Thursday, December 06, 2012

Windows Phone 8 SDK Download

Download WPSDK 8.0 from Official Microsoft Download Center:
Wen Installer, 1 MB Full installer, 1.6 GB...

Made in USA: iPhone, iPad "Engine"

Apple uses U.S.-made 'engine' for iPhone, iPad | Apple - CNET News:

Apple CEO: "It's not known well that the engine (CPU) for the iPhone and iPad is made in the U.S., and many of these are also exported.... The glass is made in Kentucky," he said today to Bloomberg."

Apple A5 and A6 chips -- is something the U.S. excels at. Intel fabricates the engines for the Mac and PC industry at multibillion-dollar "fabs" (or fabrication facilities) in the U.S. And Globalfoundries and IBM make processors on a smaller scale in New York.
In Apple's case, the A5 and A6 processors are made in Texas (by Samsung presumably, though Apple has never confirmed this).

Download | Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

Download | Microsoft Visual Studio 2012:

Microsoft "Fakes" Testing Framework, Stub vs Shim

Isolating Code under Test with Microsoft Fakes

Fakes come in two flavors:

  • A stub replaces another class with a small substitute that implements the same interface. To use stubs, you have to design your application so that each component depends only on interfaces, and not on other components. (By "component" we mean a class or group of classes that are designed and updated together and typically contained in an assembly.) (replacing methods that you could override)

  • A shim modifies the compiled code of your application at run time so that instead of making a specified method call, it runs the shim code that your test provides. Shims can be used to replace calls to assemblies that you cannot modify, such .NET assemblies. (non virtual methods, that you can not override)
  • NASA "Earth at Night"

    NASA Releases Jaw-Dropping Satellite Pics of Earth at Night | News & Opinion |

    Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter

    Very interesting podcast interview and a book
    with stories about Lincoln, Churchill and other prominent leaders
    that ware essential in some critically important situations.

    Bottom line: when a organization or society is in a desperate situation,
    non-ordinary leaders are needed to turn things around.

    Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter - Harvard Business Review

    5 Essentials of Cloud Computing

    Chou’s Theories of Cloud Computing: The 5-3-2 Principle - Yung Chou on Hybrid Cloud - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

  • On-demand self-service.
  • Broad network access.
  • Resource pooling.
  • Rapid elasticity.
  • Measured service.
  • Patent Power 2012 - IEEE Spectrum

    Patent Power 2012 - IEEE Spectrum\\

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