- Design Patterns UML Toolbox extension for Visual Studio 2012 – Giles Davies has updates his Design Patterns UML Toolbox Visual Studio Extension to be compatible with Visual Studio 2012 RTM, providing UML implementations of the common Design Patterns
- Introducing Code Map for Visual Studio 2012 September CTP – Kris Lankford highlights the new CodeMap functionality included in the Visual Studio 2012 Update CTP for September. This tooling gives call stack / usage of the methods in your code in a DGML window along side your code.
- Nuget 2.1 – The Nuget Team have released the release notes for NuGet 2.1 which now includes a hierarchical configuration, the ability to specify the packages folder, support for portable Libraries, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and more.
- "Visual Studio 2012 and MSDN Licensing White Paper" – Greg Duncan highlights the ‘Visual Studio 2012 and MSDN Licensing White Paper’ a must read document for anyone who needs to work out if their licensing will cover their upgrade to Visual Studio 2012.
- How do I cancel non-cancelable async operations? – Stephen Toub takes a look at how you can handle cancellation requests of an async operation when the operation itself does not support cancellation, looking at three different scenarios for how this request might work.
- Announcing: Improvements to the Windows Azure Portal – Soctt Guthrie announces the release of a bunch of new features for the Windows Azure Management Portal, including management and monitoring of the Service Bus, Import Export for SQL Databases, Media Services Monitoring, Storage Container Creation and ACL support, along with improvements to co-administrator support, virtual machines, and Cloud Services Status notifications.
- Servicestack CredentialsAuthentication and easyhtpp of course: Part 3, Using servicestack for the easyhttp integration tests & Easyhttp and servicestack, making the mspec tests better – Christiaan Baes continues his exploration of using EasyHttp and ServiceStack to implement an Http Service, also taking a look at using ServiceStack to make the tests for EasyHttp easier to run
- Small Basic – The 50 Line Challenge & Small Basic Program Gallery – Ed Price highlights a 50 line code challenge for Small Basic where you attempt to build something exciting, clever, creative or entertaining in just 50 lines of readable Small Basic Code. Ed has also started collecting together a gallery of Small Basic code in his second post.