• jQuery 1.7 Released – The jQuery team announce the release of jQuery 1.7, the latest major version of this JavaScript framework. By now, the library will be available on the Microsoft and Google Content Delivery Networks, and you can also download it directly from the site. The new release brings a new event API, improved performance, better HTML 5 support in older Internet Explorer Version, and mich more.
  • Kinect SDK Beta 2 Release – Lee Stott highlights the release of the Kinect SDK Beta 2, along with the new website and branding for Kinect For Windows.
  • Introducing S#arp Lite …S#arp Architecture’s pompous little sister – Billy McCafferty announces the launch of his new application architecture framework. S#arp Lite is a significantly cut down version of his original S#arp Architecture project, a framework for application development in ASP.NET MVC using NHibernate (and much more). S#arp Lite still achieves this, but with a lot less included in the box.
  • SourceMonitor V3.2.0.208 – Tatworth highlights an updated version of SourceMonitor, a tool for examining source code and gathering metrics for a vast array of languages (including C#, VB.NET, C++, C, Delphi, HTML, and much more)
  • ReSharper 6.1 EAP Opens: Much More than a Bugfix Release – JetBrains announce he opening of the Early Access Program for ReSharper 6.1. This program provides free (time limited) access to early builds of ReSharper 6.1, allowing the team to gather feedback on the changes they are making. The new version already has a number of great looking features to experiment with.
  • Develop with Python in Visual Studio, connect with Kinect and Excel – Dan Highlights the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio 1.1 Alpha release, which brings improved Python support to Visual Studio, supporting CPython and IronPython, including code navigation, REPL window and much more



  • Effective Strategies for Distributed Testing – ThoughtWorks Testing Portal is running a 1 hour webinar on strategies for distributed testing between 1:15 and 2:15pm EDT on Wednesday 9th November, when Anand Bagmar and Manish Kumar will be discussing the best practices for distributed testing and putting them to work