- Dynamic Type in C# 4.0: Explained in Three Lines of Code & Dynamic Type in C# 4.0: The Cool New Thing To Crap On – Evan Nagle sets out exploring the new C#4 dynamic support with a simple 3 line example showing how it can be used, comparing it to the older reflection based way of achieving similar, and moves on to look at some of the more advance uses in loading dynamic scripts and calling their functionality, duck typing, and the ExpandoObject. His follow on post answers a number of the criticisms of dynamic in C# received in response to the first article.
- Anonymous Types are Internal, C# 4.0 Dynamic Beware! – ‘Ashic’ shows a potential confusion point with working with dynamic and anonymous types calling methods between assemblies as anonymous types are internal which results in runtime errors when calling across assembly boundaries.
- 4 .NET 4.0 Libraries You *Should* Know Better – MEF, Reactive, Tasks and Dynamic – Anoop Madhusudanan pulls together a number of his articles from the past year which look at the 4 .NET 4 libraries he feels are the most significant and under utilised
- Testing assumptions with preconditions – Jimmy Bogard talks about the times when using a constant is the correct thing to do for environmental variable which will never change, or that represent core tenants of the application, and shows how he includes these assumptions of value in his tests as a safety net.
- Lesser-known Multi-threaded Debugging Support in Visual Studio 2010 – ‘toub’ gives run through of some of the debugger features which help make debugging multithreaded code easier, including the DebuggerDisplayAttribute, DebuggerProxyTypeAttribute, both of use to developers in their own code, and also talks about Intellitrace and an interesting concept called thread slipping which allows the debugger to evaluate code to show results in debugger windows when locks are present.
- URL Rewrite – Multiple domains under one site. Part II – Scott Forsyth follows on from a post back in January with the final piece in the puzzle to allow you to run distinct sites for multiple domains all within the same IIS website using the IIS URL Rewriter.
- Deploying a .NET 4 MVC 2 Application to Windows Server 2003 Using WiX 3.5 – Rob Jarratt steps through the process of using the WiX 3.5 (build 1602) toolset to deploy ASP.NET MVC applications on .NET 4 on Windows 2003 Server
- NoSQL with RavenDB and ASP.NET MVC – Part 1 – Shiju Varghese beings a series looking at using RavenDB with ASP.NET MVC, looking at getting the server and setting it up, along with exploring some of the common usage from ASP.NET MVC (connecting, CRUD operations, etc)
- Porting the MVC Music Store to Raven: ShoppingCart – Ayende presses on with his porting of the MVC music store to use a RavenDB database backend with a look in this post at the ShoppingCart, discussing some OO design principles he feels the current cart implementation violates and looking at moving it over to the document database back end
- Multi-tenant ASP.NET MVC – Introduction – Zack Owens kicks off a series on multi-tenant ASP.NET MVC applications, in this post outlining how his solution differs from a lot of the other multi-tenancy solutions and outlining his goals.
- The Dangers Of AutoMocking Containers – Derick Bailey talks about some of the down sides of using automocking containers as a part of your testing strategy, outlining an example of the types of problems you can encounter working this way
- Exploring Selenium 2: Introduction & Lessons Learned in Selenium 1 – Jim Holmes takes a look at Selenium 2 and shares some of his experiences using Selenium 1 for regression and functional testing
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