• Glimpse: Open Source Web Development – Elizabeth Ayer announces the exciting news that RedGate are now supporting the development of the Glimpse Server Side Firebug equivalent for ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC. Friend of the Brew Nik – and Anthony, the creators of Glimpse are now employed by RedGate and are able to dedicate their time to the Glimpse Open Source project – I expect exciting things to come from this extra time and support 🙂
  • The Future Of NCrunch – Part 2 – Remco Mulder discusses the future of the NCrunch Project, tooling which allows automated parallel continuous testing in the IDE. Remco discusses the various alternatives for moving NCrunch forward, with commercialisation being the most likely option.
  • Windows Installer XML (WiX) v3.6 Released – Heath Stewart highlights the release of the Windows Installer XML (WiX) version 3.6, pointing to the release announcement for more details of the new bootstrapper Burn and the other new features.
  • What’s new in MonoDevelop 3.0.4 – The MonoDevelop team have released a point release of MonoDevelop 3.0. Version 3.0.4 brings with it improvements across Android deployment, ASP.NET MVC2/3 support, .NET 4.5 project support, and much more.
  • Hate That Gray? Wash It Away! Visual Studio 2012 Color Theme Editor – Ken Cox highlights the release of Matthew Johnson’s Visual Studio 2012 Colour Theme Editor which enabled the customisation of the Visual Studio IDE’s Colour palette allowing you to redefine the appearance of the IDE to your liking



  • Event: Visual Studio 2012 Launch RoadShow – Sarah Lamb highlights the Visual Studio 2012 Launch Roadshow events occurring in cities across the UK, with afternoon events in Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Reading at the beginning of October.