November 2012

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The Morning Brew #1244

Posted by on 30 Nov 2012 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew



The Morning Brew #1243

Posted by on 29 Nov 2012 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Update: It appears the original link for Eric Hexter’s article has changed – I’ve updated the link in the post to reflect this – Thanks to MikeB for highlighting via a comment


  • Announcing DotNetNuke 7! – Will Morgenweck announces the release of DotNetNuke 7.0, the latest incarnation of this content management platform. This new release makes installation and configuration easier with a range of new features and improvements



  • NxtGenUG – Event: Simple.Web – Mark Rendle heads to Hereford for a usergroup session on his Simple.Web Framework on Monday 10th December at the Hereford NxtGenUG. In addition to a great session on an interesting topic, from a fantastic speaker there are also going to be festive food in the form of mince pies.
  • Windows Azure Camps in Manchester 10th Dec – Lee Stott highlights the next Windows Azure camp on Monday 10th December which will be held in Manchester (UK). This all day event gives a technical hands-on introduction to Azure for IT Pros
  • Get to grips with Application Lifecycle Management & Visual Studio 2012 – Lee Stott also highlights s series of ALM events taking place in London and Reading in January and February next year, covering the use iof Visual Studio and TFS across the whole development cycle.

The Morning Brew #1242

Posted by on 28 Nov 2012 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew



  • W3C Web Performance: Continuing Performance Investments – Jatinder Mann gives an update on the recent happenings on the W3C Web Performance working group, and the decision on areas which will receive the focus of the working group based on data collected.
  • Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 and the ALM Virtual Machine – Brian Keller discusses the Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, the possibility and work around required to get it on to his Virtual Machine ALM install, and his plans to release an updated ALM Virtual Machine Image
  • Why All The Lambdas? – K. Scott Allen discusses the use of Lambda expressions in ASP.NET MVC Views and with HTML Helper methods, looking at how they can be implemented without the lambda, and discussing the benefits of using the lambda expression.
  • Windows Azure Active Directory Processes 200 Billion Authentications – Connecting People, Data and Devices Around The Globe – Bill Hilf discusses the quite impressive numbers of requests that the Windows Azure Active Directory service has processed, and processes every second, giving some background to the service and it implementation.
  • Profiling Entity Framework 5 in code – Tom Cook takes a look at obtaining the SQL statements being executed by the Entity Framework 5 at a C# Code level by using the OnSaveChanges event, allowing you application level control of your logging / processing of the data.
  • Full-Text Search on Azure with Lucene.NET – Leon Cullens discusses the use of Lucene.NET for providing Full Text Indexing on Windows Azure, and looks at the Azure Directory project which provides Azure support for Lucene.NET.
  • A Good Night’s Rest – Sharon Cichelli shares some good advice for software developers on getting a good night’s sleep – I know far too many developers who regularly make comments about not getting a good nights sleep, so I think this one is long overdue advice.

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