Monday, February 09, 2015
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Despite of years of practice and coding, it’s impossible for any designers to remember and know absolutely everything required for their work. The technology and trend is never constant. Whether it’s a programming language, CMS or any other framework, they need to refer the official document and a handy cheatsheet for best outcome in any design and development work.
In this today’s post, here we have collected the best cheatsheets that any web designers will need. Have a look at it below and enjoy your work!
1. CSS – Cascading Style Sheets
2. Popular CSS Frameworks
3. HTML – HyperText Markup Language
8. Drupal 7
10. Adobe Photoshop
11. Adobe Illustrator
[Insert my usual, "One of these days, I'm might have to play web, so am going to cache this for future reference" statements here]
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Posted: November 18, 2014
It comes helpful when you are creating or re-designing pages and sites in HTML 5.
Whether you are a beginner or more advanced web developer, you can feel free to download the image (.png) or .pdf file to your personal desktop.
The ability to make compelling, beautiful web pages is a useful skill to have. It allows you to present information you care about whilst capturing the attention of those who visit your web page.
If you don’t want to use website platforms (such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla) to build your website and you want to learn the basics of HTML5, then this is a right guide for you.
And oh, once you have learned the ropes of a HTML5, I highly suggest you to check out my “HTML5 Cheat Sheet” below
Here's a really useful HTML5 TAG CHEAT SHEET.
I originally made it for myself, but eventually wanted to share it with others.
It comes helpful when you are creating or re-designing pages and sites in HTML5.
Whether you are a beginner or more advanced web developer, you can feel free to download the image (.png) or .pdf file to your personal desktop.
Nice HTML5 Cheat sheet from a normal, not SEO hunting, site.
Monday, October 27, 2014
This project provide a Cheat Sheet listing for all Team Foundation Server Built-in and Third tools Command-line.
- Tf utility
- Tfs Build
- Tfs Security
- Tfs and Project Server
- Tfs Delete Project
- Tcm (Microsoft Test Manager)
- Tfs Config
- Tfs Lab Config
- Tfs Service Control
- Tfs Field Mapping
Third tools command-line
- TFS Power tools
How cool is that!
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Howdy, Cloud Adventurer!
You’ve stumbled across the Microsoft Azure Web Sites Cheat Sheet – The quickest reference for getting to know Microsoft Azure Web Sites on the web. If you’re looking for some tutorials on how to develop solutions on Microsoft Azure Web Sites check out the Microsoft Azure product site or the Microsoft Azure Training Kit.
Browse around this one page reference for information on command-line tools for managing your Microsoft Azure Web Sites. Take a quick look at the features that are offered on Microsoft Azure Web Sites then start exploring the wonderful world of Microsoft Azure!
Hate to say this, but you know I've not created a Azure Web Site yet? Nope. I feel so... un-web like. Sounds like marching orders doesn't it? When/If I DO finally get off my fat butt (we'll fat'ish... I am losing weight ;) this site will come in really handy.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
.NET Universe Poster (2014) showing the main .NET SDKs, libraries and packages classified by application type and package type (NuGet, official support, etc.)
Date Published: 9/15/2014
File Name: poster2014_.pdf, 14.6 MB
This poster shows how the trends are changing in .NET as we´re moving from a single large .NET Framework to a more loosely coupled and autonomous libraries and sub-frameworks, many of them even published as NuGet packages and evolving continuously. The number of those libs and packages is evolving and growing, so having a visual photo of it can be helpful. The main idea of the poster is to show that you can create any kind of application with .NET, from the largest applications to the smaller apps: in the cloud, on the web, on desktops, tablets, phones, and in embedded environments (even watches!). Any of those application types is shown as category/bucket in the poster and within each bucket we´re tossing the main libraries/SDKs/packages out. Then we´re also showing cross-cutting concerns buckets like Security, Data Access, and .NET Extension libs.
The main categories are the following:
- Emerging application patterns (Mobile, Web & Cloud)
- Established application patterns (Desktop and Embedded)
- Cross-Cutting concerns Finally, the poster is putting a check/mark on every lib/SDK bullet depending if they are or not complaint with the following:
- NuGet package
- Open Source
- Microsoft Official Supported
You can print it out or use it as in electronic format (.PDF). Using the electronic format (.PDF) allows you to access each content URL/page related.
