Monday is a Public Holiday here in the UK (and in the US too I believe) so as is Morning Brew Tradition I will be having a lie in on Monday and there will be no edition of The Morning Brew. Normal Service will be resumed on Tuesday 31st May, with what is usually a bigger than usual edition. Have a great (long) weekend.
- Announcing PostSharp 2.1 CTP 2 – Gael Fraiteur announces the second CTP release of the PostSharp 2.1 AOP Framework, available both as a standard download and as a NuGet Package. This release includes build time performance improvements, Reflection extensions, Obfuscation and Silverlight 5 support.
- There’s a new T4 editor in town… The (free) Devart T4 Editor for Visual Studio 2010 and/or 2008 – Greg Duncan highlights the release of a free T4 Template editor from Devart which runs in both Visual Studio 2008 and 2010
- NetOffice – A version independent Microsoft Office API proxy (Think "No More PIA" or "One Library, many Office versions") – Greg also highlights the NetOffice project, hosted on CodePlex which is an Microsoft Office Interop library which helps work around the differences between Office versions, simplifying the process of providing interaction with Office applications in your projects.
- Atomicity, volatility and immutability are different, part one – Eric Lippert starts a new series of posts exploring the concepts of Atomicity, volatility and immutability. This first part discusses atomicity and race conditions with assignments
- Effective Tests: Double Strategies – Derek Greer continues his effective tests series of posts with a set of best practice recommendations for working with test doubles in your tests
- Feedback Opportunity: Command Complexity in Visual Studio – The Visual Studio Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs – Sam Zaiss, a UX Researcher on the Visual Studio Team, is looking for feedback from users who work within Visual Studio 2010 (for 20+hours a week) who would be willing to try out a new toolbar setup and report back on how you get on.
- Dynamic ASP.NET MVC 3 models using Mono’s Compiler as a Service – Jon Galloway experiments with the Compiler as a Service provided by the Mono project, looking at dynamically compiling model classes and hooking them into an ASP.NET MVC application which shows how the Scaffolded editor and display screens would look for that type.
- HTML5 Spec Hits Last Call Status – Paul Cotton gives an update on the progress with the HTML 5 Specification as it moves into ‘Last Call Status’. This is a significant stage in the process as it means that the working group consider the spec to have reached a reasonable level of stability.
- Code Metrics – Maintainability Index – Zain Naboulsi continues looking at the code metrics available in Visual Studio 2010 Premium and Ultimate exploring, in this post, the code maintainability metric
- .NET and nullable value types- part I – Luis Abreu starts a new series looking at nullable value types, discussing the background to value types, the need for nullable value types, a looking at simple uses of them
- Multi tasking in Windows Phone 7.1 – Alex van Beek takes a look at the Multi-Tasking support in Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) discussing scheduling tasks and using the SchedulerAgent
- Target Different versions of Windows Phone with the Windows Phone 7.1 SDK – Senthil Kumar highlights the multi-targeting support in the Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) SDK allowing you to develop applications for both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 7.1 using the same SDK install.
- The Stack – Liverpool .NET User Group – July 2011 – The July meeting of The Stack .NET Usergroup in Liverpool will be held on Wednesday 6th July at Studio 2, in Parr Street Studios where Chris Eargle will be giving a session on Declarative Refactorings in C#, and Andrew Stopford will be taking us through a look at MbUnit.