- WCF Data Services 5.5.0 Prerelease - The WCF Data Services team announce the Release Candidate of their 5.5.0 release, which will be made via NuGet only. The major new features in this release are public data source providers and enhancements to their URL parsing support
- OSS from the trenches - 7 Tips for Maintainers & Contributors - Anthony van der Hoorn continues the Open Source .NET discussions sharing 7 tips to help foster a good Open Source community around projects which you are a contributor or maintainer
- Saga patterns: wrap up & Eventual consistency in REST APIs - Jimmy Bogard wraps up his interesting post series looking at the implementation of the various saga related patterns. Jimmy then moves on to discuss some of the concerns around eventual consistency, and the construction of REST based APIs around systems which are eventually consistent.
- Announcing some new capabilities in Azure Active Directory Graph Service - Windows Azure Active Directory Graph Team announce some of the new features added to the Azure Active Directory Graph service in the release a few days ago
- Creating plugins for dotPeek - Maarten Balliauw digs into the creation of plugins for ReSharper’s dotPeek assembly browser tool, looking at obtaining and working with the framework provided by a NuGet package, and how you go about deploying/distributing a plugin.
- Hack yourself first - how to go on the offence before online attackers do - Troy Hunt discusses how ‘friendly’ hacking of your own systems is a great idea in learning about your weaknesses before actual ‘hackers’ do, discussing a number of attack vectors to consider.
- F# UK ton of Meetups - Phil Trelford highlights the impressive array of F# related Usergroup sessions taking place in the UK, and a few further afield. One of the events is tonight in London, so if you are at a loose end in the city it might be worth checking out.
- NxtGenUG - Event: What is Devops anyway - Another event which is taking place tonight is NxtGenUG Coventry Usergroup, who will be entertained by Alex Papadimoulis of ‘The Daily WTF’ fame, discussing the DevOps revolution.