Interesting growth and evolution from last year (The .NET Universe Poster for 2013 is now available)..
Related Past Post XRef:
The .NET Universe Poster for 2013 is now available
Monday, June 02, 2014
Date Published: 5/28/2014
Regular expressions quick reference.docx, 70 KB
Regular expressions quick reference.pdf, 587 KBThis download is a document that provides information about the .NET Framework regular expression language. It's designed for quick lookup of characters, codes, groups, options, and other elements of regular expression patterns. It's provided in Microsoft Word (.docx) and .pdf formats.
If you don't regex often this cheat sheet might come in real handy. Or worse case it makes for cool cube art... :)
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
George R.R. Martin, whose A Song of Ice and Fire novels are the basis for Game of Thrones, is currently writing a companion guide to the books, called A World of Ice and Fire. He’s recently published an extract of this guide on his blog, chronicling the history of the Targaryen invasion of Westeros, which took place several hundred years before the events of the books and the show.
It’s got some badass dragon art, too. You can see Aegon the Conqueror standing astride his dragon mount, Balerion, the “Black Dread.” Turns out these dragons get really freaking big.
But seeing this picture got us thinking. Just how big is this dragon, and how does this bode for Daenerys’s own dragons? And how does it measure up to other famous fictional fire-breathers?
Here’s how we figured it out.
Smaug isn't the biggest!... :(
Monday, April 28, 2014
Quickly learn tips, shortcuts, and common operations in Windows Powershell 4.0, Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration, Windows PowerShell Workflow, Windows PowerShell ISE, Windows PowerShell Web Access, Server Manager for Windows Server 2012 R2, WinRM, WMI, and WS-Man.
Version: 1Date Published: 4/23/2014
...The PDF files in this download are short-form Quick Reference (also called "cheat sheet") guides for IT professionals, developers, and scripting enthusiasts who want to learn tips, shortcuts, common operations, limitations, and proper syntax for using Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC), Windows PowerShell ISE, Windows PowerShell Web Access, Server Manager, WMI, and WS-Man in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.
The following files are contained in this download.
- PowerShell_LangRef_v4.pdf - This four-page reference describes operators, arrays, useful commands, methods, and other tips for using Windows PowerShell 4.0. Also included is a Windows PowerShell reading and tutorial resource list. This quick reference is provided by PowerShell Magazine.
- PowerShell_ISE_v4.pdf - This two-page reference describes keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys that you can use to navigate Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) more quickly, and describes the updated ISE object model. Also included are tips for configuring $ps.ISE options, profiles, and properties. This quick reference is provided by PowerShell Magazine.
- PowerShell_Examples_v4.pdf - This two-page reference describes how to perform popular IT management and scripting tasks by using Windows PowerShell 4.0, including how to fetch data by using Management OData IIS Services, how to schedule jobs, how to add a #Requires statement to a script, and how to save Help for a module that is not necessarily installed on the local computer. This quick reference is provided by PowerShell Magazine.
- PowerShell_DSC_v4.pdf - Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is new for Windows PowerShell 4.0. This two-page reference provides an overview of how DSC works, and describes the DSC cmdlets, available resources, Local Configuration Manager, and advanced resource properties.
- Quick_Reference_SM_WS12.pdf - This two-page reference describes common tasks that you can perform in the Server Manager console in Windows Server 2012 R2. Quickly learn how to manage remote servers that are running older versions of Windows Server by using Server Manager; how to run Server Manager deployment cmdlets for Windows PowerShell; how to save and export Server Manager settings, such as the servers you have added to the server pool, and custom server groups that you have created; where to find Server Manager log files; how to run popular WinRM commands such as creating a new listener; how to install roles and features on offline VHDs; and where to find documentation to help you manage multiple, remote servers by using Server Manager and Windows PowerShell.
- Quick_Reference_WMI_ITPro_WS12R2.pdf - This two-page reference describes features that were introduced to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) starting in Windows PowerShell 3.0. Included are examples of how to find namespaces and classes in WMI, and detailed information about CimSession, CimInstance, CIM operations, and invoking a CIM method. The quick reference describes how to get a list of new CIM cmdlets, and defines associations, WQL, WS-Man, WinRM, and CIM indications.
