- Announcing RTM of Katana 3 – Vittorio Bertocci announces the RTM release of Katana 3, the Microsoft implementation of the OWIN standard. This release adds in features taking advantage of the .NET 4.5 async / await functionality as well as additional middleware implementations for identity and authentication.
- Announcing the release of Visual F# Tools 3.1.2 – The Visual Studio F# team announce the release of Visual F# Tools 3.1.2 including the latest F# compiler, interactive, runtime and Visual Studio integration. This release includes extended Portable Class Library support for Windows Phone 8.1, non-locking assembly references, publish support for web and Azure projects and much more.
- AdventureWorks 2014 Sample Databases Are Now Available – Jimmy May highlights the release of the SQL Server 2014 versions of the Adventure Works Sample database
- "Localization for .NET Succinctly" – Greg Duncan highlights the latest free e-book in the Succinctly series from SyncFusion, a nice tome on the practices surrounding Localization
- Five Cross Platform Pillars – Miguel de Icaza gives an update on the 5 key areas of cross platform development that the Xamarin platform is aiming to address – currently having handled 4 out of the five
- Part One: Getting Started with Node.js for the .NET Developer – Tomasz Janczuk kicks off a series of posts looking at Node.js from the point of view of a .NET Developer
- A New Package Statistics Warehouse – Jeff Handley and the NuGet Team discuss how they have been working to improve statistics reporting for NuGet Pacakges.
- Fun with the Interns: Shaurya Arora on Designing .NET for NuGet – Beth Massi shares a video interview with Shaurya Arora, a Program Manager Intern at Microsoft who has been heavily involved with the shift of the .NET Framework to being distributed as packages over NuGet.
- VSO is Happy to See You! Project Welcome Pages – Steve Lange highlights a nice new feature on the Visual Studio Online service, which brings the ability to have project welcome pages (aka readme.md) as a part of your project
- ZeroMq # 1: Hello World – Sacha Barber kicks off another series of posts this time looking at ZeroMq, a library written in C which provides an abstraction over the typical socket handling code, and put a more message passing interface over the top.
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