On 6 September, 2013 07:00:41,
by Dirk Strauss
I had the pleasure of chatting to Sean Sexton about all things code, life and a little in between. Sean maintains an excellent blog that is well worth visiting if you are into C# or WPF.
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.
On 29 July, 2013 10:19:07,
by Dirk Strauss
StyleCop Code Analysis How-To is a nice read. At only 57 pages long, you can expect to work through the book in no time. I had the chance to check it out and I really enjoyed the read, not to mention learning a few things I didn’t know.
The book is aimed at .NET Developers that want to discover what StyleCop can do for them. Therefore it is written with .NET developers in mind.
The book is published by Packt which is also a bonus for me, because I really enjoy their style of formatting books they publish. As you can imagine, being only 57 pages in length, the price is also less than other titles in the Packt stable.
You can download sample chapters from the site and read reviews. For those that don’t know what StyleCop does, here is a quote from their CodePlex page.
Prosecuting Edward Snowden – The story of intrigue and spy vs spy. There is a lot to say about the subject, and no matter what your personal point of view is on the matter, he will probably be caught. Bruce Schneider writes a great article on Prosecuting Snowden. If you don’t read it at the Featured Link below, here is an excerpt:
“…many people who have been involved in such matters believe Snowden will be caught. Because no matter how much he may love sticking it to the U.S. government and waving the banner of truth, justice, and freedom of speech, that mission will prove largely unsustainable without serious fundraisers, organizers and dedicated allies working on his behalf for a long time.
They’ll have to make Edward Snowden their living, because those who are chasing him already have. Government agents will be paid every minute of every day for as long as it takes. Seasons may change and years may pass, but the odds say that one morning, he’ll look out of a window, go for a walk or stop for a cup of coffee, and the trap will spring shut. It will be almost like a movie.”
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Visual Studio 2013 Features have certainly been in the spotlight in the past few weeks. Since the Preview has been released there have been a flurry of blog posts on some of the new shiny things that go bling in the Visual Studio 2013 features universe. Ed Blankenship brings us a great post on some of these new features. Go check them out.
Zain Naboulsi then has a look at CodeLens (also known as Code Information Indicators) in Visual Studio 2013. I have also heard this called the HUD, which is rather exciting for me as a developer. I think that this will be an invaluable feature to Visual Studio.
Then, Taylor Brows talks about a new white paper regarding best practices for virtualizing and managing SQL Server 2012. This should make for some really interesting reading indeed. Lastly, Pinal Dave shares a free cheat sheet for MongoDB, NuoDBand MySQL. Along with the white paper, this is a document I feel every developer needs in their technical library. So download now (hey, it’s free) and add to your Dropbox, SkyDrive or GoogleDrive library.
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SkyDrive Pro for iOS, Windows 8 / RT was released by Microsoft on Friday. It looks the same as the standard mobile app, but provides a handy way to access your SkyDrive Pro-based files in Office 365, SharePoint Online, or SharePoint 2013. Speaking of Office 365, have you taken a look at the offering? Office 365 and SkyDrive Pro work very well together.
Then, the .NET Team maintain a set of pages to make it easier for you to find all the .NET Framework versions, SDKs etc to use in your .NET apps. Bookmark this one!
Josh Benson also shares the blueprint for composing the most effective tweet possible. For all you Twitter addicts, check out Josh’s post below. He really shares excellent tips.
Man, can you believe that it is July already? I really don’t like the first 6 months of any year, so I’m glad that is over. Now on to the latter half of 2013. But first, let’s get Tuesday rocking and rolling. Have a great day! Here is The Daily Six Pack!
Xbox One, need I say more. The ridiculous restrictions imposed on it by Microsoft have finally been resolved. I wonder who even figured that imposing restrictions such as that would hold ANY water. In fact, the gamer community is stronger than any corporation. But well done to Microsoft for listening. And Thank you.
Menny Rachmanny has a nice article on the C# Language Specification and Eric Vogel discusses the Facade Pattern in .NET. Microsoft has also announced a bounty program for reporting vulnerabilities. Some devs are going to coin it I’m sure.
Lastly, one thing that I have a pet peeve with is the forced restart after installing Windows Updates. Well Steve Sinchak gives us an excellent tip on how to disable that ‘feature’ of Windows if you should want to. You know, I WILL restart my PC, but just not right now, or in 4 hours either. Anyway, head on over and take a look at that post.
Friday is finally here. Enjoy the day and have a fantastic weekend! Here is The Daily Six Pack!