- Welcome to Windows 8! - Paul Laberge highlights the official release of Windows 8, available right now. I shall be attempting to get my official copy this evening.
- AspectMap Is Now Open Source! - Chris Surfleet announces the open sourcing of AspectMap, with the project hosted on CodePlex this moves this aspect oriented programming framework built on top of the StructureMap IoC framework into the next stage of its life.
- CoffeeScript 1.4.0 Released, No Sign of Source Maps - Chris Smith highlights the release of CoffeeScript 1.4.0, a release which removes annoying deprecation warning messages when used with node.js, and improves handling of Microsoft UTF-8 BOM marked files.
- Introducing Unfold - Thomas Van Machelen introduces Unfold, a deployment solution for .NET applications which is implemented in PowerShell. The project is similar in many ways to Capistrano, and as such builds on PowerShell, PSake and PowerShell Remoting. In this post Thomas gives an overview of the use of this system.
- .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites - Scott Guthrie announces the completion of the roll out of .NET 4.5 to the Windows Azure Web Sites clusters, allowing the publication of ASP.NET 4.5 based sites and applications to Azure Websites hosting.
- ASP.NET 4.5 on Windows Azure Web Sites - Nathan Totten also highlights this news, sharing a simple hello world example which illustrates the use of async . await on the Windows Azure Websites platform.
- Design patterns in the test of time: Builder - Ayende continues his series of posts re-looking at the Gang of Four design patterns with a look at the Builder pattern, discussing its purpose, use and discussing an example of how its is used within NHibernate.
- Caveats with the runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests in IIS 7/8 - Rick Strahl discusses the use of runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests within IIS7 and 8 to allow ASP.NET to intercept all requests through the IIS Site, looking at other related settings which help control where requests go.
- Not a Windows 8 machine, but you do want to start creating Store Apps - the possibilities. - Clemens Reijnen shares two useful alternatives if you are interested in having a go at Window 8 Development, but aren’t able to take the leap to running Windows 8 on your own hardware.
- patterns & practices Symposium 2013 - Eugenio Pace highlights the 2013 Patterns and Practices Symposium, taking place in Redmond, WA between the 15 and 17th January. This 3 day event looks to be packing in a lot, and with early bird pricing until 9th November of $398 ($498 full price) is pretty good value.