Another big edition today, still lots of //build/ and Visual Studio 2013 news about.
Two other snippets of news:
- Tomorrow is DDD East Anglia down in Cambridge – I’ll be there, and I suspect so will some of you, so if you see me come and say Hi.
- Prompted by a request from a reader for Twitter announcements of posts I’ve set up a new Twitter account (@MorningBrewNet) which hopefully starting from today’s edition will include a tweet announcing the post shortly after it goes live.
//build/ and Visual Studio 2013
- Announcing a pre-release of F# 3.1 and the Visual F# tools in Visual Studio 2013 – The F# Team announce the release of the preview release of F# 3.1 and the Visual F# Tools included as a part of the Visual Studio 2013 Preview Release. This release aims to improve the software engineering aspects of the language, and to make it easier to use in common situations, with improvements to array slicing, LINQ type inference, C# Extension methods and support for .NET 4.5 and Windows Store portable libraries. The tooling also gets a number of improvements
- EF and Visual Studio 2013 Preview – Rowan Miller highlights the inclusion of Entity Framework 6 Beta 1 in the Visual Studio 2013 Preview Release, sharing a summary of the changes and improvements made as a part of the EF6 release.
- HTML Editing Features in Visual Studio 2013 Preview – VKichline shares details of the improvements made by way of a completely new implementation of the HTML Editor in Visual Studio 2013 Preview. This new editor applies to both Razor and HTML editing, and aims to make extensibility easier, allowing new features to be added in update packages. The post also notes some of the areas which have yet to be completed, and didn’t make it into the preview release.
- What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 Preview for authoring Windows Store XAML apps – The Visual Studio team highlight the improvements in the Preview Release, and the edition of Blend which ships with it which improve the experience working with XAML for creating Windows Store applications, including improved navigation via Go To Definition, substantial performance improvements, improved style and template editing and much more.
- Announcing LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 Preview – The Visual Studio LightSwitch team highlight their inclusion in the Visual Studio 2013 Preview Release, sharing details of their significant new features in the areas of project navigation and team collaboration.
- Windows Azure: General Availability of Web Sites + Mobile Services, New AutoScale + Alerts Support, No Credit Card Needed for MSDN & Announcing the General Availability of Windows Azure Mobile Services, Web Sites and continued Service innovation – Scott Guthrie and the official Azure Blog share in a number of announcements, including the General Availability of Azure Websites and Mobile Serivces with SLA, new Auto Scaling features which allows Azure to monitor key metrics (initially CPU and Storage Queue Depth) and apply more or less resources as required, new monitoring metrics and the ability to get alerts by email, and finally no requirement for a credit card to enable the MSDN Azure benefits.
- What’s New for Visual C++ Developers in VS2013 Preview – Eric Battalio pulls together the details of all the new features for C++ Developers which are included in the preview release of Visual Studio 2013
- Using the 2013 CPU Sampling Profiler to Understand C++ Compiler Optimizations – Andrew B Hall takes a look at the improved profiling capabilities for C++ applications in Visual Studio 2013 Preview, and looks at how compiler optimisations can influence what you see in the profiler.
- ReSharper 8.0 Beta is Available & ReSharper to Support C++ – The JetBrains team announce the availability of the Beta of ReSharper 8, a release which already works correctly in the newly release preview of Visual Studio 2013. The team also announce their plans to implement ReSharper for C++ developers in future releases of ReSharper, and discussing their progress to date on implementing this.
- IE11 Preview and the New Developer Tools – K. Scott Allen takes a look at the new Internet Explorer 11 F12 Developer Tools which have been vastly overhauled in the new release, and take on a ‘Metro’ look and feel.
- New Controls in Windows 8.1 – Muhamad Umer highlights the new controls available to developers in Windows 8.1 Applications in the preview release
- SignalR Revisited – Eric Vogel takes a look at the recent changes SignalR building on his previous articles on the subject, looking at implementing his previous example application using persistent connections using the latest version of the API to illustrate the differences.
- New way of creating web applications on Visual Studio 2013 – &
- Code Information Indicators in Visual Studio 2013 – Gunnar Peipman explores the new Visual Studio Preview with a look at the new Web Project setup dialogs allowing a better choice of what aspects of the ‘One ASP.NET’ framework your project contains, and takes a look at some of the new visual aids to inform you about different aspects of your code.
- Automate & Orchestrate Azure – Shailesh Lolam takes a look at automating and coordinating the process of deploying to and provisioning Windows Azure services
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