- xVal - a validation framework for ASP.NET MVC - Steve Sanderson announces xVal, a validation framework for ASP.NET MVC which aims to bring together serverside and client side validation, follow ASP.NET MVC conventions and provide choice on the implementation of the client side validation.
- Ora, The Region Alternative - Greg Duncan highlights a Visual studio 2008 add-in which provides a tree view of the current class divided into the various regions of code that many of us put in manually using #region statements.
- There is never a collection of Value Objects - Matt Hinze talks about how there can never really be a collection of value objects in the strict DDD sense, as you would be unable to manage the collection due to the lack of identity of each value type.
- Fluent NHibernate: Auto Mapping Introduction - James Gregory has a great series of posts on using Fluent NHibernate and the conventions that it uses to enable auto mapping. This first part is an introduction, and James follows up with part 2 on Auto Mapping Conventions, part 3 on Auto Mapping Type Conventions and finally part 4 on Auto Mapping Entity Conventions
- The Problems with NHibernate - An interesting discussion of the percieved problems with NHibernate from the beginner / intermediate developers point of view - I have to say I thoroughly agree about the documentation, especially as there seems to be a lack of documentation for NHibernate 2.0 anywhere.
- A simple SGML Parser and Visitor pattern loveliness - Sacha Barber shows how reflection can make the Visitor Pattern a little simpler, and illustrates using an example of an simple SGML parser in this Code Project article.
- C# Trivia - What? No Overflow? - Justin Etheredge looks at the place where arithmetic overflow should occur, and how the default behaviour is not quick what you may expect.
- Refactoring a Switch statement - Chris Brandsma looks at refactoring switch statements, giving some best practice rules for the use of switch, and illustrates a nice refactoring from a switch to a dictionary.
- Asynchronous Fire and Forget With Lambdas - Phil Haack explores how Fire and Forget methods got easier with later versions of the .NET Framework. I also like the AOP suggestion of how to achieve Fire and Forget in the first comments to this post.
- Horrible grotty hack: returning an anonymous type instance - Jon Skeet shows an interesting technique which allows an anonymous type to be returned from a method and then worked with, but suggests that you wouldn’t want to do this in your production code
- Introduction to the Stubs Framework - Jonathan "Peli" de Halleux gives a quick introduction to the Stubs Framework which is available as a part of PEX.
- Functional Programming Unit Testing - Part 6 - Matthew Podwysocki continues his series on Functional Programming and F# and Haskell with a look at monadic abstractions which allow us to refactor code with side-effects into pure functions.
- Lessons learned from the NUnit code base - Patrick Smacchia explores the NUnit code base with NDepend, showing how the code is structured and how its evolving
- F# Programming Contest, by Kean at AutoDesk - Don Syme highlights a contest being run by AutoDesk (of AutoCad fame) where you can win a copy of Don’s excelent book ‘Expert F#’ by submitting some F# which performs some task in one of AutoDesk’s products.