- Visual Studio Unit Test Generator v1 "lands" - Willy-P. Schaub announces the V1 release of the Visual Studio Unit Test Generator, a project from the ALM Rangers. This code generation tooling deals with all the boiler plate code required for testing allowing the developer to focus on the actual test implementation code.
- Mozilla Firefox CSS Parser Ported to C# - Athari shares a porting of the Mozilla FireFox 22 CSS parsing code, taking the implementation in C++ to C# and providing a useful way of parsing CSS into a useful object model. This CodeProject article discusses the implementation and its use, as well as sharing the code.
- The .NET Universe Poster for 2013 is now available - Greg Duncan highlights the .NET Universe poster, a download from Microsoft which shows all the main .NET SDKs, libraries and packages that make up the .NET universe. Available as a PDF
- NuGet Package Restore with Team Foundation Build - Immo Landwerth shares an article which has also been contributed to the NuGet documentation which looks at the use of Package Restore with Team Foundation Build, going into some details of how recent releases made package restore much easier.
- Packaging a Windows Store apps component with nuget. Part 1 - Sebastien Pertus takes a look at packaging Windows Store application components as NuGet packages, providing a useful reminder of the process of creating NuGet packages, and portable class libraries.
- Entity Framework Pitfalls - Migrations Require .NET 4.5 - & Validation Does Not Load Lazy Properties - Ricardo Peres continues his pitfalls series with a look at two more Entity Framework pitfalls, including the problems with Migrations when you aren’t a .NET 4.5 project and a more detailed look at validation with requried properties which are lazy loaded.
- Hadoop for .NET Developers: Understanding Azure Vault Storage - & Programmatically Loading Data to AVS - Bryan C Smith continues his Hadoop series with a look at the HDInsight Azure Blob storage solution for Hadoop called Azure Vault Storage (AVS), and in the second post explore loading data into this data store.
- 5 ways to tackle an insufficient HTTPS implementation - Troy Hunt returns with a post looking at 5 things to do when faced with a bad HTTPS implementation, looking at significant things you can do to make the security of a bad application much better with regard to HTTPS.