Happy New Year everyone, and congratulations to the new and renewed MVPs.


  • NServiceBus 2.5 Released – Udi Dahan announces the release of NServiceBus 2.5, the latest incarnation of this Enterprise Service Bus. This release brings updates, improvements and bugfixes based on real use of V2.0, along with introducing new commercial licensing options and a new product website.
  • "Simple MVVM Toolkit for Silverlight" v1 Release – Greg Duncan highlights a new MVVM framework for Silverlight development from Tony Sneed which has evolved out of real world use cases drawing on and helping to define some pragmatic best practices for work in the MVVM style.
  • Introducing SeleniuMspec – Ashic Mahtab announces his first CodePlex project, SeleniuMSpec, a tool for converting the output of the Selenium IDE into MSpec BDD tests. The project is a work in progress and Ashic is looking for feedback and help with it.
  • Zombie.js: insanely fast, full-stack, headless testing – Assaf Arkin announces Zombie.js, a testing framework for performing headless full stack testing of web applications and their client side code using an expressive JavaScript API



  • European VAN on RavenDB on 11 January 2011 – Jan Van Ryswyck announces the first European Virtual ALT.NET event of the year, featuring Ayende talking about his RavenDB NoSQL database. The event kicks off at8pm GMT on Tuesday 11th January.
  • NxtGenUG – The Black Cats are in Town … – Tuesday 15th February sees Andrew Westgarth take the drip to the Birmingham NxtGenUG Usergroup to deliver a talk on using the IIS SEO Toolkit to help improve your websites search engine ranking.