The recently released ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 includes new HTML editor for Razor and web project files, ability to build all type of ASP.NET applications from a single dialog, claims based authentication in addition to support for SignalR 2.00 Beta1 and Entity Framework 6.0.0 beta1.
DotNetNuke 7 has been recently released with support for Active Directory and SharePoint Lists. Richard Dumas, Senior Director of DotNetNuke Corp speaks exclusively to InfoQ on the recent release.
Technically speaking, ASP.NET MVC has been open source all along. But as with most Microsoft projects it wasn’t “open development”, all work was done internally with occasionally drops. As of yesterday, that all changed. Everyone in the community is now able to contribute code and tests to ASP.NET MVC, Web Pages, and Web API.
While SharpDevelop had project templates for MVC 3 for several versions, until recently it has been missing a lot. Version 4.2, currently in beta, adds a few more pieces to the puzzle.
The first beta of ASP.NET MVC 4 has recently been released with a “go-live” license. This means that even though the release is not yet complete, Microsoft is confident enough to allow it in production use. Enhancements include improvements to the Razor view engine, asynchronous support, and more.
In keeping with their annual cadence, Microsoft has begun work on the next version of ASP.NET MVC. Areas of emphasis include smoothing out the development and deployment workflow, sharing more features with Web Forms, improving AJAX support, and offering a better story for HTML 5 on mobile and tablet devices.
The first keynote for MIX just concluded with lots of web-platform goodness including a new drop of ASP.NET MVC 3 that includes support for HTML 4 development and a preview of IE 10 running on an ARM processor. More updates from MIX will be available throughout the week.
Last month Vladimir Kelman asked if it were possible to use F# with the new Razor view engine. After talking with Scott Guthrie and Marcin Dobosz we learned that it is possible, if you want to put in the effort to build all necessary plugins yourself.
Nearly a decade ago Microsoft gambled big on WebForms and static typing. With the dial cranked all the way over to full encapsulation, each page could almost be treated as its own program. In the intervening years the industry has largely gone in the other direction, favoring separation of concerns over encapsulation and late binding over early binding. Now Microsoft is doing the same.
WebMatrix is a free tool from Microsoft putting together a web server, ASP.NET + Razor, SQL Server CE and an IDE for creating simple websites.