- MonoDevelop 2.4.1 is out – Miguel de Icaza highlights the latest release of MonoDevelop the Mono Project’s IDE for .NET Development across multiple platforms. This release brings support for .NET 4 projects, improved OS integration with Mac OSX and Windows along with improvements to XBuild project support.
- 20 Interesting WPF Projects on CodePlex (Some for Silverlight too) – Pete Brown highlights 20 of the best WPF (and Silverlight) projects hosted on CodePlex, breaking them down into various categories (Application Frameworks, Application Templates and Window Management, Controls and Toolkits, UX, Themes and Tools) and giving summaries and an indication of their activity.
- Making your own ViewEngine with Markdown – Ben (@BuildStarted) explores the implementation of a custom ASP.NET MVC View Engine, walking through his implementation of a view engine based on the MarkDown language
- You’ve got questions; I’ve got dumb looks [PDC10’s Channel 9 Live Windows Phone 7 Q&A session available online and offline] – David Anson highlights the availability of the Windows Phone 7 Question and Answer session from PDC 2010 featuring an expert panel of Dan Fernandez, Jeff Wilcox, Peter Torr and David himself.
- Asynchronous C# and F# (III.): How does it work? – Tomas Petricek continues his series comparing the Async implementation in the C#5 CTP and F# taking a look at the implementation under the hood in the compiler.
- The Dark Art of Logging – Yohan Liyanage discusses the importance of Logging in your applications, and talks about when and what to log. The context for this article is Java, although the techniques (and logging libraries are very similar across all platforms.
- Listing common SQL Code Smells. – Phil Factor gathers together a list of common Code Smells in SQL based code, things which you should avoid, and should set warning bells ringing when reviewing code.
- jQuery Selectors (Attributes and more filters) – Bipin Joshi looks at the various attribute selectors available in jQuery, showing some of them in use, and looks at the use of filters to further control the selection.
- Part 1 of 4 : Tips/Tricks for Silverlight Developers. – Michael Crump kicks off a new series of posts sharing short tips for Silverlight Development. This first post contains 5 tips covering frame rates, isolated storage, line breaks in text boxes, embedded fonts, and handling network connectivity.
- A Feature-driven Comparison of Entity Framework and NHibernate-2nd Level Caching – Dino Esposito continues his series exploring the differences and similarities between Entity Framework and NHibernate, turning attention to second level caching in this part.
- DDD Windows Phone 7 Event Videos – Mike Ormond highlights the first batch of videos from the Windows Phone 7 day event held in Manchester last month, providing access to the content if you missed the event. Sessions currently available include the event introduction, getting started with the tools, and a session on creating an application using Cortexica’s visual search API. The rest of the sessions will be released shortly.
- Dynamic Alchemy: Dynamic c# – The Hereford branch of the NxtGenUG welcome Mark Rendle and his talk on Dynanic programming in C#4 to their January meeting to be held on Monday 10th January 2011 kicking off at 7pm.
- Concurrent programming with F# agents in London – Tomorrow (Wednesday 24th) evening sees the next meeting of F#unctional Londoners, where Phil Trelford will be delivering a session on Behaviour Driven Development with TickSpec, and Tomas Petricek will talk about Writing concurrent applications using agents. The event is hosted at Skills Matter, and starts at 7pm.