- Jeremy Epling announces the Git Credential Manager for Windows 1.0, which replaces the WinStore credential manager.
- Rob Dolin guest posts on the .NET Foundation blog announcing the release of Open Live Writer, an open source version of Windows Live Writer. Scott Hanselman also announced the Open Live Writer too.
- Ed Price highlights the improved debugging features of the latest releases of Visual Studio Code.
- geoffgr wrote part 4 on dissecting the Visual Studio Load Test Results Database. Be sure to read the prior 3 parts as well!
- Ed Price highlights another improved feature in Visual Studio Code, syntax highlighting, which brings compatibility with TextMate themes.
- Charles Sterling shares some useful getting started content for the Manual Testing, Test Automation, and Load Testing features of Visual Studio 2015.
- Mike Hadlow discusses the level of aptitude it takes to be a good Software Developer, and discusses the recent initiatives to increase the number of skilled people in this area.
- Matt Watson takes a look at some of the different classes of tools available to ASP.NET Developers to help performance test, diagnose and improve your application.s
- Eric Lippert continues his adventure looking at working with rational numbers, creating a type to store rational numbers and how to implement math operations on the new type and looking at generating approximations to the actual required number in the form of a fraction.
- Matt Warren talks about the past year with .NET moving large parts of its framework to open source.
- Stacey Haffner highlights the new support policy for .NET Framework Versions starting in January 2016, where support ends for versions 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1.
- Jimmy Bogard takes a look at the new features of C# 6, exploring the improvements to auto properties.
- Michael Kropat shares an excellent post which easily explains the difference between different HTTP Status codes and helps you choose the correct one for your use case.
- Eric Gunnerson continues his series looking at TDD/Design, discussing the use of Mocking libraries to support your TDD activities.
- Steve Faulkner appeals to developers to remember to use ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Application) to improve the meaning of standard HTML features when used in the context of an application.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s links. Which ones caught your attention?
Please PM me if you have anything of interest for the next issue, and happy reading! - cpradio