- TFS Administration Tool 2.2 Released – Grant Holliday announces the latest release of the TFS Administration Tool. This version 2.2 now no longer requires Team Explorer 2010 on the machine it is to be used on, running against the TFS 2012 object model
- How to hibernate async methods (how to serialize Task) – Lucian Wischik discusses why it is impossible to truly serialize a Task, and looks instead at serializing the state of an async method, sharing a sample implementation to illustrate the thoughts outlined in the post.
- Using BlockingCollection To Communicate Between Threads – Mike Hadlow discusses a message passing technique to communuicate between threads using a blocking collection as the communication medium, outlining a few situations where this technique is useful to help prevent cross threading issues.
- ASP.NET Web API and HTTP Byte Range Support – Henrik F Nielsen discusses the support for Range requests in HTTP, outlining its use, and looking at implementing support for range requests in ASP.NET Web API
- Willy’s Cave Dwelling Notes #10 – Managed Extensions Framework (MEF) …simplicity rules! – Willy-Peter Schaub takes a back to basics look at the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF), giving a good grounding in the basics which helps when dealing with Visual Studio extensions
- Reducing apps startup time with Pre-JITing and NGEN on a Surface RT – Jerome Laban discusses the use of NGEN to generate native images for managed code applications running on the WinRT platform, highlighting that up to a 3rd of the startup time of an application can be down to JIT
- TDD the Anagrams Kata – Richard A. Dalton shares a walk through the Anagrams Kata exercise in a Test Driven Development way, sharing each of the stages in the process and discussing why and how he did things that way.
- A lesson in automated testing via SlickGrid – Josh Arnold discusses his Ah-ha moment when it came to automated testing, the realisation that the level of friction sometimes involved in automates testing is often the biggest problem with automated testing adoption.
- Automated Deployments: The Tester’s Tale – Ben Adderson discusses similar issues, and how automated deployment is a gateway to better and quicker testing of applications
- Working with legacy databases in NHibernate Part 1 – Compound foreign keys – Pete Sutcliffe kicks off a series of posts looking at some of the issues and difficulties, along with the tools to deal with them, in using NHIbernate with legacy database schemas.
- Application Performance: The Best of the Web – Michaela Murray shares a competition looking for your best ASP.NET Performance tips for inclusion in a new e-Book that RedGate are producing, along with chance to win a Microsoft Surface RT