• Why is deriving a public class from an internal class illegal? – Eric Lippert discusses how accessibility of types affects the accessibility of types derived from those types, looking at the reasoning behind the decisions of what is and is not allowed
  • Windows Azure Benchmarks Show Top Performance for Big Compute – Bill Hilf discusses the Windows Azure offerings for Big Compute, the new hardware offerings available to make big compute more possible, and discusses how they recently achieved 151.3 TFlops using 8,064 cores on the Azure Platform.
  • Implementing a MapReduce Join with Hadoop and the .Net Framework – Carl Nolan takes a look at how you can implement Map Reduce Joins using Hadoop on the .NET Framework, examining the code for joining, reducing and mapping, doing this in both C# and F#
  • Windows 8 / IIS 8 Concurrent Requests Limit – Scott Forsyth discusses the limitations on IIS 8 on Windows 8 for concurrent requests versus the unlimited (apart from resources) model on Server SKUs, sharing a useful table of the limits for IIS 7.5 and 8 on the various operating systems available.
  • 31 Days of Windows 8 | Day #14: Geolocation – Clark Sell and Jeff Blankenburg continue their exploration of Windows 8 Development, looking at utilising the Geolocation services in applications created with HTML5 / JS and C#/XAML in their respective posts.
  • From No Factory to Factory Method – Marla Sukesh takes us on a journey of a developer implementing the factory method pattern, taking code from a basic non-solid principle version of code to making use of the factory method, and discussing the various decisions along the way in this CodeProject article.


  • Double Shot #1000 – Congratulations to Mike Gunderloy on reaching the 1000 post milestone on his latest daily link blog, ‘Double Shot’. Mike’s previous blog the Daily Grind provided the inspiration for The Morning Brew when he discontinued it after moving to Rails development.
  • NxtGenUG -Event: NuGet for the Enterprise – Tomorrow evening sees Alex Papadimoulis visit the Southampton NxtGenUG for a session on using NuGet in the Enterprise.
  • NxtGenUG – Event: Real World MVC – Monday (19th Nov) sees Guy Smith-Ferrier visit the Coventry chapter of the NxtGenUG for his session on Real World ASP.NET MVC, including a look at getting your application ready for the world using Internationalisation capabilities.