Here's a great introduction to the new Linked Data Platform specification from W3C.

This specification describes the use of HTTP for accessing, updating, creating and deleting resources from servers that expose their resources as Linked Data.

Basically Linked Data Platform (LDP) brings REST to Linked Data, defining a standard way to access, create, and update RDF resources over HTTP.

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Microsoft has published an update on the planned changes to the C# Language (code name: "Roslyn").

Here's a quick outline:

  1. Auto property enhancements
  2. Primary constructors
  3. Expression bodied function members
  4. Initializers in structs
  5. Using static
  6. Exception filters
  7. Declaration expressions
  8. Null-condition operators
  9. Index initializers
  10. Wait in catch and finally blocks
  11. Binary literal and digit seperators
  12. Extension Add methods in collection initializers
  13. Improved overload resolution

For more details you can read the spec "Upcoming Features In C#" from CodePlex.

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Here's previous two weeks in review:

  1. Problably the top news from last week is the launch (not without glithes or outages) of Titanfall, the game that will ruin all other shooters and win over customers for the Xbox One. Here's a thorough review from Ars.
  2. On the real life: Europe pushes ahead with plans to make all phone chargers the same.
  3. And also, Elon Musk is About to Launch the Heaviest Rocket in Existence.
  4. Also noteworthy: The AIDS Cure and Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe.
  5. Here come the tuts: Infinite Scrolling UICollectionView with Asyncronously Loading.
  6. In design: How to Create an Open-Source Office.
  7. And the final part of Four Ways To Build A Mobile Application, Part 4: Appcelerator Titanium.
  8. Want to earn your living online? Here's how: This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube
  9. Or you don't want to leave the campus: Harvard's Looking for a "Wikipedian in Residence".
  10. While This Video Explains Why Your Brain Isn't Cut Out for Multitasking.


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Here's last week in review:

  1. Nokia launches a trio of Android platform phones, accompanied by a hands-on review and a hacking guide (already).
  2. Here's a fresh idea: Complaint-Driven Development.
  3. Followed by this one that promises The Biggest Thing for Software Startups Since, Well, Software.
  4. If you didn't know... Java and .NET may not be ‘cool’ anymore, but they’re here to stay.
  5. You could learn How to create horizontal scrolling using display:table-cell.
  6. ... or learn Some Basic Azure Table Storage Abstractions.
  7. Here's a list of 28 Powerful Open Source CSS Frameworks & Libraries.
  8. And a list of 8 Signs It's Time to Take Your Skills Elsewhere.
  9. Boost your conversion rate with The Definitive Guide to Landing Page Optimization.


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Previous week did't had many interesting news & tuts, except:
  1. Videogames and the Spirit of Capitalism, which naturally leads to How to effectively use Civ IV in higher education.
  2. WhatsApp and the Erosion of the Network Effect - why build more networks when everyone is already on the telephone network?
  3. Using Parallax Scrolling without Overdoing It, if this may be of any use to you.
  4. Or else, you could be Using CSS Transitions to SlideUp and SlideDown.
  5. You may also like to Kickstart Your Project With INIT And Grunt.
  6. Which begs the question: Responsive Design Frameworks: Just Because You Can, Should You?.
  7. Last, but not least, Why C++?. Alegedly... because "it's fun!" :-), according to a survey report.

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Not quite a top 10 for last week:

  1. A Brief History of Mind-Bending Ideas About Black Holes, while Stephen Hawking claims that black holes do not exist.
  2. Quantum Microscope Uses Spooky Entangled Photons To See Better, you know, for those moments when unentangled photons just aren't enough.
  3. You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Repair Your Car in an time when modern cars have more code in them than fighter jets.
  4. Following last week's demise of Flappy Bird, here's more proof than gamming is bad for your health: Norwegian shooter threatens hunger strike to get a PS3 in prison.
  5. And also here’s Conan O’Brien’s vision for turning Microsoft around if he were named CEO.
  6. The Internet Map, an interactive view from Cool Infographics.
  7. A tutorial on Building A Simple File Server With OWIN and Katana in 17 lines of code.


