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Azure From The Trenches: Updating Service Configuration Whilst Running In The Emulator

Azure From The Trenches: Updating Service Configuration Whilst Running In The Emulator

Mike Evans-Larah

A quick tip for updating your Azure cloud service configuration while running in the emulator
Azure Table Storage throws a StorageException when using DateTime.Min

Azure Table Storage throws a StorageException when using DateTime.Min

Pascal Arnould

1601 was the year that Pierre de Fermat and King Louis XIII of France were born, Robert Devereux was beheaded in the Tower of London, the Dutch defeated the Portuguese navy in the battle of Bantam Bay and the year Shakespeare's Hamlet is thought to have been performed for the first time. Monday January, 1st 1601 (in the Gregorian calendar) was a pretty uneventful day yet the first day of the 17th century is affecting millions today.
Bootstrap 3 At A Glance - Part One - Motivations

Bootstrap 3 At A Glance - Part One - Motivations

Matthew Adams

In this post we look at the history and motivations behind the Bootstrap CSS library, and the goals of the project.
Learning to Program – A Beginners Guide – Part Twelve – Dealing with Repetitive Tasks - Recursion in F#

Learning to Program – A Beginners Guide – Part Twelve – Dealing with Repetitive Tasks - Recursion in F#

Matthew Adams

In this post we'll look at recursion in F#...In this post we'll look at recursion in F#...
A Step by Step Guide to Automating TeamCity Backups

A Step by Step Guide to Automating TeamCity Backups

Howard van Rooijen

In this blog post, I provide a how-to guide for automating your TeamCity backups using a PowerShell script.
Learning to Program – A Beginners Guide – Part Eleven – More With Functions and Logic in F#: Minimizing Boolean Expressions

Learning to Program – A Beginners Guide – Part Eleven – More With Functions and Logic in F#: Minimizing Boolean Expressions

Matthew Adams

In this post we delve deeper into Function and Logic and look at minimizing Boolean Expressions with F#
A Step by Step Guide to Migrating a TeamCity Instance from One Server to Another

A Step by Step Guide to Migrating a TeamCity Instance from One Server to Another

Howard van Rooijen

Migrate your TeamCity instance with this guide, covering the step-by-step process when in-place upgrades aren't viable.
Learning to Program – A Beginners Guide – Part Ten – Getting Started With Operators in F#

Learning to Program – A Beginners Guide – Part Ten – Getting Started With Operators in F#

Matthew Adams

In this post, we'll look at how our function can work more like the other logical F# operators we've already used.
Assign a keyboard shortcut to collapse all projects in Solution Explorer

Assign a keyboard shortcut to collapse all projects in Solution Explorer

Pascal Arnould

Just so that I never ever forget this again. Here's how to assign a keyboard shortcut to collapse all projects in Visual Studio Solution Explorer.
Learning to Program – A Beginners Guide – Part Nine – Introducing Functions in F#

Learning to Program – A Beginners Guide – Part Nine – Introducing Functions in F#

Matthew Adams

In this post, we'll learn how to use F# to ease the pain for us.

What does sudo mean?

Pascal Arnould

I've always wondered what sudo means when I use it to run a command in a terminal.
Example of a full-width bleed using Bootstrap 3

Example of a full-width bleed using Bootstrap 3

Matthew Adams

See how to use Bootstrap 3 to create a full-page bleed.
Guest Blog Post: Work Experience at endjin – Week 2

Guest Blog Post: Work Experience at endjin – Week 2

Howard van Rooijen

Joshua, 15, is spending two weeks at endjin doing work experience. In this post he reflects on his second and final week.
Learning to Program - A Beginners Guide - Part Eight - Working With Logic

Learning to Program - A Beginners Guide - Part Eight - Working With Logic

Matthew Adams

In this post, we'll look at how we can bring logic to bear on our problems.

Xamarin platform setup gotchas: Final Edition!

Pascal Arnould

Last post on the topic and links to all the other entries centred around troubleshooting/setting up your Xamarin mobile dev environment.
Guest Blog Post: Work Experience at endjin - Week 1

Guest Blog Post: Work Experience at endjin - Week 1

Howard van Rooijen

Joshua, 15, is spending two weeks at endjin doing work experience. In this post he reflects on his first week.

Visual Studio, Xcode and VMware Fusion Shared Folders

Pascal Arnould

Xamarin lets you develop iOS applications using Visual Studio. This is obviously great for .NET Developers except that you currently have to go to Xcode (Apple's Developer tool) if you want to create the UI using a designer tool.
Learning to Program - A Beginners Guide - Part Seven - Representing Numbers

Learning to Program - A Beginners Guide - Part Seven - Representing Numbers

Matthew Adams

In post, we're going to look at the data memory in more detail, and learn how we can represent numbers in a computer.

Running the Windows Phone Emulator in VMware Fusion

Pascal Arnould

If you run Windows 8 on your Mac with VMware Fusion 5.0 , you might get the following error message when starting the Windows Phone emulator for the first time: The Windows Phone Emulator wasn't able to create the virtual machine.

More Xamarin platform setup gotchas

Pascal Arnould

Today my Xamarin trial expired - Sadface. But endjin generously supplied me with a new Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS Business edition license, things were looking up - Happyface! However after activating the new license and upgrading to a newer version of Xamarin Studio on both my Mac and the guest Windows 8 OS, my master solution containing all the projects for the different platforms (Android, iOS and Windows Phone) was no longer building.
Angular.JS ngRepeat and Bootstrap layout bug on IE7

Angular.JS ngRepeat and Bootstrap layout bug on IE7

Matthew Adams

In this post we delve into a bug we discovered with Angular.JS and Bootstrap that appears in IE 7.
Learning to Program - A Beginners Guide - Part Six - A First Look at Algorithms

Learning to Program - A Beginners Guide - Part Six - A First Look at Algorithms

Matthew Adams

In this post we're going to take a look at algorithms.

Android Device Manager and SDK Location

Pascal Arnould

After going through the Xamarin installation instructions for Mac and Windows , I ended up in a situation where the AVD Manager ( Android Virtual Device Manager ) on my Windows VM would not let me create a new AVD...
Learning to Program – A Beginners Guide – Part Five – Running a program

Learning to Program – A Beginners Guide – Part Five – Running a program

Matthew Adams

Let's start our exploration of this architecture by looking at the Program Instructions memory.
Windows Phone Capabilities and enabling the camera in the emulator

Windows Phone Capabilities and enabling the camera in the emulator

Pascal Arnould

A short explanation of Windows Phone capabilities and how to enable the camera.