Posted by Chris Alcock on 31 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- 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 126.96.36.199 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
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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
Posted by Chris Alcock on 27 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
Looking forward to SQLBits IV tomorrow.
- 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.
Posted by Chris Alcock on 26 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
Posted by Chris Alcock on 25 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- 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
- The Tarantino Project – Database Change Management – Rob Reynolds takes a look at the Tarantino Project, a tool for use from NAnt which deals with database changes allowing you to keep your databases up to date easily
- ViewState 101 – Tony Lombardo goes back to first principles on a classic pain point for Web Forms applications, the viewstate, looking at why it exists, how it works and what can be done about making it smaller
- Entities: Required Properties And Properties That Shouldn’t Be Modified – Davy Brion looks at a common mistake that gets made with NHibernate mappings, having getter and setter properties for all persisted properties, and looks at how you can improve your entities by avoiding this
- Persistence Patterns in MSDN Magazine – Jeremy D. Miller plugs his latest MSDN Magazine column which takes a look at the less well understood data acess patterns such as active record, data mapper, repositories, etc
- Building an Optimized, Graphics-Intensive Silverlight Application – Tim Sneath shares his notes from Seema Ramchandani’s MIX09 talk on creating high performance graphics applications in Silverlight, including discussions of testing using XPerf
- Dime Cast # 95 – Building a Progressive Fluent Interface – Derik Whittaker picks up on the article featured yesterday and looks at creating a Progressive Fluent Interface in his latest screencast at Dime Casts.
- Building Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3 Beta applications on the same machine – Jeff Wilcox – Jeff Wilcox talks looks at how you can keep your development environment able to build Silverlight 2 while also being able to build Silverlight 3 beta projects
- Silverlight Cream – I’m not going to be covering Silverlight in huge detail, just linking to the od article I find interesting. If Silverlight is something you care about I suggest you also subscribe to this Blog which does an excelent daily post rounding up all the best Silverlight news and articles
- Tip of the Day #9 (The Project Location Is Not Trusted) – Colin Angus Mackay shares a useful tip about not trusted locations and how Windows uses the alternate file stream to store information about the security of items downloaded from the internet
- SQL SERVER – 2008 – SCOPE_IDENTITY Bug with Multi Processor Parallel Plan and Solution – Pinal Dave talks about an issue with SCOPE_IDENTITY() and multi processor systems on SQL 2008, offering a few solutions to the problem
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 24 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- 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
Posted by Chris Alcock on 23 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- 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€“ 188.8.131.52 – 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.
Posted by Chris Alcock on 20 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- 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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