- Glimpse: Open Source Web Development - Elizabeth Ayer announces the exciting news that RedGate are now supporting the development of the Glimpse Server Side Firebug equivalent for ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC. Friend of the Brew Nik - and Anthony, the creators of Glimpse are now employed by RedGate and are able to dedicate their time to the Glimpse Open Source project - I expect exciting things to come from this extra time and support
- The Future Of NCrunch - Part 2 - Remco Mulder discusses the future of the NCrunch Project, tooling which allows automated parallel continuous testing in the IDE. Remco discusses the various alternatives for moving NCrunch forward, with commercialisation being the most likely option.
- Windows Installer XML (WiX) v3.6 Released - Heath Stewart highlights the release of the Windows Installer XML (WiX) version 3.6, pointing to the release announcement for more details of the new bootstrapper Burn and the other new features.
- What’s new in MonoDevelop 3.0.4 - The MonoDevelop team have released a point release of MonoDevelop 3.0. Version 3.0.4 brings with it improvements across Android deployment, ASP.NET MVC2/3 support, .NET 4.5 project support, and much more.
- Hate That Gray? Wash It Away! Visual Studio 2012 Color Theme Editor - Ken Cox highlights the release of Matthew Johnson’s Visual Studio 2012 Colour Theme Editor which enabled the customisation of the Visual Studio IDE’s Colour palette allowing you to redefine the appearance of the IDE to your liking
- C#/.NET Little Wonders: Interlocked CompareExchange() - James Michael Hare serves up the latest installment in his C#/.NET Little Wonders series, continuing the exploration of the locking and multithread related types with a look at the Interlocked.CompareExchange method, and a discussion of Dirty Reads.
- Are you catching falling knives? - Clemens Vasters discusses exception handling, talking about how simply catching (and maybe logging) all exceptions is a bad idea, as some exceptions genuinely are fatal, and should be re-thrown.
- Do you allow XSS in your passwords? You should! - Troy Hunt discusses the one place where you really should allow your user to enter whatever they like - passwords, discussing how the .NET 4.5 selective request validation allows you to allow passwords to have XSS like content.
- 2012 Update: Running C# on the Browser - Miguel de Icaza takes a look at the range of possible solutions currently available which allow you to write code in C# and have it run in the browser,
- How we keep GitHub fast - The team at GitHib share a look behind the scenes at how they keep a popular and mufti-faceted site like GitHub performing to the best of its ability, including giving a look at some of the dashboards and reporting tools they have to help monitor the site.
- NuGet Perf, Part VIII: Correcting a mistake and doing aggregations - Ayende continues loking at re-writing the NuGet data backend with RavenDB, exploring the use of Map/Reduce queries to process data.
- Getting started (again) with MongoDb in .Net on Windows, MongoDb for .Net folks - Choosing a GUI tool and installing as a service & MongoDb for .Net folks - Having a quick go with MongoLab - Daniel Wertheim takes a look at the official C# driver for MongoDb, exploring how it works in comparison to his own driver, gives a nice introduction to getting up and running with MongoDb as a .NET Developer before, taking a look at a hosted MongoDb service
- Event: Visual Studio 2012 Launch RoadShow - Sarah Lamb highlights the Visual Studio 2012 Launch Roadshow events occurring in cities across the UK, with afternoon events in Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Reading at the beginning of October.