Well, I’ve managed to complete a full January of posting the Morning Brew – I think putting it together is getting easier, however I’m concerned that I keep posting links to very similar articles (lots of beginning WPF type articles recently). I’m wondering if I need to be more selective about what I post here – but that would have the effect of reducing the number of items. As always your feedback on this or any other topic is very welcome. On to the links…

Software

7zSharp – Release: 1.0.3 – V1.0.3 release of this LGPL wrapper for reading and writing 7z formate archives (Along with zip, gz, bzip2, tar, and w whole host of others in a read only way)

Information

Versioning Databases The Baseline – Following on from his last post, K. Scott Allen talks a little about database versioning

Microsoft Ajax Library Book Published – Brad Abrams gives a breif review of a new book on the Microsoft AJAX Library – I’ve spotted a few books on Javascript related technologies from Packt Publishing recently

Quiz – C# and .NET Secrets – Ten interesting questions with detailed answers – might make good interview questions

WPF 3D Primer – Using some 3D techniques in WPF

Test Data Builders: an alternative to the Object Mother pattern – Applying the Bulder pattern in place of Object Mother for testing

Expression Tree Basics – Charlie Calvert gives an interesting overview of Expression Trees within LINQ

The Vocabulary of Software Releases – David Starr rounds up a collection of software release jargon and gives his interpretation of what each name actually means.

Does your team have a Production Architect? – Paul Stovell discusses a role responsible for the continued running of your application