craze reminds me of our own arcade game, Air Kill. Developed back in 2009 originally on the iPod touch, AirKill seriously needs updating – at least to bring support to the newer iOS devices that came out since then and remove some code rot that came along. Ever since AirKill was updated, Apple brought in two new screen sizes (iPhone 5 and the iPad) and retina display. Some 3rd party libraries also became outdated and may even be discontinued – the most notable one was OpenFeint that was shut down in 2012. So I thought maybe it’s a good time to bring…
 
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  • Enter: "package require vtk" to load VTK commands

    Karim Ouda
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Error"Enter: "package require vtk" to load VTK commands"While trying to run VTK on LinuxSolutionInstall "tcl-vtk6" packagesudo apt-get install tcl-vtk6 tcl-vtk
  • Vodafone & Etisalat Egypt internet proxy alters and optimizes your code

    Karim Ouda
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Do you know that web pages opened using Vodafone & Etisalat internet goes through a proxy which alter and optimize the code to save bandwidth ? This sometimes breaks pages (ex: linkedin) you will then need to "hard-refresh" the page to load correctly If you have a website and you do not want such proxy to alter your code, you can add the following header only in your .htaccess and enable header mod in apache Header set Cache-Control "no-transform" Now the proxy will not alter the code anymore…
  • 554 Message not allowed - [298] from Yahoo

    Karim Ouda
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Error 554 Message not allowed - [298]After sending an email to Yahoo Email Account------ Error Details ----------Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:     account@yahoo.comTechnical details of permanent failure:Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain yahoo.com by mta6.am0.yahoodns.net. [66.196.118.240].The error that the other server returned was:554 Message not allowed - [298]SolutionThere is no one solution to this problem, try all the following#1 Yahoo Spam Filter BUG I found that Yahoo may drop…
  • Yahoo is dropping incoming Email messages without user warning or consent

    Karim Ouda
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Yesterday while investigating a BUG in my business website, I found that Yahoo may drop an incoming email to a user just because they suspect this email to be spam, the mail gets dropped silently and the user will never get it in SPAM folder and will not get any warning or noticeHow to reproduceSend the following email from any Gmail account to any Yahoo account, the body should contain only the following text, no signatures, no additions or removals, add any subject Dear,We will also Review your Account and willonly contact you if we need more informationTrial AccountUsernameExpected…
  • Mobiscroll 2.0.2 July date selection BUG ( 3/7/2014)

    Karim Ouda
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    ErrorMobiscroll datetime scroller is not moving/working if the date is July 2014SolutionI didn't invest much time, but i managed to narrow down & comment out this line (validation function) to get it back working//s.validate.call(e, dw, index, time);You can find it in scrollToPos function in mobiscroll.core-2.0.2.js file
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  • Geek Reading October 31, 2014

    Rob Diana
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. You will note that some of the formatting has changed, and that is due to the change in my process. Formatting, and the information presented, is likely to change a bit as I develop my new process. User sessions, Data controls and AM pooling | Java Code Geeks Legacy Code to Testable Code #6: Add Overload | Java…
  • Hi-Link HLK-M30 StartKit Based on Mediatek MT7681 WiSoC Sells for $10

    Jean-Luc Aufranc
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    Here’s yet again another low cost Wi-Fi board for the internet of things with Hi-Link HLK-M30 StartKit featuring an HLK-M30 Wi-Fi module powered by Mediatek MT7681 SoC, exposing 5 GPIOs, and a serial RS-232 DB9 interface. AFAICR, it’s the second MT7681 board featured on CNX Software after . HKL-M30 StartKit (Click to Enlarge) Key feature of HLK-M30 Wi-Fi module and Starter Kit: SoC – Mediatek MT7681 WiSoC Wi-Fi Standards – 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi encryption: WEP/WPA-TKIP/WPA-AES/WPA2-TKIP/WPA2-AES STA/AP mode Protocols supported by MT7681 – TCP Server/Client, UDP…
  • Tronsmart Draco AW80 is an Allwinner A80 Android mini PC with Up to 4GB RAM

    Jean-Luc Aufranc
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    An for TV boxes / mini PC started to show up in the upcoming Z8C Alice TV box a few weeks ago, and the board, or another one with exactly the same layout, made it into Tronsmart Draco AW80 Meta and Telos mini PCs with respectively 2GB RAM/16GB eMMC, and 4GB RAM/32GB eMMC, and . Tronsmart Draco AW80 Meta/Telos specifications: SoC – AllWinner Ultra Core A80 4x Cortex 15, 4x Cortex A7 big.LITTLE processor with Imagination Technologies PowerVR GC6230 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.0, Directx 9.3 System Memory – 2GB (Meta), or 4GB (Telos) DDR3 Storage – 16 GB (Meta) or…
  • ARM Unveils Embedded Systems Education Kit Based on NXP LPC4088 Cortex M4 MCU

    Jean-Luc Aufranc
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    > , > ARM Unveils Embedded Systems Education Kit Based on NXP LPC4088 Cortex M4 MCU October 31st, 2014 Following up on their first initiative based on Micro STM32F4-Discovery board and Wolfson audio card, ARM launched another low-cost toolkit, based on Embedded Artists LPC4088 QuickStart and Experiment boards, and called “Embedded Systems Education Kit”, to help university educators teach embedded systems design and programming concepts. LPC4088 QuickStart Board The kit includes the following hardware, software tools, and teaching materials: Embedded Artists and ARM Keil…
  • Linaro 14.10 Release with Kernel 3.17 and Android 4.4.4, Debian ARM64 Port Almost Complete

    Jean-Luc Aufranc
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:53 pm
    > , , , , , , , > Linaro 14.10 Release with Kernel 3.17 and Android 4.4.4, Debian ARM64 Port Almost Complete October 31st, 2014 Linaro 14.10 has just been released with Linux kernel 3.17 (baseline), Linux 3.10.54 & 3.14.19 (LSK, same versions as last month), and Android 4.4.2 & 4.4.4. Most of the work is a continuation of previous months working member hardware, and ARM64, but one particularly interesting point is that 90% of Debian packages have been built for ARM64, and the next version of Debian should have an official ARM64 port. Here are the highlights of this release:…
 
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  • Classical mixin inheritance in Sass

    Cameron Daigle
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I had a crazy idea the other day, and it’s grown into something pretty awesome (but still a little crazy): a pattern for scalably ‘extending’ Sass mixins in a sort-of-classical way. The problem: extend and mixin aren’t simultaneously awesome Here’s the problem I wanted to solve. Suppose I have a button that gets slightly lighter on :hover. One way to do this would be via simple subclasses, or perhaps Sass' @extend feature, like so. %button-base // some other button styles here background blue &:hover background lightenblue 10% a.button @extend button-base…
  • Ruby5 Roundup - Episode 505

    Paul Elliott
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    We knew you were wondering what happened in the Ruby community over the last few days. It’s ok, Lynn and I are back with everything you need to know. Here is a quick roundup of what’s new in this episode of the Ruby5 podcast. http://ruby5.envylabs.com/episodes/542-episode-505-october-24th-2014 ENVied http://www.gertgoet.com/2014/10/14/envied-or-how-i-stopped-worrying-about-ruby-s-env.html The ENVied gem let’s you be explicit about environment vars in your app. You can fail fast when required ENV’s aren’t present, set defaults, and specify automatic coercion.
  • Exploring the Postgres Gin index

    Derek Parker
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Postgres has 4 different types of indexes, each better suited for a particular task. In this post, I will explore the Postgres Gin index and how to leverage it to quickly search text columns. Leveraging PostgreSQL Gin index What problem will we be solving? Suppose we wanted to implement simple search functionality for a web app. Say, for example, we wanted to search through all users in the system. Also imagine that we have ~ 1 million users currently stored in the system. The requirements for this search implementation state that we should be able to search via partial matches, and search…
  • Datetime select

    Pavel Pravosud
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sometimes, default Date and DateTime Rails selects might be hard to use from your Cucumber tests. Luckily, we can always build some custom steps to work around this problem. Consider a trivial user registration form with a birthday field: form_for Usernew do form formlabel :birthday formdate_select :birthday It typically generates HTML similar to this: <form accept-charset="UTF-8" action="/users" method="post"> <label for="user_birthdate">Birthdate</label> <select id="user_birthdate_3i" name="user[birthday(3i)]"><option>Day</option> <select…
  • Ruby5 Roundup - Episode 500

    Paul Elliott
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Lynn and I are back after a longer-than-normal break to being you the latest news in the Ruby and Rails communities. Here is a quick roundup of what’s new in this episode of the Ruby5 podcast. http://ruby5.envylabs.com/episodes/537-episode-500-october-3rd-2014 Greenscreen.io http://greenscreen.io Greenscreen.io is a new open source project from Groupon that lets you command the Chromecasts on your network via a handy web interface. It is easy to set up and has lots of cool options. If you have some TVs in your office, you can easily turn them into anything you want with this little…
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  • It’s a (jQuery-style) Promise

    Christopher Keefer
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Way back when I brought up the topic of promises (particularly, jQuery Deferred), and I promised we would come back to the topic someday. Well, that promise has finally resolved, and this is the done block. Don’t get it? Don’t worry, all shall be explained. If you do get it, and wish there were a […]
  • Swift Journal: Day One

    Jason Bagley
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    I decided to jump right into Swift without doing any research into the writing done over the past month so that my opinions were not colored. My background is in the C/C++ and, lately, Objective-C of which I’ve become quite fond. I approached Swift with the hope that it would provide the same kind of […]
  • 5 Things I Wish My Clients Knew

    Brett g Porter
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Earlier this summer, I spent a few days onsite with a client working through hammering out requirements for an upcoming large project. One day during a lunch break, my client asked me a question that I’m surprised no one has ever asked me before: “We want to be the best client you’ve ever had. What […]
  • LGPL: A Summary for the Wary

    Brian Poteat
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    I recently went through some involved discussions with a client who has traditionally not used open-source software when a library package licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) seemed to be the best choice for our needs. I kept a number of notes during these conversations and felt it was probably something that should […]
  • Upsource: New Code Review Tool

    Noah Miller
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    I have a special place in my heart for web apps that make coding management easier.  This week, my crush is Upsource, a new code review tool (and source code repository browser) that’s in a semi-public alpha period. It looks to have a great interface for: starting ad hoc reviews or requesting reviews looping in […]
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  • How to set up the MEAN stack on Digital Ocean

    Jeremy Morgan
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    If you haven’t heard of the MEAN stack, it’s a combination of technologies for serving up fast websites, using a set of technologies paired very well together. They consist of MongoDB, Express.JS, Angular.JS, and Node.JS. For more information check out MeanJS website for more details. This is not to be confused with Mean.IO. This is also a MEAN stack, but the original creator forked it and started MeanJS instead. I find it to be less error prone and a bit more organized. How to set up a MEAN stack on Digital Ocean. Digital Ocean is one of the greatest services for a developer. You…
  • The Great Unicorn Hunt

    Jeremy Morgan
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:04 pm
    When talking with people in the Portland, Oregon tech scene I hear the same thing all the time. “We are always looking for developers. We are hiring and can’t find anyone. If you know anyone looking….”. Folks claim there are more jobs than developers in this town, but is that entirely accurate? Is it as bad as it seems? The Portland Tech Scene First I should probably tell you about my impressions of the Portland tech scene. It’s not representative of the industry in general, nor is it even applicable to other parts of the country but merely my observation of…
  • Tech News September 5th 2014

    Jeremy Morgan
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    New Stuff Miriam Minds - Practice Verb Conjugators for People Studying French, Latin, or Italian Tetris in ClojureScript - This is pretty cool. Mjolnir - An automation/productivity app for OS X Angular-Permission - simple access control for your routes in AngularJS Pythonpy – The swiss army knife of the command line PojoViz – Visualize the structure of any JavaScript library, framework Pixelapse - The most powerful image inspector on the web LLVM & Clang - Version 3.5 released Visual Studio 2013 - Update 4 CTP 1 Offers Web-Based Code Review Serena Deployment Automation - Free…
  • Tech News August 27 2014

    Jeremy Morgan
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    I’ve decided to start writing posts bringing my blog back to a magazine style format, and share some of the cool stuff I find here instead of emailing or IMing to all my friends. I have no idea if I’ll stick with it or not we’ll see how much the readers like it. New Stuff Hython - This is kind of a cool project on Github, it’s basically a Python 3 interpreter written in Haskell. I don’t know what the advantages of this would be, but as he states it’s a project to help him learn Haskell, which is respectable. Who knows what might come out of something like…
  • How to Write Better Unit Tests

