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Get motivated and work out with others from the convenience of your home or on the go.  You can use a standard PC, XBox, iOS or Android device to quickly connect with one or more people who are at your fitness level.  Now is a great time to get started.   Your peer group will help you stay on target with your fitness goals.  Social features such as twitter, facebook and text messaging will keep your friends informed as you meet and exceed your goals.

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NFC Tags
Soon, your entire world could become a digitally immersive experience. Imagine it -- a physical version of the Web, one in which everything (and maybe everyone) has a digital signature. You'll have instant access to information about products, services, landmarks and even people, all thanks to near field communication(NFC) technology and thesmart tags that work with NFC.

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Getting Started Managing Client-Side Data with the Breeze JavaScript Library
If you work with JavaScript a lot then you know that there’s no shortage of script libraries being released. New scripts come out on a daily basis providing UI functionality, data binding support, form validation, framework functionality and more. With all of the scripts in circulation it feels like nearly every aspect of client-side development has been covered. However, there’s one area that has seen precious few scripts – the area of client-side data management.

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Building an application using design patterns and principals in C#
This article will be part I in a series of articles describing how to build a software application in c# using common enterprise architecture principles and design patterns. It will start by giving code examples of how it might be done in a quick and dirty yet not ideal way and then will explain how you re factor the code to make it adhere more to common coding guidelines. I'll assume the reader is familiar with C# and basic Object Oriented Principles. I will be making referencing to SOLID principles and certain design patterns.

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Localizing Default Error Messages in ASP.NET MVC and WebForm
System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations validation attributes (like RequiredAttribute) allows us to localize error messages using ErrorMessageResourceName and ErrorMessageResourceType. But some error messages cannot be localized using these properties. For example, 'The value X is not valid for Y'.  In this article, I will quickly show you how to localize these error messages in ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET WebForm.

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Videos we favorited

Microsoft DevRadio: Your Top Windows Store Questions Answered

Jerry Nixon welcomes Principal Program Manager Arik Cohen to the show as they discuss the recently launched Windows Store and a wide variety of topics developers ask most.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Great news for web developers! WebMatrix 3 is here.

WebMatrix 3 is the newest version of WebMatrix, which is an amazing web-development tool bundle. In the bundle are a Web server, database engines, various programming languages and more. Advised for developers using ASP.Net, PHP, Node.js and/or HTML5. In addition to that, WebMatrix 3 integrates TFS (Team Foundation Service) which is a very useful tool when working in a team to build applications or websites. Below are more of the awesome features of WebMatrix 3. Read more

Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Now Available

We finished the RTM release of Visual Studio 2012 in August 2012 and launched it in September.  At that time, we committed to releasing new value into Visual Studio via a regular cadence of Visual Studio Updates, and in November 2012 we released our first, Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (VS2012.1), which contained not only bug fixes and performance improvements, but also new functionality spanning four primary areas of investment: Windows development, SharePoint development, agile teams, and continuous quality. Read more

Automated UI Testing Done Right

Two years ago I was very sceptical about automated UI testing. I had some painful experience with it because while writing the tests seemed relatively easy, maintaining them would become harder and harder over time to the point where it was impractical to maintain. Over the past year or so, I have been investing more in Automated UI Testing. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

App Builder Virtual Summit

60+ million Windows licenses sold. On May 2, learn the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of designing, building and marketing an app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Hear from developers who have done it and find out for yourself. Read more

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