November 2013

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The Morning Brew #1496

Posted by on 29 Nov 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Short edition today mostly due to the Thanksgiving caused shortage of posts ion my RSS reader this morning.

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  • NDC London – are you ready? – Sara Allison highlights the great speaker lineup from Microsoft at NDC London next week. A nice selection of sessions being delivered, and certainly some that will be well worth watching the recordings of (assuming they are made available as usual).

The Morning Brew #1495

Posted by on 28 Nov 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Happy Thanksgiving to my American Readers!

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  • #AzureChat – AutoScale and Virtual Machines – The Windows Azure team are hosting a Twitter chat event on Thursday 5th December starting 9am PST where Corey Sanders and Stephen Siciliano will be available to answer questions on Virtual Machines and AutoScale.

The Morning Brew #1494

Posted by on 27 Nov 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Modified ASP.NET 4.5 CPU Throttling – Christy Henriksson takes a look at some of the changes to the ASP.NET CPU throttling feature made in .NET 4.5
  • Not Crying Over Old Code – Craig Gidney discusses the idea of continuous improvement in software as developers, and considers if always improving actually means we never get to being good.
  • Unit testing OWIN applications using TestServer – Praburaj Thiagarajan takes a look at the use of TestServer to allow testing of OWIN Pipelines with the Microsoft.Owin.Testing package
  • Frameworkless JS – A module per widget – Rob Ashton continues his Frameworkless JavaScript discussion getting started working on building a minimalist implementation of the features needed for the project hiding behind a single function as jQuery does.

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The Morning Brew #1493

Posted by on 26 Nov 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Caliburn.Micro 2.0.0-alpha2 Is Here – Rob Eisenberg announces the release of the first alpha of Caliburn 2.0, available as three NuGet Packages and featuring a number of changes, features, and lots of hard work from Nigel Sampson and Thomas Ibel
  • Beta Updates to ReSharper 8 and .NET Tools – JetBrains announce a combined refresh of the beta releases of ReSharper, dotCover and dotTrace, with the RTM just round the corner this is the ideal opportunity to try out the new features.

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The Morning Brew #1492

Posted by on 25 Nov 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Viasfora v1.1 Published // Winterdom – Tomas Restrepo shares the latest version of Viasfora, a Visual Studio extension which provides a number of capabilities not present in the core IDE. This release addresses issues with Visual Studio 2013 and adds a new feature, Rainbow Parentheses which colour each matching set of parentheses a different colour making matching them up easier.
  • Visual Studio Updates – Survey – Phil Lee, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio team invites you to give feedback on the quarterly updates to Visual Studio in this short survey.

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The Morning Brew #1491

Posted by on 22 Nov 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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The Morning Brew #1490

Posted by on 21 Nov 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • The Mature Optimization Handbook – Carlos Bueno shares the ‘Mature Optimization Handbook’ a free eBook from FaceBook available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats. The book is based upon an internal FaceBook training class on performance and optimisation and is sure to be an interesting read.
  • Declare Don’t Tell – Phil Haack continues his discussion of declarative code and reduction of control statements with a look at an example using the Reactive Extensions to perform a simple sounding use case which is elegant when solved in a reactive / functional way, and surprisingly difficult in procedural code.
  • 30 Days of TDD – Day 23 – Mocking – FROM THE FUTURE! – James Bender presses on with his series looking at Test Driven Development from first principles. In this post James continues to look at mocking, and delves into some of the premium features of JustMock
  • Collection Asserts with NUnit – Jakub Chodounsky takes a look at the collection assert capabilities of NUnit
  • Unit tests for HttpClient using HttpMessageHandler – Abhishek Anand explores writing tests for HTTP Client based code, looking at using capturing the messages and preventing them going over the wire.
  • Discovering .NET Open Source: up-for-grabs.net – Keith Dahlby shares a simple site which aims to collect together links for ‘up for grabs’ bugs and feature request from .NET Open Source Projects. These ‘up for grabs’ issues provide the ideal way for a developer to get started and get involved with an Open Source project.
  • Hello Minty, Minty: The First Steps & Minty: Defining the Model – Rob Conery kicks off a new series looking at building a Node.JS based blogging engine, sharing his process as he goes. The source accompanying the series is available, and Rob is keen to get others involved in the project.
  • Properties vs. Methods – Abhishek Anand explores some of the issues and considerations surrounding the decision to use properties or methods for a particular piece of functionality.
  • How much data can you put on VSOnline? – Brian Harry discusses the amount of data which you can successfully manage within Visual Studio Online, sharing some numbers from some of the biggest tenants of the service.

The Morning Brew #1489

Posted by on 20 Nov 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Time to get the WCF Data Services 5.6.0 RTM Tools – Glenn Gailey highlights the release of the WCF Data Services 5.6.0 RTM Tools, resolving an issue which prevented installation due to certificates, discussing why you should get the tooling in addition to the NuGet packages.
  • Announcing FogJS for Windows Azure with Node.js – Daniel Mohl shares FogJS, a library based on Fog (for F#) which makes it easy to interact with the Windows Azure APIs for Blob Storage, Table Storage, and the Service Bus from JavaScript code.

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