A large edition of the Morning Brew, as I try to catch up with the weeks happenings. Looking forward to getting back to normal tomorrow.
- ASP.NET MVC Source Refresh Preview - ScottGu announces the latest release of source for the ASP.NET MVC framework. This is not the latest preview release, it sites between Preview 2 and 3. More details in his post.
- Updates: Process Explorer v11.13, Process Monitor v1.31, and Handle v3.31 - A few more updates to the SysInternals tools
- Prism: Fourth drop published - Ezequiel Jadib announces the latest release of the Prism WPF Composite UI Application Block, which now includes a quick start guide and numerous other changes
- Coder Journal’s MVC Toolkit - Nick Berardi releases his set of tools to help support MVC, containing a number of Action Filter Attributes, along with a view engine and additional route support- Full source and binary distributions available.
- Rhino Mocks and mocking Out/Ref params - Derik Whittaker looks at mocking methods with out/ref parameters using Rhino mocks, and finds that it is quite easy!
- Adventures in F# - F# 101 Part 8 (Mutables and Reference Cells) - Matthew Podwysocki also continues is Functional Programming series on F# with a look at imperative programming constucts
- Pattern Matching in C# - Part 7 - Bart De Smet continues his trip into the functional world using C#.
- Why do ASP.NET AJAX page methods have to be static? - Dave Ward takes a look at ASP.NET Ajax page methods, and how they relate to the page class - This is a good introductory article
- Never ever synchronize threads without specifying a timeout value - Pawel Pabich gives some good threading advice.
- A NET Cryptography Primer, Part 3 - Will @ Slate Street Gang continues his Cryptography series with a look at symmetric cryptographic algorithms
- Book review: The Pragmatic Programmer - Jan Van Ryswyck discovers the delight that is ‘The Pragmatic Programmer’ - this is a book that I really like, and believe that all developers should read it. The other books in the series are also really good.
- Greg’s Cool [Insert Clever Name] of the Day: Interested in template based code generation? Own Visual Studio 2008? Then guess what? You already have one… Say hello to the Text Template Transformation Toolkit (T4) - Greg Duncan rounds up a few resources on T4 templates. If you find this interesting and are in North West England you may want to check out the Liverpool .NET Usergroup tonight - See the community section below for more details.
- ASP.Net MVC Framework 2 - A step by step guide to create a simple Web Application - Fredrik Normén provides a step by step guide to building an application with the Preview 2 release of ASP.NET MVC
- Unhandled Exceptions - Handle them - Details of how you can catch unhanded exceptions within your application to allow you to handle them globally
- IoC Container Benchmark - Unity, Windsor, StructureMap and Spring.NET - Torkel Ödegaard compares the speed of the leading .NET IOC Container implementations.
- Guidelines aren’t rules - Jimmy Bogard talks about cases where you may choose to ignore Design Guidelines with good reason.
- Common Solutions for T-SQL Problems - A useful microsite from Microsoft showing solutions to FAQ type T-SQL issues
- Basic Memory Housekeeping (.NET Memory Management: Part 1) - The second part of this series is new, the first slightly older, however I missed it first time round. Interesting overview on memory management within .NET managed languages.
- Liverpool Users of .NET at AIMES (Thursday, April 17, 2008) - If you are in Liverpool UK, or surrounding areas, you might be interested in Tonight’s .NET Usergroup meeting - A talk on T4 templates and DSL tools. You need to sign up on the Upcoming event in order to get into the building.