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AppDomain and Dynamic Assemblies

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I have been working on an application where there was a requirement to compile and create dynamic assembly. But since there was a lot of request has to be processed various/multiple requests for code compilation on the fly and generating assembly has to be entertain. I realized that generated assemblies remained in the memory which was a problem and could have result in out of memory issues if

Prometheus - Linking F# Records to Typescript Classes

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I would like to program in a way that is as strict, unambiguous and correct as possible. I want the compiler to assist as much as possible, for new development and for refactoring. SPJ has described a compiler as a, “weak theorem prover” and I want my theorems weakly proven. But there is a problem. A lot of my work is in the browser where JavaScript is the only option, and JavaScript does not meet any of my stated requirements. Fortunately, there is a neat little project called TypeScript that adds static type checking to JavaScript. For C# solutions
there is a tool called netjs that can compile C# code to TypeScript and thence to JavaScript. I tested it on a simple C# solution with success, however, it does not work for F# projects. For F# web projects my minimum requirement is a way to synchronize F# records with TypeScript classes, so that I may share equivalent type defininitions between my F# server application and TypeScript/JavaScript client application. I’m not a big fan of classes in F#, and neither discriminated unions nor tuples have an obvious mapping to JavaScript so for now I am content to stick to...(Read whole news on source site)

Show A Friendly Error Message If A User Specified Image URL Doesn’t Load

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SignalLeaf allows a podcaster to specify an image for the podcast and/or episodes. To do this, you paste a URL to an image in to an input box. It’s a pretty standard setup, over-all.  With this being a public facing system, letting people specify any URL they want often leads to mistakes – the most […]
Code Called From Grunt (And Grunt-Jasmine-Node Specs) 
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Apress Access – New Annual Subscription Service for the Apress Content

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If you are a regular readers of the technical books , Apress is one of the publishers which comes in to our mind . Apress is one of the popular and authoritive source of knowledge for most of the IT Professionals and software engineers . You will find most of the developers knowing about Apress . Well , enough of talking about Apress . Why am i talking about Apress now ? Few days back , Apress had launched “Apress Access” , an interesting program for the book readers . What is Apress Access ? Apress Access is an unlimited
subscription package to access the Apress content . It provides an unlimited access to more than 900 eBooks of Apress computing and technology titles via web based solution. You can access Apress Access by just signing in to the Apress account via the browser on your laptop / desktop or smartphone. If you are one of the regular user of Apress eBooks and purchase it online , Apress Access provides a great relief in terms of the pricing since you can save significantly from this program. How much does Apress Access cost ? Apress Access subscription costs $199 per year...(Read whole news on source site)

Now Available: Update 3 refresh of Visual Studio 2013 ALM Virtual Machine

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I’m pleased to announce that today we’ve published the Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 ALM Virtual Machine. This includes several updates to the hands-on-labs / demo scripts to show off some of the new capabilities which have been added in Updates 1 – 3. With the continuous stream of great updates coming to Visual Studio every few months I haven’t been able to update the virtual machine with each new update, so I didn’t publish a new VM for Updates 1 or 2. But with Update 3 we hit critical mass of some great ALM capabilities which demanded
an update. For people who are interested in this level of detail, I’ve included a high-level changelog below which details the updates we’ve made in this version of the VM and labs. You can download the latest version of the VM and corresponding hands-on-labs / demo scripts at You can find a list of our other ALM VM’s at As always, we love hearing your This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . +++++++++++++++++++++++ Virtual Machine Upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2 Applied all recent Windows Updates Increased...(Read whole news on source site)

ALM with TFS: From the Drawing Board to the Cloud

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I recently gave a lunch and learn at iVision about the features that Team Foundation Server provides for Application Lifecycle Management. I found that many companies still believe TFS is still only for source control, or have it installed on premise and aren't aware of the latest features. Even more important is the fact you can greatly reduce headaches and remove overhead by migrating your on-premise TFS installation to Visual Studio Online!

In this video I cover a brief overview of ALM and Agile, why I believe TFS helps bridge the gap between traditional
waterfall process and new agile approaches, and finally what features are available including demos of the functionality in the cloud. I've had massive success using this tool on large, distributed projects so I look forward to any comments or questions you may have.

The summary:

Managing the lifecycle of software development can be a daunting task, especially after having adopted an Agile methodology that has you moving faster than ever. That is why it is more important than ever to have the right tools in place that allow you to effectively manage all facets of your SDLC from...(Read whole news on source site)

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)