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Archive for February 21st, 2013

Xamarin vs Titanium vs FireMonkey: should cross-platform tools abstract the GUI? « Tim Anderson’s ITWriting

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/21

Great post and must read for any X-platform developer: Xamarin vs Titanium vs FireMonkey: should cross-platform tools abstract the GUI? « Tim Anderson’s ITWriting.

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, Delphi, Development, FireMonkey, Mono for Android, MonoTouch, Prism, Software Development | 2 Comments »

The Missing Windows 8 Instructional Video (awesome 25 minutes, via: Scott Hanselman – G+)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/21

A couple of weeks ago, Scott Hanselman posted a great Windows 8 instructional video.

It contains all the stuff that geeks like me will find out themselves over time, but in a well paced and complete manner:

… to give new users to Windows 8 a near-complete understanding of the major features including the Start Screen, Hot Corners, Full Screen Apps, Desktop Apps, The Store, Browsing, Doing Social Stuff, using the Mouse effectively and exploiting keyboard Shortcuts.

It also shows what a power user like Scott uses besides the standard Microsoft Windows/Office combo.

Oh: and it includes the “Windows-X” shortcut (:
(no: not the mobility center any more)

Recommended watch!

–jeroen

via: (12) Scott Hanselman – Google+ – The Missing Windows 8 Instructional Video. It’s 25 minutes….

Posted in Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Power User, Windows, Windows 8 | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Google Chrome funny error message: trueAre you sure you want to leave this page?

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/21

Got a nice error message from Google Chrome today and wonder what the “true” means (:

true

The text is this:

[Confirm Navigation]

true

Are you sure you want to leave this page?

[Leave this Page]    [Stay on this page]

You can use Ctrl-C to copy, then you get the text below:

trueAre you sure you want to leave this page

That means it is not a standard Windows MessageBox, as pressing Ctrl-C there would copy the title and buttons as well.

–jeroen

via: 20130221-funny-google-chrome-error-message-true–Are-you-sure-you-want-to-leave-this-page | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Posted in Chrome, Power User, Web Browsers, Windows | Leave a Comment »

A Generalised and Comprehensive Solution to CSV to XML and XML to CSV Transformations – Pascaliburnus

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/21

Two interesting XSLTs:

  • XSLT to parse CSV into XML,
  • XSLT to transform XML to CSV

–jeroen

via: A Generalised and Comprehensive Solution to CSV to XML and XML to CSV Transformations – Pascaliburnus.

Posted in CSV, Development, Software Development, XML, XML/XSD, XSD, XSLT | Leave a Comment »

 
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