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Inside RavenDB 3.0–Chapter 6 is done

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Chapter 6 isn’t something that I actually planned to write. I thought that I would be writing a high level guide into how to use and utilize RavenDB indexes. What came out was a detailed discussion on the actual RavenDB indexing process, including a deep look into the kind of environment that we have to deal with, the type of design decisions that we had to make and the balancing act between competing demands. I don’t know if anyone would be interested in actually reading it, since it is quite low level, and it wasn’t a lot of fun to
write. It is really hard to summarize six years of operational experience into a few words. It is even harder to show you the final result and discussing that without the full history of “we tried this, and that, and that as well”. But I think it ended up okay. You can get it in the following URL....(Read whole news on source site)

Dynamically Loading Controllers and Views with AngularJS/$controllerProvider and RequireJS

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Dynamically Loading Controllers and Views Updated: August 30th, 2014 A complete sample application that uses the techniques shown in this post can be found at

AngularJS provides a simple way to associate a view with a controller and load everything at runtime using the $routeProvider object. Routing code is typically put in a module’s config() function and looks similar to the following: $routeProvider .when('/customers', { controller: 'CustomersController',
templateUrl: '/app/views/customers.html' }) .when('/customerorders/:customerID', { controller: 'CustomerOrdersController', templateUrl: '/app/views/customerOrders.html' }) .when('/orders', { controller: 'OrdersController', templateUrl: '/app/views/orders.html' ...(Read whole news on source site)

Why I love Leanpub for getting my books to readers

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Originally posted on: is some discussion going on, if/when using Leanpub is the right choice for a budding (or even established) author. Some contributions you may want to read include: Why Don’t I Use Leanpub by Management 3.0 author Jurgen Appelo Why Don’t I Use Leanpub? by Leanpub co-founder Peter Armstrong Why do I use Leanpub? by Leanpub “bestselling author” Simon Brown Much has been already said. So why add another article to the discussion? Because I feel there´s something missing. Some kind of systematic view of self-publishing. Without some more structure, my guess
is, authors still looking for their way to go, might get even more confused than they were before. Or is it just me who finds the self-publishing landscape quite confusing sometimes. So here´s my take on the topic. Let me break down the self-publishing process into a couple of steps: Write Publishing starts with writing. It´s always the author who does the writing. But with self-publishing the author needs and wants to do more than that. Writing fiction is pretty much just about plain text sprinkled with some chapter headings or occaissonal italics. Also writing most non-fiction books probably does...(Read whole news on source site)

Quick tip: Avoid ‘async void’

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When developing a Web API application recently with an AngularJS front end, I made a basic mistake and then lost 2 hours of my life trying to figure out what was causing the problem … async void. Its pretty common nowadays to use tasks to improve performance/scalability when writing a Web API controller.  Take the […] The post Quick tip: Avoid ‘async void’ appeared first on Developer Handbook.

Pogo Connect vs Pencil

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If you’ve been paying attention to my blog and/or my weekly email in the last month or two, you’ve probably noticed all the hand-drawn illustrations. I can’t say I had really planned on doing this, at first, but once I started I couldn’t stop. I love drawing these little stick figures and scenes to visualize […]

Creating and Consuming Web APIs in .NET

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A quick note for folks who attended the Apex Systems Tech Talk I did this past Thursday. As promised, I've published my slides to OneDrive, and they can be found here: The resources at the end of the deck include links to the Web API tutorial I mentioned in the talk, which is a great place to start if you're unfamiliar with ASP.NET Web API. And for folks who attended either of my VSLive talks this year, including my talks in Redmond a week ago, those decks are also available on my OneDrive, and can be found
here: If you'd like to hear my next talk on API development, please join me on September 10th, in Tyson's Corner, VA for the NoVA Mobile C# Developer's Group....(Read whole news on source site)