- Stylecop 188.8.131.52 is available – Tatworth highlights the RC10 release of StyleCop 4.5, and the plan for the RTW release on Thursday30th June. Update: Looks like 184.108.40.206 is available now – thanks to cyberzeddk for the head up
- Nancy 0.6.0 saw the light of day – Andreas Håkansson highlights the release of Nancy 0.6.0, a huge community effort, spanning 220 change sets and 12 authors. This release sees the BootStrapper recieve attention, customisable view , view caching, introduction of the dotliquid view engine, improvements to Razor view support.
- How to use a tool installed by Nuget in your build scripts – Joshua Flanagan follows on from his post on tips for creating NuGet Packages with a look at different ways of working with executable tools included in NuGet Packages from build scripts.
- Unit Testing the Windows Phone 7 applications – Amit Chatterjee explores the testing of Windows Phone 7 applications using Jeff Wilcox’s unit testing framework for Windows Phone, walking through the testing of his Chronometer application.
- Effective Tests: Expected Objects – Derek Greer continues his series on effective tests with a look at the expected object pattern as a way of reducing the code duplication which can result from comparing object instances
- Everything You Need to Get Started with SpecFlow and WatiN – Steve Smith takes a look at using SpecFlow and WatiN to test his web application’s UI in an acceptance test style, walking through the process of getting up and running with both SpecFlow and WatiN sharing some tips and gotchas along the way.
- Levels of Testing – Bj Rollison discusses some tesing theory looking at the different levels of testing available to us as developers and discussing the test automation pyramid.
- AppKata – Enter the next level of programming exercises – Ralf Westphal discusses the role of Code Katas as a learning and practice tool, and shares some ‘AppKatas’ which expand on the practice into a full application rather than just a class or method, allowing them to be expanded to a team effort. Ralf outlines 3 sample AppKata exercises, with further iterations to follow.
- How to unsubscribe from an Event which is registered to an anonymous method – Derik Whittaker takes a look at event subscription in C#, sharing a trick to enable you to unsubscribe an anonymous method event subscription.
- SharpDevelop gets T4 support – Greg Duncan highlights the new T4 Template support in SharpDevelop, built upon the MonoDevelop T4 functionality, this enables the creation and use of T4 Templates with syntax highlighting, custom tools to process the templates and error reporting.
- SQL Azure Blog is moving to the Official Windows Azure Platform Team Blog – The Sql Azure Blog highlight the consolidation of blogging on all aspects of Windows Azure onto the main Windows Azure Platform Team Blog
- Microsoft splits up its XAML team: What’s the fallout? – Mary Jo Foley highlights the redistribution of the XAML team into the Windows, Windows Phone and DevDiv teams – no doubt this will spark a whole new set of ‘Microsoft Killing XAML / .NET / Silverlight’ speculation.
- NDC 2011 – Norwegian Developers Conference 2011 – The Videos of the sessions at NDC 11 are now all available from the agenda pages on their site – NDC looks to have had a wonderful selection of session this year, and now everyone can benefit from the knowledge shared – I know what I’ll be watching all week.
- Video: Oliver Sturm on Functional Programming and DevExpress Training Courses at NDC 2011 – Oliver Sturm joined Rachel Hawley at NDC for a chat about Functional Programming in C# and F#, and life as a DevExpress Expert Consultant and Trainer.