    Jeremy Morgan
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    In working with some unit testing fairly extensively lately, I’ve gathered some guidelines I’ve tried to stick with over the years for writing better tests. Remember poorly written tests are a waste of time, and cause major problems down the road. It’s best to keep some of these guidelines in mind. Unit tests should not be written to pass - They should be written to fail. You can make any set of tests pass in minutes but you’re only cheating yourself. Tests should only test one thing - You should be testing a single method with a single function. If not you may be…
 
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  • Creating a Custom Keyboard Using iOS 8 App Extension

    Joyce Echessa
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Prior to iOS 8, developers could provide custom keyboards or supplement the system keyboard with custom keys within only their application. With iOS 8, Apple has made it possible to create custom keyboards that will be able to be used system wide in other apps. You can now ship a custom keyboard with your app […] This article, Creating a Custom Keyboard Using iOS 8 App Extension, was originally published at AppCoda. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Creating Hello World App in Swift Using Xcode 6

    Simon Ng
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    The Hello World tutorial was the first programming article written for our iOS programming course. As Apple released Xcode 6, the tutorial is no longer up-to-date. We received quite a lot of emails about the tutorial update. So here you are. Instead rewriting the same tutorial in Objective-C, we’ll show you how to create the […] This article, Creating Hello World App in Swift Using Xcode 6, was originally published at AppCoda. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Introduction to iOS 8 App Extension: Creating a Today Widget

    Joyce Echessa
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    In iOS 8, Apple introduced app extensions which let you extend functionality beyond your app and make it available to users from other parts of the system like in other apps or from the Notification Center. iOS defines different types of extensions, each tied to an area of the system such as the keyboard, Notification […] This article, Introduction to iOS 8 App Extension: Creating a Today Widget, was originally published at AppCoda. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Beta Test Your App Using TestFlight

    Simon Ng
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Suppose you built an app and completed the testing of your app on a real device. So what’s next? Submit your app directly to App Store and make it available for download? Yes, you can if your app is a simple one. However, if you’re developing a high quality app, don’t rush to get your […] This article, How to Beta Test Your App Using TestFlight, was originally published at AppCoda. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Announcing Our New Book: Beginning iOS 8 Programming with Swift

    Simon Ng
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    I’m thrilled to share this great news with you. Our second AppCoda book – Beginning iOS 8 Programming with Swift is now live and ready for purchases! During the WWDC 2014, Apple surprised every iOS developer by launching a new programming language called Swift. I didn’t expect a new programming language to come out this […] This article, Announcing Our New Book: Beginning iOS 8 Programming with Swift, was originally published at AppCoda. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Object Oritented JavaScript: Class Basics

    Md Ali Ahsan Rana
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    JavaScript has become one of the most dominating programming languages of modern software development era. From browser client side development to server side development(nodejs) to mobile app development(phonegap), it’s everywhere. However, unfortunately, it doesn’t provide traditional object-oriented API. May be that’s why everywhere all we see functional styled straight forward JavaScript/jQuery, which bear higher risks […] The post Object Oritented JavaScript: Class... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Collection Of Frequently Used Vim Commands

    Md Ali Ahsan Rana
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    I am not a hardcore Vim/Vi user. But this tiny piece of editor is very much helpful for certain cases, such as editing files on remote server instance while connected via terminal/ssh. Thus, I have occasionally used this whenever needed. However, I felt that, as I don’t use it very frequently, I often forget how […] The post A Collection Of Frequently Used Vim Commands appeared first on CodeSamplez. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Work With JSON In Node.js / JavaScript

    Md Ali Ahsan Rana
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Recently I started learning and working on Node.js platform. So, now I am again brushing up my long forgotten JavaScript skill. JSON is a common format you face every now and then in JavaScript, whether its client side or server side. As NodeJs being a server side platform, it has a little more capability than […] The post How To Work With JSON In Node.js / JavaScript appeared first on CodeSamplez. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Decking up Your WordPress Theme the Way You Want

    Jack Calder
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Catalyzing avant-garde features with some remarkably attractive visuals in your website is an endeavor you share with most webmasters. And, for the same, you go extremely picky when it comes to installing a WordPress theme. After much research and contemplation, you finally zero in on a WordPress theme that you deem fit for your blogging […] The post Decking up Your WordPress Theme the Way You Want appeared first on CodeSamplez. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Create HTTP Request In NodeJS

    Md Ali Ahsan Rana
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Most of new programmer starts learning nodejs, assuming have knowledge in javascript already, by creating a web-server in simple easy few lines of codes. Well, do you know that the same http module, which helps us creating a web server, can also be used to perform http request to another remote server? Today, in this […] The post How To Create HTTP Request In NodeJS appeared first on CodeSamplez. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The Drug Information Association (DIA)

    Matthew Jennings
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    Code Vanilla are now proud members of the DIA. The Drug Information Association (DIA) is the leading member-driven professional association involved in the discovery, development, and life cycle management of medical products. http://www.diahome.org Ongoing discussions we are involved with center around: Document & Records Management Information Technology Electronic Information Integrity
  • 2014 ISPE UK Affiliate Annual Conference

    Matthew Jennings
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    Code Vanilla will be attending and exhibiting at this event at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on Thursday, 13 November 2014.
  • dewolfemusic.com site re-launch

    Richard Hulbert
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:39 am
    De Wolfe are the largest independent music library in the world and they have been producing and publishing music for over 100 years, so there is an enormous catalogue of music. After nearly ten years of faithful service the De Wolfe site was looking tired and in need of some serious love. Ten years ago if you wanted library music you turned to a shelf of CDs or a desktop program to help you find what you were looking for (over the years we did quite a few of those!). Now the web site has become the main distribution channel for all of De Wolfe’s Music worldwide. As their digital…
  • Xpin & TAG on tour: NEPIC Meet the Members Conference 2014

    Matthew Jennings
    15 Jun 2014 | 3:36 am
    June 2014 we exhibited at only the second NEPIC Meet the Members Conference and Exhibition. This was a long day for Code Vanilla but worthwhile to meet some old colleagues and make some new connections. The keynote speaker at the event was no other than Steve Bagshaw, CEO of our client Fujifilm.
  • High Value Product Technology Transfer Conference 2014

    Matthew Jennings
    28 May 2014 | 7:54 am
    Following on from last years inaugural conference, Code Vanilla attended the IchemE High Value Product Technology Transfer Conference. We exhibited in the Tech Hub, demonstrating TAG and Xpin plus an example of our Xpin integration with BioSolve, made by our friends at BioPharm Services.
 
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    Matthias Mullie

  • You don't want to build your own minifier

    Matthias Mullie
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Every developer has likely at least considered writing their own framework or CMS. Until you start to realize just how much work it is and how much of your problems have actually been solved by someone else already. Then you throw in the towel and start using (and hopefully, contributing) to existing open source projects that suit your needs. Writing a minifier is very much alike. While working on a CMS we had started, we wanted to serve our CSS and JavaScript minified, automatically. We threw some regular expressions at those static files. Eventually, it became more complex, it grew into a…
  • Geographic searches within a certain distance

    Matthias Mullie
    3 Oct 2013 | 5:00 pm
    A 2-dimensional location on our earth can be represented via a coordinate system similar to an X & Y-axis. These axes are called latitude (lat) & longitude (lng). Latitude is the north-south axis with a minimum of -90 (south pole) and maximum of 90 degrees (north pole). The equator is zero degrees latitude. Longitude is the X-axis equivalent, running around the globe from east to west: from -180 to +180 degrees. The Greenwich meridian is 0 degrees longitude. Everything west and east from it is respectively negative and positive on the longitude scale, up until the middle of the…
  • Using rollup tables to aggregate data in large datasets

    Matthias Mullie
    15 Jul 2013 | 5:00 pm
    A myriad of features may prompt the need to aggregate your data, like showing an average score based on multiple values, or even simply showing the amount of entries that abide to a certain condition. Usually this is a trivial query, but this is often untrue when dealing with a huge dataset. What's the problem with a large dataset? In moderately sized datasets, you could just construct a query using MySQL's aggregate functions, like: SELECT COUNT FROM products WHERE category 'accessories' AND color 'green' Obviously, the above query would return all entries that, for…
  • How to build a MySQL-powered search engine

    Matthias Mullie
    4 Jul 2013 | 5:00 pm
    In content-heavy websites, it becomes increasingly important to provide capable search possibilities to help your users find exactly what they're looking for. The most obvious solution is searching your MySQL database directly, but implementing a generic MySQL search is not at all trivial. Here's how to avoid those pitfalls and build a robust MySQL-powered search engine for you website. This article will solely focus on the most common text-based search (as opposed to e.g. geography- or time-based) MySQL is not a search engine MySQL is a relational database, no search engine. While it…
  • Async processing or multitasking in PHP

    Matthias Mullie
    18 Jun 2013 | 5:00 pm
    In PHP, there are multiple ways to process data asynchronously, although not one will work in every single environment. There is no one true solution, and whichever suits you best will mostly come down to your specific task. Although both multithreading and multiprocessing can be used to process code in parallel, it probably makes sense to first distinguish between the two. Thread To speed up the execution of multiple tasks, it makes sense to split the work over multiple threads, each performing a smaller task. On a multi-core or on multiple processors, this will mean that multiple processors…
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    TechnoTrice

  • How To Install AIX Technology Level Update

    sameer
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    In this post I’m showing you how to install AIX technology level update  on any AIX OS Version.  You just have to follow below mentioned steps by steps. I have also captured screen shot from live  AIX production server environment. First you need to download AIX TL which  you need to update  your environment and […] The post How To Install AIX Technology Level Update appeared first on TechnoTrice. Related posts: How To Install NX Client Application On Windows OS How To Install Windows Server 2012 – A Step By Step Tutorial AIX 7.1 OS Installation on IBM Server
  • How To Resolve NFS Mount Issue At Boot Time

    sameer
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    In this article I’m showing you How to resolve this NFS mount issue at boot time. I have used few commands to check service is running or not and which service is important. You have to follow below mentioned steps to resolve the NFS mounts mounting issue at boot time.  Steps To Resolve NFS mount issue […] The post How To Resolve NFS Mount Issue At Boot Time appeared first on TechnoTrice. Related posts: How To Resolve Xmanager GUI Display How To Convert Ext3 To Ext4 File System How To Setup A Sun Solaris Jumpstart Server
  • How To Insert IPtables Rules On Linux

    Rahul Tilloo
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    Are you working on Red hat Linux ? When I was working on red hat I faced a problem in inserting the iptables rules properly. If you are also working on Red Hat you might face a similar problem.   I searched and found a quick solution on how to insert iptables rules in red […] The post How To Insert IPtables Rules On Linux appeared first on TechnoTrice. Related posts: How To Resolve NFS Mount Issue At Boot Time How To Setup A Sun Solaris Jumpstart Server How To Convert Ext3 To Ext4 File System
  • How to Increase AIX Filesystem Size

    Rahul Tilloo
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:02 pm
    In this article I’m showing “How to Increase AIX File System Size” without any issue. Please follow the below mentioned steps to increase the aix server file system. It is very easy way to expend the aix server file system. First you need to check whether Free PPs is available or not, if free PPs […] The post How to Increase AIX Filesystem Size appeared first on TechnoTrice. Related posts: How To Convert Ext3 To Ext4 File System AIX 7.1 OS Installation on IBM Server How To Power On HP nPar Server
  • How To Install Windows Server 2012 – A Step By Step Tutorial

    Rahul Tilloo
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    In this article I’m showing you how to start installing Windows Server 2012  on new server.  I have also mentioned step by step guide with all the screen shot to make it easier . Please check out the Windows 2012 server minimum requirements as below. Windows Server 2012 Requirements :- Processor: Minimum: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor […] The post How To Install Windows Server 2012 – A Step By Step Tutorial appeared first on TechnoTrice. Related posts: How To Install NX Client Application On Windows OS AIX 7.1 OS Installation on IBM Server How To Install AIX Technology Level…
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  • How to set up the MEAN stack on Digital Ocean

    Jeremy Morgan
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    If you haven’t heard of the MEAN stack, it’s a combination of technologies for serving up fast websites, using a set of technologies paired very well together. They consist of MongoDB,...
  • The Great Unicorn Hunt

    Jeremy Morgan
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:04 pm
    When talking with people in the Portland, Oregon tech scene I hear the same thing all the time. “We are always looking for developers. We are hiring and can’t find anyone. If you know...
  • Tech News September 5th 2014

    Jeremy Morgan
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    New Stuff Miriam Minds - Practice Verb Conjugators for People Studying French, Latin, or Italian Tetris in ClojureScript - This is pretty cool. Mjolnir - An automation/productivity app for OS...
  • Tech News August 27 2014

    Jeremy Morgan
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    I’ve decided to start writing posts bringing my blog back to a magazine style format, and share some of the cool stuff I find here instead of emailing or IMing to all my friends. I have no idea...
  • How to Write Better Unit Tests

    Jeremy Morgan
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    In working with some unit testing fairly extensively lately, I’ve gathered some guidelines I’ve tried to stick with over the years for writing better tests. Remember poorly written tests...
 
