Monday is a public holiday here in England, and as Morning Brew tradition stipulates I will not be publishing an issue on Monday, and having a lie-in instead. The Morning Brew will return as usual on Tuesday. Have a good weekend everyone.
- node.js - Version 0.8.8 (stable) - The Node.js team announce their 0.8.8 stable release available on the usual array of platforms, and including updates of the V8 engine and npm, as well as a number fo platform specific fixes for each platform.
- Microsoft and Design: The New Logo - Seth Eliot highlights the new Microsoft Logo, unveiled yesterday, also taking a look at some of the other Microsoft Product logos.
- C#/.NET Little Wonders: Interlocked Read() and Exchange() - James Michael Hare kicks off our weekend with another post from his Little Wonders series looking at less known features of the .NET framework and C# language. In this post James takes a look at the Interlocked read and exchange methods to provide atomic operations on variables ensuring nothing tampers with the value while you obtain it.
- An "is" operator puzzle, part one - Eric Lippert sets a puzzle for you this weekend involving the is operator evaluating true when you actually couldn’t perform a cast to the type.
- Property Finder - a Cross-Platform HTML5 Mobile App - Colin Eberhardt shares a deep discussion on building cross platform (including platform like UI) applications for mobile devices using HTML5 and PhoneGap in this CodeProject article.
- CQRS and user experience - Jimmy Bogard continues his series of posts discussing CQRS principles and practices with a look at how CQRS effects the Users experience, and discussing eventual consistency.
- New Visual Studio 2012 Debugging Features for the Windows 8 App Lifecycle Model - Dmitri Leonov discusses how Windows8 applications present new situations which debuggers have to support, and takes a look at the features of the Visual Studio 2012 debugger which enable working in these situations.
- OData 101: Building our first OData-based Windows Store app (Part 1) - & (Part 2) - The WCF Data Services team kick off a series of posts looking at consuming OData based data services from Windows 8 Store applications, working through an example based on the NetFlix data services.