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This little book is great when you don't feel like toting around the full version of C# 5.0 in a Nutshell. It is chapters 2,3, and 4 of C# 5.0 in a Nutshell. I take it along on trips where I can put it in my pocket. It is perfect for shopping trips with my wife. It gives me something ...
Microsoft has colored Windows Server 2012 Azure and white-boxed it for service providers and hosting outfits disenfranchised by Amazon, creating in the process a cloud operating system that it can rattle under the nose of the vCloud-pushing VMware. What it’s done exactly is add Azure...
Microsoft is buying Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI), which makes large-scale, multi-touch displays, a new hardware line for the software giant. Terms were not disclosed. 3M is understood to be an investor in PPI. Kurt DelBene, president of Microsoft’s Office Division, said in a statemen...
Everything about this book rocks!!! It is in color which makes for a great read. Being able to see the code and screenshots in color doubles the value of a book like this. I wish all programming books that included coding client UIs were in color. Although the chapter names usually hi...
Being pretty new to Xcode I found this book to be just the right girth and depth of topics. It covered everything I was looking for, at the right level. The book is broken up into five parts First Steps, The Life Cycle of an iOS Application, Xcode for Mac OS X, Xcode Tasks, and four A...
Microsoft is entitled to a refund of $48.6 million (€39 million) from the European Commission. It was hoping for a lot more but the European General Court in Luxembourg said Wednesday that it “essentially upholds the Commission’s decision imposing a periodic penalty payment on Microso...
This is a very cool way to learn Power View. The book contains step by step instructions that show you how to take advantage of all Power View features, and the accompanying DVD contains a video of the instructions being implemented. There are 4 hours 48 minutes and 56 seconds of vide...
Microsoft now has an almost complete version of Windows 8 up on its site for consumers to try as the widgetry moves to GA in September or October. It’s supposed to be the last of a series of test versions before the revolutionary redesign is released to manufacturing and from there t...
Head First C is a cool learning experience that will show you how to create tools and programs in the C language. I wanted a refresher on C in order to get the basics back for coding Objective-C. I tried several of the older books I had but because I have used it in the distance past ...
This book is unique in the library of SharePoint 2010 books I own. It is a recipe book for entire solutions. The recipes take you from compiling the requirements to the implementation and the management of the final solution. Although the solutions in the book are good, they are not w...
It's frustrating that business users will often articulate about IT and the enterprise technology architect, but more frequently in an environment where one of the major ERP vendor products like SAP or Oracle Business Suite have been invested in. I am talking about the general disregar...
In what FOSS Patents calls the “most anticipated German patent ruling ever,” the Mannheim Regional Court Wednesday gave Motorola Mobility the permanent injunction it was looking for against Windows 7, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and Xbox and they might be using those things...
Facebook and Microsoft said Monday on Facebook’s web site that Facebook is buying the lion’s share of the 925 US patents and patent applications that Microsoft just bought from AOL for $1.06 billion. Facebook – and Microsoft has an investment in Facebook – is buying 650 of patents of...
If I could change one decision Microsoft has made, it would be the one they made to drop Silverlight. Silverlight is the prefect line of business application platform for the enterprise, and this book shows us how to take full advantage of it. Although the author does an excellent job...
When Windows on ARM (WOA) finally hits the market it’s going to be called Windows RT, not Windows 8. The designation Windows 8 is reserved for x86/64 widgets run by Intel and AMD chips. The decision complicates promotion and one can easily imagine Intel insisting on profiting from ...
Are you the one to decide on implementing your next project based on public cloud platforms such as Windows Azure? Is it going to be HTML5, Flash or Silverlight for your rich end-user interface? Have you thought about the costs running on cloud services that seem cheaper than hosting o...
A US judge Wednesday told Motorola Mobility it can forget about enforcing the German injunction it expects to get next week that would prevent Microsoft from selling Windows and Xbox in Germany. In a bench ruling the US District Court for the Western District of Washington gave Micro...
I’ve been discussing HTML5 for some time now. In July of 2010, I mentioned that I wasn’t particularly concerned about PowerBuilder supporting HTML5 in the initial PowerBuilder.NET release (12.5) because: “HTML5 is largely still in its infancy, and there appears to be too much opportu...
I must admit I was mislead by the title of this book, but it was my own fault. I was in the middle of developing an ASP.NET application that was using a lot of the SharePoint web services and the SharePoint Server Object Model. Although it used all SharePoint data, my application was c...
