- Visual Studio Online early adoption period extended! – The Visual Studio Team announce the extension of the early adopters period for Visual Studio Online, now extended to 7th May 2014.
- Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 and Web Essentials – Mads Kristensen discusses the Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2 release and how it effects Web Essentials, along with highligjhting the latest update which works successfully with the new CTP.
- Announcing the release of Dynamic Data provider and EntityDataSource control for Entity Framework 6 – Pranav Rastogi announces the release of the RTM of ASP.NET Dynamic Data and EntityDataSource control for EntityFramework 6, and shares a short guide to getting started with the release.
- A Jasmine Test Adapter for Visual Studio – Danny Tuppeny shares his second Visual Studio Test Adapter Extension which brings Jasmine tests into the Visual Studio Test Runner.
- New JSON editor features in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2 – Anh Phan shares a look at some of the new JSON editing capabilities of Visual Studio 2013 included in the Update 2 CTP release
- New CPU Usage tool in the Performance and Diagnostics hub in Visual Studio 2013 – Dan Taylor takes a look at the CPU usage tool included in the profiling tools after the Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 release, looking at its use in diagnosing performance issues
- Should I be concerned about PDB files ? – CodeProject – Bibhu Dutta discusses the use and role of the Program Database (PDB) files generated by the build process.
- The Four Deadly Sins of LINQ Data Access: Part 2 – Too Many Columns – Adam Anderson discusses the use of projections to control the data being returned when using Linq with an entity data source like Entity Framework to reduce the load on the database
- Cross Platform .NET on the Client Side-Xamarin/Silverlight – Mike Taulty takes a look back over the role of Silverlight in Cross Platform development, inspired by his recent look at the Xamarin platform.
- DDD South West – Call For Speakers – The DDD South West 5 Call for Speakers closes on Saturday 8th March – be sure to get your talk proposals in if you are interested in featuring at the event as a speaker.
- The SQL Server Conference – SQLBits 12 – 17 – 19 Jul 2014 – Telford – The SQLBits team announce the dates and venue for the next SQLBits Conference Event. The event will be taking place on 17th – 19th July 2014 at the The International Centre, Telford, UK