• Extended WPF Toolkit – using the BusyIndicator – Brian Lagunas discusses the best practices use of the BusyIndicator control from the Extended WPF Toolkit in WPF applications, looking at its use in Multithreaded environments, exploring some of the common problems people encounter.
  • Teams in Visual Studio 11, the basics. – Clemens Reijnen discusses some of the basics of working in Teams using the Visual Studio 11 Developer Previews of Team Systems
  • Cool stuff in FubuMVC No. 2: Action Conventions – Chad Myers continues his series looking at some of the neat things that are contained inside FubuMVC, exploring how the action conventions actually work, looking at how the framework searches for implementations in your code.
  • New solution explorer feature in visual studio11 developer preview – Jalpesh P. Vadgama discusses some of the improvements in Solution navigation in the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview with the new Solution Explorer
  • New Line of Business Features in Silverlight – Ancestor RelativeSource Binding – Dan Wahlin continues his discussion of the improvements for Line of Business developers available in Silverlight 5, looking at how Ancestor Relative Source Binding can help make more things bindable in your XAML
  • Lazy Entities and Virtual Members – Ricardo Peres continues his exploration of NHibernate with a short discussion of the requirement for properties to be marked as virtual in NHibernate mapped entities to support Lazy loading, along with highlighting a configuration setting which can be used to override this requirement.
  • First(OrDefault) Vs. Single(OrDefault) – Colin Mackay discusses the subtle but important difference between the LINQ First (or FirstOrDefault) and the Single (or SingleOrDefault) methods, showing how you should be careful in choosing which to use to avoid unexpected exceptions
  • Intel’s Parallel Extensions for JavaScript – Ajaxian highlights an interesting project from Intel looking at tieing JavaScript to some of the OnChip features of their processors to boost performance and provide parallelism and multi core support.