Telerik has added LightBox control to its ASP.NET control suite with support for templates, items collection in addition to advanced features such as automatic resizing, keyboard navigation and paging.
A new CTP for Visual Studio 2013 allows developers to sample increased support for modern C++11/14 features. The CTP can be used with both Visual Studio Express and VS2013 Professional or greater.
Nokia has recently released Imaging SDK 1.0 at the Slush 2013 with 50 built-in filters, improvements related to memory management, WinPRT API library in both managed and native code in addition to sample apps which demonstrate the capabilities of the new features.
The team behind the website FeedbackHound has taken ownership of the Unity.Mvc and Unity.WebAPI. These open source libraries allow for integration between ASP.NET MVC & Web API and Microsoft’s IoC framework, Unity.
ComponentOne has recently released Studio Enterprise 2013 v3 with a new ThemeRoller for ASP.NET, mobile controls, support for Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 in addition to a new project template based on Bootstrap theming framework.
New version of Cascading released this week incorporates Hadoop 2 support and includes Cascading Lingual - an open source project that provides a comprehensive ANSI SQL interface for accessing Hadoop-based data
Vaughn Vernon, author of Implementing Domain-Driven Design, recently talked about using Scala and the Actor Model implementation Akka together with Doman-Driven Design as a means to remove some of the architecture overhead typically found in event-driven or hexagonal architectures.
Telerik has released an update to their RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2013 control suite with support for Visual Studio 2013 and Internet Explorer 11 including several new features and bug fixes.
For some design problems actors can make all the difference. An Actor is an independent entity that can respond to and send messages. In a way it is like its own little program running inside another process. But building actors in languages that don’t natively support them can be difficult, but Johan Olsson found a way to simplify the process using TPL DataFlow.
Apportable offers iOS developers the possibility to publish their software for the Android ecosystem. Programmers can use the Apportable SDK and a set of command line tools to cross-compile their apps without having to apply major changes to the objective-c code base. Alternatively, Apportable also offers the conversion of applications as a service.
Amazon RDS adds PostgreSQL to the list of databases supported by the service. The launch supports Postgres version 9.3.1 with plans to support new versions as they become available.
Since 2010 the Power Productivity Tools have been Microsoft’s test bed for new Visual Studio features, some of which were incorporated in VS. This new version for VS 2013 brings 11 new and updated features including the ability see documentation without leaving the code editor.
Writing code to compare objects can be tedious, especially when dealing with large objects or deep graphs. And when the classes change errors often slip in. One way to reduce the potential for error is to rely on a library such as Greg Finzer’s Compare .NET Objects. This library offer reasonable performance for up to 10,000 objects.
Teradata revamps its cloud offering, offers Data Warehouse Data Platform as a Service solution. Teradata Cloud is aspiring to become a worthy competitor to Amazon Redshift, with a richer set of predefined libraries and a more effective way of loading data.
The upcoming release of DevExpress DXperience 13.2 will include new ASP.NET icon library, moderno theme based on CSS3, new themes for WinForms based on Visual Studio in addition to smart tag support for all controls including WinForms data editors library.