- Reactive Extensions v2.0 Release Candidate available now! – The Reactive Extensions Team announce the release candidate release of the Reactive Extension 2.0, available as a NuGet package and also on the Microsoft Download Center. This release includes support for .NET 4.5, WP7 and Metro Style Windows 8 applications, along with the requested backwards compatibility to .NET 4.0
- Using NuGet doesn’t mean you have to give it away… "Distributing .NET Licensed components using NuGet" – Greg Duncan highlights a nice post from Xavier Decoster on packing licensed components using NuGet wen you component is licensed using the ,NET Licensing Model.
- Managing the Cloud from the Command Line – Scott Hanselman takes a more detailed look at the use of the command line interface to Windows Azure which you can make use of from a variety of different platforms.
- How we got rid of the database – part 4 – Gabriel Schenker continues his discussion of how he does CQRS and event souring looking in this part at the concepts of eventual consistency, discussing its important role in how a CQRS / Event sourcing way of working.
- Web Sites Series: Experience Windows Azure Web Sites from beyond Windows – Glen Block blogs on the Windows Azure blog discussing the recently announced Azure Websites functionality, and looking at the deployment and configuration story from alternative platforms such as Mac and Linux.
- IIS Best Practices – CenkIscan shares a collection of IIS Best Practices with links to the related documentation on the IIS website.
- Use NuGet Package Restore to avoid pushing assemblies to Windows Azure Websites – Maarten Balliauw discusses how you can (and should) use the NuGet Package Restore functionality to avoid having large changing binary files in your Distributed version control system, something which is especially important when making use of the new Git deployment for Windows Azure.
- Developing a Windows 8 Metro App Part 2: Getting Started – Jennifer Marsman continues her series looking at Windows 8 Metro Application development, following on from looking at the why to actually exploring how you can get up and developing your metro application.
- Windows 8: 15 More Reasons why I choose XAML over HTML5 – Jerry Nixon follows on from his first 10 reasons for choosing XAML for Metro development with an additional 15 reasons. Jerry also has a series of posts looking at consuming various APIs from your Metro Applications:
- Easily include Bing Map data in your Windows 8 Metro App
- Easily use Yahoo!’s Geocode Service in your Metro App
- Easily use Yahoo!’s Local Search REST API in your Metro App
- Easily use Bing’s REST API v2 to get Search Data in your Metro App
- Easily use Yelp’s REST API v1 to get Restaurant Data in Metro App