Looking forward to meeting the Shropshire .NET Development community tonight for my first ‘away’ usergroup presentation.
- Reactive Extensions (Rx) is now Open Source & MS Open Tech Open Sources Rx (Reactive Extensions) – a Cure for Asynchronous Data Streams in Cloud Programming – Scott Hanselman, Erik Meijer and Claudio Caldato announce the open source release of the Reactive Extensions for .NET , C++ and . This suite of extensions makes programming in an asynchronous way easy against a stream of events, giving a very expressive and powerful way of writing code. Scott shares a number of examples and highlights some further reading resources in his post.
- Windows 8 Design Handbook – A Design guide that’s even Dev safe… – Greg Duncan highlights a UI Design Handbook aimed at helping you get a good handle on the design principles of Windows 8 and help you understand and apply those principles to your own applications.
- Expense MX – A Windows 8 Store App – Mike Taulty takes us on a walk through of his own Windows 8 Store Application, Expense MX, discussing some of the UI , techniques and functionality he has added, making good use of the features of the operating system and the standard design practices.
- 31 Days of Windows 8 | Day #7: Share Contract – Jeff Blankenburg continues his series looking at Windows 8 Development with a look at another contract, showing how you can integrate your application with social networks using the Share Contract.
- How many lines of code does it take to build a complete WP8 speech app? – Rob Chambers takes a look at building a speech driven application for Windows Phone 8 making use of the three key areas of functionality, Voice Commands, Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis.
- Testing with queries and repositories (a simple example) – Jimmy Bogard discusses the value in testing controllers and queries when using a repository pattern to handle the querying part, suggesting that the controller may not need a test, and that the repository could be integration tested.
- Community for F# Online Meetup – "The F# Foundation" with Tomas Petricek and Phil Trelford – Thursday Nov 8 2012 – Don Syme highlights a virtual community event being hosted by Phil Trelford and Tomas Petricek on Thursday 8th November, which is going to be discussing the creation of a new community led initiative for F# as an open source and multi-platform language.