October 2010

Monthly Archive

The Morning Brew #718

Posted by on 29 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

PDC 2010

Software

  • Microsoft Lync Released to Manufacturing – The Unified Communications Group Team announce the RTM release of Lync 2010, the new branding for Office Communications Server and Communicator. This new version brings a common communications platform with extensibility (check out the work on the SDK), along with major enhancements to voice communications.
  • Rx for Windows Phone 7 – The Reactive Extensions Team announce the release of a downloadable version of the Reactive Extensions for Windows Phone 7. This version will be of interest to those who want to use the latest bits of Rx in their WP7 applications at the expense of having to ship the additional assemblies to override the built in Rx on the Phone. The Team also announce that Rx packages (are) available on NuPack
  • A quick look at what’s new in Orchard 0.8 – Bertrand Le Roy talks about the latest features added to the latest version of the Orchard Project, released on Monday. v0.8 introduces the Razor view engine as the default view engine, introduces their concept of Widgets and a whole lot more.
  • StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets & Templates – Doug Holland highlights the October 2010 release of the Visual Studio Snippets library which is a library of snippets and template which conform to StyleCop rules, meaning that the use of them will not trigger warnings in StyleCop (unlike the default VS ones)

Information

  • Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold – Microsoft Press have released the full final edition of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 book as an e-book. This 1000+ Page, 24 chapter book is available in PDF, with full sample code
  • Asynchrony in C# 5, Part One – Eric Lippert kicks off a new series of posts looking at the implementation of Asynchrony in C#5, discussing the concepts ad highlighting the CTP release of the C#5 prototype.
  • Visual Studio Async CTP: The C# Perspective &Visual Studio Async CTP: A Few More Things – Sasha Goldshtein also looks at the Async CTP in C#, talking about its implementation and its basis in Continuation Passing Style
  • What’s Next in C#? Get Ready for Async! – Alexandra Rusina talks about the Async functionality released in the C#5 CTP, showing its use with an example which retrieves Facebook friends lists
  • Asynchronous C# and F# (I.): Simultaneous introduction – Tomá Pet?í?ek also talks about the C#5 CTP, discussing how the C# Aysnc functionality is heavily influenced by the work that has already been done in F# Async Workflows.
  • Tutorial: Pic Viewer Revisited on the Async CTP – Jason Zander shares an example of the Async CTP in operation wit a look at fitting it into his Picture Viewer sample
  • Visual Studio Async CTP for the rest of us.. – Michael Crump takes a ‘getting started’ look at the Async CTP release, walking through the installation, highlighting the included samples and looking at the assemblies you need to reference.
  • The Present and Future of WPF – Pete Brown talks about the various users of WPF both inside and outside of Microsoft, discussing its use in their products and discussing the future direction for WPF
  • Rx Design Guidelines – The Reactive Extensions Team have also released a guidelines document to help you make the best possible use of the Reactive Extensions for creating and consuming Observable streams
  • Monotouch: your C# app on a real iPhone – Peter van Ooijen discusses the use of MonoTouch to build applications for the iPhone, and discusses the deployment to a real device, and the performance differences between testing the application on your PC vs the iPhone device
  • CQRS – The Cult of Shiny Things – Jak Charlton discusses Command Query Responsibility Segregation, setting about separating some of the myths from the facts about the various aspects and claims made about this type of architecture.
  • Just Where Is WebResource.axd? – Scott On Writing.NET – Scott Mitchell talks about the use of WebResource.axd, discussing how it works, and what it is used for along with highlighting further resources on the subject.
  • Invalid Cast – Martin Rue looks at an alternative technique to constructors with lots of arguments for passing in dependencies, using Func type as a variables to provide a means of overriding functionality for testing purposes.

Community

The Morning Brew #717

Posted by on 28 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • RIA Services V1.0 SP1 Beta Released!! – Deepesh Mohnani highlights the release of the RIA Services V1.0 SP1 Beta, a release combined with the WCF RIA Services October release. This SP1 Beta brings the ability to share entities across multiple domain services, support for complex objects, better binding, localisation into 10 languages, and improved templating for client code generation
  • MvcSiteMapProvider 2.2.0 released – Maarten Balliauw releases the latest version of his MvcSiteMapProvider onto CodePlex (soon to be available through NuPack too). This new version introduces Templated HtmlHelpers allowing you to customise the HTML rendered, improvements to the stability of the library, updates to HtmlHelpers to support MvcHtmlString, and some further extensibility points.
  • Announcing Sync Framework 4.0 October 2010 CTP – The Sync Framework Team announce the latest CTP edition of Version 4 of the Sync Framework. This release brings OData to the protocol formats, a new diagnostics dashboard to monitor Sync operations, Client and Server components to aid in implementing the sync, along with a collection of samples showing how the library supports sync to multiple software platforms
  • Windows Azure AppFabric SDK October Release available for download – The Windows Azure AppFabric team release an updated October Release of the Azure AppFabric SDK which resolves problems users experienced with the install rolling back on 64bit Windows.
  • Sueetie Version 2.0 Now Available! – Dave Burke announces a new major version of Sueetie. Sueetie Version 2 brings together a number of open source projects into a cohesive whole community solution, including CMS, Mobile sites, Calendars, Media libraries, forums, all building on best of breed .NET Open Source projects.

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Community

The Morning Brew #716

Posted by on 27 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

Information

Community

  • Aberdeen Developers’ .NET User Group, 11th November – Mike Taulty and Mike Ormond will be speaking at the Aberdeen Developers’ .NET User Group on the evening of 11th November, with Mike Taulty covering Silverlight 4 features, and Mike Ormond looking at Developing for Windows Phone 7
  • Mobile Web Best Practices Webinar – Woody Pewitt will be delivering a DevExpress Online presentation today (27th October) at 10am PDT looking at best practices for developing websites intended specifically for use on a mobile device.
  • PDC10 Coming to you Live! Don’t miss it! – PDC 2010 kicks off tomorrow, and loads of the content and talks will be available live online allowing those unable to attend in person to share in the experience with HD 720p streams, live translations (into Chinese, Japanese, French and Spanish)

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