- Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games Updates - Nathan Totten announces the latest update to the Windows Azure Tookit for Social Games, a collection of code, samples, and libraries which give you a jump start in building your own games backed onto Azure.
- Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework 2012 January Sample Updates - Jialiang Ge announces the release of the All In One Code Framework January 2012 update, containing a further 8 code samples on Windows Azure, Directory Services, Hyper-V, TFS, WDK, and Windows SDK
- Know Thine Implicit Allocations - Stephen Toub discusses some fo the performance work that the Team have put in on the Task Parallel Library in .NET 4.5, looking at some of the specific performance tweaks and behaviours they encountered. Stephen also shares a look at Building a custom GetOrAdd method for ConcurrentDictionary<TKey, TValue> in another post.
- 4. 1st Class Functions - Dorian Corompt continues this series discussing the practices and principles behind Functional Programming. This post discusses the concept of First Class Functions. Looking at and giving examples of some of their properties.
- The Microsoft C++ Compiler Turns 20! - The Visual C++ Team Blog celebrate the 20th Birthday of the Microsoft C++ Compiler, looking back over some of its history and looking to the future in the form of the VS11 release.
- From C# to C++, the short guide that isn’t (all that short) - Greg Duincan highlights a short (12200 words) guide to C++ for C# Developers from Michael B. McLaughlin.
- Streaming live results to a web site using MSMQ/Duplex WCF/SignalR/jQuery - Sacha Barber takes a look at building a system to stream live results to a website using a combination of technologies ranging from the familiar (MSMQ) to the new (SignalR), explaining and illustrating the use of each in this CodeProject Article.
- A year in review with CQRS - John Teague takes a look back on a year working with an application architected with a CQRS style which went from inception and requirements in January, through to a first release in June, and shares the experiences of him and his team.
- Taking the Single Responsibility Principle Seriously - Ralf Westphal discusses the application of the Single Responsibility Principle, one of the SOLID Principles, looking at how it can be used to improve the quality of code in this article for DeveloperFusion