- Did You Know? You, too, can be a Geek! – Kalen Delaney highlights the second beta release of Danny Gould’s SQL Server Internals Viewer 2, which integrates with Management Studio and provides visibility of the goings on within the storage engine of SQL Server.
- Introducing DotNet Instant Messenger – Scott Pio announces the release of his Open source ASP.NET based instant messenger. The messenger uses ASP.NET Membership for its authentication so should integrate with other things you may be using.
- Teaching someone to test using an Isolation Framework – Derik Whittaker talks about his experiences of Pair (tri) programming with some of his colleagues teaching them about Unit Testing and Isolation / Mock framework use.
- Writing a DisjointSet in C# with the help of Code Contracts and Pex. – Jonathan "Peli" de Halleux talks about writing a new Set Class in C# and illustrates how PEX and code contracts help along the way
- XSD’s in Visual Studio: Past, Present and Future. – Bill McCarthy talks about some of the changes and removal of the XSD Schema designer in Visual Studio 2008, and how 2010 brings in a nice viewer but still seems to be missing editing capabilities of 2005
- NH Prof new features: Overall usage and aggregated alerts – Ayende continues to tease us with more screen shots of his NHibernate Profiler, and details of the features from the documentation – really looking forward to the release of this tool
- Best-Selling .NET Books of 2008 – A list of the best selling .NET related books of 2008 based on Amazon sales figures
- Unmanaged arrays in C# – No problem. – AnonX looks into using unmanaged arrays from C# to be in complete control of when the get cleaned up.
- Introducing the new Task type – Daniel Moth examines the new Task Type in .NET 4.0 looking at how it help with parallel computing and how you use it ina few common use cases.
- Covariance, contravariance and invariance in C# language – Marcin Kasprzykowski examines a few of the new C#4 language features, giving one of the most clear descriptions of what these features are all about that I’ve seen so far.
- ASP.NET Performance Tips – Sanjay provides a number of useful tips for getting the best out of your ASP.NET site.
- Oxite: Some Thoughts – Mark Needham gives his views on Oxite, the much maligned ASP.NET MVC CMS from the Channel 9 folks at Microsoft. Mark shares his ideas in the form of a technical retrospective, which is a nice clear and constructive way.
- Building Super-Scalable Web Systems with REST – Udi Dahan talks about how REST services can help you to build the most highly scalable web systems, focusing on how the protocol provides a number of useful features that really help. Also well worth checking out are the caching documents mentioned in the first comment.