- FluentValidation 1.2 beta 1 available – Jeremy Skinner announces the Beta 1 release of the FluentValidation 1.2 library. This release includes ASP.NET MVC2 support, along with control of the validation cascade, new validation syntax, along with a breaking change in the form of the removal of DefaultResourceManager.
- Snippet Designer 1.2 Beta Release with Visual Studio 2010 Support – Matt Manela announces the latest beta release of Snippet Designer, a Visual Studio IDE plugin which makes it easier to construct snippets for us in your code. This release adds support for Visual Studio 2010
- Just released System.Web.Mvc.Extensibility Beta – Kazi Manzur Rashid announces the beta release of his ASP.NET MVC library System.Web.Mvc.Extensibility. Available for both ASP.NET MVC 1 and ASP.NET MVC 2, this beta release contains a number of changes and improvements over previous editions.
- Service Pack 2 for Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC released – Telerik announce an update to their Open Source ASP.NET MVC library. This release includes an upgrade to jQuery 1,4 which can be considered a breaking change if you are already using 1.3.2 in your sites for your own code.
- CodePlex now supporting native Mercurial – CodePlex now supports the use of the Distributed Version Control System ‘Mercurial’ This is available as a choice at the project level allowing you to choose between Mercurial or TFS / Subversion.
- About Technical Debates (and ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC debates in particular) – Scott Guthrie shares some good thoughts on the nature of technical debate, and looks at some points that relate to the debate on ASP.NET MVC vs Web Forms.
- WebForms aren';t dead – Dave Sussman shares his thoughts on the WebForms vs MVC debate, talking about advantages and disadvantages of each, along with the developments that both are seeing. In The WebForms Rant, Karl Seguin also discusses this theme, coming down more heavily in the MVC camp. Quite a discussion is breaking out in the comments of this one.
- Input Validation vs. Model Validation in ASP.NET MVC – Brad Wilson talks about the changes that the ASP.NET MVC team have made in response to the feedback on his recent post about the Required Attribute.
- Screencast: Visual Studio 2010 – New debugging experience – Sven Vanoirbeek shares a screen cast which looks at the new debugging features in Visual Studio 2010, exploring collaborative debugging, historic debugging, and some new breakpoint features.
- Beginning Debugging in VS2010 Episode 1: Breakpoints and Locals – Michael Stum begins a screen cast series exploring Visual Studio 2010 debugging, with the first part looking at the basics of debugging in the form of Breakpoints and Locals
- Creating a Simple IoC Container – Tim Ross shares a simple Inversion of Control Container example, building the container and showing how it can be integrated into the ASP.NET MVC framework, ans showing how it can be used.
- Getting Started with RIA Services – Silverlight 4 Beta & Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 – Bruno Terkaly looks at the setup of an environment to develop Silverlight applications using Silverlight 4 beta and the Rich Internet Application Services. Bruno also takes a similar look at ASP.NET MVC in his post Getting Started with the ASP.NET MVC Framework – Installation and "Hello World" , and follows on with a followup postLearning: Part 2 – ASP.NET MVC 2.0 with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 looking at extending the simple example and learning about ASP.NET MVC
- State of VS 2010 Performance – Brian Harry gives an update on the performance changes to Visual Studio 2010, and shares some results from the user experience testing of the latest builds.
- Rejecting Dependency Injection Inversion – Ayende follows up on Uncle Bob’s post on Dependency Injection looking at the useage of DI and one of the big wins of DI in handling component lifecycles
- Inversion Of Control Containers And Factories Aren’t Mutually Exclusive – Davy Brion picks up on some feedback about the use of Factories as a part of the DI debate, ans shows how he goes about using factories with Inversion of Control.
- Mocking Mocking and Testing Outcomes. – ‘Uncle’ Bob Martin turns his attentions to the use of Mocking Frameworks, questioning when and where they should be used. I expect this one will spark some good debate (especially if the comments are anything to go by)
- The paradox of choice: best of breed or cheapest of the bunch – Ayende picks up some tweets from Roy Osherove and talks about the choice between commercial and OpenSource / Free products in the same arena. Good discussion starting in the comments here too.
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