This month highlights: A few announcements for Azure, 1.0 RC release of TypeScript and the .NET Framework reference source website. I also have three excellent videos on Agile automated testing, introduction to project Katana and a talk from Linda Rising on Incentives. Finally, the Patterns & Practices group at Microsoft released a new guidance document on Cloud Design Patterns.
I hope you enjoy this month reading list.
- Azure: ExpressRoute Dedicated Networking, Web Site Backup Restore, Mobile Services .NET support, Hadoop 2.2, and more by Scott Guthrie
- “The Cloud Never Goes Down”, Azure SLAs and other availability trivia by Troy Hunt
- Microsoft has Released a Set of Symbols/Icons to Visually Represent Windows Azure Solutions by Alexandre Brisebois
- Cloud Design Patterns: Prescriptive Architecture Guidance for Cloud Applications Patterns & Practices Reference website
- Download: Free Microsoft Best Practices eBook, “Cloud Design Patterns” by Kurt Shintaku
- Stupid Azure Trick #5 – Got a Penny? Run a Simple Web Site 100% on Blob Storage for a Month – Cost Analysis Provided by Bill Wilder
- Announcing the new Roslyn-powered .NET Framework Reference Source by Scott Hanselman
- A new look for .NET Reference Source by Alok Shriram
- Converting AutoMapper to a Portable Class Library by Jimmy Bogard
- Aspect-Oriented Programming with the RealProxy Class by Bruno Sonnino
- Building Modern Web Apps: (06) Katana Project Channel 9 Presentation: Introduction to project Katana.
- Announcing TypeScript 1.0RC Jonathan Turner
- Introducing Bing Code Search for C# Visual Studio Blog Extension to search for code snippets right inside Visual Studio.
- Metrics-Net project on GitHub by Daniel Crenna Capturing CLR and application-level metrics. So you know what’s going on.
Methodologies, Design and Practices
- So Long, and Thanks for All the Tests by Seb Rose Presentation on Agile test practices.
- Strategic DDD in a nutshell by Jef Claes
- Linda Rising – Incentives: why or why not? by Linda Rising Presentation
- My Secret To Ridiculous Productivity. (I’m Using It Now) by John Sonmez
- Google’s Project Tango phone can turn any room into a game world Gamespot Tech demo video on computer vision.