Back in the UK again following my trip to Romania, and still have a huge list of posts to read through. Today’s edition is not comprehensive, but you can look forward to a large catchup post either Sunday or Monday. Looking forward to DDD 7 tomorrow - you you spot me there come over and say hello.
- Microsoft Sues to Defend Visual Studio Users - Yet another good reason why software patents are a bad idea…
- [ANN] Programming Asp.Net MVC by O’Reilly - Derik Whittaker announces that he, along with fellow Devlicio.us blogger Tim Barcz and Chris Sutton will be collaborating on a new book on ASP.NET MVC. Congratulations guys, and I look forward to seeing some sneak peeks at the content over the coming months via your blogs.
- So, what’s new in the CLR 4.0 GC? - Maoni talks about some of the changes and features of the Garbage Collector in the 4.0 CLR
- WPF and "Twistori": Part 1 - Mike Taulty has a 7 part series of posts about building a WPF based application which consumes the Twitter API. I’ve only read a couple of parts of this so far, but looks interesting this far.
- Debugging Parallel Applications with VS2010 - Daniel Moth gives a short screen cast looking at two of the new debugging features of Visual Studio 2010 - Parallel Tasks and Parallel Stacks.
- An easy and efficient way to improve .NET code performances - Patrick Smacchia talks about a couple of simple things which you can do to improve the performance of your code, like switching from foreach to for loops, etc, complete with some details of the testing methodology used.
- PTOM: Command and Conquer Your UI Coupling Problems - Derick Bailey joins in the LostTechies post series on Patterns, with a look at the command pattern
- Functionally dynamic? - Jimmy Bogard starts playing with some functional programming concepts in C#
- "Subsonic" for Services found: Subsonic 3 + ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria) - Jay Kimble looks at combining Subsonic and Ado.Net Data Services (formerly known as Astoria) to provide a very simple solution for exposing data as a service. Sample code included
- Copenhagen C# talk videos now up - Jon Skeet highlights the availability of videos of his recent talk on C#
- Do you have to know English to be a Programmer? - Scott Hanselman asks an interesting question, and unsurprisingly gets a lot of responses - all the programmers I know speak English to some degree (far better than I speak any other language, that’s for sure), so I have no real frame of reference on this. That said, I do remember seeing a release announcement for VS2008 in Russian only a few weeks back, so if you had to wait for that you’d be a bit behind the curve.