April 2013

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The Morning Brew #1346

Posted by on 30 Apr 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • Team Explorer Everywhere 2012 Update 2 – Brian Harry makes the more formal announcement of Team Explorer Everywhere Update 2, a minor improvements and bug fix release which addresses a number of issues.
  • NuPattern Released! – Jezz Santos announces the first release as NuPattern of the project previously called VSPAT which provides a framework to create custom extensibility and tooling in Visual Studio
  • Less Than Dot – Blog – Windows Azure Training Kit April 2013 Released – SQLDenis highlights the release of the April 2013 edition of the Windows Azure Training Kit, including newly refreshed infrastructure services related content and 4 new labs sessions.

Information

  • Producing permutations, part five – Eirc Lippert continues his exploration of permutations, looking at the representation of numbers in textual and the actual meaning of this under the hood, exploring different bases and considering what happens if the base is different for different digits, relating it all back to permutations.
  • Moving 4th & Mayor to Windows Azure Web Sites – Jeff Wilcox – Jeff Wilcox discusses and shares his experiences moving the backend of his 4th & Mayor FourSquare application onto Windows Azure, discussing the state of SSL support, deploying node.js code to the server and monitoring using the Azure portal.
  • rwldrn/idiomatic.js – idiomatic.js is a nice coding style guide for JavaScript which aims to lead you towards good practices to ensure consistent JavaScript code
  • Entity Framework Code First Inheritance & Entity Framework Code First Relations – Ricard Peres gives a useful reference to the way Entity Framework Code First can model inheritance structures and relationships between types
  • Windows Azure joins Microsoft’s billion-dollar business club – Mary Jo Foley highlights the news that Windows Azure has entered the 1 billion club at Microsoft – congratulations to all involved in making Azure a success thus far.

Community

  • dotnetConf – The .NET Community Virtual Conference – All the sessions from DotNetConf last week are available online, your chance to get 2 whole days of conference material on a range of subjects but all .NET related.
  • Seriously Open, Definitely Required – Nik Molnar highlights a the Seriously Open podcast from Nick Berardi, and Justin Rusbatch , now onto its second episode looking at all things opens source in the ,NET ecosystem,

The Morning Brew #1345

Posted by on 29 Apr 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

There is probably only one thing worse than an broken ADSL connection, and that is a down-more-than-up intermittent ADSL connection, something which has been plaguing me all weekend. As a result, today’s edition is a little shorter than planned.

Update: Fixed the link to John Papa’s DotNetConf post – thanks to David for letting me know via the comments

Software

Information

  • ASP.NET Web API and greedy query string parameter binding – Filip W follows on from his previous post by answering a question about binding to route values but not query string components, looking at how Web API provides the flexibility to do this.
  • Using Remote Powershell with Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Sandrino Di Mattia takes a look at using the Remote Powershell support just introduced for Windows Azure Virtual Machines, showing how to enable it and giving a taste of it in use.
  • On Types – Ted Neward shares some thoughts on types, and their use in Object Oriented programming, discussing a number of modelling scenarios, and some recommendations about exposing primitives.
  • Free Video: SPA Primer with Durandal, Knockout and Breeze – John Papa highlights the video of his session on Single Page Applications presented at DotNetConf last week. All the session videos are on line and are well worth checking out
  • Support for Native Projects – The NuGet team highlight the new support for Native (C++) projects included in NuGet 2.5

Community

The Morning Brew #1344

Posted by on 26 Apr 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Software

  • Enterprise Library 6.0 & Just released – Microsoft Enterprise Library 6 – Somasegar and Grigori Melnik announce the release of Enterprise Library Version 6. This new release had a number of targets, to simplify across the board, improve Windows 8 Store Application support, introduce semantic logging and ma few others. The release includes a brand new Semantic Logging application block as well as update to 7 of the existing application blocks
  • Gibraltar Software’s Loupe 3.5 Release is Here! & Our Best Log Viewer is now Free – Jay Cincotta & Kendall Miller announce the release of Loupe 3.5, the result of 18 months of development brings about a new Desktop and Server edition giving insight into what is going on in your application. The even better news is that the Desktop Edition is completely free foever (as in beer), so you can get started with and gain the benefits of Loupe at no cost.
  • Json.NET 5.0 Release 4 – Performance – James Newton-King announces an update release of Json.NET 5.0 which brings with it some serious performance improvements (in the range of 30% better than Json.NET 4.5) in serialisation and deserialisation.
  • NuGet 2.5 Released – Jeff Handley announces the formal release of NuGet 2.5, a real team effort with over 10 contributors to the release, and a wealth of new features for both package authors and consumers to take advantage of.

Information

  • Producing permutations, part four – Eric Lippert returns for another Fabulous Adventures in the world of permutations, exploring the numbering of permutations, and applying the big integer type to deal with some of the very large numbers encountered in these situations.
  • Penny Pinching in the Cloud: How to run a two day Virtual Conference for $10 – Scott Hanselman discusses the technology platform used for the dotnetConf Virtual Conference, taking place yesterday and today, showing how an incredible experience can be achieved with very little cost. Sessions continue today (evening in the UK) and are well worth checking out – I enjoyed what little I could watch yesterday (internet connection issues at my end sadly limited that)
  • Enabling Professional-Quality Online Video: New Specifications for Interoperable Captioning – The Internet Explorer team discuss some of the improvements coming for captioning of videos as a result of their work with the W3C Timed Text Working Group and Timed Text Markup Language (TTML).
  • TypeScript Support in SharpDevelop – Matt Ward highlights the early beta support for TypeScript in the SharpDevelop alternative IDE by way of a new Addin, including Code completion, find reference, go to definition and rename refactorings.
  • TwitterBootstrapMvc – Dmitry A. Efimenko shares a loot at TwtiterBootstrapMVC, a project which brings Bootstrap awareness to ASP.NET MVC giving a number of HTML helper methods which generate Bootstrap specific markup.

Community

  • DDD East Anglia – Session submissions for DDD East Anglia close this weekend, so if you would like to give a talk, get your submission in soon, session voting opens on Wednesday.
  • Pablo’s Fiesta is Back!! – John Teague highlights the plans for a Pablos Fiesta open spaces event to run on the 25&26 (and social activities on 27th) October in Austin TX.

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