- straighce – straighce, which had its first public release (0.1) yesterday, is a TraceListener which writes to files in a threadsafe, non-blocking way, allowing logging to rotating log files of your applications trace output.
- 60+ .NET libraries every developer should know about. – WebDistortion share a list of over 60 .NET libraries covering a wide range of functionality, giving a brief intro to the top 10, and categorising the remaining into feature areas.
- "FAKE – F# Make" 0.29 released Ready for F# February 2010 CTP and .NET 4.0 RC – Steffen Forkmann announces the latest release of FAKE an F# based Make build tool, which will now happily run under the latest releases of F# and the .NET Framework
- FsCheck 0.6.3 for Visual Studio 2010 RC and F# February 2010 CTP – The FsCheck project gets an update relating to the February 2010 F# and .NET 4 RC releases, removing the dependency on the F# PowerPack, and making it build in both VS2008 and VS 2010
- Announcing a new CLR Team Codeplex Project: CLR Runtime Activation – The CLR Team announce a new CodePlex project which looks at the .NET 4 ability to startup different versions of the .NET runtime, providing a wrapper to deal with the API changes between versions
- Covariance and Contravariance FAQ – Alexandra Rusina sets about answering some of the many Frequently Asked Questions relating to the C#4 Covariance and Contravariance functionality, with plenty of pointers to further information.
- GuestPost: Introduction to Mocking – Eric Nelson hosts a guest post from Gil Zilberfeld on Mocking and Test Doubles, illustrating with a simple example, with this first part of a mini-series on the subject.
- Building an Embodied Social Proxy or Crazy Webcam Remote Cart Thing – Scott Hanselman talks about the creation of a Virtual Scott which can be wheeled about providing him with a better way of interacting with his work colleagues when he is (mostly) working remotely.
- CQRS, Task Based UIs, Event Sourcing agh! – Greg Young continues addressing confusion about Command Query Responsibility Separation, giving an overview of CQRS and explains how it can be separated from the concepts of a Task Based UI, Event Sourcing, messaging and Eventual Consistency
- Async and Parallel Design Patterns in F#: Agents – Don Syme takes a look at F#’s ability to support lightweight reactive agents, and looks at some of the common patterns which are used in the creation of different types of agent
- ASP.NET 4.0, Part 3: Someone has stolen web.config! – Dan Maharry continues his series on ASP.NET 4 with a look at the new minimal configuration web.config files where the default file now contains only 6 lines compared to over 140 for .NET 3.5 sp1.
- Hanselminutes Podcast 200 – Jon Skeet! – Congratulations to Scott Hanselman on hi 200 Hanselminutes podcast. Edition 200 sees Scott chatting to non-other than John Skeet who talks about his C# related interests and his new edition of C# in Depth