Had another enjoyable evening at the UK Techdays Fringe event last night, hosted by the UK AzureNET Usergroup (details of their next meeting in today’s community section).
- Silverlight 4 released. Availability of tools announcement – Tim Heuer announces the release of Silverlight 4, providing links to where you can get everything, along with answering some common questions about the release.
- Alive and kickin’ [New Silverlight 4 Toolkit released with today's Silverlight 4 RTW!] – David Anson (Delay) announces the release of the April 2010 Silverlight Toolkit, which adds support for the Silverlight 4 RTM, and outlines the new features in this release. If you are new to this library be sure to checkout the previous releases release notes for details of other features.
- AutoPoco 0.4 released – features features features – Rob Ashton announces version 0.4 of AutoPoco, improving the conventions used in the library, and adding inheritance support, the ability to call methods, and a number of new data sources for your properties.
- AutoMapper source moved to GitHub – Jimmy Bogard gives an update on the source hosting for the AutoMapper project, moving the active repository to GitHub
- Links to .NET Framework 4 deployment guides – Aaron Stebner highlights the MSDN Deployment Guides for .NET 4, giving you all the details of the various means of supplying the .NET Framework to your customers
- The .NET Framework 4 Installer Improvements – Peter Marcu takes a look at the improvements to the installer of the .NET Framework, comparing back over the 3.5 release, and .NET 4 beta and RTM versions, talking about the ways the improvements were made.
- What’s new in T4 in Visual Studio 2010 – Gareth Jones takes a look at the vast number of improvements in the T4 Templating provided in Visual Studio 2010, looking at them from the point of view of Template Authors and CustomTool builders.
- What happens to C# 4 optional parameters when compiling against 3.5? – Tales from the Evil Empire – Bertrand Le Roy talks about how the C#4 optional parameters feature degrades when you compile against .NET 3.5, and how you may need to offer additional constructors/methods with other overloads.
- How to Migrate Your .NET 3.5 App to .NET 4 – Bruce D. Kyle highlights the MSDN Migration documentation which details known differences from .NET 3.5 to .NET 4 in various technology areas to help you in the migration process of moving your applications from 3.5 to 4.0
- POSTing JSON Data to MVC Controllers – Javier G. Lozano takes a look at using jQuery to create JSON data and post it to an ASP.NET MVC Controller to perform actions on your web pages without a page refresh.
- Cyclomatic Complexity – What Is It and Why Should You Care? – Julias Shaw takes a look at the Cyclomatic Complexity software metric, which provides an indicator of how complicated a particular piece of code is. Examples here are in Java, however the concept and discussion applies to all languages
- Unit Testable WCF Web Services in MVVM and Silverlight 4 – lobodan Pavkov takes a look at building Webservices using WCF and consuming them for MVVM development in Silverlight 4 with particular consideration to making the implementation clean and testable. This one is a pretty long article, exploring some key technologies with plenty of code to look at (All of which is available for download)
- C# TDD Videos – You asked for them – Brett Schuchert shares some rough cuts of a C# version of his TDD video series (originally in Java)
- Using VS2010 to edit F#; source code (and a little LOGO EDSL) – Brian McNamara talks about the Editor support in Visual Studio 2010, and provides a link to the screencast showing this, along with the sample Embedded Domain Specific Language (EDSL) shown in the video.
- UK AzureNET User Group: The Power of Three – The UK AzureNET User Group announce their next event, to be held on the evening of Thursday 27th May, in the Microsoft London offices. This event sees 3 talks, looking at Azure apps in Java, Patterns for Windows Azure, and a look at Risk Metrics, a real Azure based application. Round that off with plenty of swag and pizza and you have a fine event.