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Friday Links #291

Programming

Why Programming is Difficult
CodeSnippets - Visual Studio Code Snippets
Entity Framework 6 vs NHibernate 4[.
NET Framework - Explore the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1](http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dn574802.aspx)
[Use Zone to Trigger Angular Digest Loop for External Functions - Wintellect](http://www.wintellect.com/blogs/jlikness/use-zone-to-trigger-angular-digest-loop-for-external-functions-2)

The Promised Land (in Angular)
Riot.js – The 1kb client-side MVP library
[Application Insights Visual Studio Add-in preview - Brian Harry’s blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs](http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/02/06/application-insights-visual-studio-add-in-preview.aspx)
[C# synchronization blocks containing await or how to lock a block with an await](http://sanjeev.dwivedi.net/?p=292)
[BillWagner - String concatenation, string.Format and StringBuilder](http://thebillwagner.com/blog/string-concatenation-string.format-and-stringbuilder)

progre(c)ss - pure css progress bars
JointJS - the HTML 5 JavaScript diagramming library
Vega- A Visualization Grammar
Managing Your Build Tasks With Gulp.js - Tuts+ Code Tutorial
Stop writing For loops. Start using underscore. - @jhooks
AngularJS in Its Simplest Form - Javalobby
Planetary.js- Awesome interactive globes for the web
C#-.NET Little Wonders- The Useful But Overlooked Sets
jide.js Guide- jide.js Developer Guide

Applications

Microsoft moves closer to launching free ‘Office Online’ – ZDNet
Hemingway - Makes your writing bold and clear

Science and Technology

The Cosmos, Explained- Neil deGrasse Tyson On His New Series - Popular Science
[Scientists Say Their Giant Laser Has Produced Nuclear Fusion - The Two-Way - NPR](http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/12/275896094/scientists-say-their-giant-laser-has-produced-nuclear-fusion?ft=1&f=1019)
[World’s first 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame could lead to cheaper, lighter bikes](http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printed-titanium-bicycle-frame/30760/)

On the Web

Google’s Ingress Players Are Crazy. Here’s the Video to Prove It. - Re-code
Microsoft reportedly considering Android apps as a solution for Windows Phone - Windows Phone Ce

Stuff I Just Like

Technical Machine
Cool Tools – Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack

Favorite Tweets

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The Isolator, a helmet invented in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration – History in Pictures

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