- Announcing RTM of ASP.NET Identity 2.0.0 – Pranav Rastogi announces the RTM release of ASP.NET Identity 2.0, available now as NuGet packages and featuring Two Factor Authentication, account lockout, confirmation, password reset, and lots more.
- Open Source and Microsoft Developer Tools & Changes in the Microsoft MVP Program – MVPs for Open Source Contributions – Somasegar and Scott Hanselman discuss the growing importance of Open Source at Microsoft, and some of the things they are doing to recognise community contributions to open source projects. This is great news for the .NET Ecosystem, and the development community.
- Successful IoC container usage – Jimmy Bogard discusses how IoC Containers, like any other tool, can be misused and make things worse, and discusses some things you should do to ensure that you are getting benefits out of the use of IoC.
- ASP.NET Web API exception logging with Raygun.io – Filip W takes a look at the WebAPI IExceptionLogger interface, and looks at how you can go about hooking it up to capture exceptions in Raygun.io.
- When to use Tuples in C# – ‘Cellfish’ echos some of my thoughts on Tuple usage in C# discussing when he considers them to be useful, and where actual classes are better.
- Durandal and Object.defineProperty – K.Scott Allen discusses the Durandal project, looking at how his favourite part, the Observable plugin, makes use of Object.defineProperty under the covers
- Nancy and the case of the camel – Christiaan Baes highlights a significant (deliberate) breaking change made in the Nancy Framework in the 2.2 release – one to be aware of before updating those NuGet references.
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