February 2008

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The Morning Brew #43

Posted by Chris Alcock on 29 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Well, this has been a busy week. Tomorrow I’m heading over to the first Manchester BarCamp for what I hope will be an enjoyable day. If you are a .NET Developer based in the North west of England, check out the link in today’s community section for another exciting community development.

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  • Liverpool .Net Users Meeting at Glow New Media (Tuesday, March 11, 2008) - Thom, myself and a few others have been discussing setting up a User group in Liverpool for .NET developers for a while now. If you are a .NET developer in Liverpool or the surrounding area this is hopefully something you will want to get involved in. The first gathering is really about meeting people and seeing what people would like to do. Email Thom if you are interested.

The Morning Brew #42

Posted by Chris Alcock on 28 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

The Microsoft ‘Heros Happen {here}’ launch events kicked off yesterday, so lots of people are talking about that. I have to wait until the middle of next month for the Birmingham, UK event

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The Morning Brew #41

Posted by Chris Alcock on 27 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Today is a little short on links, I had a small internet outage which cut down the time available, and I also had a disturbed nights sleep, being work up by an earthquake so didn’t get up that early!

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The Morning Brew #40

Posted by Chris Alcock on 26 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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The Morning Brew #39

Posted by Chris Alcock on 25 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

The big news this weekend seems to be about Silverlight 2, other than that it seems things have been quite quiet.

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The Morning Brew #38

Posted by Chris Alcock on 22 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • DSA 0.4 released! - The latest release of the Data Structure and Algorithms library adds QuickSort, Unordered Set, Heap, ShellSort, InsertionSort, RepeatedWordCount and ToBaseN.
  • CI Factory 1.0.1 - Jay Flowers announces the release of the CI Factory 1.0.1, a maintenance build on the recently release V1.0.0 - which I somehow missed.

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The Morning Brew #37

Posted by Chris Alcock on 21 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Trying out some slightly different formatting of the post today - hopefully it might render better in some of the more difficult RSS Readers

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The Morning Brew #36

Posted by Chris Alcock on 20 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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Nevron .NET Vision Q4 2007 Released - Nevron announce the latest release of their commercial data visualisation components

Microsoft SharedView Beta2 - This beta screen sharing software has been generating quite a buzz this week.

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Creating Your Own Provider Framework - Detailed run through of creating you own providers in the MS way.

Monorail Hands-On - Using MonoRail to build a sample application against the NorthWind database

Incorrect Results With Path.Combine - Hilton Giesenow demonstrates a case where Path.Combine might not do what you think it does - this is good to know, as I make quite a bit of use of Path.Combine

.NET 3.5 Client Product Roadmap - ScottGu gives an outline of the future for .NET Client Product developers

Using Localization in ASP.NET - A quick run through of using Resource files in ASP.NET applications

Tools for Digging Deeper Into .NET - A brief round up of some must have .NET tools - all well worth a look if you don’t already use them

Microsoft DreamSpark - If you are a student in one of the countries supported, this is an excellent opportunity to get full versions of Windows 2003 Server, Visual Studio Pro 2005/8, Expression studio, SQL Server Developer Edition. Its a shame I’m not a student any more - this is a great offer.

Why are the Microsoft Office file formats so complicated? (And some workarounds) - Following the release of the Office Document specifications, Joel Spolsky reviews some of the reasons they are so complex

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