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Book Review of the Day
Wednesday 23 Apr
Author: Mark Daggett
Reviewer: Ian Elliot
Hashing is arguably one of the great ideas of computing and it has hidden depths. Extensible hashing and perfect hashing are ideas that are worth exploring.
Getting Started With Azure Linux VMs
If you are a Visual Studio user there are lots of advantages to making use of Azure as your Virtual Machine host. In this article the general ideas of using Azure and how to work with Linux VMs is described.
.NET Regular Expressions in depth
If you think regular expressions are trivial and boring you've not seen the whole picture. Here we reveal that in .NET they are amazing powerful and not to be missed.
Unhandled Exception! - Haskell
More cartoon fun at xkcd a webcomic of romance,sarcasm, math, and language
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SignalR Programming in Microsoft ASP.NET (Microsoft Press)
Wednesday 23 Apr
Definitive guidance from Jose M. Aguilar on SignalR, a new library for ASP.NET developers that simplifies the process of adding real-time web functionality to your applications. Real-time web functionality enables server-side code to push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available.
Fast ASP.NET Websites
Tuesday 22 Apr
Practical, hands-on guidance from Dean Alan Hume for creating faster, more efficient ASP.NET sites and applications. He provides step-by-step .NET-specific examples showing you how to apply classic page optimization tips, ASP.NET-specific techniques, and ways to use new HTML5 features.
Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and Java Script (Microsoft Press)
Monday 21 Apr
Practical Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Python 3 (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Sunday 20 Apr
For anyone who wants to understand computer programming. Code along with the book, writing programs to solve real-world problems as you learn the fundamentals of programming using Python 3. Paul Gries, Jennifer Campbell and Jason Montojo have updated their previous book (see our review), incorporating lessons learned over 5 years of teaching Python to people new to programming.
Theory of Fun for Game Design (O'Reilly)
Saturday 19 Apr
Now in full color, the 10th anniversary edition of this classic book takes you deep into the influences that underlie modern video games, and examines the elements they share with traditional games such as checkers. At the heart of his exploration, veteran game designer Raph Koster takes a close look at the concept of fun and why it’s the most vital element in any game.
Pro Windows Phone App Development, 3rd Ed (Apress)
Friday 18 Apr
The Windows Phone 8 platform provides a remarkable opportunity for Windows developers to create state-of-the-art mobile applications using their existing skills and a familiar toolset. This 3rd Edition, helps you unlock the potential of this platform and create dazzling, visually rich, and highly functional applications for the Windows Phone Store and bring you up to speed on the new features the Windows Phone 8 API provides.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration (Microsoft Press)
Thursday 17 Apr
In this pocket-sized guide, William R. Stanek delivers ready answers for core configuration and administrative tasks in Windows Server 2012 R2. Zero in on the essentials through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done - whether at your desk or in the field.
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