Introduced a MIX10 special section today to gather together all the MIX related news.
- MIX10 Day 2 Keynote – IE9, OData and Azure – Alvin Ashcraft gives a nice summary of the goings on in the MIX10 Day 2 Keynote in this article for DZone
- Announcing Sesame Data Browser – Fabrice Marguerie announces the preview of the Sesame Data Browser, a tool which consumes OData data and allows you to explore the structure and content of the Data.
- "Build Your Own MVVM Framework" is Online – Rob Eisenberg highlights the availability of the video, slides and sample code from his MIX session on MVVM. This one day turn around is great for non-conference attendees as there are already a huge number of session videos freely available for us to catch up on what we missed.
- Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office Released – Automate Office documents without Office – Greg Duncan highlights the v2.0 release of the Open XML SDK, which builds on the Open XML DSK 1.0, and includes LINQ querying support and functional style document construction
- MVVM Light V3 released at #MIX10 – Laurent Bugnion announces the release of his MVVM Light Toollkit V3, which supports Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend 3 with Silverlight 3 and WPF 3.5SP1, and Visual Studio 2010/ Expression Blend 4 Beta with WPF 3.5sp1 and 4, along with Silverlight 3 and 4 RC. Laurent also shares teh details of the new features and changes in his post What’s new in MVVM Light V3
- Why does Visual Studio 2010 convert my projects? – Richa Prasad the Program Manager responsible for the Visual Studio Projects System talks about why Visual Studio 2010 needs to convert projects on opening, and discusses the possibilities for round tripping project files in future releases.
- Testing a WPF UI using Ruby, Cucumber and WiPFlash.dll – Ben Hall explores testing a WPF application using a new WPF automation library called ‘wipflash’ created by Liz Keogh. Ben looks at working with this library from his favoured testing language IronRuby and combines it with the Cucumber framework.
- How to Drink at the Twitter Firehose and not Drown – Gary Short looks at consuming the ‘firehose’ Twitter JSON feed which contains all the public Twitter messages being sent, looking at a queue based pattern for processing these messages, and takes a look at extracting statistical data from the tweets.
- Lambda-passing style for access to resources with lifecycles – Alex Scordellis shows a technique using lambda expressions to perform operations with resources with particular lifecycles can mean that your code is simpler, and your can control the use of the resource much better.
- C# Proposal: Compile Time Static Checking Of Dynamic Objects – Paulo Morgado proposes an extension to the new C# dynamic functionality to allow dynamic types to have some static like type checking by allowing you to provide a contract/interface to which the dynamic type will conform. This sounds a lot like reducing the functionality of dynamic down to simply duck typing, which in certain circumstances would be useful.
- REST: Resources, URI’s and Representations – Cory Isakson introduces 3 of the key concepts in the Representational State Transfer (REST) style of architecture, aiming to show the REST at its fundamental level is simple to understand.
- If You Must Rewrite – Tim Ross shares some of his real world experience of why you shouldn’t embark on a rewrite project, along with some helpful hints to make your life less painful if you do get involved in a rewrite project.
- UK Tech Days (w/c 12th April in London) Update – Mike Taulty highlights the UK Techdays events, and introduces a new feature on the Techdays site which lists the Techdays ‘Fringe’ events which are taking place across the UK during the same week. Most are evening events, and all are worth checking out.
- Getting Started With nServiceBus on VAN Mar 31 – Zach Young announces the next Virtual Alt.Net which sees Bernard Kowalski talking on nServiceBus. This virtual event is free to attend, and takes place on 31st March 2010 @ 8pm UTC (GMT-5)