Publishing Snaffu again today….and I’ve only just realised that it didn’t go out – so sorry today’s is a little late 🙁


  • ReSharper 8.0 is Available – JetBrains announce the RTM release of ReSharper 8 the latest evolution of their IDE productivity extension. This release includes support for the Visual Studio 2013 Preview, and adds numerous new features for code navigation, refactoring and writing.


  • Why not allow double/decimal implicit conversions? – Eric Lippert revisits floating point numbers looking at why there can be no implicit conversion between these two number types which on the surface you might think could be converted between,
  • Conventional HTML in ASP.NET MVC: A Primer – Jimmy Bogard continues his discussion of the evolving state of MVC with a look at HTML, Templates and Editors, and shares some details on how he has integrated Fubu into ASP.NET MVC.
  • Pair Programming – Greg Young highlights a controversial article on the cost impact of Pair Programming. I’d seen this article a few days back, but after reading it didn’t want to put in into the brew, and Greg’s post details my concerns nicely.
  • Windows Store tiles and logos done right – Sam Landstrom discusses the importance of having good tile images for your Windows Store applications, being as they are the first impression a user will have of your application.
  • Configuring ASP.NET MVC 5 Login Options – Imran Baloch takes a look at the improved account / login functionality in ASP.NET MVC5 which uses OWIN compatible authentication using identity providers such as Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Visual Studio 2013 Diagnostics Investments – Daniel Moth highlights the various new debugging features of Visual Studio 2013 and highlights the cross team effort which went into the performance and diagnostics hub, as well as sharing links to resources on the new features.
  • Using Kudu to capture hang dumps for Windows Azure Web Sites – Wei Zhao takes a look at utilising Kudu (the engine behind Git Deployment on Azure) to allow you to capture hang memory dumps from your applications in the cloud.