1. Finally! Latest Martin Fowler’s (http://martinfowler.com/) book - "NoSQL Distilled : A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence" - has been published in both paperback and Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/NoSQL-Distilled-Emerging-Persistence-ebook/dp/B0090J3SYW/ref=tmmkintitle_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1345665032&sr=8-1) form. Knowing Martin Fowler’s former accomplishments, buying it is a must :) I’m not going to describe what’s it about as the title makes it more than self-explanatory. You can expect a review in few weeks though.

  2. My favourite developer tools creator company - JetBrains (http://www.jetbrains.com) has published a new major version of their most renown product - ReSharper 7 (http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/). What’s new and is the upgrade price justified?

  • WinRT development is supported (clearly the biggest change)

  • Visual Studio 2012 is supported

  • visuals have been improved and adjusted to Metro style

  • enhancements in web development (support for ASP.NET MVC 4, WebForms 4 and better support for JavaScript)

  • several new inspections, dependency property support, more code exploration options, etc.

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