Software

  • New WinDBG extension for debugging .NET 4.0 applications - Ahmet Mithat Bostanci highlights the release of the Psscor4 WinDBG extension which adds additional functionality to that provided in the standard SOS debugger, providing helpers for exploring a variety of issues with your processes (high CPU, high memory, etc).
  • Just Released: Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service - The Windows Azure Team highlights the availability of the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service in production Windows Azure environments, offering cache sizes ranging from 128MB to 4GB, with some Azure users getting the 128MB version for free, and everyone getting caching free until the end of July.
  • Reflector - Dustin Metzgar discusses the Red Gate decision to take Reflector commercial, and highlights their recent decision to keep reflector 6.x free and to offer a perpetual license for v6.8 which will not expire. It is well worth reading the Red Gate announcement ‘Why we reversed some of our Reflector decision‘ from Neil Davidson (Co-CEO) discussing why they made the decisions they have done regarding Reflector.

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  • Webinar wrap-up: Julian on JavaScript - reading jQuery (part 1) - Julian Bucknall follows up on his latest JavaScript webinar which began the process of exploring the jQuery codebase, looking at how the framework works behind the scenes. Julian will be continuing this series after his next webinar in 3 weeks time.
  • TechDays/DevDays Netherlands and Belgium - Scott Hanselman highlights three recordings of his sessions at TechDays Netherlands and Belgium where he delivered the keynote, a session on NuGet, from beginner to some of the advanced uses of the package, and a session on ASP.NET MVC 3 once again looking at the full range of features from beginners stuff through to the more advanced features. The recordings are available in both streaming and download formats.
  • Signature Series 40% off until May 15 - Martin Fowler highlights a great offer from InformIT (only seems to apply for those in the US unfortunately) which wil get you 40% of books from the signature series from Martin, Kent Beck and Mike Cohn when you buy two books from the same series. These books are some of the best general applicability software development books and at 40% off are well worth checking out.