• WCF Data Services 5.4.0 Release – The WCF Data Services Team announce the release of WCF Data Services 5.4.0, a release being made as NuGet Packages only. The release includes all the features discussed in the pre-release versions including Client deserialization/serialization hooks, Atom improvements, and a bunch of bugfixes
  • Introducing the dotPeek 1.1 EAP – The JetBrains team announce the release of their Early Access Preview of dotPeek 1.1 which includes a number of new decompilation features, including the ability to export an assembly to a full Visual Studio Project.
  • New on modern.IE: Free VM Downloads, Windows 8 QuickStart Kits, Enhanced Code-Scanning Tools, and More – The Internet Explorer team discuss the latest batch of updates to the website, including updated virtual machine images, improved accessibility issue detection tools, and an offer (sadly expired already) of a free copy of parallels for Mac users with a donation to charity (hopefully this offer will return soon).


  • Monads, part twelve – Eric Lippert rounds out his series on monads with a look at the SelectMany operator in LINQ, and short conclusion to the series in three main points.
  • Understanding .NET Garbage Collection – Tsvetomir Y. Todorov gives a short introduction to the .NET Garbage collection process, an often forgotten about part of the CLR, mostly because it usually ‘just works’
  • Background Tasks in Async Methods – Matt Hamilton discusses Fire and Forget method calls which are kicked off from within awaited code, looking at the compiler warning you get when doing this, and looking at ways around this warning.
  • ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms Features – Model Binding – Dan Wahlin continues his series of posts looking at some of the new features in ASP.NET 4.5, exploring Model Binding in ASP.NET Web Forms code.
  • Angry Birds of JavaScript: Black Bird – Backbone – Elijah Manor continues his Angry Birds inspired front-end architecture series with a look at the use of Backbone.js to structure your front end code, giving an overview/introduction to its use


  • Transfer of Ownership of DDD South West Limited – Guy Smith-Ferrier gives an update on the process of handing over the reins of DDD South West – If haven’t already I’d like to thank Guy for all his efforts with DDD South west – I’ve enjoyed all of the events to date, and am proud to say that it was the first conference I spoke at and I’m really pleased to see that things seem to be in place to continue in the future