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Podcast: Android 8.1, Xamarin Device Manager, and Visual Studio versions 15.5 & 15.6 |

2018-01-12 22:09:21

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and I cover Android 8.1, the new Xamarin Device Manager Preview, what's new for mobile developers in Visual Studio versions 15.5/15.6, and share our favorite Xamarin moments from 2017. Be sure to download today's episode from your favorite podcast app.

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Innovation at your fingertips

2018-01-12 20:09:22

In this post, App Dev Manager Adlène Sifi demonstrates innovation at your fingertips by building a real-time earthquake reporting system. using Power BI and without writing any code. You can view a French version of this article on LinkedIn. Innovation usually involves ideation, rapid prototyping, validation with users, measurement (feedback) and finally adaptation.

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Link wiki pages and work items, write math formulas in Wiki, Keyboard shortcuts and more...

2018-01-12 19:29:52

Happy new year to all Wiki lovers. We are learning a lot with each passing day and in this blog I will share our learning and value that we delivered in the past few sprints. In October, we had enabled the referencing work items to a wiki page, now you can link a work item to a wiki and vice versa.

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Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

2018-01-12 19:29:41

Although I bought refactoring book by Martin Fowler years ago it is still valid. I call it one of the timeless books about coding and I consider it as a mandatory reading specially for novice programmers who are entering the field. Of course it is also useful handbook for those already in business.

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Remote debug Azure Functions written in Java using VS Code

2018-01-12 17:59:21

Xiaokai He shows Donovan Brown how to quickly develop and deploy serverless functions to Azure, then go inside the black box and debug functions locally, as well as remotely in the cloud. For more inf

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Top stories from the VSTS community - 2017.01.12

2018-01-12 16:29:19

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics. TOP STORIES What I learned about Microsoft doing DevOps: Part 7 - How to shift quality left in a cloud and DevOps world - The Art Of Coding - Wouter de KortQuality and testing is an essential part of application development.

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After Server reboot you loose your SSL Bindings funcionatlity on your WCF Service

2018-01-12 16:19:48

For some "supernatural" and "odd" reason sometimes you loose your SSL bindings in your WCF Services and you cannot test them even if the "netsh http show sslcert" command correctly shows the binding for the all the your WCF applications. I saw this happen on several scenarios, allways after a server reboot, and most of times...

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Staying Secure and "Getting Pwned" with Troy Hunt on Hanselminutes

2018-01-12 16:11:39

Staying Secure and "Getting Pwned" with Troy Hunt on the Hanselminutes Technology Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers

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Interview Question- Create Triangle of X's

2018-01-12 16:10:22

Interview Question- Create Triangle of X's

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Building High Performance Extensions Part 1

2018-01-12 16:06:53

Building High Performance Extensions Part 1 | Visual Studio Toolbox | Channel 9

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Building High Performance Extensions Parts 1 and 2

2018-01-12 15:54:57

Visual Studio Toolbox: Building High Performance Extensions Parts 1 and 2 – Robert Green – Adventures in DeveloperLand

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Learn More About Microsoft OneNote, MDM Authority, ASP.Net And More On This Friday Five

2018-01-12 15:19:39

Microsoft365 Day 49: Digital Literacy and the Impact on User Adoption Tracy van der Schyff is an energetic, hyperactive adrenaline junkie who sees challenges as opportunities, and thrives on improving processes, environments and the general quality of life. Always discovering, always growing, her values are most important to her.

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There is a Docker in your assumptions

2018-01-12 14:47:42

And then came Docker, and suddenly it was the age of the 512MB machine with a single core all over again. That cause... issues for us. In particular, our usual configuration is meant for a much stronger machine, so we now need to also deploy separate configuration for lower end machines.

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Soft Deletes with Entity Framework Core 2

2018-01-12 14:47:24

Entity Framework Core 2, already covered here, includes a cool feature called global filters. By leveraging global filters, we can apply restrictions automatically to entities, either loaded directly or through a collection reference. If we add this to shadow properties (in the case of relational databases, columns that exist in a table but not on the POCO model), we can do pretty cool stuff.

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2017 - A Retrospective

2018-01-12 14:42:31

In many ways, 2017 has been an amazing year, with lots of stuff happening both from a personal stand point, as well as other stuff. It has also been a very sad year with the passing of both my Granny and my cousin.

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GZip Compression of JSON and IIS

2018-01-12 14:42:28

Recently in work we've been monitoring the data usage of one of our main products. In today's modern age as developers we often think of bandwidth as cheap and usually have nice fast internet connections and don't overly worry about the *bloat* of our pages and applications.

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Speaking at DevIntersections Spring 2018

2018-01-12 14:42:27

For more info... click here Jesse Liberty is a Senior Consultant with Wintellect, with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS.

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Test Drive: Trying Couchbase on Azure for Free

2018-01-12 14:41:46

Test Drive allows you to try out software in the cloud for free. Couchbase has partnered with Microsoft to create a Couchbase Server Azure Test Drive.

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Building a Let's Encrypt ACME V2 client

2018-01-12 14:41:27

I have to say that I like the V2 protocol much better, is seems much more intuitive to use and easier to work with. I particularly liked the fact that I can resume working on an order after a while, which means that failure modes such as failing to propagate a DNS update can now be much more easily recoverable.

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DaedTech Digest: Code Quality, CI, Agile for Remote Teams

2018-01-12 08:49:20

Happy Friday, everybody. Time for another installment of the DaedTech Digest. For those of you that haven't seen these, it's a round-up of five or six posts that I've written for other blogs. And, on top of those, I also do "picks" ala many podcasts. It's been a wild and crazy week for me.

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Styling Social Media Icon Lists in CSS

2018-01-12 08:29:18

This is the third part in a mini-series of CSS list styling techniques. We've seen how to style striped lists in CSS and how to style comma seprated lists. This time we'll see how to style a list of social media SVG icons which was something else I wanted to create for my needed for my blog rewrite.

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Mastering Blockchain Book from Imran Bashir

2018-01-12 04:09:31

Blockchain is a revolutionary, yet complex technology to understand. There's tons of information online about both Bitcoin and Blockchain, as well as related technologies like Cryptography and others. However, often times there's no really good substitute for sitting down to read a good book. Here's a great book I found (and purchased myself) that walks...

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Building 0verkill on Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux - 2D ASCII art deathmatch game

2018-01-12 01:09:22

I'm a big fan of the Windows Subsystem for Linux. It's real Linux that runs real user-mode ELF binaries but it's all on Windows 10. It's not running in a Virtual Machine. I talk about it and some of the things you should be aware of when sharing files between files systems in this YouTube video.

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