- Visual Studio Extension of Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework Sample Browser is Upgraded to Metro UI – You can enjoy 700+ samples from within Visual Studio – The Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework Team announce the latest update to their Visual Studio Extension which brings the Code Samples which make up the All in One Code Framework into the Visual Studio IDE, allowing you to query, search open and download the samples all from inside a Metro Themed IDE Extension.
- Microsoft Codename “Data Explorer” Walkthrough – The Data Explorer Team give an introductory tour to their new Data Explorer project, looking at a worked example scenario which shows the tool in use to help make business decisions.
- How We Talk about EF and its Future Versions – The Entity Framework Team discuss their move to more agile development practices, and how it raises issues about how they refer to the various parts of the product, which is now made up of the core framework releases and a slew of out of band releases which add significant functionality.
- CQRS, Commands, Command Handlers and Command Dispatcher – Shiju Varghese discusses the adding of some of the CQRS principles to the EFMVC sample application discussing the various parts that make up the execution of commands and their registration in the AutoFac Inversion of Control / Dependency Injection container.
- Distributed Memory: Harnessing the PowerShell command line parser in .net – Steve Gilham takes a look at using the PowerShell command line parsing functionaity from an F# application, illustrating how you can use this component in your .NET applications.
- Build Your Own SKYNET with the Windows Azure Auto-Scaling Application Block (WASABi) – Part 1 – J Barnes kicks off a series looking at the use of the Windows Azure Auto Scaling Application Block (to be known as WASABi), discussing what it aims to provide and looking at the configuration of its capabilities.
- ReSharper plugins via NuGet – Matt Ellis discusses some early experiments into using the NuGet Package Manager to distribute ReSharper Extensions using NuGet to handle the download and install, requiring you only to restart your IDE before taking advantage of the extension.
- New! HTML 5 and CSS: Six Complete Lessons – Randy Guthrie highlights 6 lessions on HTML5, CSS and some of the HTML 5 features such as Canvas and Mutlimedia from the MIS Laboratory. Each lesson contains about 75 to 100 minutes worth of content in a class room scenario.
- F12 The best kept web debugging secret – Susan Ibach highlights one of the features which lurks in the hidden depths of recent Internet Explorer releases, looking at the use of the F12 Developer tools to help debug and work with Client side Web Applications.
- Site Pinning: Rotating Overlay Icons for Multiple Service Notifications – Rey Bango continues his series of posts looking at making the most of the Internet Explorer Site Pinning functionality, exploring how you can further enhance icon overlays used in the task bar.
- Taking Baby Steps with Node.js – BDD Style Unit Tests with Jasmine and CoffeeScript – Jan Van Ryswyck continues his series looking at BDD style testing with Node.js using Jasmine, exploring how the syntax gets really interesting and powerful when you combine it with CoffeeScript.
- Gill Cleeren on Windows Runtime & Metro Apps for Windows 8… – Scottish Developer welcome Gill Cleeren to Edinburgh on Wednesday 23rd November for two sessions, one exploring building a Windows Phone 7 from File > New Project to the market place, and a second looking at building Windows 8 Metro apps using WinRT.
- Windows Phone 7.5 Developer Event THURSDAY! – Paul Johnson highlights this Thursday’s all day Windows Phone Event being run as a Live Meeting event starting at 9am (Pacific) and runs for 8 hours (so evening time here in the UK). Registration is required.
- The JetBrains Magical Mouseless Continuous England User Group Tour – Hadi Hariri is on an England User group our in Mid November taking in Essex, Cambridge, Manchester, Coventry and London with a session on Mouselless development. In Lonodon he will be joined by a few UK speakers for sessions on Continuous Development (Paul Stack) and Dynamic Plugins with OpenWrap (Seb Lambla)