There were quite a few software releases this past week. Ajax Control Toolkit got a much needed update and Visual Studio 2013 is starting to shape up nicely. We are also starting to get into conference time again (or so it seems). I’ve got my ticket to StirTrek which sells out within hours here in Columbus, OH and I hope to catch a few other conferences later this summer/fall.
- Release Explorer for Visual Studio Beta - John R Spinella shares the latest beta of Deployment Explorer which focuses on release management
- Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 3 Released - John Montgomery announces the third CTP release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 which focused on addressing bugs.
- Pickles - An open source living documentation generator brought to us by Jeffrey Cameron and its contributors aims to get perspective on what they should focus on through a short survey.
- Ajax Control Toolkit March 2015 Update - Jeffrey T. Fritz announces the end of a 15 month hiatus since the last significant update was released thanks to a new partnership with DevExpress.
- Brian Harry talks about the future of Team Foundation Version control and Visual Studio Online.
- C# 6.0: Language features and its internal Part 1 - Abhishek Sur kicks off a series looking at the various language features of C# 6 and how they are implemented. Oh and be sure to read Part 2.
- Little Puzzlers: First Non-Repeating Character - James Michael Hare and K Bonneau share some little puzzles to get you started. And if you found that one easy, go ahead and give the Predict the output challenge (C#) one a try!
- dependency injection - a functional way - For those who enjoy coding in F# Carsten wrote about implementing dependency injection.
- DevIQ talks about the Explicit Dependencies Principle and the important of not having your dependencies tightly coupled which ties into a few recent topics we’ve been discussing here at Sitepoint lately.
- Jordan Matthiesen gives a preview of Angular 2 and TypeScript in Visual Studio so you know what to expect.
- The strange case of the Application Pool recycling causing high CPU - Rodney Viana dives into a performance issue the Exchange team recently experienced with their Exchange Web Services.
- Gojko Adzic talks about exploring capabilities, not features when writing exploratory tests to help prevent tunnel vision and lead yourself to better insights on your applications abilities.
- Cellfish talks about how many web services he has run across bleed their HTTP status codes from the controller to the service logic layer and how this violates proper separation.
- dotnetConf - The .NET Community Virtual Conference is returning with a full virtual conference programme on the 18th and 19th of March!