May 2008

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The Morning Brew #104

Posted by on 30 May 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Software

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The Morning Brew #103

Posted by on 29 May 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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The Morning Brew #102

Posted by on 28 May 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

I had a thoroughly enjoyable evening last night at the monthly GeekUp Liverpool meeting – if you are in the North of England I encourage you to take a look at GeekUp – there are groups operating in many of the larger cities in the North and its a great place to meet people with like minds (and some others who look at the world from a whole different angle).

Software

  • ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 Release – The ASP.NET MVC reaches an official Preview 3 release. This replaces the interim source release as the most up to date release of the MVC framework, and, as usual, ScottGu has the low down on the new features

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The Morning Brew #101

Posted by on 27 May 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Many thanks to all those people who left kind comments and emails on the 100th edition of the Morning Brew. Today’s edition is a relatively large one due to the Bank Holiday Weekend, and there will be a few more links from the weekend making their way into tomorrow’s Brew too.

Software

  • Microsoft Source Analysis for C# – Microsoft Release the first public release of an internal tool known as StyleCop, a source analyser which considers best practices for layout, readability, maintainability and documentation. Unlike FxCop, this tool is based on looking at the actual source rather than the compiled output. More details behind the link.

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The Morning Brew #100

Posted by on 23 May 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

So, I’ve made it to 100 editions of the Morning Brew – When I started this back in January I really didn’t expect it to last this long – and now with 100 editions, with no days missed out (apart from the planned UK Bank Holidays), and having been overseas a couple of times and still managing to get the brew out I think I’ve got the process licked.

Since this is a significant edition, here are some (useless) facts:

  • To date, there have been 1118 links planned for inclusion within the Morning Brew ( a few escape as I typo the tags needed for inclusion) – giving an average of 11 links per day
  • According to Google Reader Trends, I read the most blogs in the hour of 7am in the morning (when I typically prepare the day’s edition)
  • Another Google Reader statistic, during the past 100 editions of the Brew I will have read about 17000 blog entries from some 400 subscriptions.

Anyway, my thanks to the people that are actually reading and enjoying The Morning Brew, and now on with the normal content:

Software

  • Pex 0.5 Released – Nikolai Tillmann announces the release of Pex 0.5 under the Microsoft Research License. Pex is a tool that automatically (and intelligently) generates unit test for many edge cases, and uses techniques like parametrized units tests and Dynamic Symbolic Execution. All very interesting stuff – I really need to have a play with this stuff.
  • ReSharper 4 Beta – A beta release of Resharper 4 has been released, while they mention that its not a complete product yet there is still a lot of excellent features included

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The Morning Brew #99

Posted by on 22 May 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Last double digit edition of the Morning Brew today – Tomorrow I enter the triple digits!

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The Morning Brew #98

Posted by on 21 May 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Another shorter post today – Google Reader was acting up this morning, giving me more errors than posts to read. Assuming things are working well tomorrow will b a catch up post.

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The Morning Brew #97

Posted by on 20 May 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

A little short on content today, a lot of the blogging in the past 24 hours seems to be taking the form of a ‘barfight’ about the Entity Framework (amongst others), and I don’t really want to cover that sort of thing.

Software

  • Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 – Service Pack Update for Virtual PC 2007 adding improved support for Windows Server 2008, Vista SP1 and XP SP3
  • Gauntlet – A build time code generator for .NET which integrates tightly with MSBuild

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