March 2009

Monthly Archive

The Morning Brew #318

Posted by Chris Alcock on 31 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • Mono 2.4 and MonoDevelop 2.0 released - Miguel de Icaza shares the announcement of the final release of both Mono 2.4 the Open Source implementation of the .NET Framework, featuring some significant performance improvements, and also the release of Version 2 of MonoDevelop, the IDE product now featuring integrated debugging
  • Paving my machine for a fresh 2009 - First-Pass Must-Haves - Scott Hanselman lists his essential utilities for his 2009 reformat of his desktop machine
  • redgate .NET Reflector 5.1.5.0 Released - Paulo Morgado highlights the release of the latest version of Reflector. This update is being supplied over the automatic update on application startup, however the website does not yet appear to have been updated
  • Announcing the free ViewModel Tool - Daniel Cazzulino shares the latest update to his Visual Studio Custom tool which takes some of the pain out of creating some of the boiler plate code required to implement ISupportInitialize, ISupportInitializeNotification and IChangeTracking
  • MassTransit 0.6 Release Candidate - Chris Patterson announces the release candidate release of MassTransit 0.6, a .NET Service bus implementation for building loosely coupled .NET applications. This release contains a number of new features and other changes, outlined in this post

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  • Configuring NHibernate with ASP.NET - Alessandro Gallo gives a introduction to the configuration of NHibernate, and looks at how you can use it in web application context in this beginners tutorial
  • Using NHibernate with multiple databases - Karl Seguin explores using multiple databases with NHibernate, and finds that its not especially difficult however there is a lack of documentation in this area
  • Must Everything Be Virtual With NHibernate? - Davy Brion looks at the reason NHibernate wants all methods and properties to be virtual, and talks about hiw dynamic proxies are used to provide usefuly functionality such as Lazy Load. Davy also shows how you can turn off this functionality and therefore no longer require virtual properties
  • Some ASP.NET compiler black magic - Bertrand Le Roy looks at some of the interesting and less well known features of the ASP.NET Compiler and engine
  • Notes from SQL Server Premier Field Engineer : SQL Server 2005/2008 database tuning - picking low hanging fruits - part I - ‘Yuriy’ looks at some if the Dynamic Management Views that can help with performance tuning your SQL by helping to identify missing indexes
  • Heisenberg And Lambdas - Justin Etheredge looks at a technique of using lambdas to attach events, exploring the potential of this method to leak memory and looks at how applying weak references can help with this
  • HighBall Part Duex (#01) - Adron Hall talks about the creating his latest project using a User Experience first and TDD approach, starting in this part with mocking some screens and adding some implementation to support.

Community

  • WebDD ‘09 - Reading - 18th April 2009 - Register - Registrations for this year’s WebDD event to be held at Microsoft’s Reading campus in mid April opened yesterday, and are going fast - by the time you read this there may only be waiting list places available

The Morning Brew #317

Posted by Chris Alcock on 30 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

The SQLBits IV conference was very interesting, I’m now looking forward to the team behind the event releasing the videos of the sessions so I can see some of the sessions which clashed with others I was interested in.

Software

  • IronPython 2.6 Alpha 1 - Harry Pierson announces the release of IronPython 2.6 Beta 1 which further closes the gap in performance between IronPython and CPython
  • Prototype 1.6.1 RC2: IE 8 Here we come - Ajaxian highlights the release of a second release candidate of the Prototype javascript library. This latest release makes the library properly support Internet Explorer 8 in full ’super standards’ mode and also on compatibility mode, along with adding a few new features to the library
  • StyleCop for ReSharper - Release: 1.0.0.000 (compatible with ReSharper 4.1) - The latest release of StyleCop for Resharper (stable) brings the supported version of StyleCop up to 4.3.1, adds a new automatic updater, and fixes a number of issues. For those on the bleeding edge, there is also a V1.5 beta which supports the (not yet released) Resharper 4.5

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The Morning Brew #316

Posted by Chris Alcock on 27 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Looking forward to SQLBits IV tomorrow.

