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Learning JavaScript Design Patterns FREE Ebook

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 unported license. It is available for purchase via O'Reilly Media but will remain available for both free online and as a physical (or eBook) purchase for readers wishing to support the project.

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Articles we enjoyed

New Windows Azure Mobile Services Getting Started Content
This post details wealth of new content we have recently released designed to help you get started with Windows Azure Mobile Services including Videos, Code Samples and Tutorials.

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TypeScript: Making .NET Developers Comfortable with JavaScript
No doubt you have a huge investment in the Microsoft .NET Framework, and it’s a truly substantial platform with abundant tools available. If you combine your knowledge of C# or Visual Basic .NET with XAML, the market for your existing skills might seem almost limitless. Today, however, you need to consider a language that’s been well-established for some time and has, in the last few years, really taken off as the application platform caught up. I’m talking about JavaScript, of course. The growth and capability of JavaScript applications is huge....

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Windows 8 Metro apps – a lot of icons are available out of the box !
When I first looked for the icons, I first searched for pictures. I found none of them. So I digged a little more on the sample and I found out that icons where here as a Font. This is in fact a really good idea for several reasons :
  1. Fonts are vectorial.
  2. You can choose the colors of the icons just by changing a parameters.
  3. No need to add a lot of images files to your project
  4. It’s really easy to use/code !

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Videos we favorited

Windows Store app – Authenticate and Authorize users with Server Scripts in Windows Azure Mobile Services

Windows Azure Mobile Services enables authentication scenarios with popular social identity providers such as Microsoft Account, Twitter, Facebook and Google.  In this videoNick Harris demonstrates how you can:

  • Authenticate users of your Windows Store apps using their Microsoft Account
  • Restrict access to insert/update/read and delete permissions on the tables within your Mobile service to authenticated users.
  • ...

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Inside Windows 8: Chris Stevens – Boot Environment

Chris Stevens is a software developer on the Windows kernel team working on the Windows boot environment. Windows 8 boots faster than any other version of Windows. Why? How?

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Part 11: Working with JSON Data

In this lesson we talk about the JSON data format and look at the code in the RecipeDataSource.cs that loads and parses through that data to create instances of our RecipeDataItem and RecipeDataCollection objects.

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Libraries and Tools for the rescue

Windows Azure Hands-on Labs Online

Hands -on Labs Online (HOLOs) are online events where you listen to a live presentation and work on lab exercises. As you work on your labs, Microsoft experts can assist and provide guidance by chatting with you one-on-one or by virtually taking control of your lab. Read more

Windows Phone 8 Emulator Skin Switcher

Mobile Monday it is, and today we're going mobile a little differently. Instead of a mobile app, code, project, today's project, by Geert van der Cruijsen, gets under the skin of Windows Phone 8 Development... Read more

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