• ReSharper 6.1 EAP for Visual Studio 11 – Hadi Hariri highlights an updated installer for the ReSharper 6.1 EAP which brings with it the ability to integrate the EAP release with Visual Studio 11.


  • C#/.NET Little Wonders: The Generic Func Delegates – James Michael Hare continues with this long running series of posts looking at various less well known features of the .NET Framework and C# Language. This post concerns the use of the Func<> Delegates, discussing their use in code, how Co/Contra-variance effects them, and examining some of their uses.
  • PLINQ Queries That Run in Parallel in .NET 4.5 – Igor Ostrovsky discusses how and why certain PLINQ queries actually run sequentially, and how the .NET Framework 4.5 improves on the detection and ability to run queries in parallel.
  • New in .NET 4.5: ThreadLocal.Value – Igor Ostrovsky also discusses the use of ThreadLocal<T> value container, available in .NET 4, and highlights a new addition to this type in 4.5 which allows access to all values ever stored in a ThreadLocal.
  • 31 Days of Mango | Day #10: Network Information – Jeff Blankenburg continues his 31 days of Mango series with a look at the NetworkInformation namespace which reveal information abou the network connectivity available and its state on the device.
  • Mango Sample: Local Database Part 1 & Local Database Part 2 – Jerry Nixon also continues his series of Windows Phone Mango samples with a look at storing data in local database on the device, looking at using EF Code First and also at using the visual designer to create your data store.
  • Jasmine-BDD: A Screencast On The Standalone Test Runner – Derick Bailey shares his second screencast on, with this one looking at the use of the Jasmine JavaScript BDD Testing framework, running through the getting started aspects of using Jasmine in this 17 minute screencast.
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Developer Event Simulcast Links – ‘alicerp’ highlights the availability of recordings of 7 sessions from the Windows Phone Camps events, covering development of Silverlight applications and XNA games for the device as well as looking at key concepts like push notifications, tombstoning and multitasking.
  • Is Implementing Continuous Delivery the key to success? – Paul Stack discusses Continuous Delivery as a way of making sure your projects succeed, discussing the benefits, and potential dangers of early and Continuous Delivery. Good discussion in the comments of this one so be sure to read down.