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first_imgArizona would force a three and out on Houston’s first possession and then it was backup Drew Stanton’s turn to lead the offense. The 30-year-old, who hasn’t thrown a pass in a regular season game since 2010, went 4-for-4 for 37 yards on the Cardinals’ second drive which was capped by a 5-yard TD pass to Jaron Brown. Less than 12 minutes into the game, the Cardinals led 14-0.Houston fared even worse in its second offensive possession. After right tackle Derek Newton was flagged for a holding penalty, Ryan Fitzpatrick had a pass tipped at the line of scrimmage by linebacker Kevin Minter that was intercepted by Antonio Cromartie, who returned it to the Houston 13-yard line. Four plays later, Chandler Catanzaro kicked the first of three field goals on the night, connecting from 32 yards.The Texans’ best scoring opportunity of the game was halted by a beautiful one-handed interception from linebacker Marcus Benard at the Arizona 15-yard line with just :10 left in the first half.The Cardinals tacked on 12 more points in the fourth quarter to win going away.The Good: The Cardinals’ offense operated rather crisply regardless of what quarterback was at the controls. Palmer earned a perfect QB Rating of 158.3 in his one series of play. Stanton went 11-of-17 for 152 yards and a touchdown, and rookie Logan Thomas, who played the entire the second half, completed 11-of-12 passes for 113 yards and a 12-yard TD strike to former Arizona Wildcat Dan Buckner.In all, the Cardinals amassed 409 yards of offense on the night.Arizona’s receivers came to play as well. Twelve different Cardinals caught passes, led by rookie John Brown, who snared five balls for 87 yards. In all, the wide receivers combined for 22 catches for 269 yards and three touchdowns.The defense was pretty good as well. The Texans finished with only 172 total yards, turned the ball over twice and went 0-for-8 on third down conversions.Reserve linebacker JoJo Dickson closed the night’s scoring by sacking Houston backup quarterback Tom Savage in the end zone for a safety with just 1:28 remaining in the game.And rookie Chandler Catanzaro excelled in the kicking game. The former Clemson star hit all three of his field goal attempts (32, 28,25) and all three of his 33-yard extra points. In addition, he booted two of seven kickoffs for touchbacks. Houston’s average starting field position following Catanzaro kickoffs was the 14.8-yard line. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories last_img read more

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first_imgXamarin now plans to ship a tooling update in tandem with a Roslyn-enabled MonoDevelop/Xamarin Studio preview in September while it fixes the memory usage issues.As for Roslyn as Mono’s default compiler, Mono’s master release now contains support for using Portable Program Database (PPDB) files, allowing Roslyn to produce Mono debug information. PPDB file support was added to Roslyn this month, lifting what de Icaza described as a major roadblock to Mono adoption of Roslyn.“The initial Roslyn release only had support for generating debug information through a proprietary/native library on Windows, which meant that while Roslyn could be used to compile code on Unix, the result would not contain any debug information—this prevented Roslyn from being useful for most compilation uses,” he wrote.The Mono Project is still working to enable full support for PPDB files and by association Roslyn in the ecosystem. According to de Icaza, Mono’s Reflection.Emit implementation requires a back end to generate PPDBs for third-party compilers and dynamic code generators and PPDB support in the IKVM Java Mono implementation. The Mono team is also in the process of fixing class library bugs caused by integrating Roslyn by replacing bits of Mono code with Microsoft .NET reference code.As of yet there is no set date for completing Roslyn integration as Mono’s default compiler. Xamarin and the Mono Project community are still working to integrate Microsoft’s open-source Roslyn compiler into Mono.In a post on his personal blog, Xamarin CTO Miguel de Icaza detailed the Xamarin and Mono efforts on two fronts: using Roslyn as Mono’s default compiler, and as its IDE engine powering code completion and refactoring. Over the past year, the teams have worked to replace the current Mono engine (a combination of the NRefactory library and Mono C# compiler) with Roslyn.De Icaza revealed the Mono Project has completed a feature-complete Roslyn-powered MonoDevelop branch in Xamarin Studio, leveraging Roslyn for code completion, refactoring, suggestions and code formatting. Xamarin has also ported NFactory refactoring to work atop Roslyn in Visual Studio using an extension. The branch isn’t quite ready yet, though, according to de Icaza.(Related: Mono brings .NET to Android)“While our Roslyn branch is working great and is a pleasure to use, it also consumes more memory and, by extension, runs a little slower,” he said. “This is not Roslyn’s fault, but the side effects of leaks and limitations in our code. Our original plan was to release this for our September release [Cycle 6], but we decided to pull the feature out from the release to give us time to fix the leaks that affected the Roslyn engine and tune the performance of Roslyn running on Mono.”last_img read more