The Morning Brew #1590

Posted by Chris Alcock on Tuesday 15th April 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Azure Updates: Web Sites, VMs, Mobile Services, Notification Hubs, Storage, VNets, Scheduler, AutoScale and More - Scott Guthrie formally announces the latest batch of updates from the Azure Team, including SSL on websites, Chef and Puppet extensions for Virtual Machines, enhancements for Notification Hubs, mobile services, the GA release of Read Access Geo Redundant Storage along with a couple of other things too!
  • Announcing Multilingual App Toolkit v3.0 - Cameron Lerum announces the release of the Multilingual App Toolkit version 3. This release was actually announced at the Build 2014 conference and support now includes WPF, Winforms, ASP.NET MVC, Store applications, and Windows Phone all with a unified workflow.
  • ODataLib 6.2 release - LeoHu1 and the OData team announce the release of ODataLib 6.2 available on NuGet. This release includes a number of new improvements for Model and Client use cases, along with a new method to generate ServiceDocuments from the EdmModel.

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The Morning Brew #1589

Posted by Chris Alcock on Monday 14th April 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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The Morning Brew #1588

Posted by Chris Alcock on Friday 11th April 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta - Somasegar announce the release of the Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1, providing tool for use in Data Science, support for the Bottle and Flask web frameworks, and install support for installing within express editions of Visual Studio.
  • RyuJIT CTP3 minor fix - Kevin Frei highlights a fix that addresses issues with the RyuJIT CTP3 and PowerShell, released by the team as CTP3b
  • New Azure Websites Region - Southeast Asia - Nir Mashkowski highlights the inclusion of Azure Websites Support in the South-east Asia region

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The Morning Brew #1587

Posted by Chris Alcock on Thursday 10th April 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Introducing dotPeek 1.2 Early Access Program - The JetBrains team announce the opening of the Early Access Programme for dotPeek 1.2, the next version of this free .NET Decompiler which includes a number of ReSharper like navigation features.

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  • Mono and Roslyn - Miguel de Icaza gives a detailed and interesting overview of what the open sourcing of Roslyn means for the Mono world, including a compliant VB.NET implementation on Unix and much more
  • Community Involvement and Roslyn - Bill Wagner discusses the Roslyn open source release, and how the community can use it to gain a better understanding of the platform, and how they can get involved with the project
  • How your feedback is shaping .NET - Immo Landwerth is also discussing community involvement, this time with the .NET Framework, looking back over some of the UserVoice suggestions which have been progressed into features of the Framework and supporting packages.
  • Why does C# use UTF-16 for strings? - Eric Lippert digs into the history behind the string representations in the C# and VB.NET languages, looking at why UTF-16 was chosen
  • Opt in and opt out from ASP.NET Web API Help Page - Filip W looks at the configuration of endpoints involvement with the ASP.NET Web API Help Pages, showing how to control what is included and excluded in the help page output.
  • Improve your JavaScript with Web Essentials and JSHint - David Paquette takes a look at the integration of JSHint into Visual Studio provided by the Web Essentials extension, and looks at how JSHint can help you to improve your JavaScript Code
  • Everything you need to know about the Heartbleed SSL bug - Troy Hunt shares a considered and detailed post about the Hearbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, looking at what the problem is, what might be compromised and what can be done to protect against it.
  • F# 15 : Code Organization (Modules / Files/ Types) - Sacha Barber continues his series on the F# language with a look at how to go about organising code in the F# using different files and modules to contain your F# types

Community

  • Dot Net Notts (Nottingham, England) - A new .NET Usergroup has sprung on to the scene in Nottingham, with their first meeting taking place on Monday 28th April where Richard Conway will be giving a taste of Windows Azure. The group have a number of talks lined up for the next 6 months (friend of the Brew Andrew Westgarth features in May on IIS). Certainly one to watch and get involved in if you are anywhere near Nottingham

The Morning Brew #1586

Posted by Chris Alcock on Wednesday 9th April 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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The Morning Brew #1585

Posted by Chris Alcock on Tuesday 8th April 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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The Morning Brew #1584

Posted by Chris Alcock on Monday 7th April 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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The Morning Brew #1583

Posted by Chris Alcock on Friday 4th April 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Video Tutorial and Screenshots: Windows 8.1 Update 1 - Scott Hanselman gives a taste of the new Windows 8.1 Update 1 release outlining some of the key changes and features introduced - very useful, especially when the update reaches general availability in the next few weeks.
  • Free book from Syncfusion on Visual Studio 2013 Succinctly - Tatworth highlights a free ebook on the Visual Studio 2013 IDE from Alessandro Del Sole and the folks over at Syncfusion.
  • I’m throwing in the towel in FubuMVC - Jeremy D Miller makes the sad announcement that he is ceasing work on the FubuMVC project, sharing some history of the project, along with looking at where he feels it went wrong.
  • Performance Profiling on Windows Phone 8.1 with Visual Studio - Haseeb Ah shares a look at the performance profiling features of the Performance and Diagnostic Hub which now include support for profiling Windows Phone 8.1 applications
  • BUILD Day 2: Keynote Summary - Steve Fox shares a nice summary of the announcements in the Day 2 keynote at Build 2014
  • Sublime is Sublime 12 - Greg Young round out his series of posts looking at the use of Sublime as an IDE for .NET code
  • Orleans - Phil Trelford shares his views on the Orleans Project, announced at Build 2014, comparing it to other actor frameworks, and highlighting the good and bad parts of this new contender.
  • Continuous Javascript Testing with Karma - Eli Weinstock-Herman takes a look at continuous testing of JavaScript code using the Karma framework, walking through the setup, and discussing the experience.

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