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    Misha Infotech Blog

  • Apple’s Guidelines For iPhone App Development

    support@mishainfotech.com
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    From the time to time, it has been observed that Apple keeps on releasing the new guidelines for its developers. These releases are controlling mechanism; it is specifically designed for the IOS developers. Though these guidelines are exceptionally for the … Continue reading → The post Apple’s Guidelines For iPhone App Development appeared first on Misha Infotech Blog.
  • Best Tricks To Hire Leading iPhone Application Developers

    support@mishainfotech.com
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:28 am
    In the last few years, smart phones have turned out to be an extremely important part of our life. Nowadays, when we wake up in the morning we do not see the mirror as the first thing, instead we check … Continue reading → The post Best Tricks To Hire Leading iPhone Application Developers appeared first on Misha Infotech Blog.
  • Why Cloud Products Are Indispensable In Fulfilling The Customer Satisfaction Agenda?

    support@mishainfotech.com
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:05 am
    Cloud products and cloud computing have found their application in a variety of verticals. Can cloud products overhaul marketing processes to achieve consistency in customer satisfaction? In verticals like consumer goods, retail and services, maintaining customer satisfaction is a challenge. … Continue reading → The post Why Cloud Products Are Indispensable In Fulfilling The Customer Satisfaction Agenda? appeared first on Misha Infotech Blog.
  • Voice Calling Mobile Application Viber Sold For $900 Million

    support@mishainfotech.com
    14 Feb 2014 | 12:32 am
    Viber is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging voice-over-Internet Protocol application for smartphones developed by Viber Media. In addition to text messaging, users can exchange images, video and audio media messages. This Mobile application software is available for Mac OS, Android, … Continue reading → The post Voice Calling Mobile Application Viber Sold For $900 Million appeared first on Misha Infotech Blog.
  • Google Launched Video-Conferencing Chrome Box For Business

    support@mishainfotech.com
    9 Feb 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Google is introducing a video-conferencing box designed to make it easier and less expensive to hold face-to-face business meetings, even if the participants are scattered in different locations. The device, called ‘Chrome Box For Meetings’, goes on sale for $999 … Continue reading → The post Google Launched Video-Conferencing Chrome Box For Business appeared first on Misha Infotech Blog.
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    Intertech Blog

  • Friday’s Developer Picks – Week of October 27th

    Pat Schaber
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    “How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? None. It’s a hardware problem”. Who said we can’t start Friday with a couple laughs? If you liked that one, check out more corny tech jokes below along with other good reading selections to round out your week.... Read More
  • Winforms Multi-Column Combo Box in a DataGridView

    David Mitchell
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Overview This sample will describe how to create a WinForms multi-column combo box in a DataGridView control.  After much searching the web for how to do this I did not find any clear articles that made this type of control in an easy to follow example.  Going through this example should provide... Read More
  • Balance is Bunk (Post 3 of 3)

    Tom Salonek
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you’ve been following my past two posts, you know I’m sharing some thought-provoking ideas from Wharton Management Professor Stewart Friedman on integrating Work+Home+Community+Self as described in the September issue of Harvard Business Review. In this last post on the topic, I’ll share... Read More
  • Friday’s Developer Picks – Week of October 20th

    Pat Schaber
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’m compiling our team’s Friday Picks from a coffee shop where next to me there is a team of three coders working through a development project. I asked them about one of our selections below and a half-hour debate ensued. You have to love the passion among this profession! Useful tools... Read More
  • Balance is Bunk (Post 2 of 3)

    Tom Salonek
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last time I shared highlights from a September Harvard Business Review article about integrating all the aspects of your life (work, home, community and self) by Wharton Management Professor Paul Friedman. The first principle in Friedman’s proposed Total Leadership process involved “being real.”... Read More
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    Web Development Tutorial

  • ASPX View Engine Vs Razor View Engine in ASP.NET MVC

    IMRAN ABDUL GHANI
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    In this post we are going to compare two major View Engines in ASP.NET MVC including ASPX View Engine and Razor View Engine. Let’s first understand What a View Engine is? What is a View Engine in ASP.NET MVC? “View Engine in ASP.NET MVC is used to translate our views to HTML and then render to response.” Multiple View Engines are available for MVC including ASPX, Razor, NHaml etc. Normally in ASP.NET MVC, a View Engine translates view into HTML by: Providing implementation of IViewEngine (as template provider) IView (as rendering template) and A Template Engine for…
  • a MUST HAVE HTML5 Interview Questions and Answers – Part 2

    IMRAN ABDUL GHANI
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    It’s continuation of my previous post on HTML5 Interview Questions with detailed answers. In previous post we started to set a base knowledge for latest HTML standard i.e HTML5. Later discussing about HTML5 new elements and more details about Graphics related concepts including SVG and Canvas. I’ll recommend to read the following posts on HTML5 Interview Questions: Top 10 HTML5 Interview Questions An overview of most important Interview Questions on HTML5. a MUST HAVE HTML5 Interview Questions – Part 1 Part-1 of HTML5 Interview Questions series. Here we will continue…
  • What’s new in Entity Framework from beginning to EF 6

    IMRAN ABDUL GHANI
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    Microsoft Entity Framework (EF) is an Object Relational Mapping framework that provides an abstraction layer (a kind of mapping) between two incompatible systems (i.e. Object oriented programming languages with Relational databases). It enables us to interact with relational data in an object oriented way. Let’s have a quick look into most important and exciting new features introduced in different versions of Microsoft Entity Framework. First version of Entity Framework was introduced with .NET Framework v3.5 Service Pack 1. Basic Object Relational Mapping support was given in this…
  • Understanding Partial View in ASP.NET MVC

    IMRAN ABDUL GHANI
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:24 am
    ASP.NET MVC Partial View Partial View in ASP.NET MVC serves the same purpose as that of a User Control in ASP.NET Web Forms. In order to reuse a View in our MVC application (For example, placing a header, list of items or footer etc.), Partial Views are introduced that basically renders inside a Parent View. Let’s take an example to understand the concept of Partial Views in more simple way. Consider we have list of our company products being displayed on Products page of our website. Now, we want to have another web page “Search Product” where we need to display the list…
  • a MUST HAVE HTML5 Interview Questions and Answers – Part 1

    IMRAN ABDUL GHANI
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    HTML is a markup language that is used to structure and present various contents that can be rendered in a web browser. HTML5 is the latest Version/Standard of HTML – Hypertext Markup Language. In previous versions, additional plugins were used to render rich web contents but HTML5 facilitates us to render rich contents without the need for any additional plugin. HTML5 comes with lots of new features and those are very important to prepare for a HTML5 Interview.For an Overview of the New Features in HTML5, please follow this link. Also, in one of the previous posts, we discussed in…
 
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    Laura Diane Hamilton

  • How to Upgrade Firefox on Linux Mint

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    If you want to install Firefox outside of the Linux package manager, below is an explanation of how to do that. If you want to install the latest Firefox version and keep it up-to-date going forward, rather than relying on the Ubuntu package manager, below are the steps to do that. First, download the latest version of Firefox from Mozilla.org. Then, unpack the files: cd ~/Downloads/ tar xjf firefox-33.0.2.tar.bz2 Next, if you had a previous version of Firefox installed in /opt, remove it: sudo rm -r /opt/firefox/ Then move the firefox folder that you just unpacked into /opt: sudo mv firefox…
  • The Inductive Biases of Various Machine Learning Algorithms

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Every machine learning algorithm with any ability to generalize beyond the training data that it sees has, by definition, some type of inductive bias. That is, there is some fundamental assumption or set of assumptions that the learner makes about the target function that enables it to generalize beyond the training data. Below is a chart that shows the inductive biases for various machine learning algorithms: AlgorithmInductive Bias Rote-LearnerNone Candidate-EliminationThe target concept c is contained in the hypothesis space H. Find-SThe target concept can be described in its hypothesis…
  • Graphing with R

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    R makes it easy to quickly generate attractive graphs from data in a csv file. The command-line interface is dead simple. Here is how to get started with R plotting: First, install R: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install r-base Then, save your data as a csv file. For this tutorial, I will use the Bike Sharing Dataset from the UCI Machine Learning Repository. Specifically, I am using the daily data file, which you can download from my site here. Save the file wherever you like. Navigate to the directory with the csv datafile that you just saved. cd MyDataFiles Start R from within that…
  • Machine Learning Algorithm Cheat Sheet

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Here is a cheat sheet that shows which algorithms perform best at which tasks. Algorithm Pros Cons Good at Linear regression - Very fast (runs in constant time)- Easy to understand the model- Less prone to overfitting - Unable to model complex relationships-Unable to capture nonlinear relationships without first transforming the inputs - The first look at a dataset- Numerical data with lots of features Decision trees - Fast- Robust to noise and missing values- Accurate - Complex trees are hard to interpret- Duplication within the same sub-tree is possible - Star classification- Medical…
  • How to Get the Ionic Framework Running on Ubuntu

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    In May, I wrote a brief tutorial explaining how to get started developing with the Ionic Framework. Ionic is a fantastic framework—sort of like the Twitter Bootstrap of native development—that allows you to quickly develop pretty, modern-looking native apps that run on both Android and iOS devices. It's quite straightforward to get started developing with Ionic and testing with your browser, but setting up the Android emulator to work properly is fairly complicated, at least on Linux machines. The simple documentation on IonicFramework.com does not explain how to install all the…
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    Code And Graphics

  • My Top 5 C++ Proposals for October 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Several days ago at isocpp.org there were tons of different c++ proposals' updates. Each day there was like several posts describing each application. What was the reason of it? As it appeared, 10th October 2014 was the deadline for the pre-Urbana mailing. Now the whole list is available here at wg21. From 3rd till 8th November there will be WG21 meeting in Urbana-Champaign, IL. Below you can find a list of my top 5 interesting proposals. 1. Unified Call Syntax [PDF] Unified Call Syntax And here is the reddit discussion thread Summary: Give possibility to call non-member functions like member…
  • Two Useful Gadgets

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    I would like to share with you my thoughts on two useful devices that I've bought recently: Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and Logitech h800 headset. One was needed to replace my older version, and the other to increase and improve communication. Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 (Wifi)As you may know, some time ago (actually more that three years ago! ) I bought the first version of Galaxy Tab model (P1010). At that time it was pretty decent and I used it in various situations. Unfortunately, now it is not that powerful. Browsing even semi advanced Web sites is painful, not to mention newest games. I decided that I need…
  • Flexible Particle System - Code Optimization

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    After playing with the tools we have some more options to improve the performance of the particle system. This time, we need to rewrite some parts of the code.In total, the particle system runs almost twice as fast as initially! Read more to see what pieces of code were changed.The SeriesInitial Particle DemoIntroduction Particle Container 1 - problemsParticle Container 2 - implementationGenerators & EmittersUpdatersRendererIntroduction to Software OptimizationTools OptimizationsCode Optimizations (this post)Renderer OptimizationsSummaryPlan for this postStartSIMD preparationSIMD…
  • Flexible particle system - Tools optimization

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    In this post I will test several compiler options and switches that could make the particle system run faster. Read more to see how I've reached around 20% of performance improvement! The SeriesInitial Particle DemoIntroduction Particle Container 1 - problemsParticle Container 2 - implementationGenerators & EmittersUpdatersRendererIntroduction to Software OptimizationTools Optimizations (this post)Code OptimizationsRenderer OptimizationsSummaryPlanStartFloating-point semantics modeEnable enhanced instruction setAdditional switchesSomething missingBonus: GCC (mingw)Wrap up and What's…
  • OpenGL 4.5

    11 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    OpenGL 4.5 has just arrived! Since Siggraph 2014 is happening right now, we could expect a new version of OpenGL. And it happened! Khronos announced OpenGL 4.5! Not a major update, but still adds some nice features to the API. What about OpenGL 5.0? Is there any news here? ChangesGL_ARB_clip_controlGL_ARB_cull_distanceGL_ARB_ES3_1_compatibilityGL_ARB_conditional_render_invertedGL_KHR_context_flush_controlGL_ARB_derivative_control (GLSL)GL_ARB_direct_state_accessGL_ARB_get_texture_sub_imageGL_KHR_robustnessGL_ARB_shader_texture_image_samples (GLSL)GL_ARB_texture_barrierAs you can see, this…
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    Laura Diane Hamilton

