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Continuous Deployment - Remote execution of PowerShell scripts from your build process

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Including Windows PowerShell script as part of your build and deployment process, brings you the flexibility of easily and effectively customize your packaging and deployment process. With the proper combination of environment configuration files (XML) and PowerShell scripts you can achieve the impossible. This post will show you how to run Windows PowerShell scripts remotely from a TFS build process.
Using CredSSP for second-hop remoting

One common issue with PowerShell remoting is the “double hop” problem. When the scripts are executed remotely on a Server A and then it tries to connect from Server A to Server
B, the second connection fails to send the credentials to that server. As a result the second server fails to authenticate the request and rejects the connection. To get around this issue you need to use the CredSSP authentication mechanism in PowerShell.
Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) is a new security service provider that is available through the Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI) in Windows. CredSSP enables an application to delegate the user’s credentials from the client (by using the client-side SSP) to the target server (through the server-side SSP).
To setup the machines, for CredSSP you can follow the below given...(Read whole news on source site)

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 29/September/2014 - Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery

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Originally posted on:’s half-price deal of the Day from O’Reilly at  is Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery. “Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery will empower you with the skills required to create responsive web applications in a quick and efficient manner. The book begins by identifying the key benefits of a responsive application for a commercial site, and then covers how to develop a layout using Bootstrap 3 and adding dynamic visuals to your web application using AJAX calls.”

Now 5 bodies in the Solar System with rings!

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Originally posted on: some years we have known that Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all have ring systems but recently one of the asteroids, Chariklo, was found to have a ring system as well! Details are at “The discovery of rings around asteroid Chariklo last year - depicted in this artist’s impression - drove home the important message that the solar system is still full of plenty of surprises. (Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger)”

Be-Aware of differences in explicit and implicit deserialization with DCS

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DataContractSerializer (DCS) is the class that is used by WCF to serialize and deserialize messages when you make service calls. It is also sometimes used on its own to read and write objects to a stream, such as inside the WinRT SuspensionManager class. It works great and is very powerful, even being able to handle … Continued

Code from your fellow developers

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It's almost a law: whenever you take over code from another developer, you start to moan and complain about the state of that code. It's awful, terrible, the worst piece of code you've ever seen. I am no exception. However, when I took over some code from a colleague who left the company I found this gem. I think I am right in complaining about this piece of code. (FYI this is almost an exact copy of what I found in the codebase, except for it being an console application and the classnames…) namespace ConsoleApplication9 {     class Program     {         static void Main(string[] args)         {             Customer customer = new Customer();             customer.Id = 42;              Order order = new Order();             order.Id = 64;              customer.Save(order);         }     }      public class SaveableEntity     {         public int Id { get; set; }          public void Save(SaveableEntity entity)         {             entity.Id = Id;             SaveService.Save(entity);             this.Id = entity.Id;         }     }     public class Customer : SaveableEntity     {         //...     }      public class Order : SaveableEntity     {         //...     } }  Now, please tell me what you think of

The Morning Brew #1704

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Software ODataLib 6.8.0 Release – layla liu announces the release of the ODataLib 6.8.0 which adds support for Metadata Annotations, support for TimeOfDay and Date, entities as parameters, and more, along with 2 bugfixes. LONG LIVE The Ajax Control Toolkit – Open Source and now maintained by DevExpress – Mehul Harry shares the news of […]