Welcome to 1Gig Tech for 25 Jul, 2015!
In today's edition, there are 23 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.
- Avoid design pitfalls in the IoT: Keep the focus on people (Jenn Webb)
The O'Reilly Radar Podcast: Robert Brunner on IoT pitfalls, Ammunition, and the movement toward automation. Subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come.
- Structuring Views in ASP.NET MVC to Centralize Logic (Peter Vogel)
A View without any code is probably impossible in any real-world application. But, by leveraging Partial Views, you can still separate your View-related code from your HTML.
- The History of Windows Timeline (cmclellan)
After April 8 2014, Microsoft will no longer deliver new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options and online technical content updates for Windows XP.
- Windows 1.0 to 10: The changing face of Microsoft's landmark OS
Windows — originally codenamed Interface Manager — was announced by Bill Gates in 1983, but didn't ship until 20 November 1985. Its first incarnation was as a front end for Microsoft's command-line DOS, or Disk Operating System. Windows 1.
- A Custom Elements-Based HTML5 UI Framework
Onsen UI is designed and implemented to deliver unprecedented user experience for your apps. Frustrated with the lack of native-like performance? Try Onsen UI and you’ll feel the difference right away. Onsen UI is responsive.
- AMQP protocol : the builtin type system by examples (ppatierno)
One of the most interesting features of AMQP protocol is the built in type system that provides a way to represent the AMQP values inside a frame starting from primitive types to custom types (based on our application domain) and composite types (containing fields).
- Visual Studio 2015 : Live Visual Tree and Live Property Explorer for XAML Debugging (Jaliya Udagedara)
One of the nicest features introduced with Visual Studio 2015 is Live Visual Tree and Live Property Explorer windows. These two windows can be quite handy when you are debugging WPF applications and mainly on UI aspect.
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- Video: Configuring Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing with Visual Studio 2015 (Heath Stewart)
One of the ALM MVPs, Anthony Borton, did a great video on how to setup Continuous Integration Build and Continuous Testing with Visual Studio 2015. If you are considering configuring and playing with Continuous Testing this video is a must watch!
- Edit this webpage with your voice
Commands you can speak Element selection Select the (element) Ex: "select the header" Ex: "select the footer" Select the largest image Select the text (text) Ex: "select the text GET INFORMATION" Ex: "select the text WITH YOUR VOICE" Select its parent Select its first child Select its last child
- WebAssembly: a binary format for the web (Google)
- Visual Studio Emulator for Android in VS2015 RTM (Heath Stewart)
Back in November we first told you about our fast, free, Hyper-V compatible Android emulator. Then, we used your feedback to add features including OpenGL, Lollipop, multi-touch, camera simulation, device profiles and WiFi simulation.
- Announcing .NET Framework 4.6 (Heath Stewart)
We're excited to announce the RTM releases of .NET Framework 4.6 and Visual Studio 2015 today. You can read about the new features or leave that for later and try them out now. The quickest way to get started is to install the free Visual Studio 2015 Community version. With the .NET Framework 4.
- Same Day Xamarin Support for Visual Studio 2015 (Miguel de Icaza)
Today, Microsoft is unveiling the final release of Visual Studio 2015 in a global webcast, and we are joining the celebration! Now Released to Market (RTM) for full use in production, Visual Studio 2015 includes many new features and improvements that make it easier to build apps quickly, includin
- The anatomy of a credit card form (Gabriel Tomescu)
Paying for something online with a credit card is simple, right? Yes and no. Yes, because we’ve been doing it since the early days of the Internet (e.g. Amazon), and no, because no two credit card forms are alike.
- Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort (Luke Wroblewski)
All too often mobile forms make use of dropdown menus for input when simpler or more appropriate controls would work better. Here's several alternatives to dropdowns to consider in your designs and why. No one likes filling in forms.
- NCover 5.1 Beta Program
When we originally released NCover 5 last year, we were excited to share a lot of great new features including Condition Coverage and even more ways to share coverage results across the organization.
- Merging Dynamic and Static Sites (Raymond Camden)
Over the past year or so I’ve been fascinated by static site generators. I have a long history of working with dynamic web sites, and static sites were an intriguing change of perspective for me.
With each passing day, we are getting hooked on to an increasing number of small devices. Besides, the Internet drives our lives like never before.
- Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 Available for Download (Heath Stewart)
Today, I am excited to announce that Visual Studio 2015 and .Net 4.6 are available for download! These releases are the next big step in the journey we outlined last November to bring the productivity of Visual Studio and .