DevMavens

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n.  A person who has special knowledge or experience;
an expert.

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n.  An expert developer with great influence.

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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 18 Apr 2014 20:59

Windows Phone 8.1 has my attention nowSubscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....I've have an iPhone since the 3GS (I have a 5S right now) but I'm always flirting with the Windows Phone. It's just prettier than my iPhone, but my iPhone has a lot of apps. Folks tease me at work and at conferences for not using a Windows Phone...."
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Windows Phone 8.1 has my attention now
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 18 Apr 2014 09:00

Optimizing Voron and the cost of Multi TreesSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....ayendOne of the nice features that Voron got from LMDB is the notion of multi trees. If I recall correctly, LMDB calls them duplicate items, or something like that. Basically, it is the ability to store multiple values for a single key. Those items..."
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Optimizing Voron and the cost of Multi Trees
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Scott Allen | OdeToCode by K. Scott Allen | 17 Apr 2014 09:12

The Special Properties of ngRepeat In AngularJSSubscribe to OdeToCode by K. Scott Allen

Scott Allen writes "....Today’s tip comes straight from the AngularJS documentation, but I’ve seen a few people miss the topic.  Inside an ngRepeat directive the special properties $first, $last, and $middle are available. These properties hold boolean..."
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The Special Properties of ngRepeat In AngularJS
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 17 Apr 2014 09:00

The Corax Experiment: APISubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....I posted before about design practice for how I would approach building a search engine library. I decided to bite the bullet and actually try to do this. Using Voron, that turned out to be a really simple thing to do. Of course, this..."
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The Corax Experiment: API
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Jeff Atwood | Coding Horror | 16 Apr 2014 17:22

Three ThingsSubscribe to Coding Horror

Jeff Atwood writes "....I've expressed my disillusionment with to-do lists before. But let's try something simpler, a little experiment. What do you use to keep track of what you need to do? Hold it up, so I can see it. Humor me. Seriously! No no no, hold it closer,..."
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Three Things
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 16 Apr 2014 09:00

Finding a port in a storm: Or how to get a consistent build experienceSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....RavenDB is a server product, as such, we are obvious going to have to talk over the network. That is great, except that it means we need a system wide resource, a TCP port. And that isn’t so great, because it turn out that there are a lot of things..."
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Finding a port in a storm: Or how to get a consistent build experience
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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 16 Apr 2014 06:07

Exploring ASP.NET Web Pages - A fully-featured MiniBlog using just RazorSubscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....ASP.NET "Razor" Web Pages are ASP.NET sites without models, views, and controllers, without project files. Some folks say "oh, that's just Classic ASP, or PHP right? Not at all. It's the fill power and speed of the .NET CLR, the full syntax of C#,..."
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Exploring ASP.NET Web Pages - A fully-featured MiniBlog using just Razor
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Jon Galloway | Jon Galloway | 15 Apr 2014 23:01

5 Tricks for catching up on the Channel 9 event videos for Build 2014Subscribe to Jon Galloway

Jon Galloway writes "....Okay, you've had a week to digest all the video content from Build 2014? Done yet? Me, neither. Well, how about some tricks to make this easier? I'd written up a few tips and tricks for catching up on Channel 9 event videos back in 2011, this is an..."
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5 Tricks for catching up on the Channel 9 event videos for Build 2014
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Scott Allen | OdeToCode by K. Scott Allen | 15 Apr 2014 09:12

Deconstructing A Function From Microsoft Word 1.1aSubscribe to OdeToCode by K. Scott Allen

Scott Allen writes "....When Microsoft released the source code to MS-DOS and Word, I had to take a look. One of the first functions I came across was ReplacePropsCa from the srchfmt.c file. /* %%Function:ReplacePropsCa %%Owner:rosiep */ ReplacePropsCa(prpp, pca) struct..."
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Deconstructing A Function From Microsoft Word 1.1a
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 15 Apr 2014 09:00

Design practice: Building a search engine librarySubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....Note: This is done purely as a design practice. We don’t have any current plans to implement this, but I find that it is a good exercise in general. How would I go about building a search engine for RavenDB to replace Lucene. Well, we have..."
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Design practice: Building a search engine library
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Scott Allen’s blog features development advice straight from the trenches. Scott shares his experiences, what he tried, what worked, what didn't, and traps to avoid. Alongside architecture and project management-focused blog entries, you'll find more nitty-gritty technical posts about LINQ, JavaScript and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Windows® Workflow, and Silverlight.

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) Sometimes people ask me why I'm not on Facebook or G+. I was already an AOL user once, why would I do that again? http://t.co/ncbuusrx 555 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo no child, even my own, is enough to get me on Facebook. I'll go to my grave without an account. I'm Just Not That Into Zuckerberg. 555 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo I don't have a Facebook account, no plans to start one. Or G+ for that matter. But, I do watch TV! Well, downloaded TV. Sort of. 555 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo looks like "log in - Facebook" to me 555 days ago from web


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) Julia Gillard's Speech Over Opposition's Sexism, Misogyny: http://t.co/696ULgfy via @youtube 555 days ago from Tweet Button


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) Ha! http://t.co/ofThpizS 555 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy This is as if Creative Commons was preventing you from using Photoshop. 555 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy http://t.co/9Sf85PXD "CAD files must be provided, it must use formats unencumbered by closed licenses" 555 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy It's the case with lots of things the FSF does. I appreciate some of what they do for freedom of speech but man they're extreme. 555 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy It's according to http://t.co/QAdf1k2y 555 days ago from TweetDeck