Another major milestone in the Morning Brew’s history – edition 250, however I’m going to save the celebrations and statistics for the end of year wrap up next week
- Managed ESENT v1 released – Managed/.Net access to the free embedded database (“Extensible Storage Engine/ESE”) that ships with Windows – Greg Duncan highlights the availability of a wrapper for accessing the built in Windows embedded database from your .NET Code.
- Early Christmas: Sticky Notes – Don Smith highlights the availability of StickyNotes, a Visual Studio 2008 Add-in which brings everyone’s favourite yellow stick on notes to the Visual Studio IDE. This looks like a useful utility, the only downside being that its not free (but is cheap @$9.99)
- Single Responsibility Principle – Jarod Ferguson shows off a image which should be on the wall of any development office.
- Testing internal classes – Fredrik Eriksson reminds us of the InternalsVisibleTo assembly attribute which allows a known assembly access to internals of your assembly.
- Return an empty IEnumerable<T> from a yield iterator – David Kean talks about two methods that will allow you to return an empty IEnumerable when using the yield keyword.
- Holiday Goodie Bag: Free C# and VB Coding Standards Reference Documents – Clint Edmonson shares both C# and VB.NET versions of of his standard reference coding standards guide, releasing them with the intention of people using them as a basis for their own documents and customising them to suit their purposes.
- jQuery 1.3 beta: Sizzling and feature testing – Ajaxian announces that the first beta release of jQuery 1.3 is now available. The jQuery Team are looking for feedback and testing help with this so grab it,have a play, and if you find problems let them know.
- Microsoft Cloud Data Options – Scott Watermasysk reviews the two possibilities available for data storage on Windows Azure platform, SQL Data Services and Azure Storage.
- An attribute based approach to business object validation – Malisa Ncube explores the use of attributes and reflection to implement a validation framework for your business tier in this Code Project article.
- Calculating Mean, Median and Mode with SQL Server – ‘gmmastros’ shows set based methods to calculate the three standard averages in SQL Server
- new Repository<T>().DoMagic() – Karl Seguin looks at the purpose and reasons for the Repository pattern, how generics can make it even nicer, and shows how its use can improve your code via simple examples
- Editing a variable-length list of items in ASP.NET MVC – Steve Sanderson looks at one of those common UI problems, how to create an editable list of items in ASP.NET MVC explaining his favourite way of doing this.
- Introducing Alt.NET courses at Skills Matter – Gojko Adzic announces Skill Matter’s plans to offer (commercial) training on the Alt.Net stack in the new year – this is great news (and some welcome diversity) in training in the UK.