Changes to Google APIs
Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit – November release
MEF 2 preview
The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) is a way of allowing your applications to be added onto by third-party developers. The preview for the next version of the library is now available.
ASP.NET MVC 3 release candidate
The release candidate for ASP.NET MVC 3 is available. It includes the new Razor view engine.
F# November 2010 release
Microsoft released Prism 4.0. Prism is essentially a starter kit for WPF, Silverlight, and WP7 applications.
Tools and products
Major Zend updates
Google mod_pagespeed slashes page load times
Google released a free Apache module called mod_pagespeed, which can reduce page load times by as much as 50%. If you host on Apache, you need to take a look at this module.
Intel updates tools for parallel, cluster development
Quova Developer Portal opens
Morphlabs offering hourly Zend Server
If you are looking to work with PHP apps in the cloud, Morphlabs has announced that its mCloud offering can now provision Zend Server instances on an hourly basis. Good for testing and “spiky” traffic patterns.
CloudBees provides Hudson continuous integration
SmartBear’s four new tools, two of which are free
SmartBear released QAComplete and DevComplete. QAComplete is test case management software, and DevComplete focuses on requirements gathering, defects tracking, and other project management tasks. SmartBear also released QAPlanner and DevPlanner, two online free tools that are lightweight versions of QAComplete and DevComplete.
Eclipse Virgo 2.1 released
The Eclipse Foundation released Eclipse Virgo 2.1, an application server for deploying OSGi applications.
rPath Builder 5.8
rPath updated its rPath Builder product to version 5.8. rPath Builder allows you to create automated deployment and update packages for Windows applications.
Nuxeo CMS updated
Editorial and commentary
The bloat/speed conundrum
New Microsoft awards program
Microsoft has started the Community Contributor awards program to reward those who are especially active in the Microsoft community doing things like moderating message boards.
Tips and tricks
New Silverlight data Quickstarts
BizSpark clarifies “graduation”
Free WP7 development book
PHP’n Rio 10 conference
There is a free PHP event in Rio de Janeiro on November 20. The site is in Portuguese, so it is tough for me to get more details.
EclipseDay in Valencia, Spain
Disclosure of Justin’s industry affiliations: Justin James has a contract with Spiceworks to write product buying guides; he has a contract with OpenAmplify, which is owned by Hapax, to write a series of blogs, tutorials, and articles; and he has a contract with OutSystems to write articles, sample code, etc.