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Oct 31

The Windows Phone 8 experience: ended before starting

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Ok, so here’s the deal: I’ve just finished up installing the windows phone 8 SDK. Now, the deal killer: in order to run it, the BIOS needs to support hardware assisted virtualization, second level address translation (SLAT, aka EPT in Intel processors) and hardware based data execution prevention. And of course, you must be running […]

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Oct 28

Undefined? Didn’t you mean undefined?

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After publishing my latest post, I’ve received a couple of emails from fellow readers asking me if I didn’t mess up things when I’ve mentioned Undefined. Shouldn’t it be undefined? And the answer is no, I didn’t make an error because I was talking about types (and not about values). This kind of detail is […]

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Oct 21

Contas de mercearia: 101 do cálculo do IRS para 2013 e a fábula do subsído do 13º mês da função pública…

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[This is an opinion article about taxes in Portugal for 2013 and that’s why it’s entirely written in Portuguese. If you’re not living in Portugal, then it’s safe to carry on reading other stuff] Durante este fim de semana, tive a oportunidade de me aperceber que ainda há pessoas que acreditam no pai natal (ou […]

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Oct 21

So, what is an object in JavaScript?–part I

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After publishing my previous post, I’ve received some questions from friends which make me believe that I probably need to elaborate further on my “what is an object in JavaScript thesis”. So be it. If you’ve read the previous post, you probably remember me writing this: “In JavaScript, you can think of objects as being […]

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Oct 18

By now, I think there’s no doubt about how important JavaScript is. And that’s why I thought it would probably be a good idea to write a little bit more about it. By doing it, I’ll refresh my memory and I’m also hoping to learn one or two new things that I might have missed […]

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Oct 09

While I was catching up on my blog roll, I’ve noticed that my friend Alberto ended up being surprised by another nitpick difference between C# and VB.NET which does not help the programmer which needs to be proficient in both languages. Here’s the culprit code (in VB.NET and then in C#): Dim x as Integer […]

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Oct 03

IIS 8: application initialization with static content

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IIS 8 introduces a new feature known as application initialization which allows you to present static content (ex.: an HTML page) while the application is completing its initialization tasks. In other words, with IIS 8, you can set an HTML page which is returned to the user while the application is “warming up”. To use […]

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Oct 01

I’ve just noticed that MS has presented me again with an ASP.NET MVP award. I really wasn’t expecting this…thanks MS!

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Oct 01

Book review: Regular Expressions Cookbook

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[Disclaimer: I’ve received a review copy of this book from O’Reilly] I’ve been searching for a good regular expression book for some time and I think I’ve finally found one which fits my requirements. Regular Expressions Cookbook is really a great book and you can use it as a reference for quickly picking up one […]

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