April 2009

Monthly Archive

The Morning Brew #330

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

I had an enjoyable time at WebDD this weekend, it was nice to catch up with some old contacts, as well as meeting a couple of readers of The Morning Brew.

Software

  • Deep Zoom Composer - Microsoft release a tool for easily creating Silverlight 2 powered deep zoom pictures and deploying them to the web.
  • Your next text editor is… MetaNote! - secretGeek shares a seemingly simple text editor with a useful feature - you can customise the whole application from withing, changing the behaviour, etc by editing the code for the app inside the app.

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The Morning Brew #329

Posted by Chris Alcock on 17 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Looking forward to WebDD’09 this weekend - if you spot me down there come and say Hi (If you are reading this via RSS click through to this post and there is a mug shot of me so you stand a chance of spotting me)

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The Morning Brew #328

Posted by Chris Alcock on 16 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • Small Basic : v0.4 of Small Basic says "Bonjour" - The Small Basic annunce their latest CTP release, which includes a number of bug fixes, a new Timer object to assist in writing games, and localisation capabilities for the UI and Help.
  • 2009-4-11 release of the All-In-One Code Framework - ‘colbertz’ announces the release of a new build of the All-In-One Code Framework, a set of framework implementations of common Microsoft Technologies such as COM, Data Access, IPC, etc, providing you with a solid basis to implement your functionality in these technologies on top of.
  • NServiceBus 1.9 RTM - Udi Dahan announces the RTM release of NServiceBus 1.9, containing only a few minor changes over the previous RC release.

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The Morning Brew #327

Posted by Chris Alcock on 15 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Using jQuery Grid With ASP.NET MVC - Phil Haack runs through a demo of getting up and running with jQuery’s jqGrid using ASP.NET MVC, including fetching pages of data as JSON from the web server
  • AutoMapper feature: interfaces and dynamic mapping - Jimmy Bogard talks about two of the key features of his latest AutoMapper release, explaining how and why AutoMapper supports mapping to interfaces and dynamic mapping.
  • NHibernate Mapping - Concurrency - Ayende continues with his series of posts on NHibernate mapping with a look at the four key types of concurrency support NHibernate provides
  • Language Envy - Juicy, a simple webserver - Sergio Pereira talks about how simple it is to implement a web server in Ruby, and sets about creating the same in .NET
  • Programming Challenge! - Craig Murphy digs out a 20 year old programming problem from his past, and asks for solutions from his readers in a range of languages. A prize is being offered for the one Craig deems to be the best
  • Silverlight Simple Animation - Charlie Calvert continues his series on Silverlight with a look at simple timer based animations
  • Agile practices are not just about management. - Mike Hadlow talks about Agile Practices being more than simply a way of manging development, highlighting some key principles and concepts of agile development towards the end of the post
  • Adaptive Rendering in ASP.NET MVC - Kazi Manzur Rashid looks at how ASP.NET MVC provides an easy means of rendering the same information in a range of different formats depending on need, allowing you to have easy JavaScript / No JavaScript support

The Morning Brew #326

Posted by Chris Alcock on 14 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

As predicted, today’s edition is on the large side…

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Community

  • DDD South West - Session voting has started for this DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper event to be held at the end of May. If you are registered to attend, you will be able to log in and vote for the sessions you want to see.

The Morning Brew #325

Posted by Chris Alcock on 09 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

As many of you will be aware, this weekend is the Easter Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, meaning that Friday and Monday are public holidays. In keeping with Morning Brew Tradition (and my like for the occasional lie-in in the morning) there will be no edition of the Morning Brew on Friday or Monday, with the Brew returning on Tuesday with what usually ends up being one of the biggest posts of the year.

Software

  • ReSharper 4.5 Released! - JetBrains announce the final release of ReSharper 4.5, a free upgrade for any users on V4.x which offers a vast number of performance improvements and feature enhancements
  • NUnit 2.5 Beta 3 Release - Version 2.5.0.9096 - The NUnit Team announce the release of their 3rd (and most likely final) beta release of V2.5. This release moves the test runner to a pure .NET 2.0 application, along with a number of framework enhancements
  • NCover v3.0.20 released! - The NCover team announce the release of v3.0.20 of their NCover code coverage tool, with support for multiple reports to be generated, improvements in memory consumption and some new samples, along with a few bugfixes

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Community

  • Next European VAN on 14 April 2009 - Jan Van Ryswyck announces the date for the next European timezone friendly Virtual Alt.Net Meeting, to be held on Tuesday 14th April, at 1900GMT

The Morning Brew #324

Posted by Chris Alcock on 08 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • SQL Server 2008 SP1 and Report Builder Update - Robert Bruckner highlights the release of Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008, which rolls up Cumulative Updates 1,2 and 3 with a few more fixes, and the April update to the Feature Pack which includes an updated ReportBuilder 2.0
  • MEF preview 5 released - Wes, of the Managed Extensibility Framework Team announces the release of Preview 5 of MEF including a range of new features, improvements and the odd breaking change
  • Announcing Velocity CTP3 ! - The Velocity Team announce their 3rd Community Technology Preview of Velocity the .NET distributed cache from Microsoft. With performance, security and installation improvements along with revised APIs and some new features this looks to be an interesting release.
  • NHibernate Mapping - <property/> - Ayende starts a series of posts exploring some of the building blocks of NHibernate Mappings. In this post he looks at the property mapping

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Community

  • TechEd 2009 Party with Palermo RSVP site just launched! - Jeffrey Palermo announces the launch of the accompanying website for his ‘Party with Palermo’ event to be held during TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles. As always this event is free (requiring just 1 business card to get in) and will doubtless be a great way of meeting your fellow conference attendees.

The Morning Brew #323

Posted by Chris Alcock on 07 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Spent a while last night wrestling with OAuth integration in a personal project - does anyone know of a good/nice .NET library that caters for desktop applications?

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