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Liquid Newsletter Template Week:40
Year:2012
Date:2012-Oct-02
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Books we recommend

A book on things about C# that you thought you new

This book is full of very interesting insights on specific C# coding practices and why it is better to do them in a certain way. It is guaranteed that it will improve your coding skills!

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Articles we enjoyed

Continuous Deployment with Windows Azure Web Sites
Last Friday, Windows Azure added support for continuous deployment from GitHub and CodePlex repositories to Windows Azure Web Sites. Continuous deployment notifies Windows Azure when updates are made to a Git repository on GitHub or CodePlex, and Windows Azure will then pull in those changes to update your website. I thought I'd try setting up something that would benefit from continuous deployment. Like a blog created using Octopress

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Creating A Live Tile
Continuing my series of Blog posts that distill the presentations I’m giving this month in Europe and the UK, today I’ll take a look at creating a Live Tile. Live tiles tell the user that something interesting is happening in your application, or that you have new information for them.

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101 Ways to Run Tests with Visual Studio 2012
OK 101 is an exaggeration, but there are many ways to run your tests in Visual Studio 2012.

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Building a JavaScript Client for a Web API Service
An ASP.NET Web API service provides support for many different types of client applications. One such client is a JavaScript application. This post provides a very simple JavaScript client you can use to test your Web API service.

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Great Improvements to Windows Azure Web Sites
A new low-cost shared mode scaling option, support for custom domains with shared and reserved mode web-sites using both CNAME and A-Records (the later enabling naked domains), continuous deployment support using both CodePlex and GitHub, and FastCGI extensibility.  All of these improvements are now live in production and available to start using immediately.

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Videos we favorited

Episode 49 of Visual Studio Toolbox: Getting Started with Windows Azure

There have been a lot of recent developments in the Windows Azure world and those developments are what we've lately been covering on this show. In this episode, however, Dennis Angeline joins me as we take a step back and focus on how Visual Studio developers can get started using Windows Azure. Tune in as Dennis takes an MVC app and shows how to extend both the app and its data to Windows Azure.

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