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!