- John Montgomery announces the release of the Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 Release Candidate build which adds further bug fixes, along with some new features for source control plugins, support for Textmate snippets and improvements to application insights.
- Taylor Southwick shares a look at the .NET Compatibility Diagnostics, new tooling which helps you to understand the changes required by different versions of the framework.
- Henrik F Nielsen announces the release of the ASP.NET WebHooks Release Candidate 1, a library which makes it easier to interact with WebHooks both receiving and sending.
- Microsoft Openness Team announces SQL Server is coming to Linux!
- Jeffrey T Fritz announces NuGet 3.4 RC.
- Mehul Harry announces the release of 16.1 of the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit which is now also hosted on GitHub.
- Jaime Gonzalez Garcia continues the series, Lean UX, Atomic Design and Angular - A Flexible Front-end Architecture for Developing Web Applications: Part IV, kicking off the development of the sample application using the traditional way of building an Angular JS application.
- Derick Bailey writes how to create a true singleton in Node.js, using ES6 symbols.
- Kevin Logan highlights a conference session from NDC 2016 where Steve Sanderson discusses building better single page applications in ASP.NET MVC 6.
- Simon Chiaretta shares a video tutorial looking at ASP.NET Core 1.0, discussing installation, creation of command line tools and websites using the new technology stack.
- Hisham Abdullah Bin Ateya continues his series of posts looking at the Localization capabilities of ASP.NET Core 1.0, this time covering pluralization, a feature which isn’t in the framework, but he looks at how to achieve some support using the framework “as is”.
- Martin Kearn shares how to utilize the Stack Overflow API in ASP.NET Core 1.0.
- The ASP.NET Monsters cover the Basics of .NET Core in Episode 13 of their weekly videos.
- Andrew B Hall shows of the experimental .NET Core Debugging abilities in VS Code.
- Jason Yip shares a revised version of an earlier article on the adoption of stand-up meetings as a ritual for agile teams.
- Seb Lambla also discusses the rituals involved in ‘doing Agile’ as the start of a series which will share his experiences with the death of the actual agile processes and the adoption of ‘Agile with a big A’, and how to go about undoing the damage.
- David Starr joins the discussion going around wondering if Agile is still applicable.
- Eric Gunnerson shares two book recommendations for learning more about lean practices in software development, The Goal and The Phoenix Project.
- Elton Stoneman takes a look at running your own private Git ‘Server’ on your machine running from a USB stick giving you portability and backup of your repository with local storage performance.
- Martin Kearn takes a look at the Project Oxford Emotion API which detects emotion sentiments from faces in pictures.
- Jason Hunt shares a short update on the next part of his series looking at development using the Xamarin platform, targeting multiple platforms.
- Jeremy D Miller wrote up a great explanation on the Open/Closed Principle, the ‘O’ in ‘S.O.L.I.D.’.
- Jon Hilton talks about why coupling will destroy your application and how to avoid it.
- Erik Dietrich wrote up a good article on the most important code metrics you’ve never heard of (most likely).
- ASP.NET Monsters also released Episode 14, which talks about Docker, and is well worth a watch.
- The ASP.NET Team had a community standup on March 8th, 2016, their next being on March 15th.
- Sergey Tihon announces a F#ools’ Day Party to be held on April 1st, 2016.
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