• HTML5 and Same Markup: Second IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers – Dean Hachamovitch of the Internet Explorer Team announces the second preview release of Internet Explorer 9, bringing further performance and standards support improvements, with HTML5 and CSS3 support, and GPU hardware acceleration to give snappy web application performance.
  • AutoMapper 1.1 released – Jimmy Bogard announces the release of AutoMapper 1.1. This release adds support for use in Silverlight 3.0, along with some new functionality, improvements and bugfixes
  • YUI 3.1.1 and YUI 2.8.1 Released – The Yahoo! User Interface Team announce two minor releases of YUI, one on the 2.8 version and the other on the 3.1, principally fixing a possible Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the History functionality, and additionally adding some minor updates to other components in both releases.
  • Enterprise Library 5.0/Unity 2.0 – second batch of deliverables – Grigori Melnik announces the release of the second part of the Enterprise Library 5.0 / Unity 2.0 release, releasing documentation for the whole library, along with Unity 2.0 for both standard CLR applications and Silverlight.
  • NavigateToTest VS extension – Lesnikowski release a simple Visual Studio 2010 extension which takes a convention based approach to navigate between implementation and test code. If this fits your work pattern, it may be a useful addition to your IDE.



  • NxtGenUG Manchester – Refactoring! – The NxtGenUG Manchester celebrate their 1st birthday on MAy 19th with a rescheduled talk from Gary Short on Refactoring using free tools.