Another later edition today – normal service resumes tomorrow
- Windows Server "8" Beta – Mark Michelet highlights the Windows 8 Beta release, released last week in amidst the excitement of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview release.
- ReSharper 7 EAP for Visual Studio 11 Beta is now OPEN! – The team over at JetBrains announce the opening of their Early Access Program for ReSharper 7, which now targets the Visual Studio 11 Beta release, giving you a taste (and them valuable feedback) about the next major version of the product.
- CSLA 4 version 4.3 release – Rockford Lhotka announces the v4.3 release of his CSLA 4 application Framework. This release adds support for Silverlight 5 to the extensive lists of supported platforms and technologies
- MSDN Magazine: March 2012 – The March edition of MSDN Magazine is now available online with articles looking at the StreamInsight technology, the use of streaming on Windows Phone, building HTML 5 applications in Sharepoint, AppFabric Service Bus, and much more
- Visual Studio 11 Beta currently incompatible with AsyncCtpLibrary*.dll – Stephen Toub highlights the incompatibility between the current Async CTP for C# and VB.NET and the new Visual Studio 11 beta release, before moving on to look at Implementing a simple ForEachAsync,in response to a question from Jon Skeet, and shares slides and code from his session "The Zen of Async" at the MVP Summit 2012.
- Async Mashups using ASP.NET Web API – Henrik F Nielsen takes a look at combining multiple WebAPI services using Tasks and Asynchronous programming , looking and querying and combining multiple services without blocking the server thread
- ASP.NET Web API & Http Messaging – Sankarsan Bose takes a look at how the various parts of the WebAPI framework architecture come together to for the request processing piepline
- Looking Forward: Single Page Apps, Client-Side Databinding, Entity Change Tracking, and Windows 8 – Dan Wahlin highlights some of the new features of the releases of the last few weeks, discussing Windows 8 and the new Single Page Web Application features in the ASP.Net MVC beta, along with some further resources on the subjects
- What is Single Page Application? – Kalyan Bandarupalli takes a look at the architecture and some of the features behind the ASP.NET MVC Single Page web applications, looking at how they come together to provide for this new style of application.
- ASP.NET Internals – Managed runtime loader – Jose Reyes discusses the Managed Runtime Loader and how you can control the CLR settings for the instance of the runtime loaded for specific application pools in IIS
- What’s new in WCF 4.5? WebSocket support (Part 1 of 2) – Ido Flatow continues his CodeProject series looking at the new features of WCF in .NET 4.5, with this part being the first of two looking at support for Web Sockets in the platform, giving an overview of the concepts of Web Sockets and how they are implemented in WCF.
- 5. Generic Parameters – Static typing without typing – Dorian Corompt continues this series on F# and Functional Programming with a look at static typing, and how F# performs analysis on the types used to infer the types being used, and how it differs from the imperative languages like C#
- XNA for Windows Phone Walkthrough–Creating the Bizzy Bees game – Tess Ferrandez shares a 7 part series looking at the creation of her first XNA game for Windows Phone 7, focusing on certain interesting aspects of the game’s creation
- Introducing MEF Lightweight Composition and an Updated Composition Provider for ASP.NET MVC – Nick, of the BCL team highlights the latest preview for the Managed Extensibility Framework for .NET which focuses on Lightweight composition, for a wider range of applications, based upon the feedback received for the MEF Composition Provider for ASP.NET MVC, looking at some of the changes and improvements made in this preview which is available via NuGet
- Moving The Philosophy Into Machinery – The latest chapter of the great RESTful debate continues, with Rob Conery issuing a challenge to some of the people involved in recent debates to help him design the most appropriate API for his Alt.Tekpub site, with John Sheehan weighing in with his suggestion in ‘Don’t build the best REST API, build the best HTTP API ‘ and Sean Fao following up in ‘Building a RESTful API – A Followup to John Sheehan‘