Dew Drop – August 2, 2012 (#1,376)

My Windows clipboard is not working, so categories and author names are not tweaked as usual. The Miscellaneous category is a bit bloated.


Top Links

Releasing Windows 8 – August 1, 2012 (Steven Sinofsky)


.NET / Visual Studio

Introducing the New Features of F# 3.0 (Unknown Author)

Why TCP is evil and HTTP is king (Oren Eini)

Performance Tips for Asynchronous Development in C# (Unknown Author)

Why does RemoteDatabsaeChanges has DisposeAsync, and other pro dev tips (Oren Eini)

Quick news: Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, Windows Store (Devon Musgrave)

Just the facts, mama… and the first release of Factual C# / .NET driver (Greg Duncan)

Visual Studio Achievements For VS2012 (Karsten Januszewski)

‘Stupid’ Question 12: What is this new attribute [CallerMemberName] in C#? (Iris Classon)

TFS In The Cloud – Source Control (Jonathan Mills)

Point of Views for Windows 8 Published in Visual Studio Magazine (August 2012) (Michael Crump)

Upgrading from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 Overview (Martin Hinshelwood)

Pressing F1 (Help) in Visual Studio 2012 is not a pain anymore. (Rohit Sharma)

Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Complete! (S.Somasegar)


Web Development

Blog Post: Announcing support for ASP.NET WebAPI and KendoUI (Blake Niemyjski)

Adding OpenID authentication to your ASP.NET MVC 4 application (Filip W)

Combining HTML Hypermedia APIs and Adaptive Web Design (Gustaf Nilsson Kotte)

Documenting your ASP.Net Web API’s (John Petersen)

Lean Tools: Refactoring (Giorgio Sironi)

OData Support and HTML Clients in LightSwitch | Visual Studio Toolbox (Robert Green)

Rich JavaScript Applications – the Seven Frameworks (Throne of JS, 2012) (Steve Sanderson)

Taking your HTML controls into Windows 8 Metro (Susan Ibach)


Design / Methodology / Testing

“Top 30 Agile Myths Busted!” – Get Your Free Copy Now (Agile Blog)

Webinar: Introduction to Unit Testing (Avi Kaye)

Too much of a good thing? Enter Kanban (Eric Brechner)

The Retrospective Handbook (Patrick Kua)

The 8 C’s of Agile Coaching (Peter Saddington)


Silverlight / WPF / Windows Phone

Custom Styles and Templates in Windows Phone: HyperlinkButton (Windows Phone Geek)

Daily Windows Phone Development News 31 July 2012 (Windows Phone Geek)

Managing WPF and Prism Modules (Unknown Author)

Daily Windows Phone Development News 1 Aug 2012 (Windows Phone Geek)

Using Entity Framework to Create Databases on Windows Phone Part 2 (Adam Benoit)

SilverlightCream Top 5 News for July 23-29, 2012 (Silverlight Show)

Quick Tip: 32 Bits Per Pixel in Windows Phone App and WPF 4.5 – Part 3 : New Methods of the Dispatcher (jmix90)

Caliburn Micro for WinRT – MVVM Magic Pixie Dust for everyone (Keith P.)

Building a RIA with HTML5, CSS3, JS and KnockoutJS Part 3: MVVM and Databinding (Loek)

Showing the AppBar for HTML Metro Applications in Design Mode using Blend for Visual Studio 2012 (Michael Crump)

2000 WPF Things #615 – Standard Object Lifetime Events for FrameworkElement Objects and #616 – FrameworkElement.Initialized and Loaded Event Order (Sean Sexton)

DirectX 11, Metro and Windows Phone 8 (Toni Petrina)

New control for elegantly picking TimeSpan values on Windows Phone: TimeSpanPicker (Windows Phone Team)

Control Implicit Styles or “Where is My ComboBox.xaml” of RadControls for Silverlight and WPF (XAML Team)


Podcasts / Screencasts / Videos

.NET Rocks! – Jay Schmelzer and Chris Finlan Build HTML 5 Apps with Lightswitch (Carl Franklin & Richard Campbell)

Vance Morrison: Performance and PerfView (Charles Torre)



Oracle Strikes Back with Migration Tool Aimed at SQL Server (Unknown Author)

Examples of using XQuery to update XML Data in SQL Server (Unknown Author)

Performing Unattended Installs of SQL Server 2012 (Unknown Author)

Powering up your SQL Server DBA skills with PowerShell (Greg Duncan)

Book Review: Troubleshooting SQL Server – A Guide for the Accidental DBA (Jes Schultz Borland)

SQL SERVER – Follow up on Beginning NuoDB – Who will Benefit and How to Start – Part 2 and SQL SERVER – 5 Videos from Joes 2 Pros Series Exam Prep Series 70-433 – SQL in Sixty Seconds and SQL SERVER – Beginning of SQL Server Security – Guest Post (Pinal Dave)



SharePoint 2013 Workflow Samples (Andrew Connell)

SharePoint 2013 apps–architecture, capability and UX considerations (Chris O’Brien)



A guided tour of the new (Ed Bott)

SCRIPT: Basic Information About Indexes (Sam Vangas)

Improving Ad performance: Correlating ad activity with feature usage and user behavior (Unknown Author)

Using DELETE CASCADE Option for Foreign Keys (Unknown Author)

Dear JobsBlog: Top Four Overlooked Factors in a Job Search (MS JobsBlog)

