• The Mature Optimization Handbook – Carlos Bueno shares the ‘Mature Optimization Handbook’ a free eBook from FaceBook available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats. The book is based upon an internal FaceBook training class on performance and optimisation and is sure to be an interesting read.
  • Declare Don’t Tell – Phil Haack continues his discussion of declarative code and reduction of control statements with a look at an example using the Reactive Extensions to perform a simple sounding use case which is elegant when solved in a reactive / functional way, and surprisingly difficult in procedural code.
  • 30 Days of TDD – Day 23 – Mocking – FROM THE FUTURE! – James Bender presses on with his series looking at Test Driven Development from first principles. In this post James continues to look at mocking, and delves into some of the premium features of JustMock
  • Collection Asserts with NUnit – Jakub Chodounsky takes a look at the collection assert capabilities of NUnit
  • Unit tests for HttpClient using HttpMessageHandler – Abhishek Anand explores writing tests for HTTP Client based code, looking at using capturing the messages and preventing them going over the wire.
  • Discovering .NET Open Source: – Keith Dahlby shares a simple site which aims to collect together links for ‘up for grabs’ bugs and feature request from .NET Open Source Projects. These ‘up for grabs’ issues provide the ideal way for a developer to get started and get involved with an Open Source project.
  • Hello Minty, Minty: The First Steps & Minty: Defining the Model – Rob Conery kicks off a new series looking at building a Node.JS based blogging engine, sharing his process as he goes. The source accompanying the series is available, and Rob is keen to get others involved in the project.
  • Properties vs. Methods – Abhishek Anand explores some of the issues and considerations surrounding the decision to use properties or methods for a particular piece of functionality.
  • How much data can you put on VSOnline? – Brian Harry discusses the amount of data which you can successfully manage within Visual Studio Online, sharing some numbers from some of the biggest tenants of the service.