Repeated browser crashes this morning have resulted in some of today’s potential links being locked away from me for the time being, meaning today is a little shorter than usual (although hopefully the DDD9 roundup will help offset that). Depending on the quantity of link worthy content I’ll either put out a ‘Morning Brew #785b’ later today or save them for Monday’s edition.
- Get advance notice for February security updates: 12 bulletins, 3 critical – Marcelle Amelia highlights a barrage of security updates coming next Tuesday, some of which address some major security issues in applications such as Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, IIS, Office.
- Windows Azure Software Development Kit (SDK) Refresh Released – The Windows Azure team announce the release of a refresh of their SDK, updating the November 2010 release, addressing issues reported with the Full IIS feature.
- Simple.Data is out there – Mark Rendle announces the first release of Simple.Data, a data access library which makes heavy use of .NET 4’s support for dynamic types, providing a simple way to do data access in platforms like WebMatrix and Nancy.
- Curiouser and curiouser – Eric Lippert takes a look at seemingly circular class declarations, including the use of generics, exploring how they are actually legal, although the can be confusing to people reading your code.
- The MVC 3.0 IDependencyResolver interface is broken. Don’t use it with Windsor. – Mike Hadlow takes a look at the IDependencyResolver implementation in ASP.NET MVC3, discovering that its lack of support for a release method makes it more dangerous to use with Windsor. Check out the comments for a discussion of the issues, and some possible work arrounds.
- C#/.NET Little Wonders: The Useful But Overlooked Sets – James Michael Hare takes a look at another of his C# little wonders, exploring in this post the Set collection classes, looking at a little set theory, and exploring their use.
- Hitting the Ground Running with Parallel Extensions in .NET 4.0 – Jeremy Jarrell takes an introductory look at the Parallel extensions for .NET, looking at both PLINQ and the Task Parallel library, sharing examples of each.
- Video Series: How To Give Great Presentations – Guy Smith-Ferrier highlights (the long awaited) release of a series of videos he recorded for Microsoft’s User Group Support Services on presentation tips for usergroup presenters. If you are planning on making the step up to present at a UG or conference, or even if you are a seasoned presenter, these tips will be most useful to you.
Developer Developer Developer 9
I had a fabulous time at DDD9 last weekend, and as promised earlier in the week, here is a round up of all the DDD9 related content I’ve come across this week.
- My DDD9 Experience (and slides from my talks) – Rob Ashton
- DDD9 Community Developer Day at Microsoft Reading – Jon Alb
- DDD 9 Slides and Samples – Oliver Sturm
- Functional Alchemy – Mark Rendle (Slides)
- DDD9 Thoughts – Phil Jones
- DDD9! – Nathan Gloyn
- DDD9 Introduction to PowerShell session slides – James Boother
- DDD9 – Ian Johnson
- DDD9 slides – Helen Emerson
- DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper 9 – Phil Winstanley (Photos)
- DDD9 – 29/01/2011 – Craig Murphy (Photos)
- What’s A DDD9? – Phil Pursglove
- Microsoft Async CTP for DDD9 UK Developer Conference – slides and source code now available – Liam Westley
- DDD 9 and StyleCop – Guy Smith-Ferrier