Today is the 1000th edition of the Morning Brew. Back in January 2008 when I started out with this series of posts I had no idea how long I’d keep them up for. Back then the post series started out called Morning Coffee with the first edition containing a whole 3 links – how things have grown since then!
Since then, for 1000 working UK days I’ve produced an edition, even managing to achieve posts when I was out of the country on both business and pleasure. There have been a few occasions where posts have been delayed – once due to falling asleep jetlagged in Seattle while preparing the post, but mostly things have gone out on time.
I had planned to have more a celebratory post for today, perhaps with a new look website and some giveaways, but unfortunately the last few weeks have been rather hectic, so instead I will look to the 1024th edition for those things.
I’m forever in debt to the great authors and technologists without who’s posts the Morning Brew would be nothing, and I only keep doing this because of the wonderful community we work within – if you’ve enjoyed The Morning Brew and found it useful I encourage you to let your colleagues and developer friends know about it.
Here is to the next 1000!
Silverlight 5 and Related
- Silverlight 5 Available for Download Today - The Silverlight Team announce the official release of Silverlight 5. This release brings substantial new features including hardware decoding of H.264 media, PostScipt Vector Printing, Improved 3D graphics capabilities and Trusted applications. As is to be expected with a much awaited release there are plenty of blog posts on this subject today:
- Silverlight 5 has released! The docs are up and a .chm is available - Cheryl Simmons highlights the Silverlight 5 Release and also directs attention to the new documentation topics for some of the new features of the release.
- Silverlight 5 Released to Web - John Papa gives a longer overview of the features included in the Silverlight 5 release
- Announcing the Release of Silverlight 5! - Pete Brown also shares a more complete feature list, including links back to his blog posts on each of the features from the beta and preview releases.
- Silverlight 5 is out! - David Catuhe focuses in on the security and 3D features and also provides links to other related projects releases.
- Silverlight 5 Released - Mike Taulty highlights the release, and directs your attentions to Michael Crumps excellent series of posts ‘10 laps around Silverlight 5′ for details of the features included.
- Silverlight 5 Released with a lot of Great New Features - Dan Wahlin joins in the announcement highlighting some of the Line Of Business features he has discussed in recent blog posts
- Silverlight 5 is released! - Laurent Bugnion highlights some of the features of the Silverlight 5 release that have got him excited, and also takes a look to the future.
- Silverlight 5 is done. Is Silverlight also done? - Tim Anderson is joined by Mary-Jo Foley (Microsoft releases Silverlight 5), SQLDenis (Silverlight 5 available for download, will it be the last version?) and Paul Thurrott (Silverlight 5) in discussing the Silverlight 5 release, along with looking to the future for what it holds for Silverlight
- Silverlight Toolkit (December 2011) for Silverlight 5 - What’s new? - David Catuhe announces the December 2011 release of the Silverlight Toolkit for Silverlight 5, highlighting the new features of the toolkit for working with 3D in the Content Pipeline, new Silverlight project templates for 3D applications along with new sample applications which show off the new features.
- MVVM Light for Silverlight 5 is on Codeplex - Laurent Bugnion announces the release of a new MVVMLight release targeting the RTM release of Silverlight 5, currently available as source from the project’s CodePlex site.
- RIA Services SP2 RTW released - Yavor Georgiev announces the final release of WCF RIA Services V1 SP2 available in the Silverlight 5 Tools installer and also as a standalone installation. This release brings support for Silverlight 4 & 5 and requires Entity Framework 4.1 (4.2 is not yet supported).
- The New MSDN Subscriber Portal is Live! - The MSDN Subscription Team have launched the new MSDN Subscriber Portal, both a visual refresh as well as a significant behind the scenes rewrite.
- "A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control, Second Edition" in 441 pages of a free PDF - Greg Duncan highlights the release of the second edition of the Patterns and Practices ‘A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control’ available as a PDF download. The book addresses all aspects of claims based identity including Windows Identity Foundation an Active Directory Federation Services.
- ASP.NET MVC Routing Extensibility - Simone Chiaretta discusses how you can hook into the ASP.NET MVC pipeline via Routing extensibility allowing you to jump into your own pipeline before the controller instance is created for the request.
- Easy URL rewriting in ASP.NET 4.0 web forms - Jalpesh P. Vadgama discusses the use of Routing in your ASP.NET Web Forms applications, showing a simple worked example of the configuration and use.
- Take Control of Your .NET Builds with Rake and Albacore - Josh Bush highlights the Albacore project from Derick Bailey which makes building .NET Applications with Rake allowing you to create build scripts in Ruby.
- FrazzledDad: 31 Days of Testing - Day 8: Pay Attention to Your Tests’ Setup! - Jim Holmes continues his 31 Days of Testing series of posts with discussion of the test setup and how you should observe good programing practices (like DRY) when writing your tests.
- User testing is common sense - ‘armear’ highlights the practice of User Testing, discussing the value of performing User Testing to improve the quality of your products and User Interfaces
- Zooming & Panning with CSS in IE 10 - Mike Taulty explores how some of the CSS 3 features of the Internet Explorer 10 Developer Preview can help you create a familiar experience for those used to touch based interfaces, discussing the practices and implementation of panning and zooming.