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Year:2014
Date:2014-Oct-21
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Articles we enjoyed

Working with Validators and Messages in AngularJS
In a previous post we looked at a custom validation directive to confirm a user’s password. The bigger picture from the post was not about how to register a user for a website, but how to work with the new validation and validation message features introduced in Angular 1.3, which just fully released this week. Before we take a step back and look in more detail at what’s new in 1.3, let’s review what stays the same when it comes to form validation.

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Mobile Apps for Web Developers
The path of a mobile app developer often begins with a choice: develop for iOS, Android or Windows? It’s a choice that instantly diminishes the size of your potential audience, but developers often hold their nose and reluctantly make a decision. Those who need to reach all three app stores, choose to rewrite the application for each platform. Visual Studio enables you to have maximum reach while achieving significant code re-use. With Xamarin, C# developers can share business logic across iOS, Android, and Windows applications. With Apache Cordova, web developers can achieve maximal code re-use by building cross-platform mobile applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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Master-Details View in ASP.NET MVC using WEB API, jQuery and Knockout.js
One of the top-most requirements that a developer comes across while developing Line of Business (LoB) applications is to provide users with a way to view a Master list of product they are managing. When they click on any of the rows, a Details view appears with all records that are related to the Master view. This is also referred to as a Master-Detail Tabular view. For example, in an order management application, a detail view could provide information about Orders placed by Customers (Master view).

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Videos we favorited

CodeChat 014 – Frank Krueger (Xamarin Robotics)

My guest this week on Channel 9, Frank Krueger, isn't just using the Xamarin Robotics library for controlling his little homemade robot, he's writing it! Just days off of an ascent of Kilimanjaro, Frank gets back to real life and gives us a formal introduction to this slick little critter and tells all about the hardware and software he used to make it go. It's the same hardware and software that you can use on your own project. Let's go.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Docker and Microsoft: Integrating Docker with Windows Server and Microsoft Azure

I’m excited to announce today that Microsoft is partnering with Docker, Inc to enable great container-based development experiences on Linux, Windows Server and Microsoft Azure. Docker is an open platform that enables developers and administrators to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. Read more

Microsoft to bring Docker to Windows Server

The Docker virtualization technology has just taken another giant step forward, as developers from both Microsoft and Docker have started working on a native Docker implementation for Windows Server, which will make the increasingly popular container technology available for use in Windows shops. Read more

Visual Studio and TFS 2013.4 (Update 4) Release Candidate

It’s time!  The Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4 is here.

I’ve written some posts about the CTPs along the way.  But I’ll give a high-level recap of the ALM improvements and talk about a few of the new things showing up in this RC.

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Microsoft Azure Websites WebJobs is now GA in the Microsoft Azure Platform

I am happy to be part of the announcement that the excellent batch processing service in the Azure Platform Microsoft Azure WebJobs is now Generally Available (GA). Read more

Announcing new Web Features in Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC

Today, the Visual Studio team announced the release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC.  Our team added a few useful features and did some bug fixing in this update to improve the web development experience. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Cross-Platform Development with Visual Studio

Web devs, want to use your existing skills and code to build apps across major mobile platforms on the market today? Join a team of experts with tons of real-world experience, plus some special guests, and find out how to go from web to apps.  From development tools to middleware frameworks and runtime, see what's possible with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, alongside the open source project Apache Cordova and with Visual Studio integration. Explore lots of cool technologies, including Cordova, Coco Games, Babylon.js, and more. Don't miss this informative event! Read more

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