- Announcing Open Sourcing of Windows Azure Mobile Services SDK on GitHub, and Partnership with Xamarin – Kirill Gavrylyuk shares more news of Microsoft Projects being open sourced with the latest addition being the Windows Azure Mobile Services
- C#/.NET Little Wonders: The Timeout static class – James Michael Hare continues his C# and .NET Little Wonders series with a look at some helpers for constructing TimeSpans and using tasks with timeouts.
- Sometimes a nanosecond makes all the difference – Nick Berardi discusses the precision of time structures, and a more precise version for working with Cassandra which will be included in the FluentCassandra project.
- A harsh reminder about the importance of debug="false" – Dave Ward discusses the importance of running your production applications in release mode without the debug flag set, looking at some of the actual differences it makes to the performance of areas of your web applications.
- IIS8 Memory Improvements – Rick Barber discuses some of the improvements in memory management in IIS8, looking at the difference in a few simple scenarios between IIS7.5 and IIS8
- Limiting your abstractions – Jimmy Bogard continues discussion of appropriate levels of abstraction with a discussion on abstractions and their role in the testability of your application, discussing his preferred approach.
- Moving a website to Azure while adding Continuous Deployment from Git – Scott Hanselman discusses the migration of his SmallestDotNet one page site over to Windows Azure Websites and managing its deployment better using git and the continuous deployment support.
- Things we learned from production, part I – shutting down is hard to do – Ayende discusses some of the complexities in shutting down a complex system like RavenDB, discussing the work needed to cleanly close down databases in a way in which there is no issue with data loss or corruption.