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We had the pleasure of meeting with the father of AngularJS, Miško Heverly, to discuss the AtScript (extensions to JavaScript) on this week’s episode of Adventures in Angular. Join us and Miško for this episode as we dive into what AtScript is, what problems it solves, and what the vision for it is. You can also read the transcripts on our site. Adventures in Angular Adventures in Angular web page follow the show twitter listen to us on iTunes Every Thursday morning you can join me and our All-Star panel of co-hosts Joe Eames, Aaron Frost, Charles Max Wood, Lukas

Visual Studio 2015 Preview available

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Originally posted on: have made available a preview of Visual Studio 2015 together with .Net 4.6 at This preview should only be installed on a virtual machine or other machine that can be readily re-formatted.

Visual Studio 2013 – Update 4 now available

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Originally posted on: 4 for Visual Studio 2013 is now available. If you use Web Essentials, you will also need to install Web Essentials 4 as Web Essentials 3 will unload when update 4 is applied. If you need to load the new Release Management for Visual Studio 2013, then you will need to start Visual Studio by ‘Run As Administrator’.

Special Offers from Visual Studio Partners

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Last week at our Connect(); event in New York City, we made some big announcements regarding our ecosystem from a developer as well as a partner point of view.  In addition to those announcements, I wanted to call your attention to special offers for MSDN subscribers from some of our top Visual Studio partners.  You can also check out this short video on Channel 9 to learn more about the partner ecosystem and these great offers.  These offers are live on the MSDN Special offers page and include:  
cellpadding="0" border="0"> Connect LeanKit Kanban boards to a VSO account Offer: 20% off annual LeanKit subscription for Visual Studio Online. ...(Read whole news on source site)

Large scale distributed consensus approaches: Large data sets

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In my previous post, I talked about how we can design a large cluster for compute bound operations. The nice thing about this is that is that the actual amount of shared data that you need is pretty small, and you can just distribute that information among your nodes, then let them do stateless computation on that, and you are done. A much more common scenario is when can’t just do stateless operations, but need to keep track of what is actually going on. The typical example is a set of users changing data. For example, let us say that
we want to keep track of the pages each user visit on our site. (Yes, that is a pretty classic Big Table scenario, I’ll ignore the prior art issue for now). How would we design such a system? Well, we still have the same considerations. We don’t want a single point of failures, and we want to have very large number of machines and make the most of their resources. In this case, we are merely going to change the way we look at the data. We still have the following topology: There is the consensus cluster,...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1741

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Software ImmutableObjectGraph has some big updates now, and more coming soon – Andrew L Arnott resumes activity on the ImmutableObjectGraph repository with a big batch of updates including migration from T4 templates to Roslyn Information NuGet dependency visualizer with F# and Graphviz – Sergey Tihon takes a look at revealing the dependency graph of NuGet […]

Getting the Current User in SharePoint XSLT

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SharePoint offers a couple of ways by which we can obtain the current user for use in a XSLT web part like DataFormWebPart or XsltListViewWebPart. All involve first setting parameters through the ParameterBindings property:
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