Almost caught up with the backlog of posts, but Tomorrow may include a few more ‘older’ posts in a final push to get back to Zero unread items in my feed reader.
- Announcing Isolator for Sharepoint with a free full license for bloggers - Roy Osherove announces TypeMock’s latest product, ‘Isolator for SharePoint’ which allows developers to unit test sharepoint code without having a Share point server, along with a competition for bloggers to get a free copy of the full Isolator product for a specific mention on their blog.
- Download Prism Drop 6 - David Hayden highlights the latest code release of Prism the Composite Application Guidance Application Block for WPF and Silverlight from Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices Team.
- Code Contracts - TDD in a DbC World - Matthew Podwysocki looks at the role of Test Driven Development in Design By Contract programming.
- Web Platform Installer now supports XP - And the Master Plan continues - Scott Hanselman shares the good news that the Web Platform Installer is now supporting Windows XP, along with the inclusion of ASP.NET MVC Beta and URL Scan 3.1 as options in the installer.
- RenderPartial vs RenderAction - Derik Whittaker looks at two different ways of rendering Usercontrol style content in ASP.NET MVC, looking at the pros and cons of each.
- ORM Is NOT Inherently Evil - Davy Brion addresses one of the common developer opinions that Object Relational Mappers are evil
- Looking back at MicrosoftPDC.com (from the inside) - Jon Galloway talks about his experiences building the Microsoft PDC websites for this years conference. Interesting reading.
- SQL Server Precision And Scale Problems - An interesting look at how SQL Server decides on its data types for calculated data.
- jQuery Ajax uploader plugin (with progress bar!) - Steve Sanderson shows off an nice way of improving the User Experience of uploading files using this JQuery file uploader control. The ease Steve integrated this in his DDD7 talk on MVC last weekend (which I really enjoyed) really sold me on it.
- CodeRush Shortcuts and Templates - Quick Start Sheets - Mark Miller shares a PDF keyboard shortcut quick start sheet for Code Rush - I’m a Resharper guy myself, but I know that lots of folk use CodeRush (or even both), so hopefully this will come in handy for a few of you.
- F# and Silverlight 2.0 - John Liao shares a simple sample Silverlight 2.0 application written in F#
- MVC Storefront: Episode 25 Preview - Rob Conery gives a taste of what is to come in the next part of his MVC adventure story ‘MVC Storefront’, with a good helping of DDD in the next part, Rob explains his reasoning for exploring these concepts.
- Getting started with Automated White box Testing (and Pex) - Jonathan de Halleux and Nikolai Tillmann give a nice introduction to PEX in VS2010 and 2008 in this code project article.
- New and Improved CLR 4 Thread Pool Engine - Daniel Moth talks about some of the changes in the CLR 4 Thread Pool, and how you can exploit them for better performing code by using the new System.Threading.Tasks type, along with some details on how the new features work.
- Basic Linq in the Real World - Glenn Burnside looks at a real world application of Linq which helped improve a codebase he works with.
- Developer Tools and Utilities - Steve Michelotti shares his list of must have developer tools - I always like these lists, and since I’m in the process of re-installing one of my machines it couldn’t be timed better!
- Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcut Tip: Ctrl+- - Scott Mitchell shares a useful keyboard shortcut for navigating back through locations in source code - this is one function I use a lot (although I do it by the toolbar buttons, but a keystroke will be much more efficient)
- How to clean up a folder tree with NAnt - Simone Chiaretta shares a useful NANT file which cleans up a Visual Studio folder structure for distribution removing all the settings, and temporary files, and also uses regular expressions to show how you can modify some of the code too (removing Company Names, etc)
- PTOM: Bend 3rd Party Libraries to Your Will With the Adapter Pattern - John Teague picks up the Topic Of The Month at LosTechies with a look at using the Adapter Pattern with some third party class.