- Quick_Reference_WMI_Devs_WS12R2.pdf - This two-page reference describes features that were introduced to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) starting in Windows PowerShell 3.0 for developers. Included are examples of APIs and tools in WMI, and information about Convert-MofToProvider.
If you don't PowerShell often (like me) these guides will be very nice to have...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Microsoft Sales Excellence Manager - Eric Ligman - How To Get Free Microsoft Office 365 Resources, Training, Virtual Courses, and More
Microsoft Office 365 provides a cloud-based service that enables individuals and businesses to accomplish the tasks they want to, where they want to, when they want to, all with the familiar Microsoft Office platform they’ve been using for years. By enabling this experience across devices, both in the cloud and offline, it lets people accomplish more, easier, in a much more efficient way. Whether you are new to Microsoft Office 365 or have been using it for awhile, I thought I would let you know about many free resources we have available to you from Microsoft to help you get the most out of your Microsoft Office 365 subscription.
What’s New – Find out what’s New for each of the Microsoft Office 2013 applications you get with Microsoft Office 365:
- What’s New with Word
- What’s New with Excel
- What’s New with Outlook
- What’s New with PowerPoint
- What’s New with OneNote
- What’s New with Access
- What’s New with Publisher
Quick Start Guides –
Microsoft Virtual Academy Sessions –
Free eBooks –
Video Sessions –
Are you a U.S. Microsoft Partner?
You've been hearing allot about Office 365 recently. If you're new to it, here's a bunch of great resources to help get you up to speed quickly... and cheaply... :)
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
After a long experience with new developer students, I have seen some are thirsty for very basic codes to startup their first apps. Some spend hours on search engines to find the codes they need from open source websites, and from professional point of view, being familiar with search engines is a great talent to have, while other fresh students are still not familiar and may give up from first time.
So cheers this is a safe place to start, this cheat sheet is full of very basic and useful C# windows 8 codes that will help you run your first apps, and you will always stay in need for it whatever professional you are. Of course I may miss some codes you may be waiting for, please feel free to tell me about in order to add them. So before beginning, I recommend everyone to save this cheat sheet on their desktop, in a notepad.txt file, and continue on adding some useful codes to it for future daily use, so that you save time and be more productive.
Nice little collection of Windows 8.1 code snips...
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Open Specifications Posters (PDF format) make it easy for interoperability developers to explore the Open Specifications overview documents for Office client, Lync, SharePoint, Office file formats, Exchange Server, SQL Server, and Windows.
Date Published: 2/21/2014
ExchangeOpenSpecPoster.pdf, 556 KB
MicrosoftOpenSpecPoster - Accessiblility Version.pdf, 336 KB
OfficeLyncOpenSpecPoster.pdf, 669 KB
SharePointOpenSpecPoster.pdf, 606 KB
SQLOpenSpecPoster.pdf, 1,011 KB
WindowsOpenSpecPoster.pdf, 1.0 MB
The Open Specifications Posters (PDF format) make it easy for interoperability developers to explore the Open Specifications overview documents for Office client, Lync, SharePoint, Office file formats, Exchange Server, SQL Server, and Windows. The posters display, by functional area, the protocols, file formats, and related technologies, as described in each overview document. A high-contrast poster is also provided for those with visual accessibility needs that contains listings for all functional areas .
Some cube art to help when you get visited by the "Microsoft is closed and the devil" guy (I know you know that guy...)
Here's a snap of the Windows PDF;
Related Past Post XRef:
Office/Exchange File Format,Specification and Protocol Documentation refreshed
Microsoft Format and Specification Documentation 0712 Refresh (Think Office 2013 CP update). Oh and some SharePoint Doc's too
Microsoft Format and Specification Documentation Refresh ("Significantly changed technical content") [Updated: Includes updates for Office 15 Technical Preview ]
Microsoft Office File Formats and Microsoft Office Protocols Documentation Refreshed
Microsoft Office File Formats and Protocols documentation updated for Office 2010 (Think “Now with added ‘X’ flavor… DocX, PptX, XlsX, etc”)
MS-PST file format specification released. Yep, the full and complete specification for Outlook PST’s is now just a download away.
