- Glimpse 1.3 released with a new glimpse.axd page & N+1 detection – The Glimpse Team are rapidly iterating and releasing having just released 1.3 of the Glimpse debugging tool, featuring new feature such as N+1 query detection, ad rendering of arrays, this release also has a fresh new UI for the Glimpse.axd page.
- Announcing PostSharp 3 RC – Gael Fraiteur announces the release candidate release of PostSharp 3, encouraging users to try out the RC and feedback, with the current plan of moving to an RTM release in the next two weeks assuming no significant issues are found.
- Microsoft.Bcl.Async is Now Stable – Immo Landwerth announces the news that the BCL team have declared the Microsoft.Bcl.Async which provides Async/await support to pre-.NET 4.5 platform is now to be considered stable, moving it from being a pre-release package, and effectively RTM’ing the library.
- Using Pre-processor Directives in C# – Bipin Joshi takes a look at the various Compiler Pre-Processor Directives available in C#, showing them in use, and how they interact with the Visual Studio IDE
- Unity – Part 1: Introduction – Ricardo Peres kicks off a new series looking at the use of Unity, Microsoft’s Inversion of Control / Dependency Injection framework, kicking off with installation, registration and getting instances of types.
- ASP.NET Web API parameter binding part 1 – Understanding binding from URI – Filip W also starts a new series of posts taking a look at the various aspects of HTTP Parameter binding in ASP.NET We API, starting with a look at model binding
- Moving from Expression Web to Visual Studio 2012 for client-side HTML 5 Web Design – Don Burnett takes a look at the migration from using Expression We to Visual Studio for creating HTML 5 designs, giving a good tour of the functionality available in Visual Studio.
- The beginners guide to breaking website security with nothing more than a Pineapple – Troy Hunt walks through the process of using a device to capture insecurely transmitted data over Wifi, illustrating why it is so important to observe good security practices when developing your applications to avoid information exposure.
- Are you coding for change or for stability – Marcus Hammarberg discusses two different ways of developing, considering how knowledge of future changes affect the way in which you might develop something, and asking the question of what should you optimise for
- NxtGenUG – Event:Dependency…. – The Coventry NxtGenUG welcome Ian Russell as a speaker next week for an event looking at the what, how and when of Dependency Injection. The event takes place on the evening of Wednesday 24th April.
- NxtGenUG – Event: Globalization: Know Your Enemy – Guy Smith-Ferrier visits the Birmingham NxtGenUG with his latest session on Globalization, discussing some of the less well known globalization concepts that often get skipped and are becoming increasingly more important as the world shrinks. The event takes place on the evening of Tuesday 23rd April
- Refactoring Legacy Code Bases, Free Online Event May 8 – JetBrains and Microsoft are hosting a free online event looking at refactoring legacy code bases, where Hadi Hariri will look at using tooling in legacy code which does not conform to principles such as Test Coverage and SOLID. The event takes place Wednesday 8th May, 9-10am (GMT-8)
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