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Developing Universal Windows Apps (C#/XAML) Live Event

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Want to get a jump start on developing Universal Windows Apps with C# and XAML?Sign up for this free virtual event:
Developing Universal Windows Apps (C#/XAML) Jump StartThis free course will last 2 days: Sept 30-Oct 1 from 9am to 5pm PDT (get it in your time zone).
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#1,166 – Layout in Action, part III

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Layout in WPF dictates how layout panels (containers) arrange their child elements.  In the example below, we build on an earlier example to show how the measure and arrange phases work when host a Label in control in a StackPanel and then stretch the label. Suppose the we have the XAML shown below. Note that the HorizontalAlignment of […]

Optimizing event processing

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During the RavenDB Days conference, I got a lot of questions from customers. Here is one of them. There is a migration process that deals with event sourcing system. So we have 10,000,000 commits with 5 – 50 events per commit. Each event result in a property update to an entity. That gives us roughly 300,000,000 events to process. The trivial way to solve this would be:
border-left-style: none; line-height: 12pt; padding-right: 0px; background-color: #f4f4f4">foreach(var commit in YieldAllCommits())
using(var session = docStore.OpenSession())
foreach(var evnt in commit.Events)
var entity = evnt.Load(evnt.EntityId);
That works, but it tends to be slow. Worse case here would result...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1702

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Software .NET Micro Framework now supports Visual Studio 2013 – The .NET Micro Framework team announce a new beta release of the SDK which adds in support for Visual Studio 2013 JetBrains Makes its Products Free for Students – JetBrains makes a pricing adjustment which brings in free personal licenses for students and teachers for […]

Xamarin Test Cloud

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Cascading Drop Down Lists in SharePoint

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IntroductionA common request is the ability to have one drop down list (the child) being filled after another one (the parent) has; this is usually called cascading drop down lists.There are several solutions for this, most of what I’ve found use JavaScript. It isn’t required, and a very simple solution exists, both for SharePoint 2010 as well as 2013.Set UpFirst, let’s create two lists: Parent and Child. Connect the Child to the Parent through a lookup field that points to the Parent’s ID field and call this lookup Parent. Add some records to it.SharePoint
DesignerOn SharePoint Designer create a new web part page. Find some space and add two DropDownList controls:

The Apple Watch is Not Bringing the Wearable Revolution (but Apple Will Still Sell Millions of Them)

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A short while ago, the tech world waited with baited breath for Apple’s unveiling of this year’s iPhone. Along with that announcement, Apple also gifted the world with Apple Pay and the Apple Watch (among other things). Cue the breathless proclamations that Apple has turned the wearable devices category on its head. Hyperbole aside, the […]

Converting to TypeScript

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My most recent side project is a web based curl - wurl - intended to be a convenient interface for experimenting with HTTP APIs. Wurl is a useful tool that I created to satisfy a need - but it is also a project that I use to experiment with development techniques and technologies. In the browser we are limited to JavaScript, a dynamic language not easily integrated with whatever server-side technology is in use (in this case Asp.Net MVC and F#). To help prevent runtime JavaScript bugs I recently converted wurl from JavaScript to TypeScript, a statically
typed superset of JavaScript. The purpose of this post is to document that experience. Where to Start? It is not entirely obvious where to start a JavaScript -> TypeScript migration. I found that the best way is to start with bits of JavaScript that are small and have few dependencies. Converting a JavaScript Module to TypeScript Wurl has a JavaScript module used to contain its models. The Template model represents an HTTP request and how it is transformed. define('models', [], function() { var Template = dbc.makeConstructor({ id: [{validator:'type',args:['string']}], ...(Read whole news on source site)