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Teach the World Your Experience in a Mobile-First, Cloud-First World

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“Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”  -- Gustave Flaubert An important aspect of personal effectiveness and career development is learning business skills for a technology-centric world. I know a lot of developers figuring out how to share their expertise in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.  Some are creating software services, some are selling online courses, some are selling books, and some are building digital products.    It’s how they are sharing and scaling their expertise with the world, while doing what they love.  In each case, the underlying pattern is the same: "Write once,
share many."  It’s how you scale.  It’s how you amplify your impact.  It’s a simple way to combine passion + purpose + profit. With our mobile-first, cloud-first world, and so much technology at your fingertips to help with automation, it’s time to learn better business skills and how to stay relevant in in an ever-changing market.    But the challenge is, how do you actually start? On the consumer side ...
In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, users want the ability to consume information anywhere, anytime, from any device. On the produce side ...
Producers want the ability to easily create digital products that they can...(Read whole news on source site)

Going Big: 40 Glorious inches of 4k with the Philips BDM4065UC

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For software developers lots of screen real estate is important – it seems like there's never enough. Trying to see code, and multiple browser windows, debuggers and command windows all at once or at least in a way that you can find all these windows quickly is difficult if you don't have a ton of screen real estate lest you get into multi-finger acrobatics. Yeah, we've all done that. For the longest time I've fallen behind in my expansion of screen real estate – I've been stuck with a couple of  27" 1080p monitors (plus the laptop screen) for a
looong time. I missed the WQHD/WQXGA era because it seemed like too little too late, when 4k was on the horizon. However it seems like it's taken a long time for 4k monitors to actually catch on and even longer for some decent sized 4k displays to become available. A couple of weeks ago when I got back to Maui and my office (after 6 months on the mainland), I finally decided to jump in and buy a 4k monitor. But not just any monitor either but a freaking behemoth of a monitor that is the 40" Phillips...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1974

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Information .NET CLR Explained – Paul Mooney shares a look down into the depths of the .NET CLR, exploring what it does and the services it provides HOWTO: Check JIT Inlining – Alexandr Nikitin looks at how you can use Event Tracing for Windows events emitted by the .NET Just In Time Compiler to understand […]

Paste code from Visual Studio 2015 to Windows Live Writer

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Now it is close to the end of 2015, but Windows Live Writer 2012 is still the best Windows blogging tool. For years I use a Windows Live Writer plugin called VSPaste for code snippets. With VSPaste, any code in any language can be copied from Visual Studio, and paste into Windows Live Writer with 100% accurate syntax highlighting. However, VSPaste has a problem with Visual Studio 2015 RTM (not with RC) – the pasted HTML code always has a white background: code. To quickly fix this, the easiest way is to decompile the
source code of VSPaste. VSPaste is a small dll located in Windows Live Writer’s plugin directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Plugins\VSPaste.dll. It can be decompiled to a project with source code, by .NET reflector free trial version: Reflector will ask for reference assembly, just point it to C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.Api.dll. Then it decompiles VSPaste.dll to a complete C# project. Now open the VSPaste.csproj, and search for string “background”. Here it is:private void SyncColors(bool bgOnly) { int? nullable; int? nullable2; if ((this.background != this.nextBackground) ||...(Read whole news on source site)

SQL Server Heaps, and Their Fragmentation

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In SQL Server, heaps are rightly treated with suspicion. Although there are rare cases where they perform well, they are likely to be the cause of poor performance. If a table is likely to have a large number of changes, then it can become fragmented due to way that space is allocated and forward pointers used. How does one detect this problem? Is it significant? How does one deal with it, if necessary? Neeraj Tripathi explains.