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Nick Watts10/15/12
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How to Handle Heavily Nested XML Tags with XSLT

The issue that was tripping me up involved transforming heavily nested tags in my source XML file. Here's how I fixed it.

Greg Duncan10/14/12
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proprt - A C# Snippet To Speed Up Writing Windows 8/MVVM Properties

Visual Studio provides a bunch of good code snippets for creating boilerplate code. For example if you type “prop” you get the ability to create a property harness. Here is how that extends.

Anoop Madhusudanan10/14/12
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The Problem with Being Passionate about Technologies

I believe in being a passionate developer, and I appreciate having passionate people on my team and around me. The real problem is being subjective about something just because you are passionate about the same.

Christophe Geers10/14/12
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A Single-Page App with Knockout.js: Part 2

Let’s proceed with the next step in our little CRUD application and add support for creating new timesheets.

Senthil Kumar10/13/12
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How to Log Off Windows Programmatically Using C#

A simple program that lets you log off Windows programmatically using C#.

Greg Duncan10/12/12
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10 Tips To Avoid The Typical Windows 8 Design Traps

The launch of Windows 8 on 26 October will provide an exciting new platform for designers and developers. Brent Schooley introduces the key things you need to know to start creating Windows 8 applications

Toni Petrina10/12/12
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Why You Should (Almost) Never Write Void Asynchronous Methods

I came across this interesting post by Christian Jacobsen in which he says that simple refactoring can introduce serious bugs in async code. His example can teach us something.

Den D.10/11/12
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Basics Of Stored Procedures In .NET

Stored procedures are a key element often required in applications that access a variety of data with a direct database connection. Security and reliability are two of the many reasons to use those.

Michael Dubakov10/11/12
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Learning How to Learn

I’d like to talk about three aspects of knowledge: span, depth, and connections between the disciplines.

Mikael Koskinen10/11/12
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MongoDB Aggregation Framework Examples in C#

MongoDB version 2.2 was released in late August and the biggest change it brought was the addition of the Aggregation Framework. Let's look at some examples running the MongoDB Aggregation Framework with the official MongoDB C# drivers.

Pranay Rana10/11/12
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How to Return Anonymous Type

In this tutorial, we're going to discuss returning the anonymous type -- and how to handle it in C# code.

Jeremy Likness10/10/12
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Windows Runtime Components in a .NET World

MSDN recently released a special Windows 8 issue that covers Windows Store apps. It includes an article Jeremy contributed about creating managed Windows Runtime (WinRT) components that can be consumed by Windows Store apps written using any of the available language options, including C++ and HTML/JavaScript.

Greg Duncan10/10/12
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NuGet 2.1 Adds Portable Library, Windows 8 and WP8 Support

New features in NuGet 2.1, with an eye toward Windows 8 and WP8. Take a look at some of the updates.

Tommy Patterson10/10/12
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Video: Powershell 3.0 Tips and Tricks

IT Time Radio is back with a new edition with Ed Wilson, The Scripting Guy. Here he explains some great tips and tricks concerning Powershell 3.0.

G. Andrew Duthie10/09/12
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Windows Store Apps and Third-Party JavaScript Libraries

Developers creating Windows Store applications with JavaScript often wonder if they can use existing JavaScript libraries to enhance the user experience. Here is how this is done.

Roger Jennings10/09/12
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A Visual Studio 2012 LightSwitch App with Real-World Data

Using LightSwitch to build a demo "course manager" database that draws on real-world data, conveying a realistic user experience.

David Catuhe10/09/12
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Game-Building Tools for Windows 8 and Modern UI

Comparing tools for building Windows 8 games that use Modern UI, and taking a look at some successful ports.

Christophe Geers10/09/12
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A Single-Page App with Knockout.js, MongoDB, and Twitter Bootstrap

Let’s combine Twitter Boostrap and MongoDB with ASP.NET MVC 4, Web API and Knockout.js to create a simple single-page application.

Bill Armstrong10/09/12
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Standup with Ben Farrell: Kinect, Web Design, and Natural Interfaces

Ben Farrell, a Creative Developer, joined Dan Wilson from NC Dev Con 2012 to discuss his presentation on integrating Microsoft Kinect commands with natural user interfaces into web design and provides a short demonstration.

Dennis Doomen10/08/12
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Fluent Assertions 2.0 Out Of Beta

After six weeks of beta testing, it is time to remove the beta mark from Fluent Assertions 2.0 - a set of .NET extension methods that allow you to more naturally specify the expected outcome of a TDD or BDD-style test.

Filip Ekberg10/08/12
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How I Join Projects Already in Progress

When you join a new project that's already undergone development, how do you involve yourself quickly and effectively?

Senthil Kumar10/08/12
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Getting Started with TypeScript in Visual Studio 2012

A short walkthrough to get you started with TypeScript in Visual Studio 2012.

Alexander Beletsky10/07/12
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Looking At TypeScript

Alexander Beletsky does a quick overview of the TypeScript language, recently announced by Microsoft.

Imran Baloch10/07/12
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Advanced Options of ASP.NET Bundling and Minification

In order to optimize application performance, developers need to understand these features of the System.Web.Optimization framework.

Jeremy Likness10/06/12
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A Tiny Portable Inversion of Control Container for Multiple Windows Platforms

As part of the cross-platform example in Jeremy's book, he built a tiny IOC container mainly to avoid having to reference and explain MEF, Unity, or any of the other choices. This is not a full-fledged container with tons of services like injection. It is simply an easy way to create things that depend on other things and manage their lifetime.