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Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) Terms

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I recently completed a course for Pluralsight entitled “Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals in C#.” In that course, I cover OOP concepts and definitions of common OOP terms. In the discussion board for that course, someone suggested a “cheat sheet” that summarized the definitions. So here it is: Basics Object-Oriented Programming (OOP): An approach to designing and […]

Random Link Roundup–9/19/2014

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It’s Friday, which means another round-up of useful links.  Oh, and a cat picture! There's some really cool stuff coming with C# 6.0.  Check out some of the enhancements! Be sure to check out EntityFramework.Extended if you are using Entity Framework.  It adds support for future queries, caching, and auditing to EF. Want to add an interactive tutorial for new users to your web app?  Try EnjoyHint. I'm seeing more and more examples of people doing cool 3D things in the browser.  A
lot of them apparently use three.js.  Like this Batmobile demo.   Are you on an agile project?  Are you doing estimation?  If so, do you find value in it?  LET THE FLAME WARS BEGIN! Yes, I've actually wanted to use HTML and CSS to create desktop apps before.  DON'T JUDGE ME, OK?!  Looks like I can do that now with node-webkit! There were some rather understated improvements to async code in .NET 4.5.1, including the addition of useful stack traces! Here are some...(Read whole news on source site)

Bind Check Boxes in MVC

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After the last post on how to create check boxes that use the bootstrap “btn-group” to modify the look and feel of check boxes, I thought it would be good to show how to bind these check boxes using MVC. After all, you will most likely need to display check boxes based on data from a table.
@0 0 1"> Figure 1: Check boxes should be bound to an entity class Musical Tastes Entity Class The first step is to have an entity (or model) class that contains the appropriate properties to bind to these check boxes. Below is a class I called MusicalTastes that simply has three Boolean properties that correspond to the three check boxes on the screen...(Read whole news on source site)

Remote debugging Visual Studio 2013

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The first step is of course install the remote debugging tools on the debug host When I fire up the Visual Studio Remote Debugging Monitor (latest version 12.0.30501.0), it says that it is already running on port 4018 so I have selected a different port. I selected 4019 and went to the “Tools” menu and then “Options (Ctrl + o) I have selected 'No authentication' and check 'allow any user to debug'.  All there is left to do, is press play on the Visual studio side and make sure that you have the same port and no-auth set. The
other option is not to go to options but go to permissions (Ctrl + p) and add my Live ID/ Microsoft account from my developing machine, but that takes more clicks and my debugging device also forgets these settings. So you have to set it at every launch. Since I am also the admin of this tiny LAN, there is no security risk here and I can go with option 1. I am able to remotely debug, it's just that I have to setup the debugging every time on the client side (Lenovo Miix 2 8" tablet running win8.1) The development...(Read whole news on source site)

What is new in RavenDB 3.0: Operations–the pretty pictures tour

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This has been the most important change in RavenDB 3.0, in my opinion. Not because of complexity and scope, pretty much everything here is much simpler than other features than we have done. But this is important because it makes RavenDB much easier to operate. Since the get go, we have tried to make sure that RavenDB would be a low friction system. We usually focused on the developer experience, and that showed when we had to deal with operational issues. Things were more complex than they should. Now, to be fair, we had the appropriate facilities to figure things out,
ranging from debug endpoints, to performance counters to a great debug log story. The problem is that in my eye, we were merely on par with other systems. RavenDB wasn’t created to be on par, RavenDB was created so when you use this, you would sigh and say “that is how it should be done”. With RavenDB 3.0, I think we are much closer to that. Because we have done so much work here, I’m going to split things to multiple posts. This one is the one with all the pretty pictures, as you can imagine. Next one will talk about...(Read whole news on source site)

Creating an interactive chart with D3

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Recently I've been looking at various D3 components, which has been a fun project. I haven't yet had the chance to develop an interactive, dynamic component though, which has meant that the resulting charts have been sadly static. For this article I wanted to use what I've learned to build a fully interactive chart - something that wouldn't look out of place on a financial app.

Avast, Ye Mateys! Step up for some pillage and plunder! Hoist yer colors for R – a pirate's favorite language!

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Originally posted on: admire the humorous write-up of O’Reilly’s offer of 50% off books on R at until 05:00 PT on 22 September 2014. “If you be crunchin' numbers or analyzin' heaps o' data, ye'll be knowin' that nothing floats yer ship like R (aye, that an' a pint o' grog, some ne'er-do-well hearties, and a coupla sea shanties to warm yer hornpipe. Arrr!). Fer Talk Like a Pirate Day only, take yer cutlass and slash 50% off R ebooks at Aye, ye'll be a bold sea rat to say no to this
deal. Arr.” Learning R “Learn how to perform data analysis with the R language and software environment, even if you have little or no programming experience. With the tutorials in this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to use the essential R tools you need to know to analyze data, including data types and programming concepts.” R Cookbook “With more than 200 practical recipes, this book helps you perform data analysis with R quickly and efficiently. The R language provides everything you need to do statistical work, but its structure can be difficult to master....(Read whole news on source site)