- .NET 3.5 SP1 GDR is available to download - Scott Hanselman highlights the availability of .NET 3.5 SP1 GDR which rolls-up all the fixes to .NET 3.5 SP1 based on customer reported issues.
- This could be big. Sueetie is online! - Dave Burke announces his latest project, Sueetie, a community site and software project which aims to bring together some of the best open source .NET applications into one cohesive whole community with common authentication and database. Source code will be released on CodePlex.
- MVC Controllers and Forms Authentication - Nikhil Kothari looks at an alternative way of implementing Forms Authentication in ASP.NET MVC, having a controller return an ActionResult that does the work rather than having the controller interact with forms authentication directly.
- Periodic Execution in .NET - Mebyon Kernow explores a few techniques for performing operations periodically.
- WPF Application Quality Guide v.0.4 Released! - Ivo Manolov announces the release of the 4th preliminary version of the WPF Application Quality guide, with new sections on testing included in this version.
- T-SQL Anti-pattern of the day: ‘all-in-one’ queries - ‘arvindsh’ explores one of the common T-SQL mistakes that gets made, combining queries into one with optional parameters, passed as null. In this article the reasons this is bad are explored. This is often something developers from other languages get wrong as the only solution to this is often to break the DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) principle
- Updated version of the free Data Structures and Algorithms book available! - Granville Barnett announces an update to his free e-book on Data structures and Algorithms. Something for my Christmas reading list I feel.
- An investigation into routes - Kyle Baley, spured on by an addition to MCVContrib that makes testing them easier, explores routing in ASP.NET MVC, looking at ordering of routes, and avoiding matching on the wrong route.
- Explaining Delegates in C# - Part 1 (Callback and Multicast delegates) - Rahul gives some simple to understand examples of Delegates in C# in the hope of removing some of the confusion that surrounds them for many developers - part two of this series does the same for events
- (Very) Tentative Steps with the Live Framework SDK - Mike Taulty begins exploring the Live Framework SDK, and shares his findings as he goes.