On 4 December, 2013 15:53:27,
by Dirk Strauss
DevExpress – December is a month of giving and if you are looking to fill the gift stocking of that special developer someone, have a look at the new release of DevExpress. I have been lucky enough to explore the product for the past while. As usual, DevExpress come out tops with some awesome new features.
The suite is too large to review in its entirety in only one article, but I really want to highlight some of my absolute favourite features (By the way, I’m using Visual Studio Ultimate 2013). All right then buckle up, and let’s go.
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!
Today I start with a great animation of Star Wars Episode IV which condenses the whole episode to one minute. That is well worth the awesomeness. So take a spin through Star Wars: A New Hope. Incidentally, these are the same folks that brought us the sixty second remake of The Matrix.
Then watch as Bill Gates talks about Steve Jobs. There are some very nice comments made by a man who has accomplished so much in his life about a man that accomplished as much in his short life. We can all agree that Steve Jobs passed too soon, yet Bill Gates says that he was never melancholy. He had planned to go on the yacht he was building (even though Bill and Steve knew the chances were slim he would make it).
Then there are some zany wacky Windows 8 ads over on Paul Thurrot’s site. Lastly, Woody Leonhard talks about what we shouldn’t believe about Windows 8.1.
Have a good day today. Here is The Daily Six Pack!
Some people are doubters, but WordPress core is probably one of the most secure platforms you can choose to put your site on. Jason Cosper clears up this debate once and for all. Then, Stephen Zaharuk brings us another ‘Going from C# to Objective-C’ post.
Julie Larson-Green makes a rare public appearance to talk about Windows 8.1 (Blue) and Paul Thurrott takes out the interesting bits for us. Be sure to check out this post. It makes for some interesting reading. The Windows Club then reviews the latest Ashampoo PhotoCommander 11 and gives away 11 licenses to The Windows Club readers.
Lastly, App security is an underestimated, and often overlooked but nevertheless important topic in software development. Can you remember when last you wrote secure code, or explicitly secured code? There are so many reasons for securing your application and Sam Nasr enlightens us on why it should be a developer’s top priority.
Today is Friday and for those ready to start the weekend, kick back with The Daily Six Pack. Have a great day folks.