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Free books from Syncfusion
At SyncFusion have made available a series of E-Books that succinctly describe a number of new technologies such as MVC and JQuery.You will need to register on their web site to download the books. I am NOT allowed to email them to you, so please do not ask me to! Once you have registered, the books are free to download. They are available in both PDF and MOBI format ......

Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2013 4:22 PM

O'Reilly Deal of the Week to 23:59 PT March 7 2013
At O'Reilly are offering 50% off all Early Release E-Books. With Early Release E-Books, you get access to books while they are being written so you can take advantage of knowledge from experts right now. You'll receive free updates when new content is added, as well as the completed E-Books.I think this is a very worthwhile deal ......

Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2013 2:30 PM

GhostDoc 4.5
SubMain have released GhostDoc 4.5. GhostDoc is a tool for both C# and VB.Net developers to help them produce XML documentation. GhostDoc provides the basic framework. Where naming of a function and its arguments are well done, very little work its necessary to achieve StyleCop compliant code headers.There are a number of improvements to the Pro version:Template Libraries allow easy import and export of settingsImproved spell-checkMultiple help file formatsDetails are at ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:55 PM

Converting NUnit to MS Test and the birth of a new project on CodePlex.
Recently I realised that while I had provided a number of examples of NUnit, I had not provided an example of MSUnit on CodePlex. The obvious candidate to convert was http://commonfilter.codeple... The resulting project is http://commonfiltermstest.c... So how did I convert from NUnit to MS Test? Here are some of the useful links, I found:http://geekswithblogs... - good article from a fellow "Geek" - Good work Scott Dormanhttp://social.msdn.mi... ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 26, 2013 11:50 AM

Notepad 6.3++ now available
Earlier this month, the Notepad++ developers released their version 6.3. 

Notepad++ is replacement for the original Notepad. It is:

1) Very fast to load
2) Adapts to a variety of programming languages by highlighting key words
3) Will handle multiple files via tabs
4) Available in languages other than English
5) It is free to download and use!

Posted On Monday, February 25, 2013 5:10 PM

APress Deal of the Day 25/Feb/2013 - Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at is Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 DevelopmentPro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development shows users how to get the most from this innovative product by going beyond the "one-click-and-you're-done" mentality. Authors Tim Leung and Yann Duran cover this breakthrough product and discuss advanced topics for power users and developers ......

Posted On Monday, February 25, 2013 5:01 PM

New Horizons now only 7 Au from Pluto
The New Horizons space craft as of 18:00 hrs yesterday is now within 7 AU of  its next target - Pluto. While this is still a long way yet from Pluto, it has been for a few months, the closest spacecraft to Pluto. Closest approach is now some 876 days away on 14 July 2015.

Well done New Horizons team!

New Horizons Current Position

Posted On Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:55 PM

The Habitable World Catalogue
A catalogue of potentially habitable extra-solar is to be found at has been a radical change in the last 25 years. Previously Astronomers were very dismissive of the possibility of ever finding any planets outside our solar system. Now there are many candidates ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:30 PM

APRess Deal of the Day 13/Feb/2013 - CSS3 Solutions
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at is CSS3 Solutions"CSS3 contains a broad set of new additions and changes to the core CSS language across a range of modules, which means lots of new things to learn, and lots of new things that can go wrong. This book provides solutions to all of the most common CSS3 problems." ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:23 PM

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