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The Daily Six Pack: January 20, 2014

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The Daily Six Pack: September 10, 2013

On 10 September, 2013 06:00:20, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss
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The Daily Six Pack: July 15, 2013

On 15 July, 2013 06:00:10, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

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Buying Bitcoin in South Africa has probably not been the easiest of things to do, until now. Jeffrey Denning has a great article on how to do just that. He also points out that you can use an all South African exchange too. If you aren’t into mining Bitcoins, why not buy them? Check out his article in today’s Feature Link.

Then we have another nice article by Sean Sexton, uncovering some little C# Gems. If you are a C# developer, I highly suggest that you follow Sean’s blog. I promise you that you will learn something new… that is unless you are Jon Skeet. :)

Lastly Gunnar Peipman talks about how he uses OneNote. I must say that whenever I start using OneNote, I have somehow always managed to forget about using it. It just lacks something that I could never quite put my finger on. This post by Gunnar hits the nail on the head (for me anyway). He has OneNote available across all devices because he is using Windows devices (Windows Phone, Surface RT etc) that sync with SkyDrive. I on the other hand use primarily Apple, so I find it easier to use apps that sync across devices via iCloud.

Well that is it for today’s edition of The Daily Six Pack. I hope that you all have a great Monday. See you tomorrow!

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The Daily Six Pack: July 12, 2013

On 12 July, 2013 06:00:26, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

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Energy Consumption Tool in Visual Studio 2013 aims to solve a very real problem, and one that I am sure that most of us as developers don’t give a second thought to. If your applications are battery hungry, this will quickly result in bad customer experience. To keep your application’s energy consumption at optimal levels, it is important that you can have a way to profile consumption. Charles Sterling talks about the Energy Consumption Tool in Visual Studio 2013 as well as the performance and diagnostics hub which enables you to fine tune your app for optimal Energy Consumption.

Sean Sexton then shares a great C# tip with regards to getting information about the throwing exception. Have a look at his blog post below. Then Zack Grammana talks about consuming Dropbox’s new Datastore API in C#. This is something I am sure will be of interest to many.

Hey, hey, it’s Friday. Hope that you folks have an excellent day. Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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The Daily Six Pack: July 8, 2013

On 8 July, 2013 06:00:00, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

Visual Studio 2013 UI Featured

Visual Studio 2013 UI changes seem imminent. This obviously means that developers of Visual Studio extensions are really going to love Microsoft after the latest change. Luckily the change isn’t radical at all (not that I minded the Visual Studio 2010 UI) but I do think that the Visual Studio 2013 UI changes could have taken a back seat to fixing VS performance etc.

Martin Hinshelwood then talks about installing Visual Studio 2013 on Server 2012. He provides some really great screenshots and great explanations. So be sure to check out his post below.

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The Daily Six Pack: June 12, 2013

On 12 June, 2013 06:00:38, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

Data Backup Featured

Data Backup strategies vary, but one thing is for certain. How ever you do it, be sure to do it. Shawn Keene wrote a great article on his blog about his hard drive crash and how he recovered from it. Do you backup your data on a regular basis? What is your backup and recovery plan?

In the next link, Shawn shows us how to sync your libraries to SkyDrive. There are so many tools available to us for online storage, we really have no excuse not to (unless you are a conspiracy theorist that thinks backing up to the cloud will expose you to risk). The most important thing to consider is what the value of your data is and what it means to you. Can you afford not to have a Data Backup plan and not to back up your data to some type of ‘off hard drive’ storage.

Kunal Chowdhury then talks about Lazy loading and how it can be beneficial to your applications. This is a really nice post for the devs out there. Lastly, Michael Crump gives us a recap of the WWDC 2013 in just 750 words.

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