- LLBLGen Pro v3.5 has been released! – Frans Bouma announces the release of LLBLGen Pro 3.5. This release includes some significant refactoring of the internal architecture along with new features for the designer, LLBLGen Pro Runtime Framework, and further improvements for Entity Framework and NHibernate. Frans is also offing a 30% discount via a coupon code.
- ASP.NET Web API – Screencast series with downloadable sample code – Part 1, Part 2: Getting Data , Part 3: Delete and Update & Part 4: Paging and Querying – Jon Galloway – Jon Galloway shares the first 4 parts of a 6 part series of screencasts which gives an introduction to the ASP.NET Web API, seting the scene for what WebAPI is, before going on to look at its implementation, retrieving data, updating and deleting data, and looking at querying and paging data using the OData syntax.
- Composite entities – Ayende continues his discussions of the ‘single source of truth’ entity definition with a look at how you can manage the notion of a customer across multiple applications with different purposes
- Optimizing .PDN Save Times « Paint.NET Blog – Rick Brewster discusses some performance optimisations made to the saving routine in Paint.NET to give some quite dramatic improvements in speed by being clever about the data being compressed and saved.
- What’s The Point Of Using WCF In A Web App? – Davy Brion challenges one of the common architectural patterns of having your web application built upon an internal WCF based service, discussing why he believes that the overheads in performance and application development time outweigh the benefits. Some interesting comments on this one too.
- ASP.NET MVC 4: Short syntax for script and style bundling – Gunnar Peipman discusses the short form syntax for the new ASP.NET MVC 4 Script and styling bundling feature, showing how easily you can include all your scripts in a single bundled include.
- Roslyn CTP Custom Refactoring – Eric Vogel takes us on a journey into the Roslyn Framework and how it can be used to implement code issue providers and provide quick fixes for the issues identified hooked into the Visual Studio IDE.
- RabbitMQ for Windows: Hello World Review – Derek Greer continues his series looking at the use of Rabbit MQ on the Windows Platform from .NET. This part continues exploring a sample application which illustrates the key concepts
- Spring into St. Patrick’s Day with HTML5 – Tobin Titus shares the latest Internet Explorer Team demo of the capabilities of Internet Explorer 10, this time spring and St Patrick’s day themed.
- Diagnosing weird problems – a Stack Overflow case study – Jon Skeet discusses the art of problem solving, using a StackOverflow question as the basis of a walk through in solving strange issues in software.