Posted by Chris Alcock on 30 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
We must be reaching the (ASP.NET MVC RTM Date) + (Time it takes to update and publish Book) time, as today’s edition contains details of a couple of ASP.NET MVC book releases (in their own special section)
- VS2008 AJAX Profiling Extensions – Somasegar announces the release of the Visual Studio 2008 AJAX Profiling Extensions which let you measure the performance of the client side interactions of your Web Applications using any browser.
- YSlow Release – The Yahoo! Developer Network announce a new release of YSlow their website performance analyser for Firefox, which now includes the ability to create custom rulesets allowing you to tailor the rules to those that are suitable for your application
- All-In-One Code Framework : 2009-4-27 release of All-In-One Code Framework – ‘colbertz’ announces an updated edition of the All-In-One Code Framework, a one stop shop for bas implementations of many Microsoft Technologies (in many Microsoft Technologies too). This update contains changes to/additions of 17 projects
ASP.NE MVC Books
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 29 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Update – SQL Blocked Process Monitor – Jonathan Kehayias announces an updated release of his SQL Blocking Process Monitor for SQL Server 2005 and 2008, which are now split into two downloads to avoid dependency problems.
- The asp.net <deployment retail="true" /> attribute – Lasse Eskildsen highlights a useful Machine.Config setting which overrides the standard ‘debug’ attribute in web.config to force all ASP.NET Applications out of Debug mode
- Free ASP.NET MVC "NerdDinner" Tutorial Now in HTML – ScottGu announces a new format for the ASP.NET MVC NerdDinner Tutorial from the Professional ASP.NET MVC book, now available as multi part HTML (and also as a PDF, but then you already knew that)
- NHibernate Unit Testing – Ayende talks about testing NHibernate based code by using an in-memory database to persist to, allowing you to test quickly with (almost) the full stack.
- What’s been happening in Fluent NHibernate land? – James Gregory gives an update on the state of the Fluent NHibernate Project, and talks about the danger of possible regressions due to the amount of change being made.
- The Weekly Source Code 41 – Searching Code, Sharing Code, and Reading Code (and Comments) – Scott Hanselman continues with his Weekly Source Code series with a look at code search engines, easy means of sharing your code snippets along with some of the interesting comments he’s encountered in code.
- What developers should be doing in readiness for Windows 7 – Eric Nelson talks about Application compatibility with Windows , along with shareing some great links on the subject. Also worth checking out some of Eric’s other posts on the subject from the last few days, including details of UK compatibility workshops.
- Validation – Part 3 – Server-Side – Karl Seguin continues with his series on from the ground up validation with a look at the server side portion, and also releases a sample application in his post Presenting CodeBetter.Canvas
- JQuery: Die 22 besten Modal – Fenster Plugins – Dennis S shares a list of 22 implementations of Modal Popups in jQuery. Don’t let the German in the title put you off, the post is screenshots and links.
- Singletons vs. Static Classes – Lee Dumond compares and contrasts the Singleton and the simple static class to see what and why there are differences.
- WPF Application Quality Guide v0.5 Released! – Ivo Manolov announces the 5th CTP release of the WPF Application Quality Guide, with both new and updated content, including some good content on building test suites in a range of frameworks
- Creating Visual Studio Templates from your Web Projects – Rick Strahl talks about the process of taking a Web Project and making it into a template web project for use in Visual Studio
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 28 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Introducing Html Utilities for Silverlight – Brian Genisio announces HTML Utilities for Silverlight, a library which in this version aims to improve the testability of some of the Silverlight HTML functionality.
- New Codeplex Tool – SQL Blocked Process Monitor – Jonathan Kehayias shares a tool to help monitor blocking processes in SQL 2005/2008. Shame there is no Sql2000 support as I could really do with a tool that does this for some work I’m doing at the moment.
