- Happy 20th Birthday Visual Basic! - The Visual Basic Team celebrates the 20th birthday of Visual Basic, first publically announced on 20th May 1991. I, and I suspect may of you, did my first commercial development on Visual Basic back in the pre-.NET era and thoroughly enjoyed it, so join me in wishing VB a very happy birthday.
- The Big Event is just a week away - Whilst we are doing celebrations in the Software section, many congratulations to Ayende on his Wedding this week. Someone needs to tell him that people usually give the couple presents, and not the other way round has he has decided to offer a 29% discount on the Hibernating Rhinos profiler range until the end of the month.
- Introducing Debugger Canvas - Kael Rowan shares a video of the Debugger Canvas Power Tool, due to be released next month which brings something of the Code Bubbles development experience to Visual Studio 2010 Debugging
- Eduasync part 6: using the infrastructure manually & Part 7: generated code from a simple async method - John Skeet continues his series of post looking at the implementation of the Async / Await functionality currently available in a CTP release. In these two posts Jon explores the compilers role in the Async functionality, looking at what you would have to do if the compiler didn’t help out, and then looks at the work it actually does do for you
- An Obsessive Compulsive Guide To Source Code Formatting - Phil Haack discusses Code Formatting OCD, and looks at a use of the PowerShell console and a Powershell function (wrapped as an NuGet package of course) which can help satisfy your need for enforcing code formatting across a whole solution.
- Anatomy of a Domain Hijacking, part 1 - Leon Bambrick tells the terrifying story of how his email was hacked and his main websites domain name was transferred out to another registrar, giving a number of security tips, and a few pointers of what to watch out for if your mail is compromised.
- Data! I need more data! - Alfred Thompson highlights some useful sources of data that you can use for testing purposes, including popular surnames, first names, along with all sorts of other data available from the US Census bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics , and National Center for Education Statistics.
- Web Browser Control - Specifying the IE Version - Rick Strahl takes a look at how you can control the version of Internet Explorer that the Web Browser UI Control will give you by setting registry values for your application, allowing you to get the desired rendering for your applications.
- Using IIS Express to Secure Silverlight and WCF Applications - Dan Wahlin takes a look at securing the communications between your Silverlight and WCF applications in your development environment using IIS Express, allowing you to get an experience which is more similar to your production environment at development time.
- Entity Framework 4.1 Material - Benny Michielsen shares a series of posts on the features of Entity Framework 4.1, sharing sample code and slides, along with posts on the following:
- NNUG Online - Mai 2011 - Bonus - Scott Hanselman on the MS Web Stack of Love - The Norwegian .NET User Goup welcome Scott Hanselman for a virtual event on the evening of Wednesday 25th May starting at 18:30 Norwegian. Scott will be discussing MVC3, Entity Framework 4.1 MvcScaffolding, SQL Compact, jQuery and much more.
- Microsoft Professional Developers Conference Keynote Archives Now Online - The Channel 9 team announce the availability of archive footage of the Keynote addresses from the PDC Conferences from the past 20 years. Its fascinating to watch these (especially some of the earlier ones) and see how little things change, how much of the ‘future vision’ came true, and some of the things that slipped by the wayside