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Here we go again... The links for previous week(s) are:

  1. On the news: Microsoft names Nadella new CEO, Gates steps down as board chairman to replace Ballmer, while Gates returns to help.
  2. Dread Pirate Roberts 2.0: An interview with Silk Road’s new boss
  3. A new code obfuscation method: Cryptography Breakthrough Could Make Software Unhackable, unless we prefer the old fashioned way.
  4. Task automation: Let This Robot Write An Employee Farewell Letter For You
  5. A nice review of The Squalid Grace of Flappy Bird and the grotesque nature of games.
  6. More on consoles: Microsoft plans cheaper, disc-free, white Xbox Ones in 2014, plus plenty more semi-reliable rumors regarding Microsoft's plans.
  7. Nice tip from code-project: Compiling C# Code at Runtime, but is this usefull when having generics and lambdas?
  8. For newbies: Azure Blobs with Node.js and Express, plus a Node.js tutorial in Getting started with Node.js
  9. A tutorial on Using .NET HttpClient to capture partial Responses if you want to control bandwidth.
  10. Offbeat: Now In Japan: Giant Cyborg Cockroaches


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What do you know... late again :-) I skipped 2 weeks, being busy at work.
Back to the subject, here are the links for previous week(s):

  1. Some guy posted this: How I introduced a 27-year-old computer to the Web (amazing)
  2. Also, Microsoft joins FIDO group hoping to replace passwords with public key cryptography
  3. Valve: First version of SteamOS to be released to the masses on Friday (promising)
  4. Programming Vs. Software Development, if you think they're different
  5. Introducind a neat phone accesory: The Glif
  6. Accepting Raw Request Body Content with ASP.NET Web API
  7. Overriding and overloading in Java and .NET – differences, changes and gotchas
  8. In defense of skeuomorphism, if you don't like flat design
  9. Mads on the Future of C# (6.0), with some nice proposed language features
  10. And finally, some brand new trailers Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending, Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise and Nolan's Interstellar


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Here are the links for previous week (already late... I know :-), a week under the sign on Xbox One

  1. Xbox One is Biggest Launch in Xbox History: More Than One Million Consoles Sold in less than 24 hours - in par with PS4
  2. Head-to-head: Everything you need to know in the PS4 vs. Xbox One battle plus some reviews and impressions
  3. iFixit disassembles the Xbox One and finds NAND, high repairability
  4. Microsoft brings rich node.js support to Visual Studio
  5. Foundation 5, available now as responsive as ever
  6. A quick one: How Many Stars Are There in the Sky?
  7. Microsoft Store is selling ‘Keep Calm While Google Steals Your Data’ mugs, shirts, and hats - buyers are mostly Google employees
  8. End of an era: Once-popular media player Winamp closing down on December 20
  9. id Software cofounder John Carmack leaves company focusing on other things
  10. Offbeat: New at the Nursery: Tomato + Potato = TomTato


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I’m rebooting my blog today with a new thread of posts, a weekly roundup of the most interesting links I’ve come to in the last few days. I’m calling it weekly, because I hope to do it on a regular basis (so bare with me).

Interesting things happen this week: PS4 launch event, VS2013 launch event, to name a few.
So, behold to the links:

  1. Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Launch Event - the keynote and more (did you know Microsoft had hired Erich Gamma? - of GoF fame)
  2. Microsoft takes development into the cloud with Visual Studio Online - a cloud-hosted IDE version
  3. Sony on PS4 launch - "We're very, very confident"
  4. PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: The Controllers - check also The Specs and The Games
  5. A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious
  6. The Dark Art of Bots: How to Make $2 Million Online Without a Human Audience
  7. Google Play for Education is shipping on the Nexus 7 - nice one from Google
  8. Why Founders Don’t Sell - on Snapchat’s rejection of 3bn(!) takeover from Facebook
  9. Simple Logging Middleware (Katana Part 4)
  10. Impediment List – Montreal Class - some scrummy stuff

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