Microsoft Office (DOC, XLS, PPT) Binary File Format Specifications Released – We’re talking the full technical specification… (The [MS-DOC].pdf alone is 553 pages of very dense specification information)
DOC, XLS and PPT Binary File Format Specifications Released (plus WMF, Windows Compound File [aka OLE 2.0 Structured Storage] and Ink Serialized Format Specifications and Translator to XML news)
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Short version - there steps:
1. Enable debugging on the Windows guest machine.
2. Change the VM settings to support debugging via named pipe.
3. Configure your debugger and break in.
Some nice steps that might not be obvious for those who don't usually setup external debuggers.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
The cheatsheet to end [of time][them all] - BBC's "Timeline of the far future" (far as in, one hundred quintillion years, far)
Did you know the Hale-Bopp comet will return 2,372 years from now, while in 50,000 years, Niagara Falls will disappear? And a mere 5 million years from now, men will be extinct, thanks to the Y chromosome's instability. These are just some of the gems in the BBC's Timeline of the Far Future, a major events forecast for the next 100 quintillion years.
As it is the beginning of the year we at BBC Future think it’s the perfect time to look ahead.
First, we brought you a prediction of the forthcoming year. Then we brought you a timeline of the near future, revealing what could happen up to around 100 years time. But here’s our most ambitious set of predictions yet – from what could happen in one thousand years time to one hundred quintillion years (that’s 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 years). As the song says, there may be trouble ahead...
That's awesome and I think a great plot for a Science Channel series?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Before each daily scrum, visit Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Bingo and print one copy of this game card for each player,refreshing the page before each print, or have the players print their own bingo cards. These instructions will not be printed. You can also select an embeddable card only version of the game or a multiple card version of the game when playing on line, or with a smart phone.
Check off each block when you hear these words during the daily scrum...
Before each meeting or conference call, visit Software Development Bingo and print one copy of this game card for each player, refreshing the page before each print, or have the players print their own bingo cards. These instructions will not be printed. You can also select an embeddable card only version of the game or a multiple card version of the game when playing on line, or with a smart phone.
Check off each block when you hear these words during the meeting or conference call. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "BULLSHIT!!!". Or play as a drinking game and for every block you mark off, take a sip, and finish your drink each time you get five blocks in a row
I didn't see a "Yearly Budget Planning Bingo" card... must work on that. :P
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The Essential Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet
A regular expression, also known as a regex or regexp, is a way of defining a search pattern. This Refcard assumes no prior knowledge of regular expressions covers basic features of regular expressions, including normal and special characters, quantifiers, capturing and non-capturing groups, and more.
About Regular Expressions
A regular expression, also known as a regex or regexp, is a way of defining a search pattern. Think of regexes as wildcards on steroids. Using wildcards, *.txt matches any-thing followed by the string ".txt". But regular expressions let you e.g.: match specific characters, refer back to previous matches in the expression, include conditionals within the expression, and much more.
This Refcard assumes basic familiarity with program structures, but no prior knowledge of regular expressions. It would be wise to play with as many of the examples as possible, since mastering regex requires a good deal of practical experience.
If you've been following me for any length of time you'll have heard me whine about how much I stink at regex'ing. I just don't do it near enough to feel comfortable with it, let alone even approach "good." Heck, I'm so far from good I can't see it with binoculars (on a clear day, flat plain, no wind... you get the picture). Man, I'm luckily I can even spell regex. In short, this cheat sheet was written just for me! I guess since it the holidays I can share though... :P
If I were really cool, I'd have created a regex that created that title instead of using literals... But today has been a long week and well, I guess I'll leave that as an exercise for all of you.
Monday, November 25, 2013
The network APIs have tremendous depth and enable your app to work in many ways. But it can be hard to figure out how and when to use the different APIs. To help you out, the Windows Networking Team has created poster-sized cheat sheets with overviews and code samples of the most popular network APIs. And, we’re working on more!
The cheat sheets tell you about the different APIs. But which API is the right one to use, and when? Here's an easy way to figure it out:
- Are you connecting to an HTTP server?
- For small, interactive transfers and to connect to web services for a mash-up type app, use the Windows.Web.Http HttpClient family of APIs.
- For larger transfers, or transfers that work even when your app is suspended, use the Windows.Networking.BackgroundTransfer classes. It can also do FTP transfers.
