Telerik has announced the roadmap for ASP.NET AJAX Q1 2013 release which is slated to ship with support for Persistence Framework, iOS6 and SASS including two new controls and enhancements for the existing controls.
Microsoft recently released software development kit which enables developers to integrate SkyDrive into .NET and Windows Phone 8 applications.
Microsoft recently released Identity and Access Tool which can be installed from within Visual Studio 2012 and it provides security to ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC applications using advanced techniques.
Microsoft has been working on some interesting features after shipping ASP.NET 4.5. Some of these are available in the Fall 2012 Build preview. Scott Hanselman and Jon Galloway demoed a few of them, at a //build/ session "Bleeding Edge ASP.NET".
ASP.NET doesn't provide support for comma delimited cookies. However, you can use comma character by creating a parser tool. Why reinvent the wheel when Keyvan Nayyeri has created a tool for this purpose.
.NET 4.5 brings a lot of improvements in how Cryptography is handled within ASP.NET, with new APIs Protect and Unprotect and various under-the-hood changes. Levi Broderick explains the motivation, the changes and compatibility in a series of articles.
AspQ helps you to handle multiple postbacks without any complicated coding. It simplifies the task of developers who want to handle multiple postbacks with ease without compromising performance.
The ASP.NET roadmap has been updated with their post-VS 2012 plans. The next set of features will focus on OData functionality and new/updated templates for MVC. Editor support for LESS and CoffeeScript is also in the works.
WebMatrix 2 is a free development tool developed by Microsoft that enables developers to create ASP.NET, PHP based applications easily. WebMatrix 2 includes new templates, improved intellisense with support for Windows Azure.
Web Developers can use client-side libraries such as Backbone and Knockout to structure their client-side code better and enable richer client experiences. We point to some resources.
Microsoft has published Data Access Guidance for ASP.NET 4.5. Most of the changes are related to new features in 4.5, such as those in Web Forms and the new ASP.NET Web API.
FriendlyUrls is a new ASP.NET feature that allows developers to easily use pretty urls in their web forms applications. It also makes it easier to manage both Mobile and Desktop views in the same project, similar to MVC. Scott Hanselman explains more.
InfoQ interviewed Efran Cobisi, the founder of Cobisi Software based in Italy. Efran, who is the recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award including several Microsoft certifications, is the developer of EmailVerify.NET, which is a powerful software component that provides an ability to automatically check the existence of an e-mail address from within an ASP.NET application.
Prime Technology clarified its plans for a new version of PrimeFaces Mobile amid strong reactions from the mobile community over its intent to develop its PrimeFaces application for the .NET environment. No stranger to controversy, Prime Technology was embroiled in a disagreement chronicled earlier this year in InfoQ about a competitor, Icesoft Technologies, forking from their PrimeFaces code.