March 2013

Monthly Archive

The Morning Brew #1322

Posted by on 25 Mar 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • Introducing Pretty Paste for VS2012 – Mads Kristensen addresses an annoyance of the standard Visual Studio Paste when copying code from the web where line numbers have been applied, sharing Pretty Paste, a Visual Studio Extension which solves the problem.
  • Node v0.10.1 (Stable) – The Node.js team announce the release of Node 0.10.1, their latest stable release including a number of cryptographic and stream processing fixes.
  • tjanczuk/edge – I’m not sure how long this has been about, but itís well worth a mention here. Tomasz Janczuk has created Edge which allows you to run .NET code from within a Node.js application, handling all the marshalling and infrastructure and presenting a nice clean implementation for using .NET code from node. I had a brief play with this over the weekend, and really like it.
  • Announcing jQuery Mobile 1.2.1 – The jQuery Mobile team announce jQuery Mobile 1.2.1, a bugfix release which addresses reported issues across the whole library, including lots of fixes for the popup control
  • Babel Obfuscator: Babel Obfuscator 6.3.0.0 Released – Alberto Ferrazzoli announces the release of Babel Obfuscator 6.3 including support for ARM7 processors and improvements to Silverlight XAML obfuscation.

Information

  • Angry Birds of JavaScript: Red Bird – Elijah Manor kicks off a series of posts on Web Development practices inspired by the various Angry Birds from the well know game series. This post looks at the abuse of the global namespace, and how you can ensure that your code behaves well using the best practices approaches to avoid issues with global scope.
  • ElmahR = ELMAH + SignalR (1.0.0 released!) – Wasp.NET discusses the ElmahR library which SignalR enables ELMAH to provide an improved experience for reporting errors. This post looks at the various improvements which went into the 1.0 release
  • CSS on Steroids – Introduction to LESS/SASS – Jakub Chodounsky takes a look at the two leading CSS preprocessors in the form of LESS and SASS, discussing some of their differences and common usages.
  • Why Are WebRequests Throttled? I Want More Throughput! – Alexandre Brisebois discusses the throttling which is built in to the .NET WebRequest connection management, which can significantly impact performance, and looks at the configuration which allows you to relax the restrictions.
  • Basic JavaScript: Prototypical Inheritance vs. Functional Inheritance – Jan Van Ryswyck takes a back to basics look at JavaScript inheritance patterns looking at the the differences between prototypical and functional inheritance.

Community

  • NxtGenUG – Event – TypeScript – The Hereford branch of the NxtGenUG welcome Mark Rendle for a session on the TypeScript language extensions to JavaScript, with Mark delving into the language extensions, the tooling and using TypeScript in Windows Store applications. The Session is on the Evening of Monday 8th April.

The Morning Brew #1321

Posted by on 22 Mar 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • Backbone 1.0 – Jeremy Ashkenas announces the release of Backbone.js 1.0, giving an overview of some of the exiting developments from the past year, and looking forward to what the roadmap contains for the future
  • Brew 1.0 has arrived! – Shellscape Software announce the 1.0 release of Brew, an open source UI library for ASP.NET which makes use of jQuery and jQuery UI, and is based on a refactored fork of the Juice UI project, with a focus on making it simpler to use

Information

Community

The Morning Brew #1320

Posted by on 21 Mar 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

I made some changes to my Feedburner feed configuration, and also to the email version that Feedburner sends out – Hopefully I didn’t break anything!

Software

  • MongoDB 2.4 Released – SQLDenis highlights the release of MongoDB 2.4, giving an overview of the new features of this release.

Information

  • Moving old apps from IIS6 to IIS8 and why Classic Mode exists – Scott Hanselman discusses the migration of web applications from IIS6 to IIS8 along with taking a look at the different pipeline options available and their respecitve uses.
  • Release Notes 3/20/2013 – CodePlex – Rick Marron discusses the latest changes over at CodePlex, including support for deploying to Windows Azure from Mercurial and Git Repositories.
  • ASP.NET 4.5 Model Binding: Creating Custom Value Provider – Nandip Makwana takes a look at the ASP.NET 4.5 Model Binding functionality in ASP.NET WebForms and explores the construction of a Custom Value Provider
  • Website Performance with ASP.NET – Part2 – Reduce Time to First Byte – Markus Greuel continues with a series looking at performance optimisation of ASP.NET applications, exploring how you can reduce the time to first byte of your pages to get them loading in the client sooner.
  • Using Require.js in an ASP.NET MVC application – Jonathan Creamer takes a look at using Require.Js in ASP.NET MVC applications, comparing it to the use of standard JavaScript inclusion in the page, and exploring its use via the Nuget package, including minification
  • Ember: Baby Steps – Rob Conery continues his series of posts exploring the many JavaScript libraries, taking a look at the Ember, running through a getting started guide.
  • Stop using relative paths in your JavaScripts – Continuing the JavaScript related theme, Rob Ashton discusses the options for non-relative and relative paths in JavaScript based applications.
  • ECMAScript 6 and Method Definitions – Ariya Hidayat discusses the ECMAScript 6 Standard and specifically the new method definition feature of the language. This is part of an ongoing series looking at various aspects of ECMAScript 6, all well worth checking out.
  • EF 6: Async – Bnaya Eshet kicks off a new series looking at Entity Framework 6, starting by exploring the Async support for parallel data access.
  • Saga implementation patterns – variations – Jimmy Bogard continues his Saga Implementation Patterns series with a look at some variations on the standard implementation pattern, illustrating publisher-gather and reporter models.

Community

  • DDD East Anglia – The First DDD Event of the year has announced its schedule, with the Call for Sessions starting on 1st April. DDD East Anglia will be taking place in Cambridge on Saturday 29th June 2013

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