- Style Cop 188.8.131.52 released - Tatworth highlights the release of Style Cop 184.108.40.206, the latest preview release of the v4.5 series
- Phoney Tools v0.7 Released - Shawn Wildermuth announces the release of version 0.7 of his Phoney Tools library for Windows Phone. This release includes a helper class for working with Enums, improvements to the InputPanelProvider along with various more minor bugfixes and improvements.
- ASP Classic Compiler is now open source - Li Chen announces the release of the source code for the ASP Classic Compiler under the Apache 2.0 license. This compiler takes Classic ASP code written in VBScript and converts it to a .NET executable which can run within ASP.NET environments.
- Simple.Data release history - Mark Rendle announces the release of Simple.Data 0.5.6. Simple Data is a lightweight data access library which makes significant use of .NET 4 features (dynamic) to give a SQL like data access story without the dangers of SQL injection.
- Compound Assignment, Part One - Eric Lippert takes a look at the compound Assignment Operators (+=, -=, etc), discussing the simple case description of this functionality, before moving on to look at the cases where this simple explanation does not hold the full truth.
- C# API Design: Named parameters clashing with type inference - Jonathan Carter discusses the use of name and optional parameters as a means of making your API more understandable and also discusses some of the problems you can run into when working with named / optional parameters with generic types as arguments.
- Introducing BDDify framework - Mehdi Khalili gives an introduction to the use his BDDify BDD framework for .NET, showing it in use in a number of different scenarios. This project is a relatively new one and is on the look out for feedback to help improve the project.
- Effective Tests: How Faking It Can Help You - Derek Greer continues his series of posts on Effective Tests with a deeper discussion of the use of fake implementations to get tests to pass.
- Benchmarking Lessons Learned The Hard Way - Alex Turner shares some advice based on what he has learnt while performing benchmarking to help you ensure that your benchmarks are as fair as possible.
- Anatomy of a .NET Assembly - The DOS stub - Simon Cooper continues this series digging into the innards of the .NET assembly, exploring the header at the beginning of .NET executable, and in his next post, explores The CLR Loader stub
- Enabling dynamic compression (gzip, deflate) for WCF Data Feeds, OData and other custom services in IIS7 - Scott Hanselman takes a look at enabling compression within IIS for various different types of content using the IIS Compression Module, showing how you can do this through the GUI and command line
- March 2011 IIS Community Newsletter is published - Steve Schofield shares the March edition of the IIS Community Newsletter, a nice monthly newsletter which contains news about IIS and related products and the community surrounding IIS