Why I Love being a Software Developer – Derik Whittaker talks about why he loves his job
Lock Down SQL Server 2005 – A good rundown of the steps involved in making Sql 2005 nice and secure
CRUD operations in Siverlight using ADO.NET Data Service – I first came into contact with ADO.NET Data Services (Project Astoria) last year at a VBUG talk but since then I’ve not heard much about it. This article talks about how you can use it from Silverlight
Building an MVP Framework for .NET. Part 1: The Basics of MVC and MVP – A new series which covers building an MVP framework – this first part introduces the concepts of MVP/MVC
Building an MVP Framework for .NET. Part 2: Implementing Core Functionality – And part two of this series continues with the core MVP functionality
Is ORM a Dead End? – An interesting discussion of the differences between the Object Relational Mapping Domain Driven Design methods vs Relational Data Model.
Use Custom Generic Collections Rather Than Generic Lists in Public API – Keyvan Nayyeri talks good sense about not using Generic Lists as part of a public API
Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit – A pointer to a free Microsoft Training Kit for VS2008 and .NET 3.5 which was released back in November
Hang caused by GC – XML Deadlock – An interesting analysis of a particular (now hotfixed) problem with the Garbage Collection – if huge stack traces scare you, this one isn’t for you
Pimp my ASP.NET web application – Part One – Phil Winstanley talks about the many facets of making your ASP.NET applications perform, and also about the dangers of premature optimisation.