- Also out yesterday, 2012.4rc3 - TFS 2012 and Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 RC 3 - Greg Duncan highlights the release on Tuesday of the 3rd Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2012 Update 4, containing all the latest fixes and also including a go live license
- EasyNetQ: Big Breaking Changes in the Advanced Bus - Mike Hadlow gives an update on his EasyNetQ client API fpor RabbitMQ, discussing one aspect of the API he is now less then happy with, and how with some breaking changes he will be migrating to a better API.
- Exploring some fresh ReSharper plugins - Maarten Balliauw shares a look at some of the new, exciting and useful plugins available for ReSharper 8
- PageObject - Martin Fowler discusses the theory and use of the PageObject pattern, a vital one for making web UI tests possible, in that it wraps up all the actions that can be taken on a page, allowing tests to only speak PageObject’ and leaving the PageObject to know about the actual page
- Creating a Clean, Minimal-Footprint ASP.NET WebAPI Project with VS 2012 and ASP.NET MVC 4 - CodeProject - John Atten discusses the creation of a WebAPI project template which contains only the core required parts, rather than the default standard version which includes quite a lot of dependencies.
- WCF Data Services for Windows Store Applications - Sebastien Pertus discusses the use of the WCF Data Services from Windows Store applications in both XML and JSON format as of version 5.6.0 , looking at the updated tooling and walking through a sample project
- Early versions of Aero Peek: Aladdin, Bat Signal, and Squeegee - Raymond Chen looks back in time to the introduction of the Aero Peek functionality, discussing (and highlighting video demos from old MIX videos) some of the early prototypes
- What is new in Browser Link with Visual Studio 2013 RC? - Reshmi Mangalore discusses the Browser Link functionality and associated API which is being introduced in Visual Studio 2013, taking a look at how you can make use of it.
- Windows 8.1 says,"Forget all that Design Stuff from Windows 8.0" - Jerry Nixon discusses some of the Windows Store application practical and tactical guidance which differs from the advice in Windows 8.0, discussing how some applications would now fail certification, and the reasons the guidance has evolved.