  • How to Upgrade Firefox on Linux Mint

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    If you want to install Firefox outside of the Linux package manager, below is an explanation of how to do that. If you want to install the latest Firefox version and keep it up-to-date going forward, rather than relying on the Ubuntu package manager, below are the steps to do that. First, download the latest version of Firefox from Mozilla.org. Then, unpack the files: cd ~/Downloads/ tar xjf firefox-33.0.2.tar.bz2 Next, if you had a previous version of Firefox installed in /opt, remove it: sudo rm -r /opt/firefox/ Then move the firefox folder that you just unpacked into /opt: sudo mv firefox…
  • The Inductive Biases of Various Machine Learning Algorithms

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Every machine learning algorithm with any ability to generalize beyond the training data that it sees has, by definition, some type of inductive bias. That is, there is some fundamental assumption or set of assumptions that the learner makes about the target function that enables it to generalize beyond the training data. Below is a chart that shows the inductive biases for various machine learning algorithms: AlgorithmInductive Bias Rote-LearnerNone Candidate-EliminationThe target concept c is contained in the hypothesis space H. Find-SThe target concept can be described in its hypothesis…
  • Graphing with R

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    R makes it easy to quickly generate attractive graphs from data in a csv file. The command-line interface is dead simple. Here is how to get started with R plotting: First, install R: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install r-base Then, save your data as a csv file. For this tutorial, I will use the Bike Sharing Dataset from the UCI Machine Learning Repository. Specifically, I am using the daily data file, which you can download from my site here. Save the file wherever you like. Navigate to the directory with the csv datafile that you just saved. cd MyDataFiles Start R from within that…
  • Machine Learning Algorithm Cheat Sheet

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Here is a cheat sheet that shows which algorithms perform best at which tasks. Algorithm Pros Cons Good at Linear regression - Very fast (runs in constant time)- Easy to understand the model- Less prone to overfitting - Unable to model complex relationships-Unable to capture nonlinear relationships without first transforming the inputs - The first look at a dataset- Numerical data with lots of features Decision trees - Fast- Robust to noise and missing values- Accurate - Complex trees are hard to interpret- Duplication within the same sub-tree is possible - Star classification- Medical…
  • How to Get the Ionic Framework Running on Ubuntu

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    In May, I wrote a brief tutorial explaining how to get started developing with the Ionic Framework. Ionic is a fantastic framework—sort of like the Twitter Bootstrap of native development—that allows you to quickly develop pretty, modern-looking native apps that run on both Android and iOS devices. It's quite straightforward to get started developing with Ionic and testing with your browser, but setting up the Android emulator to work properly is fairly complicated, at least on Linux machines. The simple documentation on IonicFramework.com does not explain how to install all the…
 
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  • Launch Hack: How To Get 100,000 Downloads in a Month

    Logan Merrick
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:44 pm
    What will you do to launch your app? Are you going to make a bang? Or a fizzle… Most apps don’t ever really take off. Why? Because there’s no one there to drive the app marketing engine - [here comes a metaphor...] Think of your app like a car. A perfectly fine vehicle, providing there’s a driver behind […] The post Launch Hack: How To Get 100,000 Downloads in a Month appeared first on Buzinga.
  • Why 80% of Enterprise Apps Fail To Engage Consumers

    Logan Merrick
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Enterprises have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on mobile app development. They have won app design awards, surveyed thousands of people, and have pushed their apps out to millions of consumers. BUT…no one is using their apps. Why do they consistently fail to engage the consumer? In this article I’ll share my findings from the research […] The post Why 80% of Enterprise Apps Fail To Engage Consumers appeared first on Buzinga.
  • Infographic: How Colour Affects User Adoption And Engagement (full page)

    Logan Merrick
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    More infographics: Mobile eCommerce: Why Leading Retailers Are Investing In Mobile App Development How To Successfully Use Gamification In A Mobile App App Store Optimisation Infographic – App Marketing   Click to go back to article   The post Infographic: How Colour Affects User Adoption And Engagement (full page) appeared first on Buzinga.
  • Infographic: How Colours Affects User Engagement and Adoption

    Logan Merrick
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Have you taken some time to think about the colours you should use in your app?  Colour has a profound affect on the human psychology. Colours impact how we make decisions from day-to-day; they affect our decisions for: Which cereal we eat What colour scheme we use to decorate our homes The clothes we wear And – colours affects user […] The post Infographic: How Colours Affects User Engagement and Adoption appeared first on Buzinga.
  • What To Do If Your App Developer Screws Up Your App

    Logan Merrick
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:51 am
    “My app developer turned my app into spaghetti. Can it be fixed?” Good question. Let’s talk about how to identify if your project is screwed, and how to get it back on track. 23 warning signs that your app developer doesn’t know what they’re doing If you’re new to app development it can be hard to tell whether or not your app […] The post What To Do If Your App Developer Screws Up Your App appeared first on Buzinga.
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    Agile, ideas, startups, MOOCs and more

  • The Hard Truth About MVP and Agile

    gpsist
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    How can you combine LEAN Startup, the creation of an MVP, Agile development and an all changing environment around you? The hard truth is that you may setup the best plan in the world on how to work, but as a startup, anything may break it. It could be our own human nature or a major change in the startup life. As a startup you are not prepared for everything or be that agile. Running Agile for a startup and a hard truth from George Psistakis   If you want a more “textier” version of my presentation check this.     George Psistakis I love technology and working…
  • Agile tools for the Samurai Coder

    gpsist
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Bellow is my recent post at Developer Economics. The post is not meant to help you understand agile methodologies. A simple Google search will be enough to reveal tons of posts presenting, explaining, analyzing and suggesting how to make agile methodologies work to your advantage. And we have to keep in mind that they all usually apply to teams of 3 or more people. This post is about the freelance developer who just needs a simple way to manage tasks and projects. I do not claim that I present the absolute and irrefutable Truth; every person has their own way of working. This post simply…
  • Startups, Agile and MVP

    gpsist
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    My recent post in the Apirise blog:   A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. – Steve Blank A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about: What its product is. Who its customers are. How to make money. As soon as it figures out all 3 things, it ceases being a startup and becomes a real business. – Dave McClure Regardless of the definition of a Startup that you may choose or you adhere to, one thing is common… Speed. A startup (among others) runs a race with time to reach growth before the cash runs dry. Software development…
  • How to setup availability sets on Windows Azure and deploy an MVP that will be….available….

    gpsist
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Originally posted on cpard's Blog: A few weeks ago we wrote a post about “How to launch your MVP in a budget with BizSpark” at the Apirise blog. The post briefly explains how someone can build an early MVP with BizSpark and Azure without binding to the Microsoft technologies stack! This post is a sequel of the original post but a bit more technical this time. What we’ll try to do in this post, is to demonstrate how we can deal with the “availability” of our application (or MVP in the current context) when we build it on a cloud platform like Azure. For this reason we’ll…
  • Launching API Meetup in Athens

    gpsist
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Two months ago, as Apirise, we attended APIdays in Berlin. APIdays is a conference held in cities like Barcelona, Berlin, Moscow, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo. The range of topics covered is really wide and include almost everything about APIs. In APIdays you may meet with vendors, developers, companies like Apigee, Facebook, Heroku, Intel, Netflix, Salesforce, Soundcloud, Stripe, Twitter, Zappier and people like Kin Lane or Mike Amundsen to mention only a few… you got the idea. There is a big trend of API awareness and creating thriving communities that is being supplemented by…
 
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  • 6 Important Aspects Of Ecommerce Website Development That You Must Know

    Lalit Kapur
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    Ecommerce Website Development The process of website development brings with it a lot of challenges. Starting from planning, designing to coding, everything needs to be perfect so as to ensure excellent user experience and proper search engine ranking of the site. Although any business website development is critical, developing an ecommerce website is, however, the most critical of all as it is directly related to the practical experience of a user while shopping online. If you are planning to hire a professional website development company for your ecommerce web development project, it…
  • Oppo Launches N3 With a 16MP Motorized Camera

    Lalit Kapur
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    The Chinese premium smartphone manufacturer has released the new Oppo N3 which comes with a whole new experience to offer to the users. The device maker is already known for being a pioneer in developing the first ever phone with a rotating camera module. This time the company has launched the Oppo N3 that takes the experience one step ahead. With a 5.5 inch display, little smaller than the 5.9 inch display of the Oppo N1, the phone fits easily into the hands. The device is more compact and has a curved jawline resembling the Oppo Find 7. The Oppo N3 camera is little more user-friendly…
  • Ecommerce Website Development Supplementing Sales Channels For Retailers

    Lalit Kapur
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    Ecommerce Website Development The world is increasingly going online with more and more people getting access to internet and choosing to make their existence on the web. Quite naturally, this trend has significantly increased the importance of ecommerce, as people love the idea of shopping online from the comfort of their home. Today, it goes without saying that to run a profitable business, you must take it online. Also Read: Ecommerce Website Development Becoming A Necessity For All The best strategy is to go for an ecommerce website development and get access to a wide variety of…
  • Ecommerce Website Development Becoming A Necessity For All

    Lalit Kapur
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    Ecommerce or Electronic Commerce is gradually becoming a necessity for all types of businesses across the world. Of late, the segment has gained huge importance especially driven by the internet and technological advancements. This kind of business trading through the internet has started somewhere in the mid 90s; although it is still in its initial stage, ecommerce still holds great potential for the future breaking all communication and geographical barriers. Also Read: How A Magento Based Ecommerce Website Development Model Can Boost Your Online Business?  Being a modern day business…
  • How Is ‘Designing’ A Crucial Part Of The Website Development Process?

    Lalit Kapur
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    As the whole world is going online, website is increasingly becoming a household item. Everyone, be it an individual or any business, requires a platform to show their existence to the online world. For businesses, website development has become compulsory as people are increasingly getting addicted to the web for shopping and gathering information about anything and everything in this world. Without a website, it is impossible for a business to maintain its existence in this competitive world and that’s why website development outsourcing is trending so fast. Also Read: Top 7 Trends…
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  • Why various companies offer WordPress Developers for Hire?

    Shweta Joshi
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    As you know, wordpress development companies are sitting on the top in the Web development industry because of the mind blowing features this CMS contributes. Due to its increasing demand, you will find many companies offering wordpress developers for hire at a very affordable cost so that the clients don’t have to invest in the resources, but they can pay as per projects to these companies. However, this was a brief reason for the question. The actual answer to this “Why” includes many different aspects. First of all, we will figure out why do organizations have to look out for a third…
  • What makes Drupal Development services so special?

    Shweta Joshi
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    You might have already gone through hundreds of posts to find out what makes Drupal Development services so popular among the users. Adding to your readings, I have some of the “less-technical, more-practical” inside features which will make it pretty clear for you to trust on Drupal Developers for your project. Following are the facts that makes Drupal so special: 1)    Resourceful content management: When I say resourceful in any CMS, I mean this platform is full of features that are required for setting up a perfect, state-of-the-art website. Drupal offers a lot of technical…
  • How to increase efficiency while outsourcing to Web development companies?

    Shweta Joshi
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:39 am
    There might be so many times that you have heard about this equation of time, quality & cost. It says: When you want to develop a good quality project, you must be ready to invest more time & money. When you want to save time, you need to invest even more money & yet have to compromise on the quality. And when you want a project developed at a lesser cost, you need to compromise on the quality & should be ready to invest more time. This sounds absurd but apparently  considered as truth. Well, I find this fact unrealistic when it comes to dealing with the Web Development…
  • How to evaluate a WordPress Development Company?

    Shweta Joshi
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Are you one of those who is interested to develop an attractive website but unable to find any trustworthy WordPress Development Company? If it makes you feel better, you’re not alone. There are so many decision makers who have either been fooled by the companies or may be not received what they actually asked for. I just spoke to few of my references about their experience while dealing with a WordPress Development Company, what I heard was shocking. Some of them said that the other company stopped responding properly once they were paid, while some said there were unexpected project…
  • Why you should start finding a AngularJS Developer?

