Software

  • Pex 0.21.50115.2: Bugs fixes and Stubs renamed to Moles - Jonathan "Peli" de Halleux announces the release of the latest version of Pex which fixes a number of bugs from previous releases, along with a migration to moles being the heart of the framework (and a corresponding rename for Stubs)
  • Web Client Guidance Drop #6 Available on Codeplex - Blaine Wastell highlights the release of Drop #6 of the Web Client Patterns and Practices Guidance Package. This release includes some updates to the reference implementation application, along with a number of new guidance documents.
  • Introducing MicroModels - the smallest ViewModels for WPF - Paul Stovell shares his small Model-View-ViewModel framework, which offers an interface which makes use of typedescriptors to define collections, properties and commands. Full source and binaries are available.

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  • ASP.NET MVC 2: Model Validation - Scott Guthrie continues his series of posts on ASP.NET MVC2 with a look at the new validation functionality using DataAnnotations, taking a look at the full process from enabling the functionality, to implementing client side validation, to extending the functionality and saving back to the database
  • Editable Routes - Phil Haack looks at using dynamic compilation to allow you to edit routes in your ASP.NET MVC applications without having to recompile the whole application
  • Create First Silverlight Application - Karl Shifflett continues his series of posts on Silverlight and WPF with a run through of the creation of a simple Silverlight Application, showing off the capabilities of the Designer in Visual Studio 2010
  • C#: A functional solution to a modelling problem - Mark Needham takes a look at a more functional solution to a common modeling problem of running different functions in different input cases.
  • First encounters with Reactive Extensions - Jon Skeet explores the Reactive Extensions, giving a quick tour of some of the functionality, and wondering if he is trying to push the library in a direction it was not intended to go in
  • Is There A Good Reason To Hide Inherited Members? - Davy Brion looks at the language functionality which allows you to hide inherited members by supplying your own implementation, and highlights some of the pitfalls in doing this.
  • Pair Programming session - Mark Nijhof talks about a recent good pair programming experience, and follows up with a post (Pair Programming continued) which looks at some of the factors and facilities required to make pairing a success.
  • 10 Advanced Windsor Tricks - 4. How to register and use decorators - Mike Hadlow presses on with his 10 Castle Windsor Container IOC tricks, with this part looking at Windsor’s support for the decorator pattern, 5. The Startable Facility which looks at the functionality which allows services which last the application lifetime to be started upon registration, and 6. The Event Wiring Facility exploring the (slightly ugly) event registration syntax.
  • Reducing Code Coupling - Inversion of Control - Grant Palin takes a look at Inversion of control, and looks at how it solves the problems of code coupling discussing the general functionality provided by Inversion of Control libraries rather than focusing in on a particular one.
  • Dependency Injection Inversion - ‘Uncle’ Bob Martin talks about Dependency Injection, and how if used incorrectly it can result in the Dependency injection Framework being spread all over your codebase, and Bob shows some techniques which help avoid this.
  • Coding: Missing abstractions and LINQ - Mark Needham looks at encapsulating the business logic that often leaks out with the power of Linq, capturing it inside classes rather than having Linq statements dotted around your code.
  • Hey Microsoft, Our Databases Aren’t Services! - Davy Brion makes an appeal to Microsoft to stop making frameworks which loosely turn databases into remote services without all the usual architectural features of remote services.
  • Eagerly loading entity associations efficiently with NHibernate - Ayende takes a look at eager loading of entities, looking at how Entitiy Framework and NHibernate perform their queries to achieve this.