• EF6 Alpha 2 Available on NuGet – Rowan Miller announces the availability of Entity Framework 6 Alpha 2, outlining the changes since the Alpha 1 release, looking at the general new bits in EF6 and discussing what the teams next steps are.


  • Entity Framework 6: Alpha2 Now Available – Scott Guthrie also highlights the release of the Second Alpha of Entity Framework 6, and give a peek at some of the new features, sharing short discussions of async support, custom conventions, and the community involvement in this project.
  • Comparing two techniques in .NET Asynchronous Coordination Primitives – Scott Hanselman discusses the benefits of getting code reviewed, and discusses some lessons learned about coordinating access to critical sections of code.
  • Taking responsibility – Eric Lippert discusses the use of the fixed keyword to inform the garbage collector that it is not allowed to move a certain block of memory around, discussing its role in working with unmanaged code, and some of the considerations in its use
  • Hello world, with Knockout JS and ASP.NET MVC 4! – Amar Nityananda takes us on a step by step worked example looking at the use of ASP.NET MVC4 with Knockout.JS and Entity Framework to create a sample application demonstrating some of the capabilities of Knockout.
  • Running SignalR on Mono – Filip Ekberg works through the process of getting up and running with SignalR on the Mono Platform with Apache
  • Nancy and VB.Net &Nancy and VB.Net: getting data in your page – Christiaan Baes follows on from previous explorations of other Web Platforms taking a look at NancyFX for building web applications using VB.NET, getting up and running with a hello world example before moving on to look at retrieving data into the page.
  • Complete Guide to Windows Phone StringFormat Binding – Matthias Shapiro shares a post looking at the use of StringFormat expressions in your data binding on the Windows Phone platform, showing a number of common use cases which demonstrate its usefulness in both the creation and formatting of output.