• YUI 3.13.0 Release Candidate 1 – The YUI Team announce the first Release Candidate of YUI 3.13.0. This release is focusing on making significant improvement so the Rich Text Editor, but also includes updates to the Application Framework, buttons and widgets and much more.
  • Using WCF Data Services 5.6.0 with Entity Framework 6+ – The WCF Data Services team announce the release of an updated NuGet package ‘WCF Data Services Entity Framework Provider’ which allows the WCF Data Services 5.6.0 to work with Entity Framework 6+


  • MSDN Magazine – The October edition of MSDN Magazine is now available online with articles looking at the Katana Project, Windows 8.1 Development, a look at dependency injection and Adaptive Access Layers, StyleCop static code analysis along with all the usual columns.
  • Dynamic per-controller HttpConfiguration in ASP.NET Web API – Filip W. takes a look at a less well known feature of WebAPI, the ability to have different configuration for specific controllers, and takes a look at extending this concept to allow runtime choice of configuration
  • Web API 2 Routing Attributes, Part 2 – Eric Vogel shares the second part of his look at ASP.NET WebApi’s new routing attributes in this Visual Studio Magazine article
  • Unit Testing Improvements in ASP.NET Web API – Pablo Cibraro takes a look at some recent improvements to the testability of Web API controllers in the vNext release with the new IHttpActionResult interface
  • Use IIS Application Initialization for keeping ASP.NET Apps alive – Rick Strahl walks through the use of the IIS Application Initialization Module for keeping your ASP.NET Web Applications running at all times giving much better response times for first requests to applications.
  • IE6 Falls Below 5% Market Share, Firefox Down, Chrome Down – Emil Protalinski of TheNextWeb discusses the latest batch of Web Browser adoption statistics with encouraging news for Internet Explorer, and further nails in the IE6 coffin.
  • Using Windows 8 WinRT APIs in .NET Desktop Applications – Andrei Marukovich takes a look at consuming Windows 8 WinRT APIs from within classic desktop applications, illustrating with a look at performing searches, and working with the Accelerometer
  • Safe integers in JavaScript – Dr. Axel Rauschmayer takes a detailed look at the way in which integer numbers are represented in JavaScript and the concept of when such numbers are safe.
  • Quick/Dirty Function Coverage using Windbg – Abhinaba Basu shares a useful tip which gives you some approximation of code coverage by using the Windbg debugger to count when functions are hit