- The Reactive Extensions for .NET 2.2.4 Released – The Reactive Extensions Team announce a minor update to the Reactive Extensions for .NET which includes support for Windows Universal Libraries, and performance improvements for ReplaySubject.
- ODataLib 6.3.0 Release – LeoHu1 and the OData Team announce the release of ODataLib 6.3.0 which includes support for writing delta responses, referencing of external models, and much more, along with a fix to support for serialization of NaN, INF and -INF floating point numbers.
- Toastr 2.0.2 Now Available on NuGet, Bower and CDNJS – John Papa announces the release Toastr 2.0.2, along with giving a short update on the projects status. This release adds imple ARIA Reader support and support for SASS, along with a number of bugfixes
- Westwind Application Configuration Updates – Rick Strahl gives an update on his Application Configuration Library whcih has been released under a MIT license since 2013 after being separated from his Application toolkit.
- Lowering in language design, part one – Eric Lippert kicks off a new series of posts discussing the concepts of lowering in programming language design, discussing the concept of ‘height’ in language features, and looking at what low and high level features look like.
- F#22 : Abstract classes / Overriding Methods / Implementing Interfaces – Sacha Barber continues the Object Oriented Programming section of his F# Series with a look at the implementing of Abstract Classes, Interfaces and method overrides in F#
- Azure: 99.95% SQL Database SLA, 500 GB DB Size, Improved Performance Self-Service Restore, and Business Continuity – Scott Guthrie discusses the latest batch of SQL Database Support features on the Windows Azure Platform.
- Domain modelling with Entity Framework scorecard – Jimmy Bogard takes a look at how well Entity Framework allows you to encapsulate your domain bodel when it is used as a persistence mechanism, comparing the support and techniques to his older methods for working with NHibernate backed domain models.
- WCF Performance Tuning – The Low Hanging Fruits
– Tarun Arora takes a look at how we can improve the performance of our WCF based services with some simple methods of optimising the performance.
- JSON Web Tokens, OWIN, and AngularJS – Mike Hadlow discusses his latest project and the stack they used, along with discussing in detail how JSON Web Tokens were used to provide authentication between Angular, NancyFx and OWIN.
- Creating Custom AngularJS Directives Part I – The Fundamentals – Dan Wahlin kicks of a look at creating your own AngularJS directives, looking at the construction of two basic directives, and giving a good grounding in the key concepts.
- Seven Reasons to Love Duck Angular – Kyle Hodgson discusses the use of Duck Angular, a framework to help test AngularJS DOM interactions
- Sheffield .NET User Group – The Sheffield .NET User Group are meeting tomorrow, 1st May, for a Code Kata event where the group will tackle various programming problems.