    Shweta Joshi
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:31 pm
    I am sure you have heard about this much loved JavaScript framework called AngularJS. It is gaining a lot of traction nowadays due to various functionalities that were much awaited by the Developers. Only AngularJS Developers can express how powerful it is & how the projects got only positive outputs after implementing AngularJS. Apart from the features mentioned in the image, there are some more things that makes it influential. To highlight some of the additional benefits of Angular JS Development is that it is built on MVC (Model–view–controller) architecture so it doesn’t…
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  • What’s your testing approach?

    maayan
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    Too often we complain about our daily routine. We wake up most everyday of the week and go through the same motions and home and at work. Our mood might change, so we approach our daily tasks differently perhaps, but the routine remains the same. However, this is not a bad thing! You don’t realize how great routine can be until it is gone or taken away, and I don’t mean because you’ve gone on vacation. We are creatures of habit, and rightly so. Routine gives us structure and makes us feel safe, confident and is comforting. The same applies to our work practices and the routine…
  • Don’t write a single test! Until you know how to do it

    Joel Montvelisky
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    We’ve all heard about the “Infinite Monkey Theorem” whereby a monkey hitting keys on a keyboard (typewriter) at random will eventually come up even with the complete works of Shakespeare. Monkey Testing? :-) But the problem is that it would take it an infinite number of years, and maybe more importantly the work would be buried under so much junk and gibberish that it would be impossible to find it. What’s the status of your test cases? Now take a look at your test repository.  What do you see? Is there anything in common with the work of the monkey above? I am not…
  • Do you talk the talk?

    maayan
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A couple of nights ago my husband, who is a civil engineer, asked “What are you working on?“. “Oh, just reading this article about Agile Testing and Continuous Integration” I replied off hand. To what he replied [in a cautious tone]: “OK… That sounds interesting, I guess…” . It is a known fact that every profession has it’s own jargon. This exclusive vocabulary doesn’t only help us to understand what each of us needs and does as part of our work flow, but it also creates the identity of the profession by generating a sense of…
  • What you measure will improve

    Joel Montvelisky
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    About two weeks ago I got an Ad in my mail for an iPhone Application called Breeze, a simple App that counts how many steps you take during the day. What they do a little different from other Apps I saw before is that they set you a personal target for the number of steps you should take each day. They do this based on information they have from you, either from another app by this same company (the app I use to track my running), or from the information stored on your iphone about your movement patterns. You can track your progress during the day, you can also get “motivational…
  • Nothing like a fresh start

    Joel Montvelisky
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    This week my 3 kids went back to classroom after their summer vacations.  They were all pretty excited about going back to school and kindergarden, meeting their friends and (I guess) going back to the routine they know and like. Personally, the thing I remember most about starting the school year was the feeling of a fresh start.   My personal and subjective illusion that at least at that point of time everything was possible, and that none of the mistakes I had made the year before had any influence or weight on what I could do and achieve during the year that was only starting. I…
 
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  • In-App Training System for iOS

    Iain
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Balancing a comprehensive feature set with ease of use (often termed ‘intuitiveness’) is difficult in a mobile app. As a consumer we want an app that works well, has a rich feature set and is easy to use. But we don’t want to read a manual. Even if a mobile app does come with a manual can anyone honestly say they’ve read it? I suspect the answer is no, it certainly is for me. This means that the app needs to be able to communicate how you use it by itself. For a simple app this can be relatively easy. Though never underestimate how hard it is to create a universally…
  • How to manage a programmer building your app

    Iain
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:41 pm
    An app business requires both ideas and the technical knowledge to turn the ideas into reality. If you have ideas but not the technical knowledge then you can still build a business based around apps. The difference is that you will need to hire someone to realise your ideas. In my previous post I talked about the key steps you need to follow when hiring someone to build your idea. In this post I am going to talk about what comes after you hire someone. In particular, I will look at: How to describe what you want built How you can track and monitor progress How to deal with things going wrong…
  • The 7 Steps to Hire a Programmer to Build Your Idea

    Iain
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    What do you do if you have a great idea for an app and you aren’t a programmer? You could try to sell the idea to someone else; or learn programming; or hire someone to build it for you. The third option means you can have control over how your idea becomes reality. However, it is not a simple or easy option. If you have never hired someone to build an app for you before then there are a lot of pitfalls. Luckily, I am a professional programmer and I am here to help guide you on having your idea built. In this blog, and accompanying video, I am going to show you the essential steps to hiring…
  • How to Stress Test iCloud and Core Data

    Iain
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:05 pm
    iCloud and Core Data are key technologies which are used in many iOS and OS X apps. Combined they allow your app to store and synchronise a user’s data across multiple devices. Because they are being used to store customer data it is critical that your usage of them is robust and reliable. You need to ensure that no customer data is ever lost, your app does not crash and that your app does not freeze for long periods when synchronising data. The best way to ensure this is to stress test your iCloud and Core Data implementation using a range of different scenarios. In this post I’m…
  • Managing inspiration when working for yourself

    Iain
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    For many people working for themselves is a long held dream. Often you will have a specific idea in mind that you wish to create. It may be a specific product, service or even range of products. But once you have built that product what do you do next? You can (and typically should) devote sometime to continuing to improve and expand on what you have already created. But you also probably want to create something new. Alternatively, you may have positioned yourself to be ready to work for yourself but you are not sure what exactly it is you want to do. In both cases what you need is…
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  • Use corporate identities with existing VSO accounts

    Martin Hinshelwood
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    If you configure Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) you can use corporate identities with existing VSO accounts. Link to your internal domain and you can get a completely seamless Single-Sign-on from your local network to the cloud for Office 365, SharePoint Online, and now Visual Studio Online (VSO). I have Office 365 and now that I am starting to use Azure (I have training this week), I am running into the usual authentication issue as I do not have a “single-sign-on” but instead have two. I have a Microsoft ID (martin@nakedalm.com) and an OrgId (martin@nakedalm.com) and…
  • TFS Build reports Licencies.licx: unable to load type

    Martin Hinshelwood
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    When you do a build you can get an “unable to resolve type” message from the licencies.licx file that you have checked in. This prevents you from having a successful build in Team Build. I have been working with a team of coders in Athens moving them over from StarTeam to TFS with Git. We are now, for the first time ever, trying to configure a build for their 25k file project on an automated build server. The main solution has 66 projects and currently we need to do two passes to get a successful build locally. This is not the best place to be, but it is where we are. There are…
  • Upcomming Scrum at Scale Workshop from Scrum.org

    Martin Hinshelwood
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    If you are scaling agility in the enterprise through scrum then you will understand when I say that this can be a very difficult problem. And it’s mostly about people and about culture and the Scrum at Scale Workshop can help you. Scrum.org have long since recognised that many efforts to implement agile in the enterprise have failed or not resulted in the benefits that people were hoping for. This is almost universally due to a lack of commitment to change. And this in turn is the result of your current organisational culture that is finely tuned to produce the current situation. To…
  • Reuse your MSDN benefits with your Org ID

    Martin Hinshelwood
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    If you are trying to reuse your MSDN benefits with your Org ID but you previously activated against your Microsoft ID then you will need to cancel your subscription to reuse it. If, like me, you are moving all of your Microsoft ID (was Live ID) corporate stuff over to Organisational Id (Office 365) and you have previously activated your MSDN benefits against your Microsoft ID you have a bit of work to move those benefits over. In https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions you might see your MSDN linked to your Organisational Account or your Microsoft Account. Either way, the only thing that…
  • Uncommitted changes messing up your sync in Git with Visual Studio

    Martin Hinshelwood
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Sometimes when you try to Pull changes from the server to your local repository you get a “cannot pull because there are uncommitted changes”. This is uncommitted changes messing up your sync I have been onsite in Athens working with a customer that is moving from StarTeam to Git. When you are moving from one source control system to another there are always difficulties and a difference in workflow between the systems. A workflow that works well in StarTeam might not in TFVC. However when you add that you are moving from a Server version Control System (SVCS) to a Distributed…
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  • Tutorial 4: Unity Programming (Part 1) | Unity 2D

    Hafiz Faraz
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Posted by: Hafiz Faraz Unity Tutorials List  icon-chevron-down Generating Idea & Game Design (characters, scenes and stuff) Creating Unity Project – GIT Animation in Unity Unity Programming(Part 1) How to make money from game Publishing game on app stores (Microsoft Windows phone, windows store, android) Marketing Tactics What’s next This unity 2d tutorial is connected to previous tutorial series. This is unity programming tutorial, we shall be looking at how to make scrolling background for the 2d game in unity, Adding background music, switching scenes, button click event…
  • Tutorial 3: Animation in Unity | Unity Project

    Hafiz Faraz
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Posted by: Hafiz Faraz Unity Tutorials List  icon-chevron-down Generating Idea & Game Design  Creating Unity Project – GIT Animation in Unity Unity Programming(Part 1) How to make money from game Publishing game on app stores (Microsoft Windows phone, windows store, android) Marketing Tactics What’s next In the previous tutorial, we have seen how to create project in Unity using GIT. In this tutorial, we shall be making use of game design from tutorial 1. … Read moreThe post Tutorial 3: Animation in Unity | Unity Project appeared first on hfarazm. hfarazm - Software…
  • Tutorial 2: How to use GIT for Unity source control | Creating Unity Project

    Hafiz Faraz
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Posted by: Hafiz Faraz Unity Tutorials List  icon-chevron-down Generating Idea & Game Design (characters, scenes and stuff) Creating Unity Project – GIT Animation in Unity Unity Programming(Part 1) How to make money from game Publishing game on app stores (Microsoft Windows phone, windows store, android) Marketing Tactics What’s next In the previous tutorial, we generated game idea, designed game and looked at important aspects of starting game development from scratch. … Read moreThe post Tutorial 2: How to use GIT for Unity source control | Creating Unity…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

    Hafiz Faraz
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Posted by: Hafiz Faraz Windows phone 8.1 jumps in with update 1 for developer’s preview only or more specifically known as Build 8.10.14176. After the release of windows phone 8.1, this first developer update contains many OS fixes, improvements and support for new hardware for manufacturers. Windows Phone 8.1, codenamed ‘Blue’, is the latest update of Windows Phone. It was announced at Microsoft’s Build conference in April 2014.… Read moreThe post Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 appeared first on hfarazm. hfarazm - Software blog
  • Tutorial 1: How to make games with unity 2d? | Unity 2D

    Hafiz Faraz
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Posted by: Hafiz Faraz Unity Tutorials List  icon-chevron-down Generating Idea & Game Design (characters, scenes and stuff) Creating Unity Project – GIT Animation in Unity Unity Programming(Part 1) How to make money from game Publishing game on app stores (Microsoft Windows phone, windows store, android) Marketing Tactics What’s next Welcome to easiest game development unity tutorials on the internet. In this unity 2d tutorial series, we shall be focusing to make games with unity, a full game from scratch to uploading on different app stores (Microsoft Windows Phone, Windows…
 
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  • Meet O&B University’s First Overseas “Fly In” Student

    Kathleen Fonacier-Garcia
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    When Takumi Miyauchi first inquired about O&B University through email, we were a bit wary. “Is this guy for real?” “Is he really travelling all the way to the Philippines just to attend the Java Bootcamp?” We were unbelievers – well, because it hasn’t happened before. O&B University has had hundreds of students train with us since 2006, but all of them were based in the Philippines. We’ve had students fly in from Cebu, Davao, and Cagayan – nothing farther than that. When Takumi finally arrived from Japan to spend one month training with us, he got asked…
  • DbUnit FlatXmlDataSet – How to Ignore DTD

    Calen
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:38 pm
    A quick tutorial on DbUnit FlatXmlDataSet. I started out trying to use DbUnit FlatXmlDataSet without a DTD, but DbUnit threw an exception, so I generated a DTD from my schema by using FlatDtdDataSet, and put the path to the DTD at the DOCTYPE declaration, and everything worked fine. However, I was worried that the tests won’t be portable, since there’s no telling how the compiled integration test code was going to be packaged and deployed. Of course, the proper practice in Java for accessing a file is through the classpath, via class.getResourceAsStream. I was able to do that for…
  • Foreign Keys – What Do You Think?