- Next European VAN on 06 May 2009 – Jan Van Ryswyck announces the next European accessible Timezone Virtual Alt.Net Event, which will include a presentation on Front Controller style MVC
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 27 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- TestApi v.0.2 Released! – Ivo Manolov announces the latest release of TestApi, a set of standalone libraries that make it easier for WPF developers to test their applications. This release brings with it a number of new features along with samples for xUnit and NUnit.
- Windows 7 Release Candidate Update – Windows 7 Team announce to the world that the Windows 7 RC will be made available to MSDN subscribers on 30th April , and to the general public on 5th May.
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 24 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 23 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
Today’s post is a milestone of sorts – one third of the way to the magical 1000 post mark!
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 22 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Pex 0.11 Released: Delegates, Exception Trees, and Stubs – Nikolai Tillmann announces the release of Pex 0.11 which adds the ability to work with delegates as parameters, a new Exception tree view, and stubs for Recursion and events, along with a few fixes os issues with the previous releases.
- TestDriven.Net 2.20: Improved NCover Integration – Jamie Cansdale announces V2.20 of TestDriven.NET which improves the integration with NCover and TypeMock, along with better support for 64 bit Windows, and a few more features too.
- ASP.NET MVC and the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) – Maarten Balliauw looks at combining the ASP.NET MVC and the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to have controllers served from plugins via MEF.
- Silverlight 3 – Out of Browser Applications on the Mac – Mike Taulty screencasts to show the new Silverlight Out Of Browser application experience for Mac users
- NHibernate Mapping – <many-to-any/> – Ayende continues his series of NHibernate Mapping elements with today’s post looking at the <many-to-any> mapping, the logical extension of yesterday’s post on the Any mapping
- Extending ASP.NET MVC – Hernan Garcia looks at extending the ASP.NET MVC to make it behave exactly as he want it to.
- Functional Solution for the Shortest Path Problem – Matthew Podwysocki looks at re-writing one of his previous algorithms for calculating the shortest path using only immutable collections and pure functional code
- "Vice" Testing – Sean Chambers talks about a testing technique that can possibly help to bring some level of tests to a legacy (and not easy to test) system without making significant changes to the code, allowing you to establish a baseline for the system to allow you to start doing safe refactoring
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 21 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- NBuilder – Gareth Down makes his first significant release of NBuilder, a tool which uses fluent interfaces to generate test instances of your objects with the properties automatically populated. Both binary and source releases are available.
- FREE MSDN Flash eBook with 13 technical articles spanning dynamic languages to game development to cloud computing – Eric Nelson announces the release of a collection of articles which have been featured in the UK MSDN Flash newsletter, now to be released as an e-book
- To mock or not to mock, that is the question – Part 1 – Gabriel Schenker explores two of the most popular mocking frameworks, Rhino and Moq, looking at why you would want to mock, and how you go about using the frameworks to achive this.
- SharpLife.NET – ASP.NET MVC Free eBooks – Mahdi Taghizadeh shares a collection of links to free chapters of ASP.NET MVC books. There seem to be a lot of books on this subject coming up, so this is a really good opportunity to try a bit of each before you buy.
- NHibernate Mapping – <any /> – Ayende continues his tour of the NHibernate Mapping elements with a look at Any, which allows data for objects to come from any of a number of tables.
- CodeBox 2: An extended and improved version of the CodeBox with line numbers – Ken Johnson shares an article about CodeBox2, a WPF based syntax highlighting code editor.
- Fluent NHibernate and Linq2NHibernate – Demo Project. – ’emiaj’ shares a sample project which uses NHibernate along with the FluentNHibernate for mappings, and Linq2NHibernate, giving a simple ‘demo code’ introduction to these technologies
- Mailbag: Do I need still need older versions of the .NET Framework on my system after installing .NET Framework 3.5 SP1? – Aaron Stebner answers an interesting question I’ve heard people asking before about the need for older versions of the .NET Framework.
- P is for… Partial Method – Jim O’Neil explores Partial Methods as part of his A-Z series of posts on .NET.
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