Tighten up Your Visual Basic Code with Lambda Expressions (Unknown Author)

Execution Plans … In the Cloud! (Unknown Author)

New in RavenDb Studio 1.2: Scrollable Document Lists, and a Details View (Unknown Author)

Microsoft Platform Ready Test Tool 3.5 (MPR Test Tool) and Kodu Game Lab (MS Downloads)

What is Metro Design? – Metro Design Series Part 1 (Brent Schooley)

How to create a method or constructor overload using CodeRush and How to safely rename a public API member and mark it obsolete (Alex Skorkin)

Announcing YUI 3.6.0 (Allen Rabinovich)

RTM Windows Store is now open for paid apps, company accounts (Antoine Leblond)

Three Years of Software Craftsmanship (Brendan Enrick)

Utilizing and Testing Worker Threads in View Models (Bill)

Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame – Part 1, Overview (Bob Familiar)

SOA, Cloud, and Service Technologies – Part 2 of 4 (Bob Rhubart)

The Verge Mobile Show 010 – July 31st, 2012 (Brendan Murphy)

The Morning Brew #1158 and The Morning Brew #1159 (Chris Alcock)

022 JSJ Node.js on Azure with Glenn Block (Charles Max Wood, Yehuda Katz, Peter Cooper, AJ O’Neal & Jamison Dance)

Windows 8 Developer Links – 2012-08-01 and Windows 8 Developer Links – 2012-08-02 (Dan Rigby)

Kinect Toolbox 1.2 (David Catuhe)

Book about Kinect and Gestures (David Catuhe)

Using a naked domain with a Windows Azure Web Site (David Ebbo)

WinJS Event Aggregators And Observable/Evented Objects (Derick Bailey)

Author news: Free webcast on thread synchronization with Jeffrey Richter (Devon Musgrave)

Author news: David Catuhe releases Kinect Toolbox 1.2 (Devon Musgrave)

Daily News Digest 8/1/2012 and Daily News Digest 8/2/2012 (Silverlight Show)

Azure Tools Belt: Application Auto-scaling Bloc – WASABi (Frank)

Diagraming table relationships with T-SQL (Greg Duncan)

WAS4WS – Windows Azure Services for Windows Server, information and configuration guide (Greg Duncan)

The Irony of Waterfall (Greg Young)

dotTrace Performance 5.2 released! (Hadi Hariri)

New Java Resources for Windows Azure! (Himanshu Singh)

Final Build for VS 2012 – Availability and Launch Dates Ahead (Jason Zander)

Daily Links 01 Aug 2012 (Jax)

Time Management Tips # 11 – 30 Day Sprints (JD Meier)

Why 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential (JD Meier)

Time Management Tips # 12 – Do Something Small (JD Meier)

Time Management Tips #13 – Just Start (JD Meier)

7 Practices for More Effective Meetings (JD Meier)

Introducing – Modern Email for the Next Billion Mailboxes (Jeffrey Meisner)

Creating A Sticky AppBar in Win8 – (Jesse Liberty)

Introducing Microsoft All-In-One Script Framework – IT Pros’ Time Saver (Jialiang Ge)

August Technical Calendar (Jim O’Neil)

The GeekDads Episode #117: It’s Still Fun to Drink the Results (Ken Denmead)

New in 5.0: Google Closure Compiler JSDoc annotations (Konstantin Ulitin)

Meet the People Behind Bing Photos (Larry Larsen)

Defrag Tools: Building your USB thumbdrive | Defrag Tools (Larry Larsen & Andrew Richards)

Hot Apps: MonstaFish, PhotoSynth, LinkedIN, Droplitz Delight, Treasure Face Free | Hot Apps (Laura Foy)

10 Conference Videos for Front-End Developers (Louis Lazaris)

Double Shot #927 (Mike Gunderloy)

Double Shot #928 (Mike Gunderloy)

A critical review of ECMAScript 6 quasi-literals (Nicholas C. Zakas)

What Does A Self-Organizing Team Has To Do with Leadership? (Gil Zilberfeld)

Meet the Author: John Sonmez on Enterprise Library Logging Application Block (Paul Ballard)

Video: Returning Real Values from Mock Objects with Moq (Paul Ballard)

XML Activator (Paul Sheriff)

Reading the output of a command into a batch file variable and How do I find the most recently created file in a directory from a batch file? (Raymond Chen)

Developer promotion network AdDuplex now available for Windows 8 (Rich Edmonds)

Geek Reading July 31, 2012 (Rob Diana)

Geek Reading August 1, 2012 (Rob Diana)

CSLA 4 version 4.5 gets a new logo (Rockford Lhotka)

90 Seconds on The Verge: Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 (Ross Miller)

Accelerating Startups Globally with Windows Azure (S.Somasegar)

Commodore 64 turns 30 (samzenpus)

Productivity vs. Guilt and Self-Loathing (Scott Hanselman)

Building Apps with Napa Office 365 Development Tools (shiju)

Introduction to Windows 8 Metro Part 1: Ebook (Silverlight Team)

How NuGet Could Improve (Paul Stack)

Ninject Mini Tutorial – Part 2 (stefanoric)

Engadget Mobile Podcast 147 – 07.31.2012 (Trent Wolbe)

2/3rds of iOS apps are undownloaded ‘zombie apps’ (Tyler Holman)


More Link Collections

Interesting Finds: August 1, 2012 and Interesting Finds: August 2, 2012 (Jason Haley)