Big weekend round up edition today, although I suspect the rest of the week may be a little quieter due to the MSDN and TechNet blog platform upgrade meaning comments and posting on blogs hsoted there will be offline all week – more information here


  • ReSharper PowerToys gone OSS – Hadi Hariri highlights the release of the ReSharper PowerToys under an open source license hosted on CodePlex, and talks a little about the remaining work in the project.
  • mvcturbine – Release: Release 2.1 for MVC2 – Javier Lozano releases the RTM of MVC Turbine 2.1 for ASP.NET MVC 2 (with a previous release targetting MVC1). 2.1 adds a few new features to interact with the IServiceLocator, along with upgrades to the templates to add support for VS2010 and MVC2
  • RequireJS 0.11 Released; Ready for jQuery – Ajaxian highlights the work by James Burke on RequireJS, a script loader for JavaScript which in this latest release has a number of the features required to be a jQuery script loader.
  • You wouldn’t drink 9 year old milk would you? – Jim Duffy highlights the latest Microsoft marketing campaign to encourage users to upgrade their browser to later versions of Internet Explorer from the now 9 year old Internet Explorer 6.
  • Rex integrates Pex – Jonathan "Peli" de Halleux highlights the announcement by Nikolai Tillmann that he has integrated the Rex regular expression exploration tool into Pex to allow Pex to understand regular expressions which will be included in the next Pex release.



  • Worldwide Web Camps – Scott Guthrie highlights the Microsoft sponsored Web Camp events taking place across the globe over the next month. The events are free to attend, and there are still spaces available at some of the events where you will be able to learn about the latest ASP.NET 4, MVC2 and Visual Studio 2010 features for Web Development
  • My Talks in London: The F# User Group & At Progressive.NET – Rob Pickering gave two talks last week at Skills Matter for the London F# Usergroup and Progressive.NET events both on F#, with the Progressive.NET talk being 4 hours. Videos of both talks are available .
  • Skillsmatter Progressive .NET Tutorials May 12-14th 2010 – Mike Hadlow also spoke at the Progressive.NET event in London on his specialist subject of Castle Windsor, and once again, his talk is available as video.
  • Linked .Net Users Group – Presentations – Scott Guthrie Talks Shop V – The recording from last week’s Linked In .Net Usergroup event which was the 5th ‘Scott Guthrie talks shop’ event where Scott Guthrie takes questions from the audience on all things Microsoft .NET