    Calen
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Join the discussion about the pros and cons of using Foreign Keys. One of my trainees is a seasoned database guy with experience in a lot of critical systems. He said he doesn’t use foreign keys because it makes maintenance of a DB hard. In my experience, foreign keys make integration testing hard, because you have to add data that you don’t need for the test; but then again, maybe referential integrity should be part of the integration tests anyway. Ultimately, I think it depends on how important referential integrity is to your application. Different types of data will need…
  • Using Git & GitHub to Manage a Class

    Calen
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    Calen tells us about the advantages of using Git and GitHub for his classes at O&B University. I’m having all my trainees submit their work through Git & GitHub. I see the following advantages: I can have them do group work but I can still keep track of individual contributions. I can see their thought process, not just the final product. In case trainees would like to review their learnings at a future date, they can conveniently find their code. And of course, they learn good software engineering practice. If you review a commit on Github, it shows you just the code that…
  • Simple Web Application to demonstrate Object-Oriented Design, Test-Driven Development, GoF & Enterprise Design Patterns, Servlets, JSP, JSTL and JDBC

    Calen
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    I’ve started building a simple web application to demonstrate Object-Oriented Design, Test-Driven Development, GoF and Enterprise Design Patterns, Servlets, JSP, JSTL and JDBC. I’ll be using this for my training courses. Comments welcome, especially if you spot errors! You can find it here. Source: Calen Legaspi
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    Flowa

  • Keinoja kääntää konfliktit yhteisymmärrykseksi

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This content is available only in Finnish. image: CC-BY-SA 3.0 Tangerine. Podcastissä selviää mitä tekemistä Star Warsin Yodalla ja Doctor Whon Dalekeilla on NVC:n kanssa. Kuuntele myös: Clojure kilpailuetuna ja muita syitä käyttää Clojurea Ari Pekka Lapin henkilöhaastattelu 4 näkökulmaa tuotekehityksen mittaamiseen digibisneksessä Flowa-debaatti: Avoin palkkapolitiikka Ari-Pekka Lappi (@ilmirajat) piti 2.10. Agile Cambridge -konferenssissa esityksen otsikolla: “Agile toolbox for nonviolent communication - How to turn personal conflicts into compassion and trust”. Eli…
  • Learning Kanban through Games: Why and How

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    “In order to shorten the time to market of development work, we need to decrease the amount of work in progress (WIP).” The principles of Kanban such as limiting work-in-progress can seem counter-intuitive at first. This basic idea of maximising the flow of work in Lean and in Kanban is deceptively simple. So deceptively simple that in fact it is hard to believe. That is because it is counter-intuitive and also counter to traditional beliefs in software development and project management. How can we then illustrate this idea to people in our organisations who hold the traditional beliefs…
  • Learnings from Lean-Agile Change at Yle: Change Work

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Two weeks ago, I presented the talk “The lean-agile change initiative at Yle, year one” with Yle’s head of development Mirette Kangas 1 at the Agile Prague 2014 Conference. We found out that the process of preparing our talk was actually a process of further reflection upon what really happened last year and what could we learn about it. That is why I’m writing a series of posts to highlight our most important findings. In this first post I will highlight the importance of the way that you go about planning and implementing the change initiative. In many cases agile transformations…
  • Clojure kilpailuetuna ja muita syitä käyttää Clojurea

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This content is available only in Finnish. image: CC BY 2.0 Hajime Nagahata; Kuvan muokkaus Ari-Pekka Lappi. Sama lisenssi. Se vaarahan tässä on olemassa, että Clojure-koodaajat koodaavat ympyröitä Javan jähmeydelle alistuneiden ympärille! Kuuntele myös: Keinoja kääntää konfliktit yhteisymmärrykseksi Ari Pekka Lapin henkilöhaastattelu 4 näkökulmaa tuotekehityksen mittaamiseen digibisneksessä Flowa-debaatti: Avoin palkkapolitiikka Kuudennessa Flowa-podcast-episodissa aiheena on ohjelmointikielten aateliin kuuluva, Javan virtuaalikoneen päällä toimivat LISP-variantti…
  • Future-Proof -työpaja Helsingissä 15.10.

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Huom! Ajankohta muuttunut. Työpaja järjestetään 15.10.2014 klo 9:00 - 11:30. Flowa järjestää yhteistyössä Hub13:n kanssa ilmaisen ja avoimen työpajan ohjelmistotuotekehityksen benchmarkkauksesta Helsingissä 15.10.2014. Samalla teemalla järjestetään myös työpaja Jyväskylässä syyskuun 26. päivä. Työpajan aihe on: Softatuotekehityskyvykkyyksien kokonaisvaltainen benchmarkkaus Digibisnes on globaalia ja globalisoituu entisestään joka päivä. Samaan aikaan asiakkaat odottavat tuotteiden ja palveluiden kehittyvän yhä kiihtyvällä tahdilla. Myös markkinat muuttuvat…
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  • Agil8 is awarded Scrum Alliance® Registered Education Provider (REP®) Status

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    The quality of Agil8’s training provision has just been rewarded with the highly coveted Registered Education Provider (REP®) status from the Scrum Alliance®.  Agil8 joins just 8 other organisations in the UK and 87 worldwide with this award. In order to be accepted, Agil8’s course content was thoroughly reviewed in order to verify that the training material is consistent with Scrum and Agile principles.  Agil8 was successful in immediately adding 2 new courses to their Agile training portfolio.  A new, highly interactive and hands-on 3-day course in Agile Software…
  • SAFe and LeSS: Much Ado About Nothing

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    There is much internet airtime currently dedicated to discussion around the various merits of scaling Agile and the leading approaches in this space: The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Large Scale Scrum (LeSS). Most people commenting have little or no experience of actually using either framework. I do, and it seems to me that there is an awful lot of heat and noise being generated over the question, but not much light. Indeed, at times it feels as if we are falling back into the Agile 1.0 wars between the differing factions supporting their own favoured method. On paper ……
  • Splitting User Stories - how to transform the unmanageable

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    The class were becoming restless. We were on Day 1 of a three-day Agile Software Development (ASD) course, and it was just before lunch. We’d started discussing the Agile principle of working in short increments and delivering something of value in each of the increments when one of the class spoke up, “I really don’t see how this can possibly work,” said Andy. “I’m an engineer, I deal with complex problems and many of them can take weeks, even months, to solve. Surely you’re not suggesting you can fit every real-world problem into two-week sprints?” I could almost see his…
  • The best Agile User Stories are incomplete

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    I recently overheard a very telling conversation between Scrum team members whilst doing some consulting work for a traditional waterfall organization in the process of adopting Agile. They were discussing their Product Backlog and I heard the words "the analysts are writing the stories".   I wasn’t particularly concerned about the description of people as analysts. The Scrum method refers to everyone as members of the Development Team and without identifying individual roles such as analyst, designer, programmer, tester etc. However, Scrum also recognises that…
  • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) 3.0 - classes now available

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    As part of agil8's continued commitment to offering the very best Agile training available, we are pleased to announce that our next Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist) training course on 18-19 September in London will teach the brand new release of the Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 3.0. The latest release of SAFe was announced this week and the new set of course materials will be made available to agil8, a Scaled Agile Framework Gold Partner, in the next week so that we can teach the course in September. As reported by Dean Leffingwell in his latest blog, "SAFe 3.0 features extensive…
 
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    Dynamic Leap

  • Six Mobile Apps That Will Make Your Commute Faster, Easier and Less Expensive

    Dynamic Leap
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Whether you work in a full-time “9 to 5″ career or just the occasional part-time shift to supplement your income, it’s likely that you’re faced with having to make some sort of commute to and from your workplace. Commuting is rarely fun and in some cities can add more than an hour or more to […] The post Six Mobile Apps That Will Make Your Commute Faster, Easier and Less Expensive appeared first on Dynamic Leap.
  • Is Your Business Planning to Adopt Apple’s iBeacon? Seven Challenges You’ll Need to Consider

    Dynamic Leap
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Heralded as the dawn of a new shopping experience, Apple’s iBeacon technology allows retailers to use a network of small, constantly-broadcasting wireless devices to communicate with apps that are installed on nearby consumers’ iPhones. For both parties, the benefits are obvious; customers are able to instantly receive coupons or specials that are specific to the […] The post Is Your Business Planning to Adopt Apple’s iBeacon? Seven Challenges You’ll Need to Consider appeared first on Dynamic Leap.
  • An Apple a Day: 8 iPhone and iOS HealthKit Apps That Will Improve Your Workouts, Eating and More

    Dynamic Leap
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    If you’re one of the many millions of iPhone users who has upgraded to iOS 8 you’ve likely seen the new “Health” app that Apple has created as the centerpiece of its overall health-data strategy. What you may not know is that behind the scenes, a development tool set called HealthKit is working to provide […] The post An Apple a Day: 8 iPhone and iOS HealthKit Apps That Will Improve Your Workouts, Eating and More appeared first on Dynamic Leap.
  • Breaking the Habit: Can Mobile Apps Help You to Kick a Bad Habit Permanently?

    Dynamic Leap
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Good or bad, habits are one of the traits that make us human. In today’s busy, fast-paced world it can be challenging to ensure that we’re staying true to our “good” habits like exercising regularly while avoiding the temptation to engage in “bad” habits like pushing off work until another time or spending another night […] The post Breaking the Habit: Can Mobile Apps Help You to Kick a Bad Habit Permanently? appeared first on Dynamic Leap.
  • Security Basics: Five Security Threats That Enterprise Mobile App Owners Face and How to Avoid Them

    Dynamic Leap
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Does your enterprise make use of mobile apps? One of the biggest issues facing enterprise IT professionals is that of data security and how to leverage the flexibility and increased productivity offered by mobile apps while keeping sensitive data away from those that shouldn’t have access to it. In today’s blog post we’ll discuss five […] The post Security Basics: Five Security Threats That Enterprise Mobile App Owners Face and How to Avoid Them appeared first on Dynamic Leap.
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    InfoTuts

  • CRUD example in PHP jQuery and Ajax

    sanjeev
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    We received a lot of tutorial requests from users and most often they (mostly new developer) ask for simple CRUD operation (create, read, update and delete) in PHP, jQuery and Ajax. And I think it’s a good suggestion as it will certainly clear some basic concepts as well. So in this post we will share […]The post CRUD example in PHP jQuery and Ajax appeared first on InfoTuts.
  • Create Multi Step Form with Progress Bar using jQuery, CSS3 and PHP

    sanjeev
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Hi guys, today we will see how to create an awesome multi step form using CSS3, jQuery and PHP. Multi step forms are important when you have large number of input fields in a form, so breaking that form in smaller forms with less number of input fields is a good idea. It is user […]The post Create Multi Step Form with Progress Bar using jQuery, CSS3 and PHP appeared first on InfoTuts.
  • Freebies and Giveaway

    sanjeev
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Hello friends, thanks for being in our awesome InfoTuts community. It’s been 2 years since we are learning together. I receive many emails from people who just want to say “thank you” because our tutorials helps them learn and create things easily. As a web developer and computer science guy you need to be aware […]The post Freebies and Giveaway appeared first on InfoTuts.
  • Easily Integrate PayPal Payment Gateway in PHP

    sanjeev
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:51 am
    Hi guys, in this post we will see how easily we can integrate PayPal payment gateway system in our PHP applications. If you were searching for this tutorial then you are already familiar with PayPal. But those who are not, don’t worry I will tell you everything you need to know in this post. PayPal […]The post Easily Integrate PayPal Payment Gateway in PHP appeared first on InfoTuts.
  • Dynamically Add Input Fields And Submit To Database With jQuery and PHP -2

    sanjeev
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    I am sure you all would love this tutorial as it was requested from many of our awesome readers. You would have seen our tutorial on How to Dynamically Add Input Fields And Submit To Database With jQuery and PHP. I received a good response for this tutorial, people asked how it would work if we have a […]The post Dynamically Add Input Fields And Submit To Database With jQuery and PHP -2 appeared first on InfoTuts.
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    W3lessons.info

  • Facebook Share to Unlock Content using jQuery & Facebook API

    Karthikeyan K
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    In my previous post I had explained How to Create Simple Tweet to Download Files using jQuery & Twitter API.  After getting huge response from that post, My readers asked me to write a tutorial on FB share to unlock content Only few lines of code we can easily implement this cool feature. I hope this tutorial will help you to drive traffic, increase facebook shares & improve search engine ranking for your websites. For this you need to create an Facebook App, register your website & get an App ID.  Step 1 Include the following facebook script in your page template, ideally at…
  • Tweet to Download Files using jQuery & Twitter API

    Karthikeyan K
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    Today I’m going to tell you how to ask your visitors to share your content on social media without any costs.  Everyone knows that Twitter plays a important role in the thousands of different social media marketing strategies run by companies worldwide. Report says 175 million tweets every single day.  So Sharing content via twitter is a great way to boost or sell your business online: exposure,  a exchange of ideas and information. It will pull traffic to your site & also it will increase your followers In this post, I’m explaining how to create a <ins>Simple…
  • Instant Soundcloud Search using PHP & jQuery Ajax

    Karthikeyan K
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Instant Search is one of the most popular term in the internet search, that shows you results as you type. I found that there are no more articles on Searching Souncloud Audios using PHP in the internet. So In this tutorial, I will tell you how to search audios in Soundcloud database using PHP & jQuery Ajax SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform based in Berlin, Germany that enables its users to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds. In July 2013, it had 40 million registered users and 200 million listeners – https://soundcloud.com/ Please…
  • Animated Sliding Facebook Like Box using Pure CSS3

