- The SQL Server Team announce the release of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 which includes all the fixes up to and including Cumulative Update 5.
- Microsoft Research releases Graph Engine 1.0, which was formerly known as Trinity, a distributed, in-memory, large graphing processing engine.
- Ron Cain announces the open sourcing of WCF with a new project bringing a subset of WCF functionality to .NET Core.
- Jeffrey Fritz discusses the changes in budnling in ASP.NET 5 with Where did my ASP.NET bundles go?
- rahulsahay20 continues a series of posts looking at ASP.NET 5, exploring the framework/CLR and providing support for its use.
- Vincent Mave Durano also provides a good overview of the new features of ASP.NET 5, covering the various important aspects of the new framework.
- Colin Angus Mackay discusses the importance of Unit Testing and Code Coverage walking through how to set it up as part of your Team City Build process.
- Jonathan Allen continues his series looking at the proposals for new C# Features, exploring proposal 119, which covers Method Contracts allowing you to add further conditions to the parameters and returns of a method.
- Tobiah Marks has a nice introductory guide to the Visual Studio Code IDE.
- Ricardo Peres shares another lesser known feature of NHibernate, Calculated Properties.
- James Michael Hare challenges us all with another little puzzler, Validate a Sudoku Board.
- Nicholas C Zakas talks about the bunny theory of code and why he places a very high value on what ends up checked in to a source code repository.
- Dino Esposito talks about ASP.NET SignalR: Old-fashioned Polling, Just done Better.
- Lucian Wischik shares the second part of a series looking at building Windows 10 applications with VB.
- Ricardo Peres highlights a great ‘book a day’ offer from the folks over at Packt Publishing, where they are giving free access to a different title every day.
- Steve Michelotti discusses getting the lightweight Visual Studio Code IDE to be able to execute Node.JS using the Task Runner functionality.
- Michael Crump takes a getting started look at the newly open sourced JustDecompile Engine from Telerik.
- Bill Wagner talks about why VB is 1-based and C# is 0-based in his latest blog posting.
- Peter Vogel talks about what is new in Visual Basic 14 for Visual Studio 2015, all of which were vast improvements to Visual Studio (if you ask me)
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