When we aren’t fighting crime, taking over the world, or enjoying a good book by the fire, we here on the eEye Research team like to participate in the Any Means Possible (AMP) Penetration Testing engagements with our clients. For us, it’s a great way to interact one-on-one with IT fol...
You are a software service provider. You develop software for you clients. Majority of your clients are from a different city or even a different country. You are in a discussion with your client where you are exploring the option of adopting Agile Development Methodology for your next...
This book is a really great beginners guide for core SQL Server 2012, and it also does a great job of introducing new features introduced in SQL Server 2012. What I mean by core is that topics like Master Data Services and Data Quality Services are not introduced. That is not a bad thi...
It has been reported that one third of the world’s top 100 websites have already adopted HTML5, a percentage we expect to grow with the ever-increasing amount of traffic coming from smartphones and tablets and, more importantly, the amount of conversions and revenue-bearing transaction...
All in all if you are building SQL Server 2102 Reporting Services Reports, or if you are interested in learning how to, you owe it to yourself to get this book. Over the years I have been on quite a few projects and there have been very few if any that did not require some type of rep...
Dome9 Security on Thursday announced that its cloud security firewall management service protects cloud servers from today’s serious cloud server security threats, including the recently publicized Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) vulnerability. Dome9’s cloud security service th...
With the new release of the dynaTrace AJAX Edition you have Beta support for the Firefox 11 browser and therefore you can test the performance of your Web sites with the latest available Browsers from Mozilla and Microsoft. The AJAX Edition now supports Firefox 10, 11 and Internet Exp...
If you're a developer, Windows® 8 Consumer Preview gives you an amazing platform to reach the millions of people around the world who use Windows every day to be more productive, creative, and to have fun. With Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you have unprecedented access and opportunity t...
All in all I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants the complete picture of all the features BizTalk 2010 has to offer. BizTalk is no small topic. To cover it all in detail in one book is one huge task. This book comes the closest to doing that I have seen so far. This is no...
When I first saw this book was coming out I completely ignored it. The SharePoint Designer ? Who uses that I thought? Then I noticed it starting to get some good reviews and I decided to read them. One of them mentioned 1600 pages. That threw me for a loop and also convinced me I had t...
I highly recommend this book to any role involved with developing .NET software. I personally do not find software development an art form. It is not an unpredictable activity driven by crazy business users that come to work every day inventing a new way to operate their businesses j...
Perfect for those people looking to get into WPF, Silverlight, or XAML for Windows (Windows 8) development. I have read a lot of the WPF and Silverlight books out there and there are some good ones. The difference I find with this book is that it is XAML centric so the scope is more i...
I still remember the first time I was on a project that used NAnt and CruiseControl.NET. It was years ago and both were new tools with plenty of bugs. The project manager took one of the team's architects and dedicated him to getting CI up and running. I didn't work with him for anothe...
On November 9, Adobe announced in a blog post[1] that it had decided to cease efforts to develop browser plugins for mobile devices to play Flash, indicating that HTML5 was “the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.” In case that sound...
This book is not only about DI, it is about proper object oriented programming. Every .NET architect and developer should read this book. Sometimes my ability to be a complete ignoramus really annoys me. When I first saw this book on the upcoming list of books to be published I thoug...
It’s quite clear from reading this book that Peter Gasston is very knowledgeable about CSS 3 and, as he points out in the preface, this book is a culmination of five years of work that he has spent writing about CSS3. There is a clear order to the chapters. The earlier chapters are wel...
This book will take you to the next level of using SharePoint and Silverlight together. I can say that it did that for me. I have done a lot of SharePoint custom development and I see Silverlight as the answer to the horrible web part programming model Microsoft has made available in...
All in all if you are considering Windows 7.5 development you owe it to yourself to get this book, digest it, and then keep it by your side. This book starts with a great introduction to the Windows phones. It introduces Metro design language, hardware specifications, input patterns, ...
There’s been a lot of discussion since Microsoft’s BUILD conference on the fate of Silverlight. (Something that is an issue for us because Sybase was originally looking at supporting it for web app development in PowerBuilder 15.) Contrary to what a number of the pundits and would-be p...
This is a well-written book that meets the stated goals of its author: “The target audience for this book is the beginning C# programmer who wants to gain a foundation in object-oriented programming along with C# language basics.” This book works on a lot of different levels. It gives ...
This book ended up being half the size it was advertised at when I pre-ordered it back in September. Amazon was kind enough to make up for it. I thank them. The author and the publisher also apologized for the miscalculation. Although it is small this book gets 5 out of 5 stars. I rec...