    Karthikeyan K
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    In this post I’m going to explain to How to display Animated Facebook Like Box using CSS3 alone. I’m sure that this tutorial will be very useful for website owners to pull users to like their Facebook Fan Page. Anyone can easily integrate this code in your website which is in Blogger, WordPress, Typepad,Forums & other general websites Please see the demo to see the script in action View Live Demo Step 1 You need to get the facebook like box SDK from facebook developers site – https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/like-box-for-pages Step 2 Include this javascript…
  • Facebook Style Cover Image Reposition using jQuery & PHP

    Karthikeyan K
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    My tutorials on Facebook Style Scripts was very well appreciated. When I was in facebook site, I found one cool feature that is called “Cover Image Reposition“. In this post, I’m very glad to explain you how to Reposition cover image using jQuery UI & PHP I have used jQuery, jQuery UI & simple PHP image resize, crop library to crop an image at given co-ordinates  jQuery UI Draggable – Enable draggable functionality on any DOM element. Move the draggable object by clicking on it with the mouse and dragging it anywhere within the viewport. We need to move the…
 
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  • Android Lollipop 5.0 vs. iOS 8 - Developers Perspective

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    While Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 8, has been rolling out since Sept. 17, 2014, Google has just announce that its latest operating system, code named Android L, is now released as Android Lollipop 5.0 on 17 October 2014.Both Android and iOS have a large developer community. Android has power of opensource and enormous free learning resources and android programming books available for app developers. Though iOS is not an opensource software it still has strong community support and professional help in terms of learning resource and iOS Programming books readily available for…
  • 20 Awesome jQuery Image Slider Plugins

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Thanks to jQuery, web designs can be crafted in a quick and hassle-free manner. In fact, jQuery has become the standard for displaying media elements on websites as well as web apps. For instance, you can jQuery image sliders are most commonly used on websites. To help you out we've rounded up best jQuery image slider plugin that helps to create visually appealing image sliders for web applications.Continue Reading
  • Giveaway: Smashing Free Web Resources from DealFuel

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    So you are about to build a website of your own. If might be for another individual, for your business or for another organization. A fully functional website when hosted on the world wide web, can be used fruitfully for a number of purposes. It can be used to showcase your personal portfolio, personal blog or can cater to the services of a third person or group of individuals. But, building a website from a scratch is not a simple task. You need to take into account various minute details from functional point of view to the user interface, so that it preserves the essence of the website…
  • 35+ Interactive Websites to Learn Programming

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Programming is the most important part of building any website. Website designers and developers need to learn programing and coding when they are taking the course on programming for website building. Apart from the regular courses there are certain interactive websites also available on the internet that help you learn and gain more knowledge over and above your regular course. As a learner it is recommended to visit these websites if you want to learn more about programing. This article gives you some basic information about some of those interactive websites that help you sharpen your…
  • 35+ Handy Regex Writing Tools and Software

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    A regular expression which in short is known as regex or regexp is also at times known as a rational expression. It is a set of characters arranged in a sequence that is used to form a search pattern and is used for “find and replace” like tasks. It is mainly used for pattern matching operations for strings and is used in theoretical computer science. This concept was introduced in the 1950s by an American mathematician called Stephen Kleene and is very extensively used in the UNIX operating system for its text processing utility called “ed” and the grep filter. Grep stands for global…
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    iOS Development Blog - Blue Whale iOS Developers Blog

  • Apple Pay Training Programs Prepare for Launch

    Christine Morrow
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Apple is preparing for Apple Pay to launch on October 20th.  They're requiring training programs for their employees and retailers.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Apple Pay, it's a digital payment service that will allow users to securely store their credit cards.  This allows users to pay for goods and services without having to reach for their wallet. 
  • iOS 8: Keyboard Open to iPhone Developers

    Christine Morrow
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    It's not often Apple provides developers the opportunity to place a spin on native features, but this time around they are allowing iOS developers to create their own keyboard app.  There are already several keyboard apps that have been used in the Android market, which are now making their way into the App Store for download.  
  • Apple Releases iOS 8

    Christine Morrow
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    iOS 8 has been deemed the "biggest iOS release ever"by Apple and is to be released to the public today.  In a previous post announcing iOS 8, I detailed some of the great features that we will all be getting in this new operating system.  This is highly anticipated, as well as, the new iPhones to be available in a short time.
  • Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Christine Morrow
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Apple had their live event today, September 9th, to announce the newest iPhones and software advancements coming this Fall. Apple users will be getting two new phones this October, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
  • 11 Best iPhone Apps for Football Season

    Christine Morrow
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The hype of Football Season 2014 has commenced.  With college football starting this past weekend and the NFL officially starting this week, it's best we are all prepared.  The football essentials are beer, food, beer, beer, food, oh and an awesome app to keep you updated and informed.
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    HTMLxprs

  • Understanding Iterators and Generators in JavaScript

    Sandeep Panda
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    ES6 introduces a new pattern called Iterator and a whole new breed of functions called Generators. This tutorial gives an overview of iterators and generators in JavaScript.Read More
  • Speed up your website with HTML5 link prefetch

    Sandeep Panda
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Simply put, link prefetching is a technique to instruct the browser to download some resources in background. This article explains how to use HTML5 link prefetch to cache web resources.Read More
  • 10 Easy Tweaks for Revamping Old Websites

    Syed Fazle Rahman
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Here are 10 easy tweaks for revamping old websites. In this article, I present some DOs and DONTs for creating modern and clean websites. Check out these important tips.Read More
  • Is JavaScript Pass by Value or Pass by Reference? — JavaScript Basics

    Sandeep Panda
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Is JavaScript Pass by Value or Pass by Reference? This is one of the popular questions asked by JavaScript beginners. This article clarifies the above doubt.Read More
  • 10 Tips for Beautiful Flat Website Designs

    Syed Fazle Rahman
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    A guide to creating flat user interfaces for websites. In this article, I am discussing some of the important tips for web designers to create flat website designs.Read More
 
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    MS Gooroo GoorooTHINK

  • Programming languages - salaries and demand (October 2014)

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    A few months ago we [wrote up a brief analysis](https://msgooroo.com/GoorooTHINK/Article/16191/Which-language-wins-in-terms-of-salarydemand-July-2014/14105) of key programming languages, showing the demand for each language and the salaries being offered. We now have almost 3 million job advertiseme...
  • Mobile developers in web land

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:42 am
    There are mobile app writers who create software to run natively on the mobile platform. There are also those who write web apps tailored to work well on a mobile device. What does the marketplace have to say about these two breeds? We investigate the [Mobile Developer](/browse/career/Mobile-Devel...
  • Custom site-under-maintenance page on Azure Web Role

    10 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    First of all, you shouldn't normally need to take your web role offline. You only need to deploy to staging slot and when it's ready, swap the slots. But you might need to do some database maintenance which needs preventing database changes in order to ensure data integrity. In that case you have t...
  • Using Visual Studio 2014 with K runtime (vNext )> 1.0.0-alpha3

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Visual Studio uses whichever version of the K runtime that is currently marked as "default". Therefore to install the latest version of the k-runtime, and to tell visual studio to use it, use the follwoing kvm command: kvm.ps1 install latest -p -a default Make sure you restart Visual Studio 2014...
  • Howto: Configure Windows Server 2012 for running ASP.Net vNext from nightly dev builds

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    Microsoft unvelied ASP.Net vNext in May of this year, and it has been developed heavily ever since. ASP.Net vNext represents the future of ".Net on the Server", so I though tI might prepare this guide for actually getting it up and running on a server (which is not quite as striaght forward as you ...
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    Potknox Blog

  • Remote Campus Recruitment for Startups: How to Make it Work

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    In our post 7 Problems Startups Face With Campus Recruitment, we explored the major issues that hold startups back from conducting this exercise. In addition to it being a relentless use of time, money and effort, for small to medium sized companies, going anywhere further than Tier I or Tier II cities is near impossible, given the amount of resources they would have to dispatch. Through our own experience, however, we have discovered that it’s not only possible for startups to delve into this large pool of talent, it’s easy, no matter how funded or unfunded you may be. With…
  • Why SaaS Providers Need To Focus on Customer Service

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    Customers are staring at their computer screen, trusting that they can navigate your carefully set up website- sifting through the various messages you are trying to convey- till they finally reach what they are looking for. They cannot touch or feel anything, and are just hoping that when you say you have “the best product in the market”, you really do. They trust testimonials, the list of clients you have displayed, and the first five links they find when they type your name in Google. But what if they hit a stumbling block? Customer Service has taken on a whole new meaning in…
  • The Key Factor to Consider When Choosing An IT Solutions Provider

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    Choosing an IT Solutions Provider is no joke, whether you’re a big company (and your every move is being watched), or a small company (where every seemingly invisible move can cost a fortune). There is no dearth of literature on the factors to consider when choosing an IT solutions provider, but most of these focus on the company as whole. Hidden under the reputation and performance history however, is a team of developers who are currently employed to satisfy every individual client’s needs. You may know everything you need to about the company itself- but how much do you know…
  • Are Your In House Screening Tools Failing You?

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Using Skill Tests- either online or offline- to screen coders and programmers and shortlist them for interviews is hardly a new practice. Technical recruiters all over the globe use them in some form or the other, never relying entirely on resumes and interviews for such a skill-based role. A large number of them- especially in startups, as we’ve discovered- still depend on in-house tools, which begs the question, is that really the right move? Related: What Good Is A Coder Who Can’t Code? As recruiters, we use Screening Tests to test the coding and programming skills of a…
  • The Latest, Smartest Anti-Cheating Mechanisms

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Jack is going through the Java test scores of the 100 or so job applicants who took the online screening test he created with Potknox. 30 candidates scored above 80%, 12 above 90, and 2, a whopping 100%. He is tempted to call in those two- Drake and Josh- for interviews, immediately. But then he sees something strange. At the 33rd minute of the test, a generated screenshot shows Jack that Drake was looking at Wikipedia to answer an MCQ question. At the 47th minute, he notices Drake is having a telephone conversation with someone and noting down what he is being told. At the 56th minute, Drake…
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    iPhoneWise.com

  • How to Jailbreak iPhone 4

    iPhoneWise
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:26 am
    Since the iPhone was first released, many people sought ways to use its paid applications for free and always wanted to find a way through which no user would have to purchase any applications from the Apple store. That tension has eased intensely as the jail breaking community for the IPhone developed over the years. […] The post How to Jailbreak iPhone 4 appeared first on iPhoneWise.com.
  • How to Jailbreak iPhone?

    iPhoneWise
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    How to jailbreak iPhone is a very interesting question as it has popped up in the minds of many iPhone users over the time. There have been other similar questions that involve the wonders of jail breaking in other Apple gadgets such as the iPad and iPod in many cases. Why people ask such questions […] The post How to Jailbreak iPhone? appeared first on iPhoneWise.com.
  • Jailbreak iPhone

    iPhoneWise
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    To jailbreak iPhone, there have been many attempts. These attempts have been successful as well as disastrous and have only benefited those who saw success while those who saw failure ended up with corrupted iPhones and had to buy new ones. There are a lot of steps that go into action before attempting to jailbreak […] The post Jailbreak iPhone appeared first on iPhoneWise.com.
  • iPhone 3gs Jailbreak

    iPhoneWise
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    iPhone 3gs jailbreak is only compatible with very few jailbreak software in the world as of 2014. Also, 3gs devices have received a very severe SSL bug which might inflict a lot of damage on both user privacy and data in 3gs iPhones which may push these users to such an extent that they will […] The post iPhone 3gs Jailbreak appeared first on iPhoneWise.com.
  • Jailbreak iPhone 5

    iPhoneWise
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    There were numerous questions in regard to any attempt that could be made to jailbreak iPhone 5. Since the trend of jail breaking has reached its peak in the iPhone devices and has become a piracy problem for the Apple Corporation, many companies envy it and try dislocate the jail breaking community while eager users […] The post Jailbreak iPhone 5 appeared first on iPhoneWise.com.
 
