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Early access to Internet Explorer’s new features

Google’s been doing it for a long time with their Chrome browser, and now Microsoft’s finally doing the same and Internet Explorer now also has its Developer Channel! Added to this is the great “IE Status” that they recently launched, where you can view the compliance status with standards and the progress of any HTML5 […]

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Code search directly from Visual Studio

This is another one of the great plug-ins for Visual Studio that we like to recommend here. It’s Bing Code Search for C# (sorry if you’re a VB programmer, but it’s only for C#). This fabulous complement is installed on Visual Studio 2013 and it adds a new “How do I…” option to the Intellisense […]

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GEEKERY: Google’s Easter eggs

It appears that some of Google’s programmers, encouraged to spend 20 % of their time in their own projects, like to indulge in creating essentially useless (yet fun!) features for their products. As proof of this, today we present some of the things you can do with such Google products that will amaze you and […]

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Select spectacular CSS effects from a gallery

When developing a web application, it always looks good to add some special elements to help us stand out—one example would be to give it a touch of artistic gloss before handing it in to our client. Unfortunately, we programmers are not generally blessed with the gift of aesthetics (some of us can’t even coordinate […]

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Control all changes in your project in Visual Studio

Yes, we know, any programmer who prides themselves on being a pro should use some kind of source code control system, even if they’re working alone on a small project: be it Git, TFS, VS Online, Subversion, Mercurial… there’s many to choose from. However, a system of this type won’t be very useful if we want to roll […]

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GEEKERY: Feed real fish through the Internet

There’s nothing as relaxing as watching a big tank full of colorful fish. Sometimes, on very stressful days, stopping for 5 minutes in front of one leaving our minds completely blank is a very pleasant way to recharge our batteries and put our productivity back in gear. The downside is that, generally, we don’t have […]

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FAIL and punishment: Fire a programmer when there’s a failure

It’s been a while since we haven’t presented in this blog some original or different error 404 (not found) pages, but there’s tons around the Internet! From time to time, when we’re searching for something, instead of an article or a tool, a broken link gives us a funny or whacky 404 page. In this […]

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New features of SQL Server 2014

In the last edition of TechEd USA (May 2013), Microsoft announced what the future SQL Server 2014 would be like, and since then more information and preliminary test versions have continued to be released so that we can all be preparing little by little. The final version is here! it has been launched on April 1st and it will […]

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Meet our trainers: Alessandro Alpi

Today we’re meeting our author, Alessandro Alpi, a very well-known expert in SQL Server who has created SQL Server 2012 courses for campusMVP recently. Here you can discover his motivations when creating the courses, the kind of support you get when taking them and a lot more things besides. Q: Hi Alessandro, please, introduce yourself […]

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Syncfusion give away: free e-book on Knockout.js

campusMVP is a proud training partner of Syncfusion which provides the a very broad range of enterprise-class software components and tools for the Microsoft .NET platform. Recently Syncfusion has released a new ebook called Knockout.js Succinctly, which is intended for professional web developers who need to build dynamic, scalable user interfaces with minimal code. Complete with […]

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