Posted by Chris Alcock on 28 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized
Comments Off on The Morning Brew #821
Posted by Chris Alcock on 25 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Phone Tools v0.6 Released – Breaking Change! – Shawn Wildermuth announces a update to his Phoney Tools library for Windows Phone 7, taking the version to 0.6. This release includes breaking changes caused by a restructuring of the Networking and Microphone classes into their own assemblies. This version also features a streamlined NuGet install process based on feedback from Scott Hanselman
- Cloud Sync/Backup your Visual Studio settings with Pepper – Greg Duncan highlights Pepper, a Visual Studio 2010 extension from Robert MacLean which backups up / synchronises your Visual Studio settings ‘to the cloud’ (an SQL Azure database)
- Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 Available for Download – Wes Yanaga highlights the Expression 4 Service Pack 1 release, giving a summary of the bugfixes and improvements included in the service pack release.
- Building Windows Phone 7 Apps just got easier! – Allan Naim highlights the launch of AppMakr, a web based application which creates Windows Phone 7 Applications for you in your browser, drawing on website RSS feeds for their data, and providing push notification and social media integrations.
- Implementing the virtual method pattern in C#, Part Three – Eric Lippert continues his series looking at how you would go about implementing Virtual Methods (in C#) if they didn’t already exist. In this post Eric looks at improving on the technique introduced in the previous part, and introduces the concept of virtual function dispatch tables.
- C#/.NET Little Wonders: The ToLookup() LINQ Extension Method – James Michael Hare continues his on-going series of posts looking at the various little wonders contained in the C# language and .NET Framework. This instalment looks at the use of the ToLookup LINQ extension method to manipulate your IEnumerable<T> into a specific collection data structure.
- When Should a Method Be a Property? – Rob Conery discusses the (often confused) issue of wether to use a property or a method for a particular class member, looking at an example and refering to the MSDN guidance on the subject. Discussion on this one is beginning in the comments
- Brief introduction to Windows Identity Foundation – Gunnar Peipman shares his first ever webcast, on Windows Identity Foundation, providing an introductory overview of the WIF claims based authentication, sharing the slide deck and also a number of reference links on the subject.
- WCF How To’s Index – Alik Levin shares a link list of MSDN How To documentation for a variety of WCF features
- So you think you’ve finished implementing that new Windows Phone 7 page? – Damian Mehers shares a checklist for declaring that a Windows Phone 7 page complete which will help you ensure that your WP7 page conforms to best practices.
- Ways to Load Applications Faster – A Windows Phone Recipe – Arik Poznanski shares a loading procedure for making your Windows Phone 7 Applications load as quickly as possible, discussing the WP7 lifetime events, showing a slow loading application, and working to make this application load quicker using 4 tips.
- Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application (Part 1) – Michael Crump highlights an article series he is writing for SilverlightShow.net exploring the use of OData data in Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight applications
Comments Off on The Morning Brew #820
Posted by Chris Alcock on 24 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- NOW AVAILABLE: Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 – The Windows Azure Team announce the release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7, providing a head start for anyone wanting to use the Windows Azure Services from the Windows Phone Device. The kit includes binaries, project templates and sample applications, along with some additional tooling to make sure things will work when deployed to the device.
- Getting specific with the Specification Pattern – Sumit Thomas takes a look at the implementation and testing of the specification pattern, a pattern designed for testing candidate objects for matches against a set of requirements.
- Let’s synchronize our watches: Determining Clock Skew with Christian’s Algorithm and the Reactive Framework – Samuel Jack shares the experience he gained in writing a Windows Phone 7 game where time played a key in the communication for multi-user games, looking at how he combined the Reactive Framework with Christians Algorithm to detect the amount of time ‘slippage’ between two systems.
- 5 Ways That Postsharp Can SOLIDify Your Code: Transaction Management – Matthew Groves continues looking at ways in which Aspect Oriented Programming techniques using PostSharp can make it easier to keep your code following the SOLID principles. In this post Matthew takes a look at how AOP can provide Transaction functionality to your code auto-magically.
- Good Exception Management Rules of Thumb – Back to Basics Edition – Scott Hanselman kicks off the debate about exception handling with a post of some real world bad ‘exception handling’ code from a reader. Good discussion in the comments ensues.
- Working with more then one web.config files in asp.net application. – Jalpesh P. Vadgama takes a look at web.config inheritance when there are multiple web.config files in different directories of a website, explaining the functionality and looking at a concrete example.
- Deployment Guide: How to Configure a Web Server to Host LightSwitch Applications – Beth Massi shares the end to end process required to set up and configure a web server to run Visual Studio Lightswitch applications, working step by step through the process
- AppFabric WCF HTTP Service Template – Ron Jacobs takes a look at the AppFabric WCF HTTP Service Template, available on the Visual Studio Gallery, which combines these two technologies offering out of the box support for monitoring services across multiple servers, removing the need for the .svc extension using routing and providing custom Event Tracing for Windows events. In this post Ron shows how each of these features can be enabled and used.
- Stop Using Mocks – Karl Seguin shares his throughTs on the use of Mocks in tests to provide implementations of dependencies of the code under test. Be sure to check out the comments on this one for further discussion and debate on the subject.
- Using BCrypt in a .NET Application – Why it’s better than SHA or MD5. – Sergio Tapia takes a look at the BCryprt encryption library comparing it to SHA and MD5 for hashing passwords, discussing why its a better choice than SHA and MD5 due to its increased complexity meaning its harder to crack passwords using brute force.
Comments Off on The Morning Brew #819
« Previous Page — Next Page »