- Backbone 1.0 – Jeremy Ashkenas announces the release of Backbone.js 1.0, giving an overview of some of the exiting developments from the past year, and looking forward to what the roadmap contains for the future
- Brew 1.0 has arrived! – Shellscape Software announce the 1.0 release of Brew, an open source UI library for ASP.NET which makes use of jQuery and jQuery UI, and is based on a refactored fork of the Juice UI project, with a focus on making it simpler to use
- Monads, part nine – Eric Lippert continues his series of posts looking at the Monad pattern, and in this post looks at variations of the Nullable monad which have different capabilities but still follow the same ‘associated data with a value’ pattern as well as introducing more of the standard terminology into the examples.
- NuGet Package of the Week #13 – Portable HttpClient makes portable libraries more useful – Scott Hanselman takes a look at the HttpClient library available via NuGet which recently added portable library support which means you can increase the level of the code you share between platforms when working with remote services.
- WebAPI Tip #1 and #2: HttpStatusCodes and Overriding Conneg – K. Scott Allen kicks off a new series looking at Web API, sharing the first of two tips of the series looking at working with status codes, and a second to follow which looks at content negotiation.
- Building a Public HTTP API for Data – Dino Esposito takes a look at exposing an API to your applications data using ASP.NET MVC and exposing JSON data.
- Building a shopping cart with SignalR, ASP.NET Web API and Knockout.js – Tech.Pro – Filip W shares an article writen for TechPro which works through creatng a shopping card application using SignalR, ASP.NET Web API and Knockout.js for the front end data binding, a nice introduction to all of these technologies.
- Hosting a SignalR application on Windows 2008r2 and IIS 7.5 – Timlee discusses the process of getting a SignalR application set up and running on Windows 2008R2 using IIS7
- New SignalR documentation is live: "What is SignalR" and "Transports and fallbacks" – Patrick D. Fletcher highlights his latest two articles on SignalR now available on the ASP.NET website, one giving an introduction to SignalR, and the other looking at the different transports available to move data drom client to server (and vice-versa)
- Attaching Disconnected Entities in NHibernate Without Going to the Database, Soft Deletes With NHibernate & NHibernate Pitfalls: Making Changes to the Configuration After the Session Factory Is Built – Ricardo Peres shares three posts looking at NHibernate, one exploring re-attaching entities to a session, performing a soft delete where data is not deleted, just marked with a deleted state, and finally a pitfalls post looking at how changes to configuration won’t take effect after you have constructed a session factory (unless you make a new session factory).
- Hacking the <a> tag in 100 characters – Bilawal Hameed discusses how currently most browsers allow the link destination (href) to be changed after a click, and how this gives rise to a potential phishing attack vector.
- GoingNative 15: VC++; turns 20, Ale turns 40, C9 turns 9 – The Going Native video series on Channel 9 celebrates the 20th birthday of Visual C++, the 9th Birthday of Channel 9, and Ale Contenti’s 40th, with chats to various VC++ alumni.
- This is how we should read hexadecimal… – Bertrand Le Roy shares a delightful suggestion for the pronunciation of Hexadecimal values inspired by something his 5 year old daughter said.
- The Big Data Hackathon – April 13&14 2013 – London – David Gristwood highlights the Big Data Hackathon event being held in London over the weekend of 13 and 14th April, giving you the opportunity to work with a team of people to build something based on ‘big data’ scale datasets
- Jon Inspects ReSharper – Free Webinar Tuesday, April 9th – ReSharper welcome Jon Skeet for a Webinar session where he will play with ReSharper, looking at the refactoring support in the tool, and no doubt try it out in some more exotic C# siturations.
- Microsoft want to show you how Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are the perfect platform for you to build your next app! – Lee Stott highlights an all day event on 18th April hosted by Microsoft and Nokia in Portsmouth looking at Windows 8 Phone and Windows 8 Application Development. The day brings together keynotes from Microsoft and Nokia, and has sessions from the MS UK Evangelists