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Get Started With TypeScript – New Course
Pluralsight has published a course about TypeScript by John Papa and Dan Wahlin.

Rubyx Cube

A Look Over the Fence
Here are a Rubyist’s thoughts after trying modern .NET / C# / ASP.NET MVC. Personally, I’ve worked with two experienced Rubyists that have been pleasantly surprised with ASP.NET MVC now that it has reached maturity. I took the opposite journey in 2012 with a deep dive into Ruby / Ruby on Rails, but my thoughts on that topic warrant a stand-alone post (hopefully soon).

Critical Rails Vulnerabilities Discovered, lets Attackers bypass Authentication, Perform DoS Attacks
If you are responsible for any Rails apps, please read about the vulnerabilities and determine your course of action.

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Hardware Wars

Qualcomm’s insane CES 2013 Keynote in Pictures and Tweets
Dreams aren’t made; they are born.

Valve is working with Xi3 on Project Piston, but still has a plan for Steambox “Bigfoot”

Windows Phone Device Stats for January 2013
This post reveals some interesting stats in the WP* microcosm.

Ubuntu Phone OS Demonstration by Mark Shuttleworth at CES 2013

Caught in a .NET

Manage Cookies using Web API
I’m not a fan of using cookies in an HTTP API, but this post is useful if you have to do it.

OData Service for Team Foundation Server v2
I used to poo-poo TFS APIs until my coworker wrote a killer app to figure out which NuGet packages where used across the enterprise.

RavenDB 2.0 RTM
How long until this thing becomes a major player outside of .NET?

Replace JSON.NET with ServiceStack.Text in ASP.NET Web API
The components that comprise ServiceStack.net have a reputation for being more performant then the ASP.NET defaults. This post will show you how to swap JSON serializers.

Microsoft Windows Azure Disaster Recovery Options for On-Premises SQL Server

Just take my monies! How to fix “Something happened and your purchase can’t be completed” In Windows 8


NuGet Addin for MonoDevelop
This is a huge step in the right direction for Mono. The platform is mature, but the lack of easy NuGet integration has been painful in my experience. I recently worked on a project that started out on Mono but eventually fell back to Windows/.NET because of the lack of NuGetness.

Running SignalR on Mono
You know you want to run SignalR on mono, right?!

Software Craftineering

The Severity of Bugs: Are We Doomed?
Here’s an infographic about the price of waterfall and fixing bugs late in the game. I’ve heard plenty of people claim that the price is based off of unproven folklore, but I still believe that there is some truth to it.

Build Pattern: Shipping Skeleton
This one is a bit of a no-brainer (git it?). I’ve found this to be a very useful pattern to employ while waiting for requirements.

How to become a Software Architect

Rollin’ 20s

D&D Next Goals, Part One
The next version of D&D is starting to take shape after several public beta tests. It sounds like there is definitely going to be a minimal set of core rules + some sort of modular system to extend the game.

Media Types

David Bowie release a new single after a 10 year hiatus (album coming in March). As a Bowie fan, I can’t tell you how surreal this is. I assumed he was never going to release anything new at this point.

Great news for Shadow of the Colossus movie that might never get made