Mozilla Service Week brings development help to non-profits
This week is Mozilla Service Week, where you can pledge time to help nonprofit organizations. This is a great way to do something good for others, network, and gain a little bit of experience.
Microsoft founds an open source foundation
Microsoft opened an open source foundation called the CodePlex Foundation (but it will be separate from the CodePlex code repository). ZDNet's Mary-Jo Foley has more details. Yeah, I rubbed my eyes too the first time I read that news.
Sang Shin teaches Java with passion
Sang Shin is giving free, online Java training courses to nonprofit groups. Check out his site for registration details and course times.
Mono for OSX receives a minor update
The Mono Project has released a minor update to its OSX version to correct some issues with the MonoDevelop IDE.
Telerik offers two free TFS tools
Telerik is offering two free TFS tools (both currently in beta): the TFS Work Item Manager and the TFS Project Dashboard. I tried the TFS Work Item Manager; it has some nice features above what Visual Studio supports (such as a better query builder), but it doesn't offer a good way to customize how work items print, which is critical to my needs.
Microsoft getting ready to demo two SL4 items
Microsoft was scheduled to demo two Silverlight 4 features (multicasting, and offline DRM) late last week. Silverlight 3 was just released; I have no idea how Silverlight developers keep up with this stuff — they must not sleep.
Scala 2.7.6 released
Scala 2.7.6 has been released. It simply fixes a rare "malformed Scala signature" message.
ASP.NET AJAX 4.0 Preview 5 available
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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.