- Lighting up your C# Metro apps by Enabling Search – Part 3 – Derik Whittaker rounds out this mini series looking at integrating your applications content with the Windows 8 system search, looking in this part at how you can get suggestions in your search.
- Compatibility of .NET Framework 4.5 – Brandon Bray discusses the in place update nature of the .NET 4.5 release where by it replaces your currently installed .NET 4, discussing the compatibility requirements that this introduces, and the types of compatibility issues which may be encountered.
- WinRT and Mono – Miguel de Icaza discusses how WinRT fits in with the big picture for the Mono Project, discussing why the Mono team won’t be producing their own WinRT stack, and how Win RT fits in with their current policy of using native UI toolkit platforms.
- Dependency Management in .Net: install2 – Derek Greer shares a NuGet Extension for retrieving application level build time external dependencies and transitive dependencies, neatly illustrating how extensions can be added to NuGet to extend the tool.
- (Yet another) nHibernate sessionmanager for ASP.NET (MVC) – Peter van Ooijen takes fresh look at the creation and management of the NHibernate Session, discussing the requirements and sharing a solution which uses FluentNHibernate and supports use both in web applications and in unit tests, along with discussion of the design decisions – also check out the comments for more discussion.
- Effective Xml Part 2: How to kill the performance of an app with XPath, Part 3: Didn’t you say XslCompiledTransform was fast?, Part 4: Let me project this (Xml file) for you & Part 5: Something went really wrong – OutOfMemoryException and StackOverflowException thrown when using XslCompiledTransform – Pawel Kadluczka continues this series of posts looking at the Microsoft XML Stack, discussing some of the performance penalties that can be encountered with XPath, sharing tips to avoid them, discussing the performance of compiled Xsl Transforms, working with large XML Documents and looking at the causes of two common exceptions which can occur.
- Internals of .NET Objects and Use of SOS – Abhishek Sur continues his internals series with a look at how objects are created and exist in memory, looking at how you can debug and explore this type of thing using the SOS WinDBG Extension.
- The Ordered Jobs Kata – Martin Rue shares a new Kata exercise derived from a real world problem he encountered about the ordering of jobs which have dependencies on other jobs
- NuGet Feed – NuGet Feed is a new website which enables developers to track release of the NuGet Packages they make use of via RSS feeds, Google Chrome plugin. The team behind the site have made it easy for you to start tracking the packages you use via a Visual Studio Extension which will pick up your projects references and import them into the NuGetFeed site.
- Simple, fast and useful MiniProfiler for ASP.NET MVC – Hajan Selmani walks through the use of the MiniProfiler for ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC websites which allows you to diagnose performance issues and see what is going on inside your web application.
- Writing F# Type Providers with the F# 3.0 Developer Preview – An Introductory Guide and Samples – Don Syme highlights a new guide from the F# team which discusses the creation of F# Type Providers using F#3.0 and the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, including three example implementations.