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It is time now to turn our attention to testing AngularJS applications.  Over time, we’ll want to move to test-first, where we write the test and then write the code. There are many advantages to test-first, but let’s hold off … Continue reading → For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at

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No code today, but a simple how-to. I was caught off-guard by this, a lot of people – including people who I concern to be power users, are pretty much confused by the way you move your cursor around in Windows Phone 8.1. It used to be Long press text Wait for a cursor to pop up above the text The swipe a little down and move the cursor to the place where you actually want it to be. Help! Long press does show the floating cursor anymore. Your cheese has been moved! Now what? Here’s my
advice Keep calm and tap twice Tap a word. That will select it, and show the well-known selection handles – two dots that you can grab and move to increase or decrease the selection Tap the word again. This will deselect it again, place the cursor in front of it, with a single dot-handle below it. Now tap on that dot and move your finger around. The cursor will follow your finger – even up and down. See below. Left - after one tap, right – after the second tap. I added the red arrow to indicate the...(Read whole news on source site)

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Originally posted on: Whilst researching for my next Dot Net project, a desktop LightSwitch application, I discovered a number of resources relating to LightSwitch. LightSwitch is a free RAD tool for all versions of Visual Studio including Visual Studio Express. The Microsoft page for LightSwitch is at APress have a good book, Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012, at
Pluralsight have an excellent course on Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 and 2013 at 
I am currently working through this excellent course.

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Originally posted on: Today's $10 Book of the day from APress at is Beginning Windows 8.1 "Beginning Windows 8.1 takes you through the new features and helps you get more out of the familiar to reveal the fullest possibilities for this amazing new operating system."

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If every future 0.1 update will be like this, I don’t dare to imagine what 1.0 update will be like. So far it was a very pleasant experience. In the past updates where more of a roller-coaster: you expected a lot, got some of that, and eventually found that there’s still a lot that was missing. For the first time that I have windows phone an update contained more than I have expected to see. One thing that has drastically been improved is main screen. Bellow is the transformation I went through. Ironically, I now have more screen real estate
than items to put on it :)   Before After Background image Polishing A few observations so far: - App Folders is nice, but with so much real estate it is more of a grouping for convenience than an actual need - Notification centre is helpful to cut on wasted time spent navigating around - Cortana integration with phone/web is helpful – I found making reminders...(Read whole news on source site)



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