- : Smells like service spirit : WSCF.blue: The WSCF tool for WCF now on CodePlex - Christian Weyer, of ThinkTecture, announces that WSCF.blue (Web Services Contract First) for WCF Services is now an open source projects on CodePlex. I’ve been a fan of their ASMX product for a long time now, and this is great news for the community that they are releasing their new tool in this way.
- Font Survey: 30 of the Best Programming Fonts - Hans Dietrich compares (with screen shots of code from the IDE) 30 Programming fonts in both their ClearType and non-ClearType forms, along with download links to obtain the font - this is a nice easy way of helping us to pick a good developing font
- The Bejeweled Puzzle in SQL - Alex Kozak posts a puzzle to be solved in TSQL, based on the Bejeweled game - this looks like a fun challenge if your Friday has the time
- First Steps with Post Sharp - Ayende spends some time playing with Aspect Oriented Programming in PostSharp, and likes what he finds.
- Validation in WPF using PostSharp/AOP - Inspired by a developer event where AOP in PostSharp was discussed, Rudi Grobler takes a look at using PostSharp to implement Validation in WPF
- Ideavine – An open source hosting project - Faisal highlights a new Open Source .NET Project hosting site - it only launched recently, and is currently hosting SubText and NInject
- What’s The Point Of Delegates In .NET? - Derick Bailey thinks about Delegates, and comes up with (what sounds like a Linq influenced) reason for their existence.
- Auto-generating help with NAnt and CC.net - Garry Pilkington walks through generating documentation from your code using Cruise Control .NET, NAnt and SandCastle.
- Having Console apps write out Xml so you can parse their output - Tim Stall talks about parsing the output of console applications, and reminds us that we, like many tools vendors, can output XML which makes this task much easier.
- Cheat Sheet: patterns & practices Catalog at a Glance Posted to CodePlex - J.D. Meier posts the largest list of Patterns and Practices content I’ve ever seen - plenty of goo stuff in there.