• Babylon.Toolkit 1.0.4 – The Babylon Toolkit, a 3D toolkit for Silverlight 5, gets an update, taking its version number to 1.0.4. This new release includes an number of new visual effects, a basic particle rendering system which is handled on the GPU, a number of bug fixes, and a number of other great features.
  • TombstoneHelper V2.0 released #wp7dev – Matt Lacey announces the release of TombstoneHelper v2.0. This library adds a number of extension methods to the base PhoneApplicationPage which provide an easy way of maintaining the state of your Windows Phone 7 application when the application is closed. The version 2 release includes a number of enhancements which mean that more of the state of your application is maintained.
  • Stylecop a.k.a. StyleCop 4.5 RC5. – Tatworth highlights the latest StyleCop release which adds some neat ReSharper integration optionally having StyleCop set ReSharper’s default setting to being the same as StyleCop meaning that it is easier to make the code your write compatible with the StyleCop ruleset



  • Kent .Net/SQL User Group 14/06/2011 – Tuesday 14th June sees the Kent .NET / SQL Server usergroup welcome Nathan Gloyn and Seb Lambla for an evening containing two talks. Nathan will be delivering his well recieved ‘Is your Code SOLID?’ session exploring the Solid Principles, and Seb will be talking on ‘Building Composite Applications with OpenRasta 3’
  • SQL South West – June meeting – The SQL South West Usergroup will be meeting on Thursday 16th June, where the group will be having a live meeting session with SQL Server MVP Aaron Nelson who will be looking at using PowerShell with SQL Server. For more details, contact the group organiser

Windows 8 Developer Reactions

The Windows 8 Announcement and Demos last week have sparked quite a reaction in the Developer Community – here are some of the posts on this subject which crossed my feed reader this morning: