Blog: October 2012

Programming: The New Math?

By Martin Schaeferle

There has been a battle brewing in the blogosphere and it is time for me to weigh in. The battle line: should everyone learn to program?

This blog entry was originally posted October 30, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

Programming


Distributing Windows 8 Applications: Getting Started

By Martin Schaeferle

Although a complete discussion of distributing Windows 8 apps is beyond the scope of this introductory content, it's important to understand that for most apps, you'll use the Microsoft Store as your distribution channel.

This blog entry was originally posted October 29, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Soften Your Look with jQuery

By Don Kiely

As mentioned in a previous blog post, Microsoft made two commitments when it decided to embrace jQuery as its one and only client-side JavaScript library.

This blog entry was originally posted October 26, 2012 by Don Kiely

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Take Advantage of Today's Business Standard

By Martin Schaeferle

It is imperative that a business has an online presence in order for it to succeed. The ability to search for a business, service, or product online, is taken for granted now.

This blog entry was originally posted October 25, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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jQuery Plugins, Easy as 1,2,3

By Don Kiely

Despite the usefulness and comprehensiveness of jQuery, it doesn't do everything it could to make your JavaScript coding life simpler.

This blog entry was originally posted October 24, 2012 by Don Kiely

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How to Get Started With Video Tutorials for C#

By Martin Schaeferle

There are a lot of details to learn when you want to become an expert in a programming language like C#.

This blog entry was originally posted October 23, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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jQuery: Sticking to Commitments

By Don Kiely

Microsoft made two commitments when it decided to embrace jQuery as its one and only client-side JavaScript library.

This blog entry was originally posted October 22, 2012 by Don Kiely

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Feel the Power of Web Design

By Martin Schaeferle

Knowledge is power and nowhere is this more apparent than in the world of web design.

This blog entry was originally posted October 19, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Pulling Out the Big Gun: The Ajax Method

Excerpt by Don Kiely

All of the Ajax features in jQuery are convenience methods that make using Ajax fairly easy for the most common scenarios.

This course excerpt was originally posted October 18, 2012 from the online courseware ASP.NET 4 AJAX and jQuery Using Visual C# by Don Kiely

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Become a Tech Master in Record Time

By Martin Schaeferle

Having someone tell you how to do something verbally is not always effective. Think of all the times you have attempted to fix an appliance or repair something while talking with support staff over the phone.

This blog entry was originally posted October 17, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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AJAX: The Technology that Saved the Web

Excerpt by Don Kiely

Many people see Ajax as the technology that saved the Web, that made it possible to create much richer Web 2.0 applications than was ever possible using just HTML and plain old JavaScript.

This course excerpt was originally posted October 16, 2012 from the online courseware ASP.NET 4 AJAX and jQuery Using Visual C# by Don Kiely

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Be the Smart Employee

By Martin Schaeferle

There was a time when having computer skills defined you as a bit of a "geek". Then all of the geeks became millionaires, and suddenly, having at least a modicum of computer savvy became extremely important.

This blog entry was originally posted October 15, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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The jQuery User Interface Library: Small but Mighty

Excerpt by Don Kiely

One of the major benefits of jQuery is that the core library is quite small, just 83KB for the minified version.

This course excerpt was originally posted October 11, 2012 from the online courseware ASP.NET 4 AJAX and jQuery Using Visual C# by Don Kiely

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HTML5: A Leg Up In Your Company

By Martin Schaeferle

Having a firm grasp of HTML5 can vastly increase your job opportunities and make you much more attractive to potential, or current, employers.

This blog entry was originally posted October 10, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Windows App Store Apps not Equivalent to WPF and Silverlight

By Ken Getz

When working on a chapter for the Windows Store Apps using C# and XAML course, I was surprised to find that both the RadialGradientBrush and the OpacityMask are not available for Windows Store apps.

This blog entry was originally posted October 09, 2012 by Ken Getz

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Adding and Removing Page Elements with jQuery

Excerpt by Don Kiely

Not only can you change the appearance of the page with jQuery and update the content of elements on the page, you can even add and remove elements to and from the page dynamically!

This course excerpt was originally posted October 09, 2012 from the online courseware ASP.NET 4 AJAX and jQuery Using Visual C# by Don Kiely

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jQuery: Compressed vs Uncompressed, the Choice is Yours

Excerpt by Don Kiely

The difference in the two files is that the development version is human readable with lots of whitespace and generous amounts of comments to help you understand the code.

This course excerpt was originally posted October 05, 2012 from the online courseware ASP.NET 4 AJAX and jQuery Using Visual C# by Don Kiely

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Tutorial Videos Help Beginners And Pros Learn More

By Martin Schaeferle

Learning how to use any new development tool like Visual Studio 2010 can be challenging, and learning a programming language like C# can be as difficult as learning the written word of another culture.

This blog entry was originally posted October 04, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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7 Benefits of jQuery

By Martin Schaeferle

jQuery makes using a Web page's DOM, adding effects to the page, animating elements, and executing Ajax calls to the server extremely simple, hiding the complexity of the underlying JavaScript.

This blog entry was originally posted October 03, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Don't Waste your Time on Training

By Martin Schaeferle

How many times have you heard people say, "I am definitely not going to waste my time going to that instructor led class" or "that self study training is a waste of time, not for me"?

This blog entry was originally posted October 02, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

By Martin Schaeferle

Learning a technology does not have to be a stressful task that takes away from your daily life.

This blog entry was originally posted October 01, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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