I had an excellent weekend up at DDD North 2 in Bradford - many thanks to the organisers, sponsors, speakers and attendees for making it another community event that the developer community can be proud of.
- Pre-Order Windows 8 Pro Now!!! - Doug Holland highlights the pricing for Windows 8 Pro, a $69.99 pre order for the boxed product for delivery on release day, and $39.99 for download. UK pricing looks to be similar with the UK Microsoft store offering the boxed product for £49.99 and the download for £24.99
- Announcing Riak on Microsoft Windows Azure - Basho highlight the news that their NoSQL Database product Riak is now available in a fully supported manner on the Windows Azure platform
- Sandcastle Help File Builder - October 2010 release - Tatworth highlights the latest release of SandCastle, the Help File Documentation Generation tool which examines the XML code comments in your assemblies and generates documentation from them.
- HOWTO: Dial up the static on Simple.Data - Mark Rendle takes a look at applying Impromptu-Interfaces to the dynamic types in Simple.Data giving them a more typed feeling in use, discussing how it works using dynamic proxies to provide static typing.
- Inferred Hierarchies and Evaluation Strategies in Simple.Data - Dan Maharry shares another post inspired by the documentation he is working on for Simple.Data, taking a look at the lazy and eager evaluations with joined tables.
- Hacking is child’s play - SQL injection with Havij by 3 year old - Troy Hunt discusses how ‘hacking’ tools like Havij make it very easy to compromise websites using SQL Injection attacks, illustrating the point with his 3 year old, and looking at the availability of information which makes it so easy.
- Greenfield Development with ASP.NET MVC & S#arp Lite - Billy McCafferty returns with a second post in this series on building a new web application with ASP.NET MVC and his S#arpLite framework, looking in this part at the translation of the vision, user stories, and data dictionary into a domain model
- ASP.NET Web API Help Page Part 2: Providing custom samples on the Help Page - Yao continues looking at the capabilities for generating help documentation for your Web API implementations, taking a look at how you can customize and control the samples generated.
- Take your Web API service consumption up to 11 with CacheCow.Client - Ali Kheyrollahi discusses why you might want to consume ASP.NET WebAPI services using his CacheCow client implementation, comparing its use to the standard WinInet functionality.
- .NET Framework Repair Tool now supports diagnosing and repairing .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 setup issues - Aaron Stebner shares another update to the .NET Framework Repair tool which will help diagnose and fix problems with bad .NET installations. This update brings support for .NET 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1, along with the exising .NET 4 support.
- Where is ASP.NET 4.5 â€¦wait Where is .NET 4.5 ? - Shinva reminds us that the .NET framework 4.5 is an inplace update to .NET 4.0 meaning that it won’t appear in lists of CLR versions in IIS or on disk.
- Why you should (almost) never write void asynchronous methods? - Toni Petrina discusses a potential code smell with asynchronous methods which operate in a fire and forget way with a void return value. Some interesting discussion in the comments of this one.
- XAML Binding Basics 101 - Jerry Nixon takes an introductory look at Data Binding in XAML, giving an overview of how you go about using binding in your XAML, the use of converters and the data context, along with highlighting some deeper resources.
- Cudafy Me: Part 1 of 4, Part 2 of 4, Part 3 of 4 & Part 4 of 4 - John Michael Hauck takes a look at how you can convert code to run on the powerful modern graphics hardware which many machines now have, with a look at three implementations of the traveling salesman problem, moving from single threaded implementation through to using the parallel capabilities of the GPGPU.
- DDD attendance leaderboard, where do you rank? - This weekend was DDDNorth 2, a splendid conference, and I plan to pull together a list of related posts later this week (let me know if you’ve posted about DDD North). The Speaker and Helper T-Shirts generated a bit of a buzz with a full list of the DDD Conferences that have occurred on the reverse. Gary Ewan Park is compiling a leaderboard of conferences attended (which I’m currently at the top of, although expecting to have many others above me before long).