- Announcing the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate - Somasegar kicks off a string of Visual Studio 2013 RC and .NET 4.5.1 RC Release announcement posts:
- Announcing the .NET Framework 4.5.1 RC - The .NET Framework Team
- Visual Studio 2013 &TFS 2013 RC is available - Brian Harry
- Visual Studio 2013 RC available now! - The Visual Studio Team announce, and request that you continue to provide feedback on the RC
- Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate now available for download - Charles Sterling shares his top 10 reasons to try the RC out.
- Announcing release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 RC - Xinyang Qiu gives the ASP.NET and Web Tooling view sharing a detailed look at some of their improvements.
- Visual Studio 2013 RC for Web Developers - One ASP.NET, Browser Link, and our Direction - Scott Hanselman highlights the Visual Studio 2013 RC release, and looks at the ASP.NET features which support ‘One ASP.NET’ and the future of the ASP.NET platform.
- Download Windows 8.1 RTM, Visual Studio 2013 RC and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM Today - Steve "Guggs" Guggenheimer highlights the news that Windows 8.1 RTM and Windows Sserver 2012 R2 are now available for MSDN Subscribers to download as well as the Visual Studio 2013 RC.
- Verbatim identifiers - Eric Lippert takes a short look at the Verbatim Identifier syntax in C# which allows the use of keywords as identifiers for variables, and some of the problems that introducing new keywords to the language can cause with an example from the .NET 1.0 to 2.0 transition
- 30 Days of TDD: Day One - What is TDD and Why Should I Use It? - James Bender kicks off a new 30 part series looking at Test Driven Development, providing a good introduction for developers who have never tried it before.
- Hadoop for .NET Developers: Understanding Hadoop Streaming - Bryan C Smith continues his series looking at the use of Hadoop from a .NET Developers perspective with a look at how Hadoop Streaming allows for the use of .NET with the essentially Java based Hadoop.
- F# News: Ten F# one-liners to impress your friends - Jon Harrop shares 10 useful little snippets of code which do useful things in F#
- Fun with Favicons - Eric Lawrence takes us into the wonderful world of the FavIcon image, discussing how the format came about, some of its capabilities, and some of the improvements in Internet Explorer 11
- The Dark Side Of Software Development That No One Talks About - John Sonmez talks about an important issue which is not discussed enough, but occurs all too frequently in our industry. Read it, understand it, and make sure you aren’t part of the problem.