March 2008

Monthly Archive

The Morning Brew #62

Posted by Chris Alcock on 31 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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The Morning Brew #61

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

I had a very enjoyable evening at the Manchester ‘Heros Happen Here’ Community Launch event last night - my thanks to all those involved in setting up and running it.

Software

  • Argotic Syndication Framework - Release - The 2008.0.0.0 release of this Syndication framework has been released - new features include support for Attention Profiling Markup Language (APML) 0.6, Web Log Markup Language 2.0 (BlogML) and Microsoft Feed Sync 1.0
  • Zeta Resource Editor - This string resource editor gets an update - now including projects and a nice installer.
  • jQuery for ASP.NET MVC preview 2 - Chris van de Steeg has released an updated release of his jQueryMvc project to support the latest preview release - also includes a switch to using the Unity IOC framework

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The Morning Brew #60

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

I spent yesterday afternoon being quite impressed by the internationalisation support in ASP.NET 2 - Hopefully I’ll get round to writing a bit about it at a later date.

Software

  • Timeline .NET - Rob Chartier’s latest project is a.NET wrapper for the MIT Simile Timeline API - a nice way of including a graphical representation of time based data in your web apps.
  • Announcing MultiFunctionMachineMachine - Jacob Lewallen announces the release of his helper libraries - containing support code for Windsor, a custom IOC implementation, AOP, Migrations in .NET it looks well worth a look.
  • Community Server 2008, Beta 2 now available! - Telligent announce the availability of the latest beta of Community Server 2008
  • Prism Drop 2 - Glenn Block announces the release of the latest drop of Prism the Patterns and Practices tool for Composite WPF Applications

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The Morning Brew #59

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

Normal service has been resumed today - I hope everyone has recovered from yesterdays link overload.

Software

  • VisualSVN Server 1.1 Released - VisualSVN Server is a commercial windows based SVN server - 30 day trial is available, and licenses are $49 per user, with free licenses for active members of open source projects
  • NullObject.For - Paul Stovell has created a tool for unit testing which creates empty implementations of Interfaces to be used when unit testing in the situation where you don’t care about the interactions with that type - i.e Logging

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The Morning Brew #58

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

Lots and lots of links from over the long weekend - so many in fact that I’ve had to introduce some extra headings to help organise them all.

Software

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ASP.NET MVC

.NET 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, WCF, LINQ, etc.

NHibernate

Testing

  • NetDug Unit Testing - Chris Brandsma summarises a discussion about unit testing held at a User Group Meeting - some interesting thoughts.
  • TDD : Introduction to Rhino Mocks - Stephen Walther runs through the features of Rhino Mocks from the absolute basics of unit testing and mocking through to more advanced situations.
  • Comparing Moq to Rhino Mocks - Phil Haack compares two mocking frameworks for state based testing

The Morning Brew #57

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

I had a good day yesterday, attending the UK ‘Heroes Happen {Here}’ launch event - although I’m now rather tired after a very long day.

Today’s Morning Brew is the last for the week - Friday and Monday are public holidays in the UK, and I plan to skip posts on public holidays. The Morning Brew will return on Tuesday with what I expect will be a bumper edition covering the content from the long weekend.

Software

  • DotNetOpenId 0.1.2 Released - David Christiansen highlights the availability of a new version of this .NET implementation of Open ID - now with partial trust support
  • Stand alone FXCop download - Brad Abrams highlights the availability of FxCop 1.35 as a standalone application

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Community

The Morning Brew #56

Posted by Chris Alcock on 19 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

A little light on content today as this post was prepared the night before - hopefully by the time you are reading this I will be half way to the UK ‘Heroes Happen {Here}’ Launch Event in Birmingham.

Software

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Community

The Morning Brew #55

Posted by Chris Alcock on 18 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

I spent far too much time last night getting bogged down in some XSLT using <msxsl:script> to write XSLT functions in C# - If I get it working nicely I’ll blog about it

Software

  • RicherTextBox - A useful user control that extends the built in Rich Text control with some of the more common features that you often need to implement

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Humour

  • ClassNamer - Looking for inspiration for your latest class?

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