• ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source – Scott Guthrie announces the big news today, that the ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API and Razor view engine are being released as open source, on CodePlex using the new Git functionality, and will be taking community contributions which will be reviewed by Microsoft for potential inclusion in future versions
  • ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages v2 (Razor) now all open source with contributions – No ASP.NET announcement is complete without at least 2 posts from people called Scott, and Scot Hanselman shares his take on the announcement in this post, discussing what the release in for open source form means to developers, and how it fits in with the wider ASP.NET ecosystem.
  • Visual Studio Ultimate Roadmap – Jason Zander shares some of his insight into the Visual Studio Ultimate road map, following up on his DevConnections session in blog form.
  • Announcing a Build Service for Team Foundation Service – Brian Harry announces a new Build Service for Team Foundation Service on Azure. This allows you to use a pool of Microsoft managed build machines to perform your build on the hosted Windows Azure version of TFS


  • ASP.NET Web API – Screencast series Part 6: Authorization – Jon Galloway wraps up his six part screencast series looking at various aspects of the ASP.NET Web API, with part 6 exploring authentication, and the use of the built in Authorisation Filter.
  • ASP.NET Security Extensibility Whitepaper Published – Tom Dykstra highlights a new whitepaper from Stefan Schakow which focuses on a number of security related features in ASP.NET 4, and how the request validation process changes between .NET 2 and .NET 4.
  • IQueryable<T> is Tight Coupling – Mark Seemann discusses how the use of IQueryable as your API can result in tight coupling of code which consumes the API to that of the underlying implementation behind the API.
  • 5 1/2 F# features every C# programmer should lust after – Ivan Towlson shares a look at some of the tasty features in the F# language that developers who program in C# should be lusting after, showing off some great F# features which don’t exist on the C# side of the .NET fence.
  • Providing Synchronous / Asynchronous Flexibility With jQuery.when – Derick Bailey takes a look at the jQuery.when functionality and how it allows you to support both asynchronous and synchronous code without having to care which you are actually dealing with.
  • "An Omega Geek’s Guide to Learning PowerShell" – Greg Duncan highlights a post from Howard van Rooijen which gathers together a great collection of resources regarding all aspects of PowerShell scripting, including blogs, whitepapers, webcasts, books, tooling, guides – you name it it’s there.
  • Steganography – Hiding data in plain site – I’ve always enjoyed the ideas of Steganography, right from invisible ink as a child, and this interesting CodeProject article from Phoenix Roberts discusses the art of hiding data inside pictures