I fell into my usual mistake when preparing The Morning Brew on a day when I’m off work - I got too caught up reading interesting posts, so today’s edition is a bit on the late side.
- New OSS VM Image Depot for Windows Azure – A big step for VM kind & Pulling into the Windows Azure VM Depot (lots of VM’s, even Linux, all ready to be Azured) - Glenn Block and Greg Duncan highlight VM Depot, a one stop shop for pre-configured Virtual Machines which you can easily deploy to Windows Azure, making the process of getting up and running with many open source operating systems and platforms easy.
- A Lightweight web stressing tool - Wei of the Microsoft APGC DSI Team shares a simple web stress testing tool which supports GET and POST requests allowing you an easy way of generating some load to test your web applications.
- Introducing Kona Guidance for Windows 8 Application Development (Think of it as Prism for Windows 8, but not really) - Brian Lagunas highlights a new Patterns and Practices project called Kona which is designed to be a guidance project for developers building Line of Business applications using Windows 8
- Only 22 more days to get Windows 8 Pro for £24.99 - Rob Margel reminds us that the limited time offer for Windows 8 upgrades at only £24.99 runs until the end of the month -
cease(doh!) seize the opportunity to get all your machines upgraded while the price is low.
- New Windows Azure Mobile Services Getting Started Content - Nick Harris highlights the new vast range of content about the Windows Azure Mobile Services, highlighting video, code sample and tutorial content available for free and produced by him and the rest of the Azure team
- Writing a Profiler of Windows Store apps - David Broman highlights an interesting paper on working with the CLR Profiling API and the changes to make your use support Windows 8 Store Applications
- Introduction to TypeScript Language and Tooling - The Keyhole Software blog takes a brief look at the TypeScript language and the Visual Studio 2012 tooling support for TypeScript.
- Mapping ASP.NET SignalR Connections to Real Application Users - Tugberk Ugurlu takes a look at how you can tie SignalR connections to specific application users, using the canonical example of Chat
- Ten Tricks for Razor Views - K Scott Allen shares ten useful tricks and tips for working more efficiently with and using the features of the ASP.NET MVC Razor view engine
- Cache busting in ASP.NET - Mads Kristensen discusses the configuration of static content caching using IIS and takes a look at an implementation of Fingerprinting to allow you to easily change content when you update your application.
- Minify resources with source map at runtime using Web Essential - Ugo Lattanzi takes a look at a feature introduced in the latest release of the Web Essentials Tools which allows you to define bundles at runtime, but obtain the correct location of errors in your combined code using Source Maps and a browser which supports their use.
- NuGet Package(s) of the Week #12 - Accessing Google Spreadsheets with GData from C# *and* hosting Razor Templates to generate HTML from a Console App - Scott Hanselman resumes his NuGet Package(s) of the Week series with a look at retrieving data from Google Docs Spreadsheets, and discussing the benefits of donating development work to charities.
- Code review guidelines - ‘ludovicianul’ shares some thoughts and guiding principles for participating in good code reviews.