Top 10 links of the Week #39 | 11/14/2014

April 11th 2012 Links: VB6, .NET Portable Class Libraries, Internet Explorer 10, ASP.NET MVC 4, eBooks

Following the steps of Scott Guthrie’s link-listing series, here’s our new batch of links in our own series:

 

Windows

Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows 8

Good news for those still using VB 6: it’ll be supported on Windows 8!

 

It’s the end of mainstream support for Windows Vista

April 10, 2012: That’s the date Windows Vista support moves from mainstream to extended (meaning paid for everything but security updates).

 

Visual Studio

Hidden Gems in Visual Studio 11 Beta – .NET Portable Class Libraries

Scott Hanselman details Portable Class Libraries which is a feature available in Visual Studio 2010 (through an extension) and in Visual Studio 11.

 

TFS 11 Power Tools Beta Available

Good news TFS 11 power tools (beta) are now publicly available Smile 

 

Dev

ASP.NET MVC 4 now open source

Yay! All sources are on CodePlex! if you haven’t already, go check them out because that’s some good looking .NET code Smile

 

The Danger of the Large Object Heap (LOH)

Another article which we like on the same subject is: “Large Object Heap Uncovered” (written by Maoni Stephens).

We actually wrote an article ourselves which is quite related to the subject as well: Manipulating SQL Blobs With Streams.

 

IndexedDB Updates for IE10 and Metro style apps

IndexedDB is a W3C Working Draft that enables you to store, search, and retrieve data on the user’s device, even when Internet connectivity is disabled.  IndexedDB is a feature of the Web platform shared by IE10 and Metro style apps in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.”

Hmm, very interesting…

 

eBooks

Grab a free copy of “Under the hood of .NET Memory Management”

We did it, it was worthy, so we thought we’d share Winking smile

 

Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

With SQL Server 2012 now available, I’m sure it’ll come in handy.

 

Cheers,

Carl Anderson

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