Back to the usual format today as I think the PDC deluge is coming to an end, still quite a large post but over the course of the week I’m hoping things will reduce back to the usual 1-12 links a day.
- Where to Download "The Goods" for PDC 2008 - Habib Heydarian shares download links for most of the software given away at the PDC, so that those who weren’t fortunate enough to attend can still play with the toys (assuming you have enough bandwidth to download all this stuff - it came on a 160gb HDD at PDC!)
- Visual Round Trip Analyzer released - Ed Glas highlights the release of a utility which uses NetMon to capture traffic from the network and analyse it for the purposes of improving performance of web applications.
- NCover v3.0.5 Beta is now available - NCover release their 5th beta release of NCover 3.0, including a number of fixes and changes reported by beta users.
- Messaging Concepts - The Starbucks example - Ayende starts a series of posts on Messaging, opening with outlining an analogy for messaging many of us will be familiar with. he then moves on to look at Auditability & Tracebility in the next part.
- Common Conceptual Issues with F# - A nice introductory article discussing a number of issues that many people trying F# find conceptually difficult.
- 7 Steps to write your own custom rule using FXCOP - Shivprasad Koirala walks through the creation of custom FXCop rules in this CodeProject article.
- Visual Studio Team System 2010 is huge! - Dennis Doomen shares a comprehensive looking Feature List for Vsual Studio 2010
- Bin Deploying ASP.NET MVC - Phil Haack talks about how you can still bin folder deploy ASP.NET MVC in case your web host hasn’t installed the beta (as the beta installs into the GAC)
- Tiny Victories Inside Microsoft - SmallestDotNet makes headway - Scott Hanselman talks about how Microsoft are making it easier for people to get the .NET Framework.
- NH Prof: A guided tour - Ayende gives a feature tour of his latest project, a profiler for NHibernate
- Introducing "Oslo" - Aaron Skonnard has a nice article on Oslo, talking about the various parts that make up the whole Oslo technology suite.
- I KILL-ed you! Now can I go for a coffee break while you die? - Mladen Prajdi? shares a useful SQL trick which will give you an idea of how much time is left rolling back large transactions.
- C# 4.0, Dynamic Programming and JSON - Nikhil Kothari looks at how the Dynamic functionality of C#4 helps when working with JSON.
- Free e-book: the Best of SQL Server Central Vols 5 and 6 - Jose R. Guay Paz highlights the availability of tow more free SQL Ebooks from RedGate.
- ASP.NET MVC and Rhino Tools sample application - Bart shares a ASP.NET MVC Sample application built using an interesting technology stack (Rhino Tools, NHibernate, NHibernate Search, Migrator.NET, Windsor, Binsor and ExtJS Grid). This is a first version release, and I look forward to seeing how it develops
- LINQ to SQL, EF, and the Thunderdome Solution - Ian Cooper talks about the rationalisation of Microsoft’s ORM technologies, and shares his hopes for the future of this area of MS technology
- Best Decision to Kill LINQ to SQL - Paul Gielens weighs in on the Linq to SQL debate, agreeing with the decision to move on from it to Linq to Entities.
- Crazy Talk: Reducing ORM Friction - Rob Conery looks at Object Oriented databases as a means of reducing development friction when it comes to Object Relational Mapping