- WCF Data Service 5.0.2 Released - The WCF Data Services Team announce the release of WCF Data Services 5.0.2 which addresses a number of reported issues, including NugetPackage dependency versions, improved true and false support in atom, and a variety of reported bugs.
- Simple.Data 0.18 / 1.0.0-rc1 - Mark Rendle announce the release of Simple.Data 0.18 which is also being considered to be the first release candidate for a 1.0 release, with the last bits of issue fixing and documentation improvement stil underway.
- Cry Ping and let loose the dogs of ICMP… CryPing lets you "ping" HTTP, SMTP, POP3 or NNTP services and more - Greg Duncan highlights CryPing, a tool which lets you ping servers in a protocol aware way allowing you to check that HTTP, SMTP, POP3, etc servers are responding correctly.
- SimpleMembership, Membership Providers, Universal Providers and the new ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC 4 templates - Jon Galloway discusses the use of SimpleMembership within the ASP.NET 4.5 Webforms and MVC4 releases, discussing the aims of introducing SimpleMembership to replace the previous Role and Membership providers, addressing difficulties people had in using them, and taking a look at how you use SimpleMembership.
- ASP.NET Web Forms Extensibility: Handler Factories - Ricardo Peres continues his series looking at the extensibility points in ASP.NET, exploring the use of Handler factories to provide handler implementations for your own types of file.
- OData 101: Bin deploying WCF Data Services & OData 101: Using the [NotMapped] attribute to exclude Enum properties - The WCF Data Services team discus two aspects of working with OData in this series of posts, first exploring how the WCF Data Services can be bin deployed, and looking at one of the things which catches people out when doing so, and also discuss using attributes to hide the currently unsupported Enum properties in your Enity Framework models.
- Caching in WCF Services: Part 2 AppFabric distributed cache - Pieter De Rycke follows on from an earlier post looking at using the in-memory cache in ASP.NET to cache WCF service data, looking in this post at how you can scale the caching out to multiple hosts by using the AppFabric Distributed Cache.
- Building an End-to-End Windows Store App - Part 2: Integrating Cloud Services - S. Somasegar shares the second and final part of this series looking at building a simple Windows Store application for Windows8 using the tooling in VS2012 Express and he features of the OS, creating a simple feed reader application.
- Pinning Useful and Obscure Stuff to the Windows 8 Start Menu - Scott Hanselman continues his exploration of Windows 8 looking at how you can make your stuff easier to access using a variety of techniques and pinning the resulting implementations to the new Start Menu
- Build Single Page Apps - Part 9 - Navigation, Transitions, Storage, and Messaging - John Papa continues his series of posts looking at Single Page Application development, exploring the role and implementation of Navigation, transitions, and storage and messaging in single page applications to enhance the user experience and give restore capabilities to your applications.
- NuGet Perf Problems, part I & Part II - Importing To RavenDB - Ayende takes a look at the database queries behind the NuGet performance problems, discussing the complexity of them due in part to the relational data model behind them, before moving on to look at importing the data into RavenDB and exploring how it offers a more performant way of structuring the data.
- How rainbow tables work - Terry Zink gives a brief discussion of how Ranbow TAbles help ‘hackers’ to break passwords which have been hashed for storage in a database.
- NHibernate Pitfalls: Custom Types and Detecting Changes - Ricardo Peres continues his series looking at possible pitfalls you may encounter when working with NHibernate taking a look today at how user types may be used in your data model, discussing how you need to be able to compare the data easily to know if it has changed.
- A Developer’s Guide to Presentations - Zac Gery shares a number of really good tips for presenters new and old - well worth a look if you are doing a usergroup, workplace, or conference presentation.