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    My Fusion Learnings

  • How to connect remote machine in Unix

    Anand Yerrapati
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Below command is useful to connect remote machine or server in Unix.SSH <user>@<host name>Example:SSH anand@mymachine
  • URL Encoding in Java

    Anand Yerrapati
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Whenever we are passing data to any url or web services, some characters of the data might be un recognised. Hence, it is always better to encode data before sending to URLs or web services, which we call as URL encoding. We have pre defined apis in java to do this encoding.Below is an example to show how to encode a string in java.String str="Hello World";java.net.URLEncoder..encode(str, "UTF-8");The output for this code would be:Hello+World.
  • Convert an image to Base64

    Anand Yerrapati
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    This post is to show how to generate base64 string to an image file.Below is the method which will return the base64 string to the given image file.The input for this method is the full path of the image.    public String getBase64ForFile(String inFile) throws Exception {        String base64 = "";        System.out.println("inFile: " + inFile);        URL url = new URL(inFile);        InputStream fin = url.openStream();        ByteArrayOutputStream bos = new…
  • ERROR: Plugin 'Camera' not found, or is not a CDVPlugin. Check your plugin mapping in Cordova.plist

    Anand Yerrapati
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    I am developing a MAF application in which I need to collect images from the user for which I provided a button. On click of the button, photo library supposed to be opened, so that the user can select the images. But on click of the button, I am getting the below error.Error:Plugin 'Camera' not found, or is not a CDVPlugin. Check your plugin mapping in Cordova.plist.This is because the app is not granted access to required device capabilities.To give the access, go to maf-application.xml and click on "Device Access", then grant access to required capabilities.Below is the example where I…
  • How to enable Contribution Folders in Webcenter Content

    Anand Yerrapati
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    If the “Contribution Folders” under Browse Content is not visible, please follow the below procedure to enable it.Login to webcenter contentUnder Administration menu, go to Admin Server and select “Component Manager” optionSelect “advanced component manager” optionUnder disabled components, select “Folders_g” and click on enable buttonPlease note that, while enabling “Folders_g”, if “FrameworkFolders” is enabled, then disable it, because both the options should not be enabled. Either of those should be enabled at a time             …
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    Mobileapptelligence.com

  • Hybrid Apps Development, Native App or Mobile Web, which one to go.

    MobileAPPtelligence
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    Hybrid apps development is basically the combination of native mobile app development and mobile web development. One should use the native mobile app development to develop the app, when it is best or necessary to use the camera and other native features of smartphones like maps, but use core web technologies when features need a external connectivity of date or a the algorithm associated. In hybrid apps development / cross platform app development, all request lists in the mobile applications are native. All windows are native, they work as containers for web views. When the views are web…
  • Top Ways to Learn Android Apps Development

    MobileAPPtelligence
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    If you are novice app developer and intend to learn professional android apps development, you are on right note. IDC had published in the third quarter of 2013 that Android OS has created a new milestone with more than 210 M smart-phones shipped. Android counts more than 80% in the said shipment. With the massive momentum, which android has created, this seems to grow bigger. Android apps, which are now actually used for everything, are being sought by businesses to promote and brand their business. In such scenario, android app developers are seeing the great demand because of more and more…
  • PhoneGap Cross Platform Mobile App Development Platform

    MobileAPPtelligence
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    PhoneGap is one of the most sought after cross platform mobile app development platforms. PhoneGap is a set of JavaScript APIs which allows you to access the native capabilities of your device.  When a mobile app developer builds an application using PhoneGap, he is essentially building a mobile web site using HTML5 and JS just that he is putting the HTML and JavaScript on the phone. PhoneGap mobile applications run on the local browser on the phone and are connected to the native the native libraries through JavaScript APIs. PhoneGap Cross Platform App Development If one is developing a…
  • Mobile App Use in First Half of 2014

    MobileAPPtelligence
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    When we pass into the second half of 2014, mobile apps have defeated the mobile web. Apps have come to dominate mobile traffic, according to leading mobile survey company, which studied 300 billion ad impressions in the first half of 2014. A surprising 58.2 percent of mobile ad impressions was the contribution of mobile apps while 48.8 percent on the mobile web. Businesses vie for user time and attention in the mobile apps, not websites and that’s why mobile app development companies and cross platform app development companies have great funnel of projects to execute. American users are…
  • Android Apps Development to Brand Your Business

    MobileAPPtelligence
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:34 am
    Android apps development services have become one of the most sought after mobile app development services. Smart-phones have become an integral part of modern, decent life and it exerts its influence in the buying process of its users. Reports of Nielsen and others invariably emphasize the need for business people to have their own mobile site and mobile apps to survive in the present ‘mobilization’ of business. android apps development When you have decided to build an app for your business, the natural question is which platform you should choose: iOS or Android? Google which owns…
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    Evoke Technologies Blog

  • Top 5 BPM Implementation Mistakes to Avoid

    Aravind Kumar Basava
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    In the present era of information technology and software automation, Business Process Management (BPM) has become a new buzzword. Several leading software industry analysts, who actively recommend business process automation solutions, are quick to point out to the huge opportunity BPM presents. As can be seen, there are immense benefits of BPM implementation, some of the top benefits […] The post Top 5 BPM Implementation Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on Evoke Technologies Blog.
  • How To Design An Effective Test Automation Framework

    Sheshajee Dasari
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    In the software testing domain, clients and the business community have gained maturity to understand the benefits of implementing a test automation framework. Test automation framework plays a vital role in the success or failure of any software automation project. So, what exactly is a test automation framework? What are the best practices to be […] The post How To Design An Effective Test Automation Framework appeared first on Evoke Technologies Blog.
  • New Software Testing Standards – ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119

    Jagannadha Swamy Tata
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    The software industry is all about standards, we have ISO standards, IEEE standards etc. Adding to the list, we now have a new ISO standard exclusively for software testing, which is the ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119. As per IEEE standards association, these new software testing standards can be used within a software development life cycle (SDLC) or […] The post New Software Testing Standards – ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119 appeared first on Evoke Technologies Blog.
  • JavaScript Frameworks – AngularJS vs Ext JS

    Srikanth Varma Kanumuri
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Ext JS and AngularJS are two of the popular HTML5 / JavaScript frameworks for web application development. So how does one decide, which is the best out of these? Or which is an ideal framework for web application development? Is there an evaluation criterion to decide, which is superior? Let’s explore these two JavaScript frameworks […] The post JavaScript Frameworks – AngularJS vs Ext JS appeared first on Evoke Technologies Blog.
  • Importance of SQA and Test Factory Model in Software Testing

    Jagannadha Swamy Tata
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:26 am
    In a typical software organization, there are numerous software testing and quality assurance activities that are to be accomplished as per project timelines. It is a big challenge for the project management teams to keep a track of all these activities and ensure timely completion. In such situations, the role of software quality assurance (SQA) proves to be […] The post Importance of SQA and Test Factory Model in Software Testing appeared first on Evoke Technologies Blog.
 
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    Desktop Coding

  • How to Accessing REST (REpresentational State Transfer) / Web Service with VB6

    Nurdin Budi M.
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    In an opportunity that occurs when programming, I must add a system different than the usual access I do. The new system requires to be able to access data REST/Web services. Well, on this occasion I will share my experience in accessing the REST/Web Service with VB6.What is REST (REpresentational State Transfer)Representational state transfer (REST) is an abstraction of the architecture of the World Wide Web; more precisely, REST is an architectural style consisting of a coordinated set of architectural constraints applied to components, connectors, and data elements, within a distributed…
  • Data Input Grid Control for VB6 (Free Download)

    Nurdin Budi M.
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    One of the facilities in the creation of application programs, especially programs with VB6, using data grid on the form input is needed. For example in the sales transaction form, we are required to fill more than 1 item in 1 sales number, for example, look at the picture below:This sometimes makes the newbie programmer feel how his difficult to be able to accommodate application using data input grid as desired.There are many ways to apply input data grid model with the various components ActiveX (OCX), e.g. using a ListView control combined with TextBox, DBGrid or using…
  • The Greatness of Local Variables When Overriding Task Parameters in SQL Server Store Procedure

    Nurdin Budi M.
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Based on my experience, problems on the Huge Database of SQL Server, data retrieval using a Stored Procedure with the Parameters will give rise to a new problem that is on the side of the performance speed, this is because it is not done with the proper way to use the available elements; Let's prove to prove it!In explaining this proof, I will use the reverse way; I will give an example of a SQL Server Stored Procedure with a SELECT Clause to extract data table JOIN along with the parameters used; then compare if the Parameters of the assignment in Exchange by the Local Variables and see the…
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  • New Internet Security Going Forward

    thedosmann
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Google is pioneering another innovation which may someday replace the need for passwords. The device they are introducing is a pluggable USB device that acts as the authentication mechanism to login. By inserting the device into a USB port and touching it a process is started that authenticates the user through that physical device.  The possibilities of transferring security to a device that bypasses password input is an incredible step forward in battling the challenging problems with the widespread hacking activity we are seeing in today's internet environment. This process not only…
  • Is Virtual Reality dead?

    thedosmann
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Collateral Advancement Virtual reality environments, including industrial testing, gaming, situational role playing, and social, has seen a lot of activity lately. The main push has been in industrial application requirements which has spurred development of the hardware and software needed to create viable virtual reality.  As in most other developments and technological advancements, it is the needs of a specific development area that branches into the expansion of new advancements in other technologies. VR (Virtual Reality) is not a new concept and it has seen its share of failures and…
  • Is anyone paying attention?

    thedosmann
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The general theme of recent computer hacks are, unfortunately, all too familiar. Not updating software when there is a clear path to doing so and there is a well-known and publicly documented exploit of that software is negligent and the companies involved should be held liable for damage to client's financial concerns. It is one thing to be blindsided by an unknown exploit or to be the focus of a DOS attack or something similar that puts your network and your clients at risk for information theft. Alternatively, if you are aware or should of been aware of a software or network exploit that…
  • Another reason NOT to click

    thedosmann
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:54 pm
    It is a long standing statement of fact that the general internet public is a click happy bunch of folks with little concern or thought for what might be real or not. Currently, coinciding with the cascading avalanche of information on the disaster of Flight MH17, there is an influx of malware, false stories, and spam, permeating the internet. Beware of what you click on and don't be duped by bold and sensational headlines promising onsite footage or other such nonsense. It is a shame that people exploit tragedies such as this one but it is not surprising. Determining what is fact or…
  • TowelRoot and Futex

    thedosmann
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:39 pm
    One of the newest exploits to hit takes advantage of a code issue on certain Linux flavored OS's and has a deep reach from server based systems to other devices that operate using the affected versions including certain Android-based devices on the market. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S5, said Ohad Bobrov, vice president of research and development with Lacoon Mobile Security. The vulnerability, (CVE-2014-3153), was recently disclosed by the hacker Pinkie Pie and recorded in the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) on June 7. The Linux kernel version 3.14.5 and most versions of Android…
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  • SBL-DAT-00500 / SBL-EAI-04451: There were more rows than could be returned

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Error Message:'There were more rows than could be returned. Please refine your query to bring back fewer rows(SBL-DAT-00500)(SBL-EAI-04451)'Reason:By default Siebel has maximum limit of 10,000 records that can be returned by a business component in Execute Query with ForwardBackward mode. If any query (generated by eScript or Workflow or any other way) tries to access 10001th record, Siebel will throw error like ‘There were more rows than could be returned. Please refine your query to bring back fewer rows’.How to fix:There are many ways to fix this error, choose any one which is best fit…
  • Siebel Open UI Debugging (Siebel Open UI Training, Part 7)

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    Debugging is one of the most important and difficult tasks for all software developers, isn't!!But don’t worry, after reading this article, it will be easy for you to debug script in Siebel Open UI. In Open UI, we write JavaScript mainly under Physical Renderer or Presentation Model and sometimes in other places as well, for example Theme. In our previous articles, we have discussed about Siebel Open UI Architecture, Customization of Presentation Model, Physical Renderer, Open UI Theme and Manifest Administration. Here we will discuss step by step approach of debugging Siebel Open UI…
  • Fish Eye Horizontal and Vertical Navigation Menubar

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Here we will see how to create Fish eye horizontal and vertical navigation menubar using HTML and CSS only, without any jquery function to make it simple. What is Fish eye navigation menubar? In Mac OS, you would have seen interactive zooming icon navigation bar, once you hover on an icon, that icon will be zoom in. This is called Fish eye menubar, where icon responds to the mouse hover by expanding it’s size. The active icon on which mouse is pointed out is in bigger size, where icons before and after are slightly expanded to give a better look. Also sometimes, mouse hover on the icon…
  • How to display barcode on Oracle BI Publisher report

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    We all know use of barcode, right! It helps business to track a product or order quickly and accurately. Like in any supermarket, barcode helps to identify items easily and accurately. But how to generate barcode from Siebel or any other system? Can we generate and display barcode on Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Report?Answer is YES, we can use BI Publisher as barcode generator and print/display barcode on report.Recently, I was working on a requirement for one manufacturing company where they were looking for better approach to track Service Request and RMA (Return Material…
  • Top 10 strongest air forces in the World

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Choosing top 10 strongest air force in the world is always debatable matter, specially from fifth position onward. Nearly every country in the World has it’s own air force to protect country against external and internal enemies. We have made this list based upon air force personnel, number of aircraft and few other additional factors like type of aircraft, advanced technology. To build top 10 air force list, We have referred many websites like Wikipedia, air force official website.No 10 : Israeli Air Force (Israel)Israeli Air Force was founded on 28th May 1948, operates as the aerial…
 
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