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Microsoft Build 2013 Conference June 26-28 @San Francisco

Microsoft’s annual developer conference, BUILD, is happening this June 26-28 in San Francisco. This time, Microsoft will be debuting a refreshed version of Windows 8 called Blue, which should improve matters for those running Windows RT as well. Users of the Surface RT and Surface Pro also stand to benefit first from this update, which is expected to be delivered for free sometime in the middle of 2013. Windows Phone users can also expect announcements from BUILD. Early bird (first 500): $1,595 // Full: $2,095. The official site : Source: The summary used in this article was made based on the article: microsoft-announces-build-2013-conference-for-june-26-28-in-san-francisco

How Did Nick D'Aloisio's Summly app Make it Big

Author : Herak    Nick D’Aloisio was studying for his History exam when he saw the need to summarize large amount of textual contents into smaller summary for quicker reading. In March 2011 when he was only 15 years old he developed the iPhone app Trimit to address this need. Trimit condensed long texts into 500 and 1000 characters summary. Trimit was featured by Apple as one of the noteworthy apps of 2011 which drew the attention of Hong Kong based billionaire Li Ka-shing who invested $300,000 in venture capital funding.        Nick used the feedback from Trimit to completely redesign the app and re-launched the app in December 2011 as Summly. Summly summarized web pages into a few key points and keywords allowing the user to read the gist of the article without going through the whole article. Summly was a huge success and received a series of investment from a number of high profile international celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher, Stephen Fry and Yoko Ono. On March 2013

Abstract Classes and Interfaces

Author: Carlos G. Sometimes you are working on a project, perhaps finding and fixing a bug, and you can see all the “jumps” the debugger does to actually find the issue. When I mean “jumps” I’m referring to the way that goes from 1 class to another one, or to an abstract class or to an interface… and by that time you say – “why the hell they used all this for such a simple functionality!” But, when the frustration is all gone I bet you realize the good job that some of these developers have done, because things are there for a reason…sometimes the reason is “I’m just learning new concepts and I used this simple project to apply them and mess with everyone’s mind”… but other times is quite the opposite and they come up with a well, structure and easy code to maintain. So, to the point: should we use abstract classes or interfaces and when? I’m going to try to answer that as simple as possible and at the end you would find references to a lot of good guys that have been answe

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