• NerdDinner 3.0 released – John Petersen announces the release of NerdDinner 3.0, a comprehensive sample application for ASP.NET MVC 3 which now contains Razor based views, HTML5, Geolocation, jQuery Mobile, mini-profiler and much more


  • Visual Studio vNext Performance Enhancements – Zain Naboulsi continues discussion of the new features and improvements coming in vNext of Visual Studio, discussing some of the areas where performance issues have been addressed, improving both performance and stability of the IDE.
  • JavaScript OMG! #1 to #5, JavaScript OMG! #6 to #10, JavaScript OMG! #11 to #15 & JavaScript OMG!: #16 to #20 – Mike Taulty shares a series of posts continuing 20 (so far) interesting and surprising aspects of the JavaScript Language he has discovered in his reading and learning about JavaScript. Each point has some code samples and references to books / articles where you can learn more.
  • The .Net community and the negative view on assembly references – Dru Sellers discusses the negative view many .NET developers have about lots of assembly references in projects, discussing modularisation of code, and how this opinion tends to shape the way he develops. Interesting discussions in the comments of this one.
  • Test-Driving Backbone Views With JQuery Templates, The Jasmine Gem, and Jasmine-JQuery – Derick Bailey continues his exploration of the testing of Backbone.js views using Jasmine, and discusses some of the problems that using jQuery Templates present in testing the views, and looks at how the Jasmine-JQuery Plugin helps resolve this.
  • Steps to write a plugin based application with MEF – Abhishek Sur takes a look at building a compositional application based around plugins wired into your application using the Managed Extensibility Framework. This article takes a step by step approach to create a simple application which can call plugin functionality.
  • Cloud Programming Concepts – Ganesan Senthilvel takes a look at the key concepts and evolution of cloud computing in this CodeProject article, examining the theory, the benefits of the cloud and some of the key terminology before exploring the use of Windows Azure.
  • Speech Recognition for the Web – Robin Rizvi takes a look at the HTML5 support for speech input using speech recognition in your web applications, discussing the provision made in HTML5 and looking at the creation of a sample application using speech recognition.
  • HTML5 WebMessaging Experiment – Wayne Ye takes a look at cross domain communication in client side applications using the HTML5 WebMessaging functionality, working through the workings of a sample application.
  • Pair Programming: The disadvantages of 100% pairing – Mark Needham discusses some of the disadvantages of using pair programming 100% of the time, highlighting a couple of other interesting posts on the subject.