I’ve introduced a temporary section for Service Pack 1 related items today to help separate them out from the normal stuff.
- Free (Lite Version) Icon Editor Addin for Visual Studio 2008 – Axialis IconWorkshop Lite – Greg Duncan highlights the availability of a free icon editor for Visual Studio. I’m no artist, but having the correct tools makes making icons a little easier.
- Recursing on Recursion – Continuation Passing – Matthew Podwysocki continues his series on Recursion, focusing on Continuation Passing, and how that can help with parsing unbalanced trees.
- A fluent interface to NHibernate – Part 2 – Value Objects – The NHibernate FAQ blog continues looking at Fluent NHibernate, looking at mapping value objects and relationships to value objects in this post.
- Wanted: IE8 Beta Testers – The Internet Explorer team are not far from a Beta 2 release of IE8, and are now looking to get a team of beta testers together.
- What’s an Auto Mocking Container? – Mike Hadlow gives a nice simple introduction to the Auto Mocking Container in Rhino mocks
- Curry for dummies – Bart De Smet looks at the concept of Currying, and shows how it can be implemented in C#
- DSL Patterns – User Extensible Language – Ayende looks at improving the clarity and expression in DSL statements.
- SQL Server 2008 Management Studio tip: Status bar Custom Colors – One of the nice new features in SQL server Management Studio 2008, anything that helps avoid those awful ‘I’ve just run that on the wrong database’ moments has to be a good thing.
- Our New Book – Beginning ASP.NET MVC – Keyvan Nayyeri talks about his next project, a beginners book on ASP.NET MVC.
.NET 3.5 Service Pack 1
- Hidden Gems – Not the same old 3.5 SP1 post – Scott Hanselman gives a good overview of the new features in .NET 3.5 SP1
- .NET 3.5 SP1: Changes Overview – Patrick Smacchia runs over the changes in .NET 3.5 SP1 using NDepend to compare to original 3.5 release.
- Visual Studio SP1 and The Metification of REST – K. Scott Allen talks about the adding of metadata to REST webservices, and how it really helps out Sliverlight and ASP.NET web service interoperability
- .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Allows managed code to be launched from a network share! – .NET 3.5 SP1 relaxes the restriction on running managed code from network shares – this has been a long standing grievance for me and may others, and I’m very glad to see its been fixed.
- How .Net 3.5 SP1 broke Rhino Mocks – Ayende reveals how .NET 3.5 SP1 breaks Rhino Mocks support for mocking F#, C++ and Spec#. There is a Connect Site Issue open with Microsoft about this breaking change which would appreciate your vote.