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Month: March 2012

How To Guide to Install and Boot Windows 8 Consumer Preview off a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)

After the success of the first post  Guide to Installing and Booting Windows 8 Developer Preview off a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk). The ever famous Scott Hanselman posted a new article on How To Guide to Installing and Booting Windows 8 Consumer Preview off a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) Why VHD? Booting off a VHD means that the Hard Drive will be virtualized. Your Windows 8 system will run ON THE HARDWARE with your real video card, real CPU, real…

IE10 implements the W3C WebSocket API

What are web sockets:  WebSockets enable Web applications to deliver real-time notifications and updates in the browser. The browser’s original HTTP request-response model presented several limitations and was not  designed for real-time scenarios.  WebSockets enable browsers to open a bidirectional, full-duplex communication channel with services. Each side can then use this channel to immediately send data to the other. Now, sites from social networking and games to financial sites can deliver better real-time scenarios, ideally using…

MSSQL datatypes: Text Vs. Varchar

if you’re using SQL Server 2005 and above use varchar(MAX). Text datatype is deprecated and should not be used for new development work. In SQL server 2005 new datatypes were introduced: varchar(max) and nvarchar(max) They have the advantages of the old text type: they can contain op to 2GB of data, but they also have most of the advantages of varchar and nvarchar. Among these advantages are the ability to use string manipulation functions such as substring(). Also, varchar(max) is stored in…

Normalize.css for a better cross-browser styling consistency

Normalize.css is a small CSS file that provides better cross-browser consistency in the default styling of HTML elements. It’s a modern, HTML5-ready, alternative to the traditional CSS reset. It is an alternative to CSS resets. Normalize.css is currently used in some form by HTML5 Boilerplate, Twitter Bootstrap, GOV.UK, Tinker.io, CSS Tricks, and many other frameworks, toolkits, and sites. The aims of normalize.css are as follows: Preserve useful browser defaults rather than erasing them. Normalize styles for a wide range of HTML elements. Correct bugs and…

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