• ASP.NET MVC 3 Release Candidate 2 – Phil Haack highlights the latest ASP.NET MVC 3 release. Release Candidate 2 fixes the incompatibilities with Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta along with an array of other fixes and improvements, along with resolving the naming mismatch between View and ViewModel properties. This Release window also includes an update to NuGet, available via the Extension Manager.
  • Announcing ASP.NET MVC 3 (Release Candidate 2) – Scott Guthrie does his usual detailed release overview on ASP.NET MVC 3 Release Candidate 2 looking at what’s new in the release, sharing code samples illustrating these features.
  • jQuery UI 1.8.7 – The jQuery UI Team announce the release of jQuery UI 1.8.7 their 7th maintenance release which brings support for jQuery 1.4.4 along with a suite of bug fixes and improvements to a variety of controls.
  • .NETTER Code Starter Pack v1.0.beta Released – Mohammad Ashraful Alam announces the beta release of the .NETTER Code Starter Pack 1.0. This code pack contains Visual Studio 2010 projects which illustrate a variety of different technologies in use, including Azure, WCF, MEF, Silverlight, Sharepoint, etc.


  • ViewBag dynamic in ASP.NET MVC 3 – RC 2 – Hajan takes a look at the newly named ViewBag feature of the ASP.NET MVC 3 RC2 release which allows dynamic data to be passed through to the view using the .NET 4 dynamic functionality.
  • Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta IIS Express Integration – Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi discusses the integration of IIS Express and Visual Studio which is now supported in the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta release, showing it in operation and discussing its use.
  • VS2010 SP1: T4 no longer locks assemblies in memory – GarethJ looks at another of the VS2010 SP1 improvements, looking at how shadow copying has been brought into T4 to avoid locking assemblies.
  • An Explosion of Alternative Web Frameworks – Mike Hadlow gives a nice round up of the various alternative web frameworks available on the .NET Platform, giving a brief overview of Manos, Nancy, Kayak, OWIN, and Nina.
  • C# Domain-Driven Design Sample Released – Artur Trosin shares a .NET equivalent of the Java Domain Driven Design Sample application built on top of the .NET Framework 3.5, using ASP.NET MVC2, WCF, NHibernate, Rhino Commons, SqlLite, Windsor, MvcContrib, WPF, Moq, NUnit, and Log4Net, providing a good sample to explore to see these technologies in use.
  • Fluent-Style Programming in JavaScript
    – Chris Sells takes a look at Linq like operations in JavaScript using features provided by the language and frameworks link jQuery.
  • Writing a Compiler in C#: Parsing, Part 4 – Sasha Goldshtein continues his series on building a compiler for a custom language in C#, continuing the exploration of parsing with a code heavy post looking at a parser implementation.
  • WP7 Code: Mocking Event Streams with IEnumerable – Dragos Manolescu shows how you can mock the IObservable event stream from things like the WP7 accelerometer by using the IObservable / IEnumerable duality.
  • WCF Web APIs Roundup – Volume 1 – The WCF Team share a great collection of links regarding the WCF Web APIs, some of which have been featured here, but also highlighting some others I’ve missed.
  • Deployable dependencies in Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta – Gunnar Peipman takes a look at another Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta feature which allows you to add deployable dependencies providing a way for component vendors to package up their runtime requirements for deployment.
  • Adventures in Mono – Rob Ashton shares his initial experiences of .NET on Linux via the Mono Project, talking about getting setup, compiling some large projects he cares about (like RavenDB), debugging problems with the Mono build, and fixing his first Mono bug.
  • Back to Basics: Why Unit Testing is Hard – John Sonmez continues his back to basics series with a look at unit testing, discussing why Unit Testing is so difficult, the costs of unit testing, and looking at the different levels of unit testing that are possible


  • Calling All Belgian Developers – Davy Brion looks to kick start the .NET / Alt.Net and wider developer movement in Belgium, looking to arrange events for the sharing of best practices, discussions of the work people are doing.