Posted by Chris Alcock on 29 May 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Can you @bing it? – Jared Parsons highlights the announcement of Microsoft’s new search engine, called ‘Bing’, a name which looks set to replace the ‘Live’ branding
- Taming the Pex beast: Well-behaved enums, multi-dimensional arrays and booleans – Jonathan "Peli" de Halleux looks at some of the problem data types for Pex, and talks about how a number of new attributes help make working with them easier
- Cross Site Scripting (XSS) – Alex Mueller gives a nice explanation of what Cross Site Scripting is, where you can be vulnerable to it and how you can prevent it
- Pattern Matching in .NET 4 – Jonathan Allen talks about pattern matching in .NET looking at the standard switch/case functionality, and showing how it can be used in a more terse way, and also takes a look at how F# handles the same
- Why Defer Loading in Entity Framework isn’t going to work – Ayende talks about why he feels that the new Defer Loading (AKA Lazy Loading) functionality of the Entity Framework is going to cause problems, comparing it to how NHibernate has implemented this functionality
- Anti-Patterns and Worst Practices – Monster Objects – Chris Missal continues his series with a look at the ‘god’ object which contains far too much stuff, and the law of Demeter
- Partitioning in PLINQ – ‘essey’ looks at the different partitioning strategies that PLINQ uses to divide up work.
- .NET Framework Performance Survey – The CLR and Framework Perf Blog are running a survey on the level of satisfaction with Performance of the framework – if you have something to contribute on the subject go give them some feedback
- NHibernate – Executable DML – Ayende highlights a new feature recently ported into NHibernate allowing you to run updates and deletes against complex inheritance models
- Lifecycle of an open source project – Chad Myers outlines an 8 phase lifecycle that Open Source projects tend to follow which might help when trying to decide how stable/mature an OS project is
- Actors in F# – The Bounded Buffer Problem – Matthew Podwysocki continues looking at Actors in F# with a look at using the Bounded Buffer for message passing
- Leeds Area SQL Server User Group Meeting – Leeds hosts the next UK SQL Server User Group event, on the 3rd June. This event includes two sessions, both with a performance slant, with Iain Kick looking at end to end performance troubleshooting and Martin Bell talking on replaying trace files.
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 28 May 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Selenium 1.0 released!! – Thoughtworks announce the release of Selenium their automated web application testing tool which runs over multiple platforms. The blog post doesn’t contain a link to the project, which can be found here
- Samples for the "Oslo" May CTP – The Oslo team highlight the availability of a new separate download for the samples which go with the May 2009 CTP release of Oslo
- SP2 Available for Vista and Windows 2008 – As correctly pointed out by Mark Brackett in a comment to yesterday’s post, it was Service Pack 2 for Vista that was released, so lets have another go at linking to a (different) post about this release
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 27 May 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Oslo May 2009 CTP Available Now – Chris Sells announces the release of the May 2009 CTP of ‘Oslo’, including new setup routines, and a number of improvements and unified tools, including Quadrant
- Stuck with Vista? – Martin Hinshelwood highlights the release of Windows Vista SP1 to the general public
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 – Download available – Chris Samson highlights the release of Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
- CSLA .NET 3.6.3 beta available – Rockford Lhotka announces the beta release of hist latest edition of the CSLA .NET framework for both Windows and Silverlight. This sounds like its really close to being the final release version too.
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 26 May 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 22 May 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
Monday is a public holiday here in the UK, and so as tradition dictates there will be no edition of The Morning Brew on Monday, with the usual daily posting schedule resuming on Tuesday. Have a good weekend everyone!
- IronRuby 0.5 Released – Jimmy Schementi announces the release of IronRuby 0.5, with a bunch of enhancements and new features included in the release, the most notable is a significant performance improvement which makes a drastic difference for those running rails on IronRuby
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 21 May 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Two free e-books available in May – Microsoft Press continues their 25 year celebrations with another 2 free e-books, this time the Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit and The Practical Guide to Defect Prevention
- Indian MVP Releases Free SQL Server Ebook! – Jacob Sebastian has published a free E-Book on SQL Server and usig XSD for powing XML Schema Collections
- A First Look at Moq – Brett Schuchert’s latest role has involved a different testing and mocking setup from his previous roles, which has lead to him taking a look at the Moq mocking framework.
- Announcing Pablo’s E-Books! Book #1: Pablo’s SOLID Software Development – Derick Bailey announces the release of Los Techies first E-Book – titled ‘Pablo’s SOLID Software Development’ it explores the SOLID principles which were the topic of the month for March on Los Techies.
- Back to Basics: Using Fusion Log Viewer to Debug Obscure Loader Errors – Scott Hanselman continues his Back To Basics series with a look at how you can debug loading issues with .NET assemblies.
- Art Of Unit Testing (The Samurai Book) – Get it now, it’s done. – Roy Osherove announces the release of his book – ‘The Art of Unit Testing’ – Chapters 1,2 and 3 are freely available, with the e-book available to purchase now. Printed copies will be available, but are currently still pre-order (with a price that reflects)
- The state of Open Source in the .NET ecosystem: A five year summary – Ayende reflects back on his 5 years of Open Source on the .NET platform experience, suggesting that things have come a long way and are looking promising, but we still have a way to go.
- Program to an interface, not an implementation – Mark Jensen explores one of the fundemental OO principles, that of programming to an interface rather than an implementation.
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 20 May 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
VS2010 and .NET 4
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 19 May 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
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