- jQuery 1.5 Released - As planned, the jQuery team have released version 1.5 of jQuery. This new version includes a significant rewrite of the Ajax functionality of the library, a new deferred objects API, along with further improved performance.
- DbUp: DataDude done right - Paul Stovell announces DbUp, an opensource library which aims to help with the deployment and maintenance of databases, based upon an the features discussed in an earlier article
- WiX 3.5 released (Think "IIS7, VS2010, plus bunches of bugs squashed" release) - Greg Duncan highlights the official release of the WiX 3.5 Toolkit which now supports Visual Studio 2010 and IIS7, allowing you to build a good installer experience for your projects.
- Foundations of Programming 2 - Chapter 4 - Unit Testing - Karl Seguin continues the blogging of chapters from his re-working of Foundations of Programming. This chapter looks at Unit Testing, and discusses the use of Mocking and Stubs.
- Spot the defect: Bad comparisons, part four - Eric Lippert continues his series looking at comparisons going wrong with another seemingly simple (and correct) example which has (several) fundamental flaws.
- MvcScaffolding: One-to-Many Relationships - Steve Sanderson continues his series on the MvcScaffolding package available over NuGet. In this part Steve looks at how the scaffolding models many to many relationships
- Red, Green, Refactor - Chris Eargle discusses the Test Driven Development mantra of Red, Green, Refactor, looking at the reasons we should do the final stage and refactor our implementations
- Using DbContext in EF Feature CTP5 Part 3: Finding Entities, Part 4: Add/Attach and Entity States, Part 6: Loading Related Entities - Arthur Vickers continues his series of posts looking at the changes to DbContext in the Entity Framework Features CTP5 release. Part 3 looks at querying to find entities, part 4 looks at the state flow of objects in the context, part 5 explores how EF handles the values of properties, and part 6 looks into the loading of related entities
- Comparison of Text Templates and Code DOM - Niko Schuessler takes a look at the compares using T4 text templates and the Code DOM for building code, illustrating how each allows you to construct code and picking which he feels is the easier.
- A high performance binary serializer using MS Common Intermediate Language - Asheesh Goja shares an implementation and the background information for a high performance binary serialisation routine which writes out out objects using Intermediate language to optimise the size and performance.
- Book Reading Club: The Pragmatic Programmer - Scottish Developers host their first Book Reading Club tomorrow (Wednesday) in Glasgow, where they will be looking at the Pragmatic Programmer, from Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas.
- NxtGenUG Launch Event! - Shenfield, near Brentwood in Essex is the home of the latest addition to the NxtGenUG usergroup empire, with their first event occurring on Wednesday 23rd February, when they will be welcoming Guy Smith-Ferrier who will be delivering his session on Multi Touch.
- Book Group "Coders at Work" by Peter Seibel (part 1) - The Cambridge Developers group are hosting a Book Group event on Thursday 24th February, where they will be looking at the first 5 chapters of Coders at Work. The group meet at 7:30 in The Tram Depot
- Real World Dynamic C# - The NxtGenUG Manchester (who’s events are in Daresbury) welcome Mark Rendle on Wednesday 16th March, where he will deliver his session on dynamic programming in C#4.