Posted by Chris Alcock on 31 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Azure AppFabric Service Bus Explorer (with code) – Greg Duncan highlights a tool from Paolo Salvatori for examining the contents of an instance of the Windows Azure Service Bus, allowing you to see the information stored in messages. Full Source is available for this useful applet.
- VS11DP Microsoft Parallel Visualization Pack – Greg also highlights a nice Visual Studio 11 add-in which brings visualisations to the new Parallel Watch Window giving easier ways to view the data once you get more contexts.
- In managed code we trust, our recent battles with the .NET Garbage Collector – Sam Saffron follows up on the recent discussions from the team at Stack Overflow about issues they encountered with the .NET Garbage Collector delaying requests, discussing how they noticed and isolated the problem, and the way they improved the situation.
- Is That a WeakReference In Your Gen 2 or Are You Just Glad to See Me? – John Robbins discusses the identification of the cause of problems with high memory usage in .NET applications, looking at how he diagnosed high memory use by weak referenced objects.
- Introducing Managed Bootstrapper Applications – Heath Stewart discusses the new Managed Bootstrapper Application (MBA), a part of the WiX 3.6 release, which you may have seen in use if you have installed the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. Heath discusses its capabilities and how it works under the hood in this first post on the subject.
- OpenWrap 2.0.1 – a better way to look at dependencies – Seb Lambla discusses the improved ‘List-Wraps’ command in OpenWrap 2.0.1 which helps make clearer the package dependencies of your projects as a part of his ongoing series of posts on the new features of this major version number release.
- Update NuGet Docs in the Browser with Github – Phil Haack discusses how the NuGet Team have moved their documentation repository to GitHub to take advantage of the in browser editing of MarkDown files to help reduce the difficulty of contributing to the documentation effort.
- Sharing session between ASP Classic and ASP.NET using ASP.NET Session state server – Li Chen takes a look at sharing sessions between ASP.NET and Classic ASP applications using the NSession project, discussing the installation and use of the library.
- Analyze your C# Source files using PowerShell and the Get-RoslynInfo Cmdlet – Doug Finke shares his efforts so far at bringing PowerShell and Roslyn together to allow you to analyse your source code from within PowerShell, illustrating it in use with the NuGet code base.
- Tip/Trick when working with the Application Bar in WinRT/Metro (C#) & Lighting up your C# Metro apps by being a Share Target – Derik Whittaker continues his series of posts looking at WinRT development for Window 8, discussing the use of the Application Bar, sharing some tips, and also looking at how you can consume data from other applications in your WinRT applications.
- My impressions of #GiveCampUK – Gary Ewan Park shares his experiences of the first UK GiveCamp held little over a week ago in London – sounds like it was a splendid event, and I was very sorry to not be able to be there. Gary also highlights other posts from attendees. Work is already underway to plan next year’s GiveCamp, visit http://www.givecamp.org.uk/StayInformed to stay in the loop.
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 28 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Update 4.0.2 for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 – Brandon Bray highlights the .NET 4.0.2 update which adds a number of new features and fixes, along with updated tooling releases.
- What’s new in MEF ‘version 2’ Preview 4? – Nick Alok highlights the 4th preview release of MEF ‘Version 2’, with an official release planned for inclusion in the .NET 4.5 release. This post highlights some of the significant new features, looking at the ue of Open Generic Parts, Convention based part registration, composition scoping enhancements, and much more.
- Unity 3.0 Preview for .NET 4.5 – Grigori Melnik highlights the 3.0.1026.0 Preview release of Unity which adds support for its use on .NET 4.5 with both WinRT and desktop profiles along with some other improvements.
- Free OpenWrap workshop, Cambridge, 5th of November – Sebastien Lambla highlights his visit to the Cambridge Developers’ User Group where he will be running an OpenWrap workshop showing how OpenWrap can be used to solve your dependency needs. The event is on Saturday 5th November
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 27 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized
- OpenWrap 1.0.2 available – Seb Lambla announces an updated version of his OpenWrap package manager for .NET. This update introduces the features necessary to support compatibility with the future 2.0 release
- OData Service for Team Foundation Server 2010 v1.0 RTW! – Greg Duncan highlights the release of the RTM of the OData Service for TFS, providing a powerful API to get data from TFS onto other devices and applications.
- Visual Studio 11 .NET Advances – Somasegar continues his series looking at the features included with Visual Studio 11. This part discusses some of the significant updates to the .NET Framework in the 4.5 release.
- Lap Around Roslyn CTP: Syntax Analysis and Flow Analysis – Sasha Goldshtein continues his series of posts looking at the Roslyn CTP release. This part explores the use of Syntax Analysis and Flow Analysis illustrating the use of these techniques to look for ignored method return values ins some code.
- Building Visual Studio Extensions with Roslyn – Jonathan Allen is also exploring the use of Roslyn in a series of articles on InfoQ, and in this piece he discusses the various features and providers which enable you to bolt Roslyn powered functionality into Visual Studio, extending the IDE.
- MSDN Magazine November Issue Preview – Michael Desmond gives his usual preview of the content coming in next month’s edition of MSDN Magazine, due out next week.
- Async messaging realities – Jimmy Bogard highlights a short post from Ayende which helps to illustrate one of the key concepts in message based architectures, discussing the concept, and how it can make migrating to message based architectures more difficult.
- Effective Techniques and Tools for Reducing Leaks in .NET (C#) – Chuck England discusses a variety of techniques and things you can do to help ensure that your code does not leak memory, ranging from coding standards o the use of profiling.
- Nokia’s First Two Windows Phones Are Here. And They’re Awesome. – The Windows Phone Blog highlights yesterday’s launch of Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 devices – the moment I and many others have been waiting for to jump on board the WP7 bandwagon.
- Using Windows Azure Regions efficiently – Pablo M. Cibraro discusses the notion of Windows Azure regions and how they map to particular data centres around the world, looking at how the choice of where to host affects performance and reliability, discussing the use of the Windows Azure Traffic Manager CTP, the Content Delivery Network and SQL Azure Data Sync.
- Tombstoning with PhoneGap for Windows Phone 7 (and KnockoutJS) – Colin Eberhardt discusses handling the Windows Phone 7 application lifecycle states and transitions in HTML 5 / KnockoutJS based applications running on the phone within PhoneGap
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