Maintenance work went well last night and things were only offline for a short while. Sorry if it caused anyone any inconvenience. Enjoy your weekend everyone
- Announcing the 0.3.0-beta preview of Microsoft Azure WebJobs SDK – Pranav Rastogi announces the release of the latest beta preview of the 0.3.0 Microsoft Azure WebJobs SDK, now supporting triggers on the Azure Service Bus, improved bindings, support for cancellation tokens, shutdown notifications and much more
- In Process Http Server for Integration Test Faking with Owin, Katana, and WebAPI – Jason Roberts discusses the use of OWIN to host web applications in process allowing end to end testing of the application as a ‘real’ website without incuring the performance drain of traveling over the network stack making your test faster.
- Profiling ASP.NET vNext using dotMemory and dotTrace – Maarten Balliauw takes a look at how JetBrains dotTrace and dotMemory allow you to profile ASP.NET vNext Applications
- Exceptions exist for a reason – use them! – John V Petersen discusses the best practices when using exceptions in your code, illustrating with a practical example.
- Nuget Dependencies and latest Versions – Rick Strahl discusses how he uses NuGet to distribute how WestWind libraries, and talks about the versioning and dependency management, along with some pitfalls.
- Compatible Encryption/Decryption for Windows Store Apps and Full .NET Framework – We all know that encryption is important in our applications in this day and age, and David Browne shares a useful library for equaliising the differences between Window Store Apps and Full .NET applications encryption APIs making it easy for you to encrypt on the app and server using the same code.
- Why I hate the word "Pragmatic" and other rants – Jeremy D Miller shares thoughts on developer communication and how he would like to ban certain words and phrases from discussions
- Release Notes Are Hard – Timothy Klenke is also discussing communication, taking a look at what good release notes should contain, and how we can go about preparing them
- Webinar Recording: Merging Refactored Code – ReSharper Meets SemanticMerge – JetBrains share the recording of this weeks Webinar where Matt Ellis and Pablo Santos look at a number of refactorings using ReSharper, and look at how SemanticMerge copes with merging the changes in a language aware way