- IPy RTW FTW! – Iron Python 2.0 has been officially released announces Harry Pierson, and already has had over 1000 downloads according to the CodePlex site. Congratulations to the development team.
- SubSonic 3 Alpha Updated – Rob Conery announces a bugfix release of the Subsonic 3 Alpha, and also runs through step by step getting started with the new version.
- F# No Longer Vaporware – Chris Smith gives a humorous press release about F# becoming part of the Visual Studio 2010 / .NET 4 release. Don Syme has a more serous post with a good Q&A section on what this actually means.
- Functional Programming Unit Testing – Part 2 – Matthew Podwysocki continues his series on Functional Programming Unit Testing with a look at QuickCheck for Haskell and its port FsQuickCheck for F# for testing the specifications of our code
- Accessing Azure storage with Raw REST API – Sergei Meleshchuk has been a busy chap and has published a number of nice how to articles on his blog. This one is about accessing Azure storage using REST, and there are others on Azure, tracing, along with older ones about Virtual Machines – well worth checking out.
- Microsoft Enterprise Library – What Do Customers Want ? – Grigori Melnik talks about peoples opinion of the Enterprise Library, its quality level, support and where the project is going.
- The Easy Way to Assemble Multiple Word Documents – Brian Jones looks at how you can easily merge word documents using the OpenXML SDK
- Value types and parameterless constructors – Jon Skeet explores issues arising from two StackOverflow.com questions about parameterless constructors on value types.
- Microsoft Ajax Client Templates and declarative jQuery – Bertrand Le Roy highlights a neat use of some of the ASP.NET Ajax technology to allow jQuery use in a slightly different way.
- Visual Studio 2010 CTP VPC will expire Jan 1 2009 – Grant Holliday links to two tips (one foor Virtual PC users the other for Hyper-V users) which will allow you to extend the life of your Visual Studio 2010 / .NET 4 virtual machine beyond the 1st January 2009 cut off date – I’m not sure of the legalities of this so proceed with caution.
- Immutable Collections and Compatibility with Existing Frameworks – Jared Parsons talks about the interfaces he needed to offer partial implementations of in order to get compatibility with other parts of the framework for his Immutable Collections library.
- Heap Corruption: A Case Study – Carlo Colombo talks in detail about Heap Corruption. This article is not for the faint hearted as there is a lot of hex memory dumps involved.
- ADO.NET Data Services Framework (former – astoria) – Shahed Khan shares a nice collection of links and resources about ADO.NET Data Services, originally know by its code name of Astoria.
- Inside everybody there is one book. How about one article for the UK MSDN Flash? – Eric Nelson is hoping to extend the set of contributors to the UK MSDN Flash Newsletter from being people at Microsoft UK to being people in the UK. To this end Eric shares the requirements for an article for the newsletter, and requests abstracts for the articles you propose.