• Big improvements coming to the .NET framework with ASP.NET vNext

    Posted June 24, 2014 - 6:00 am

    The .NET framework is an excellent platform if you’re a developer. Less so if you’re a system administrator. Deployment of .NET applications from the developer’s machines to a server environment just about always leads to a yellow screen of death while you sort out version and configuration issues. With ASP.NET vNext, things are about to get a whole lot better.
  • ASP.NET MVC 5 brings attribute based routing

    Posted October 23, 2013 - 12:00 am

    Microsoft has been busy the past couple weeks. Hot off the heels of the .NET framework 4.5.1 release comes the launch of Visual Studio 2013, Entity Framework 6, MVC 5, WebApi 2, and more. One of the most subtle new features in MVC 5, attribute routing, is also one of the best improvements.
  • Serve more sites faster with ASP.NET App Suspend

    Posted October 16, 2013 - 8:00 am

    Anyone who has hosted websites on a Windows Server using IIS knows how painfully slow the response time is on the first request to a site. With the latest version of the .NET Framework 4.5.1, a new feature called App Suspend aims to correct that issue and boost hosting density at the same time.
  • Glimpse - A Heads-Up Display for ASP.NET development

    Posted June 21, 2013 - 12:00 am

    If you’re a .NET developer, you know that a lot of what happens with web development can seem like black magic. Much of the grittiness involved with today’s complicated web services is masked from your control to make things easier on you and allow you to program faster. The side effect to this is that some aspects of debugging - particularly performance tracing - can be made more difficult.
  • ASP.NET Fall 2012 Update: The most useful new features

    Posted November 6, 2012 - 9:00 am

    A few days ago, Microsoft released a preview of the ASP.NET Fall 2012 update to Visual Studio 2012. This update adds some really useful new features to MVC and Web API projects (along with some minor updates to Web Forms) that should save .NET developers a lot of time.
  • Microsoft releases Web development technology source code

    Posted March 28, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    The source code for ASP.Net Web API and Razor are being made available via an Apache 2.0 license
  • DevExpress tools upgrade focuses on touch development

    Posted November 28, 2011 - 6:45 pm

    Next generation of DX tools also offer duplicate code detection and a bridge from ASP.Net to Apple's iPhone.
  • Review

    Microsoft WebMatrix ramps up ASP.Net development

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 10:52 am

    WebMatrix combines excellent all-in-one installation, gallery of templates, and coding shortcuts to speed the development, deployment of Windows-based websites.
  • Hackers exploit latest Microsoft zero-day bug

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    Microsoft is warning users that hackers are exploiting the unpatched bug in ASP.Net to hijack encrypted Web sessions.
  • Microsoft moves on MVC Web apps platform upgrade

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:39 pm

    Second release candidate offered for ASP.Net MVC 2.
  • Microsoft launches CDN for AJAX

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    The free Microsoft AJAX CDN provides caching for libraries, improving Web site performance.
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