- Announcing preview of Microsoft.AspNet.Identity 2.0.0-beta1 – Pranav Rastogi announces the latest preview (beta1) release of the Microsoft.AspNet.Identity Framework. This release adds in support for two factor authentication, along with addressing reported bugs, and is available from NuGet as a preview package.
- EF 6.1.0 Beta 1 Available &Preview of Dynamic Data Provider and EntityDataSource Control for EF6 – Rowan Miller announces the availability of Beta 1 of Entity Framework 6.1, a new feature release which brings with it a number of new features, and also announces the release of a preview of ASP.NET DynamicData and EntityDataSource control whcih works with Entity Framework 6
- Oracle software on Microsoft Azure gets a general availability date – Sudhirh highlights the news aout general availability of Oracle software on the Windows Azure platform.
- AngularJS–Part 12, Multi language support – Gabriel Schenker continues his series looking at all aspects of Angular JS development exploring the platforms multi-lingual support in this detailed 12th post in the series.
- String concatenation, string.Format and StringBuilder – Bill Wagner discusses best practices for working with strings and the role of the string builder, and performance of Concat.
- C# synchronization blocks containing await or how to lock a block with an await – Sanjeev Dwivedi takes a look at using locks with code which contains Async / Await operations, and highlights a solution to his problem from Stephen Toub.
- "The Cloud Never Goes Down", Azure SLAs and other availability trivia – Troy Hunt continues his series of posts on cloud technologies with a discussion of availability and the SLA offered on cloud hosting.
- Example of just-in-time design : Refactor to Open-Closed – Pawel Bejger discusses just in time development, minimising any over design, and looks at refactoring to the open-closed principle afterwards.
- Meetings – Last Ever Meeting: Double Bill with Mark Rendle – Monday 3rd March 2014 sees a sad day for Bristol’s .NET Developer Network, with their final meeting ever featuring a double session from Mark Rendle with session on "AngularJS & TypeScript" and "History of Programming, Part 1".
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