Another large edition of the Brew today, and as there is still a lot of posts about the new PDC announced technologies I’ve kept the PDC heading in today’s edition to group them together.
- Isolator Feature Focus: Duck Typing and Isolate.Swap – Roy Osherove announces the release of TypeMock Isolator 5.1.1, ans shows off its new Duck Typing and Isolate.Swap features, along with the collection faking functionality.
- Blacklight – Controls for Designers – v1.0 Released! – Martin Grayson announces the first release of Backlight a set of Silverlight Controls for designers / User Experience specialists, offering a number of text and border related controls.
- .NET MicroFramework 3.0 Ships! – The latest version of the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework has shipped, including a bunch of great features, and a new website too.
- Array Injection Using Unity Application Block v1.2 – David Hayden looks at the new Array Injection capabilities of the recently released Unity Application Block 1.2
- Conditional compilation in C# – A nice article showing the use of the Conditional Attribute to allow conditional compilation, illustrated by an example of it in use.
- Developing Linq to NHibernate – Ayende is seeking sponsorship from companies to allow him to dedicate 2 to 3 months developing Linq to NHibernate properly for the Open Source Community.
- Intro to the Network Monitor API – A great introductory post on the Network Monitor API which allows you to write programs which can monitor the network activity, and view the data from your own code.
- LINQ To SQL is Dead – Read Between the Lines – The Linq to SQL announcement from the ADO.NET team continues to get a lot of coverage this weekend.
- LINQ to SQL vs LINQ to Entities – decisions from ADO.NET team – Marco Russo discusses the future for Linq to SQL, and outlines what he hopes will happen to Linq to SQL
- A journey into Expressions – Sacha Barber looks at the construction and use of Expressions and expression trees in this Code Project article
- Validate Your Regular Expressions With This Free Online Silverlight Tool – Amit shares a useful tool created by Shahar A allowing you to test regular expressions in the browser using a silverlight application.
- F# CheatSheet Updated – Chance Coble announces an update to the F# Cheat sheet from A6 Systems, which now includes Async Computations and Active Patterns.
- LINQ Cheat Sheet – BradVin shares his Linq cheat sheet, including both query syntax and lambda syntax for common Linq operations.
- .Net Provider Pattern – Designing decoupled and extensible Component for .Net Application – Adil Akhter looks at the provider design pattern and it implementation in .NET 2
- F# Elevator Pitch – Chris Smith gives the elevator pitch for using F# at your place of work.
- C# 4.0 New Features Part 3 – Generic Covariance – Justin Etheredge continues his Series on C#4 with a look at Generic Covariance
- NETMF 3.0, Windows 7 Embedded, Spark Competition, Tools Updates. – The Windows Embedded Blog shares a number of releases made in the last week, along with information of a competition for embedded developers.
- Run ASP.NET MVC on Windows Azure – Aaron Lerch walks through getting ASP.NET MVC applications working on Windows Azure, with plenety of screen shots along the way
- C# 4.0 Feature Focus – Part 1 – Optional parameters – Bart De Smet starts a series on the new language features of C# 4 with a post on Optional Parameters, and follow up with Part 2 looking at named parameters
- Oslo Week One Wrap-Up – Chris Sells has a great roundup of Oslo and M related links from the past week
- .NET Services – Two things you may not have noticed yet…. – Clemens Vasters shares two of the less widly known parts of the .NET Services, support for Ruby and Java developers.
- A First Look at WF 4.0, Dublin, and Oslo – David Chappell announces a Microsoft Sponsored White Paper discussing the PDC released tools from the connected Systems Division.
- Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP now available! – The Parallel Programming with .NET Team blog talks about the inclusion of the Task Parallel Library, PLINQ and the coordination Data Structures in the core of .NET 4.0
- ADO.NET Data Services in Windows Azure: pushing scalability to the next level – Pablo Castro talks about the parts of Azure that use the ADO.NET Data Services runtime, and some of the challenges that the team encountered while working on these components.
- Browser Choice and Voting Online – Phil Haack talks about a browser rendering issue with the PDC Session Evaluation form, and encourages anyone who attended to evaluate the sessions they attended
- My PDC Video Link List Maker project & source is now available on CodePlex – Greg Duncan has released the source for his PDC Quick Video Link List tool on to CodePlex, updated with Link Verification, MP4/ZIP links and Channel 9 Session Page.
- Running Windows Azure Development Fabric with SQL Server instead of SQL Express – Lyle Dodge shares a useful tip for getting the Azure Development Fabric to work with Full SQL Server rather than Express edition by adding an express looking alias to SQL Server.