- To pre-load data for your app, you can use Windows.Networking.BackgroundTransfer.ContentPrefetcher (which also works with the HttpClient classes)
- Are you connected to a classic TCP or UDP server? Or to Bluetooth? Use the Windows.Networking.StreamSocket (TCP and Bluetooth) or DatagramSocket (UDP and Multicast) classes.
- Are you connecting to one of the new "WebSocket" servers? They aren't classic sockets (and don't interoperate with classic sockets), but they can tunnel through corporate proxies and interoperate with up-to-date HTML5 browsers. Websockets are in the Windows.Networking.Sockets namespace.
- Are you connecting to people in the same room? (For example, with Near Field Communication (NFC) tap to connect)? If so, use the Windows.Networking.Proximity PeerFinder and related classes; this can give you back a StreamSocket that you can use to communicate with peers.
Our first pack of cheat sheets are for the HttpClient, Sockets, and Background Transfer APIs. Download the pack now from the Microsoft Download Center. And let us know what other cheat sheets you need! [GD: Post Leach Level: 99%]
Microsoft Downloads - HttpClient. Background Transfer, and Sockets Network API Poster for Windows Runtime Developers
Windows runtime developers! This Network API poster describes some of the most popular Network APIs in the Windows Runtime classes. The set of posters includes HttpClient, Background Transfer, and Sockets
Date Published: 11/13/2013
WinRT81-HttpClient-BT-Socket-Poster.pdf, 502 KB
The poster is provided in PDF format. When you print it from the PDF, specify the dimensions as landscape Tabloid size (11 inches by 17 inches).
Worse case, this will make for nice Cube Poster-ware... Best case it will help you build even more awesome .Net'enabled Windows Runtime app's... :)
Monday, October 28, 2013
Throughout the last seven years, we have created many PDF downloads from SQLAuthority.com and many are very much appreciated by users. I just wanted to list all the downloads which we have created so far in a single place, hence here is the blog post which contains all the PDF downloads which we have created so far.
- SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers Download
- Beginning Big Data with NuoDB
- SQL Server Management Studio Keyboard Shorts Download
- SQL Server 2008 Certification Path Complete Download
- SQL Server Cheat Sheet Download
- SQL Server Database Coding Standards and Guidelines Complete List Download
- SQL Server Indexing Checklist
A couple eBooks for you to share with your DBA friends...
Related Past Post XRef:
Pinal Dave updates his SQL Server Cheatsheet for SQL Server 2012
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Illustrations for cross-server features: This multi-tab file includes descriptions and architecture illustrations for features that work across Microsoft Office server products. (Exchange Server, Lync Server, SharePoint Server)
Date Published: 10/7/2013
SPEL_FeatureIntegration.vsd, 6.0 MB
SPEL_FeatureIntegration.pdf, 799 KB
I thought this kind of neat, seeing how these different server products integrate and leverage the different server features (and wonder at the possible pain troubleshooting it if something goes wonky...)
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Windows To Go is a new feature of Windows 8 Enterprise that allows a fully functional Windows 8 instance to be run from an external USB flash drive. When a host machine is booted from a Windows To Go drive, the user experience is the same as the Windows 8 Enterprise desktop. This document provides uses cases, security and administrative considerations, configuration recommendations, and instructions for creating a secure Windows To Go device.
Also of note for our Friends at the NSA:
IAD's Latest Security Guide Helps Customers Protect Home Networks
The Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) at NSA recently released a new technical guide entitled Best Practices for Securing a Home Network. This guidance could not be more timely in light of the increasing threats to U.S. public and private networks, alike. Over the past ten years, IAD has provided many guidance documents to customers outlining practical tips for improving the security of all kinds of applications, operating systems, routers, databases, and more. Recently, Best Practices was produced in video format. Take a moment to view the guide, or watch the video.
I've not seen much about Windows To Go recently, and given the recent NSA news, I thought it cool to show another view of the NSA, one that's positive and helpful [insert "We're from government and we're here to help..." no, wait that's snarky... no snarkyness, darn it!] And a four page guide of useful information from a government source?
Related Past Post XRef:
ars technica provides its own "Windows To Go" step-by-step setup guide
Windows 8 To Go - A step by step setup guide...
Windows 8 on a stick... A look at the "Windows To Go" feature coming with Windows 8