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New Features in Node Tools for Visual Studio’s December Dev Build

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Download the latest Node Tools for Visual Studio dev build from: https://nodejstools.codeplex.com/releases/view/116275 It’s only been a month since the first alpha, but a lot has happened since with fixes and improvements to intellisense, various areas of the user interface, solution explorer, build, the REPL, along with the npm support that Red Gate has been working […]

20 December 2013 3:09 pm by
Bart Read

Node.js Development in Visual Studio – Life After Visual Node with Node Tools for Visual Studio

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By now you may have seen the first public alpha release of Node Tools for Visual Studio on CodePlex announced in Scott Hanselman’s excellent overview of the suite. You may have noticed Red Gate’s name associated with this and, particularly if you’re a Visual Node user, you’re probably wondering what’s going on, and where all […]

22 November 2013 12:18 am by
Bart Read

Google’s Working On A (Not So) New Programming Language & Platform For The Web: Dart… But Is It A Great Technology On The Road To Nowhere?

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Last week I had the pleasure of watching Chris Buckett give a talk introducing Google’s newish web programming platform, Dart, at a London HTML5 User Group meeting at Skills Matter down in London. Chris has been working with and blogging about Dart for the past 18 months or so, and has also written a book […]

23 April 2013 3:27 pm by
Bart Read

Down Tools Week Cometh: Kissing Goodbye to CVs/Resumes and Cover Letters

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I haven’t blogged about what I’m doing in my (not so new) temporary role as Red Gate’s technical recruiter, mostly because it’s been routine, business as usual stuff, and because I’ve been trying to understand the role by doing it. I think now though the time has come to get a little more radical, so […]

22 March 2012 4:54 pm by
Bart Read

Notes from BUILD – Day 1 – Big Picture Session 2 Part 2 – Kieran Mockford and Chris Sells on Tools for Building Metro Style Apps

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This is part of a transcription of my notes from Microsoft’s recent BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA, minus anything that might be considered Red Gate confidential. Thus, they’re somewhat unstructured, sometimes ramble off-topic, and often contain dodgy grammar. My own commentary and observations will generally be italicised so you can easily distinguish it from the […]

10 October 2011 1:01 am by
Bart Read

Notes from BUILD – Day 1 – Big Picture Session 2 Part 1 – Ales Holecek on the WinRT APIs

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This is part of a transcription of my notes from Microsoft’s recent BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA, minus anything that might be considered Red Gate confidential. Thus, they’re somewhat unstructured, sometimes ramble off-topic, and often contain dodgy grammar. My own commentary and observations will generally be italicised so you can easily distinguish it from the […]

7 October 2011 4:01 am by
Bart Read

Notes from BUILD – Day 1 – Big Picture Session 1 – Jensen Harris on 8 Traits of Great Metro Style Apps

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This is part of a transcription of my notes from Microsoft’s recent BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA, minus anything that might be considered Red Gate confidential. Thus, they’re somewhat unstructured, sometimes ramble off-topic, and often contain dodgy grammar. My own commentary and observations will generally be italicised so you can easily distinguish it from the […]

6 October 2011 4:01 am by
Bart Read

Notes from BUILD – Day 1 – Keynote Part 6 – Windows 8 Professional Platform with Steven Sinofsky, and a Smidge of Cloud with Chris Jones

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This is part of a transcription of my notes from Microsoft’s recent BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA, minus anything that might be considered Red Gate confidential. Thus, they’re somewhat unstructured, sometimes ramble off-topic, and often contain dodgy grammar. My own commentary and observations will generally be italicised so you can easily distinguish it from the […]

5 October 2011 4:01 am by
Bart Read

Notes from BUILD – Day 1 – Keynote Part 5 – Michael Angiulo’s Hardware Platform Presentation and Demos

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This is part of a transcription of my notes from Microsoft’s recent BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA, minus anything that might be considered Red Gate confidential. Thus, they’re somewhat unstructured, sometimes ramble off-topic, and often contain dodgy grammar. My own commentary and observations will generally be italicised so you can easily distinguish it from the […]

4 October 2011 4:01 am by
Bart Read

Notes from BUILD – Day 1 – Keynote Part 4 – Antoine Leblond’s Windows 8 Platform and Tools Presentation – The App Store & Converting a Silverlight App to Metro

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This is part of a transcription of my notes from Microsoft’s recent BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA, minus anything that might be considered Red Gate confidential. Thus, they’re somewhat unstructured, sometimes ramble off-topic, and often contain dodgy grammar. My own commentary and observations will generally be italicised so you can easily distinguish it from the […]

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