Thank goodness its Friday - its been a long week this week. Unfortunately the week ends on a sad note for me, as my friend and colleague Derek Fowler is leaving today to move down to the south of England - best of luck for the future Derek.
Another shorter than usual edition today - I’m still having problems reaching feeds.feedburner.com which is making it very difficult to get to the actual posts from my RSS reader. The problems looks to be caused by routing issues at my ISP, so hopefully will be resolved soon - I may do a special catch up edition this weekend if there is enough quality behind the links I can’t get to.
- IServiceLocator a step toward IoC container / Service locator detente - Glenn Block announces the release of a new project on CodePlex based on an idea from the community and lot of community consultation, which aims to allow a common interface for accessing your IOC container of choice.
- YUI 2.6.0 Released - Latest update to the Yahoo User Interface has been released with a few new controls, a few more controls that have moved out of beta, and a huge list of improvements and bugfixes.
- The A-Z of Programming Languages: C# - Computerworld are interviewing key people involved with a huge range of programming languages. This interview for C#, and is with Anders Hejlsberg, and talks about the development of the language, and some of the reasoning behind the way certain features work.
- October 2nd Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Dynamic Data - ScottGu shares a nice collection of links covering ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Dynamic Data.
- Microsoft changes the Managed Extensibility Framework License - Miguel de Icaza had issues with the original license that the MEF was under, and raised the issue. The great news is that the powers that be listened, and now the MEF is under a much more friendly license (MS-PL).
- Plug-In Hybrids: ASP.NET WebForms and ASP.MVC and ASP.NET Dynamic Data Side By Side - Scott Hanselman puts together one older piece of technology and two newer bits to show that they all work together (and do complement each other)
- Comparing Silverlight and the .NET Framework - Patrick Smacchia does his usual trick of pointing NDepend at some of the latest releases to see what has changed between that release and release minus one - as always, interesting reading.
- Nothing is too trivial to test - Charles Miller gives a real example of why you should test even the simple stuff