• NHibernate 3.0 released – The NHibernate Team announce the General Availability (GA) release of NHibernate 3.0. This release is the official stable release of the latest generation of the ORM tool, bringing it onto the .NET 3.5 platform. This major new release brings a number of improvements and bugfixes over previous versions, and also includes a few breaking changes outlined in this post.
  • Visual Studio Unit Testing Extensions v1.1.0.0 – Jeremiah Clark announces the release of v1.1.0.0 of his Unit Testing Extensions for Visual Studio. This release includes new assertion statements for dates, collections and strings and now targets the .NET Framework 4
  • Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight – Maor highlights the Native Extension for Microsoft Silverlight, a Code Plex project which brings support for some of the funky Windows 7 features to your Silverlight Applications



  • New UK Visual Studio 2010 Events – Giles of the UK Developer Tools Team highlights a programme of events covering various aspects of the Visual Studio IDE happening over the next 6 months. The events are a mix of in person seminars and Virtual events meaning there is something for everyone.
  • Silverlight Firestarter Keynote and Sessions – John Papa posts a quick access set of links the the videos of the sessions from the Silverlight FireStarter event from last week. The 8 videos are available in a variety of formats and cover all aspects of Silverlight development
  • My RavenDB talk to the Melbourne Users Group – Ayende shares the video (captured by David Burela) of his session on Raven DB recorded at the Melbourne .NET User Group back in November