There is probably only one thing worse than an broken ADSL connection, and that is a down-more-than-up intermittent ADSL connection, something which has been plaguing me all weekend. As a result, today’s edition is a little shorter than planned.
Update: Fixed the link to John Papa’s DotNetConf post – thanks to David for letting me know via the comments
- Windows Azure: Improvements to Virtual Networks, Virtual Machines, Cloud Services and a new Ruby SDK – Scott Guthrie announces the latest batch of improvements to the Windows Azure Platform, including point to point virtual networks, PowerShell management of Virtual Machines, Remote Desktop enabling on Web/Worker Roles, and anew SDK for developers working in Ruby
- The Windows Azure SDK for Ruby – Larry Franks takes a look at the Azure SDK for Ruby, discussing obtaining the library and linking out to the various components of the documentation for working with Azure in Ruby.
- Visual Studio Tools for Git Update available – Brian Harry announces a new update to the Visual Studio Git Integration which builds on that shipped in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2, offering improved performance, better support for larger repositories, support for non-conflicting local changes when pulling and merging, along with a bunch of other improvements.
- Umbraco – Security vulnerability found – immediate action recommended – The Niels Hartvigof the Umbraco Team reveal some details and a work around for a security hole found in many versions of Umbraco. If you make use of this CMS check out this post to see if you are affected.
- ASP.NET Web API and greedy query string parameter binding – Filip W follows on from his previous post by answering a question about binding to route values but not query string components, looking at how Web API provides the flexibility to do this.
- Using Remote Powershell with Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Sandrino Di Mattia takes a look at using the Remote Powershell support just introduced for Windows Azure Virtual Machines, showing how to enable it and giving a taste of it in use.
- On Types – Ted Neward shares some thoughts on types, and their use in Object Oriented programming, discussing a number of modelling scenarios, and some recommendations about exposing primitives.
- Free Video: SPA Primer with Durandal, Knockout and Breeze – John Papa highlights the video of his session on Single Page Applications presented at DotNetConf last week. All the session videos are on line and are well worth checking out
- Support for Native Projects – The NuGet team highlight the new support for Native (C++) projects included in NuGet 2.5
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