Software

  • MvcContrib v1.0 Released! Download now - Jeffrey Palermo announces the release of MvcContrib, he library of extensions for ASP.NET MVC v1 including new view engines, controller factories and a whole load of other bits and pieces
  • Announcing Gallio and MbUnit v3.0.6 - Jeff Brown announces the release of the latest version of MbUnit and the Gallio framework, giving a detailed run down of the included functionality
  • Grommet: Linq, HTTP/1.1 and more for .NET Micro Framework - Blair Leduc announces Grommet, an implementation of many of the missing features of the full .NET framework on the .NET Micro Framework. This release includes Linq and HTTPWebRequest/Response.

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The Morning Brew #315

Posted by Chris Alcock on 26 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

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The Morning Brew #314

Posted by Chris Alcock on 25 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • AgDLR 0.5 - Harry Pierson highlights the release of AgDLR 0.5, which is an integration between the Dynamic Language Runtime languages and Silverlight. These languages are currently IronRuby and IronPython, and this release includes support for Silverlight 3 beta
  • Spice up your IE with spicIE - Writing IE7/8 Plugins in managed code in minutes (beta) - Greg Duncan highlights spicIE, a framework that makes it easy to create plug-ins for Internet Explorer 7 and 8 in Managed code

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The Morning Brew #313

Posted by Chris Alcock on 24 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • Live Framework Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio April 2009 CTP - The April 09 CTP edition of the Live Framework Tools for Visual Studio gives you the latest tools for creating Live Mesh enabled application in both .NET and Silverlight, along with JavaScript completion for Live Framework code and a number of bugfixes since the last release
  • WPF Toolkit - March 2009 Release - An update to the already released WPF Tool Kit March Release as the previous release was missing one of the bugfixes it was meant to have. This release contains a number of controls from the Jan09 release along with a huge number of bugfixes and improvements
  • One gets you Ten. One DLL, Ten free WCF Debugger Visualizers - Greg Duncan highlights the WCF Debugger Visualizers from E4D Learning, which bring 10 debugger visualizers including visualizers for Message, ClientRuntime, Binding, Security Context, Security, and a few more.
  • Json.NET 3.5 Beta 3 - The latest beta release of this JSON serialization framework brings with it a few new features and a few bugfixes to existing functionality
  • Krypton 3.5 Released - ComponentFactory announce the release of Version 3.5 of their Krypton Control Library, new date time and calendar controls. Also, this release now includes over 40 free controls
  • asp:menu fix for IE8 problem available - Bertrand Le Roy announces a fix for the built in ASP.NET Controls which makes the Menu control render correctly for Internet Explorer 8.
  • Hotfix for "Design view does not update HTML" and to "Designer inserts a lot of  " - The Visual Web Developer Team announce the release of a Visual Studio / Office 2007 hotfix which patches shared components of both products to resolve an anoying problem with the HTML Desiger

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The Morning Brew #312

Posted by Chris Alcock on 23 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • IronRuby 0.3 Released - Jimmy Schementi announces the release of IronRuby 0.3, with source code and demo code included too. This release brings IronRuby to 80% completeness of the RubySpec test suite.
  • CAT.NET New Build â 1.1.1.8 - The Connected Information Security Group announce the latest update to the Microsoft Code Analysis Tool for ,NET, which includes a number of bug fixes and a new export results to Excel feature
  • CSLA .NET 3.6.2 Release Candidate available - Rockford Lhotka announces the release candidate release of his CSLA application framework for both Silverlight and Windows apps, with final release scheduled for the end of the month.

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Community

The Morning Brew #311

Posted by Chris Alcock on 20 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • Internet Explorer 8 - The big announcment yesterday was the release of Internet Explorer 8. Available in 25 languages across 4 operating system versions and 2 processor architectures this brings the best performing version of IE ever
  • Introducing Docu - Simple doc gen for .Net - James Gregory announces Docu, a new project which aims to provide a simple API documentation solution for .NET development. This is more like NDoc of old (simple to use) rather than the very complex SandCastle, and I think it will be a good tool to have in the toolbox.
  • Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint (VSeWSS) 1.3 addresses all common SharePoint Developer requests - Paul Andrew announces the release of the Final CTP release of the Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Sharepoint v1.3. This will be the final release of the tools with a whole new range of tools being included with Visual Studio 2010

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