In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and sharing them with you in frequent technology post round ups.

Windows 8

Windows Azure

Web

  • A Web Developer's Look at the MVC4 Request Pipeline by James Chambers
    This article is indented to give you a solid understanding of how client requests move through the ASP.NET MVC 4 Pipeline. As developers, you need to know what options you have to override default behaviour, modify or augment requests as they arrive (and as they're executed) and extend the pipeline as requirements dictate.

Visual Studio

.NET Programming

  • Introduction to Code First by David Paquette
    Slides and code of the session delivered at Prairie Dev Con.
  • Introduction to Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 by Andrei Marukovich
    [VIDEO] Learn about what's new in the recently released version of Visual Studio, covering the new tools, the IDE, and the .NET Framework improvements. You will also explore the new asynchronous development model for C# and relevant language changes. No matter how you use Visual Studio – for Web, mobile, or desktop development – you will understand what the new version will bring to your development life.
  • Implementing an asynchronous settings service Part 1 and Part 2 by Jerome Laban
    This article is part of a series about implementing asynchronous services contract, and starts by an the creation of basic functionality for a User Settings storage service using C# 5.0 async features

SharePoint

C++

SQL Server

  • You Can “Do Science” Anywhere By Michael J Swart
    Science is about learning how Nature behaves. Well what if we replace Mother Nature with SQL Server? SQL Server’s not as pretty, but we can still learn things.

Of Interest

  • How do I become a Microsoft MVP? by Stephen Cawood
    Quite regularly, the question appears on forums, heard at conferences, or asked of current MVPs. There is no simple answer, but here’s Stephen’s stab at it.

If you’ve come across a great technology post and think we should share it, please let us know by sharing the post in the Canadian Developer Connection LinkedIn group. Make sure to share how the post helped you get something done. I’m sure your fellow developers would appreciate the insights.

Until next edition!