June 2013

Monthly Archive

The Morning Brew #1384

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


  • Announcing SQL Server Data Tools – June 2013 – Janet Yeilding announces the June 2013 release of the SQL Server Data Tools from the SQL Server Data Tools Team, a release which brings with it new features for comparing data as well as schema , new build actions and enhancements to the SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFx),
  • Please welcome ImmutableArray<T> – Immo Landwerth announce a new addition to the immutable collections package, exploring its use, as well as discussing some of the improvements to value comparers and factory methods included in the updated package.
  • Microsoft-Oracle Announce Partnership – Jason Volpe highlights the news that Microsoft and Oracle have entered into a partnership to add official support for running Oracle software on Hyper-V and Windows Azure.


  • String concatenation behind the scenes, part two – Eric Lippert continues his look at the concatenation of strings in ,NET discussing in this part why the C# compiler does not convert string concatenation code to more efficient techniques for combining where the JScript.Net did
  • Platform Limitations Harm .NET – Phil Haack discusses the complex and important issues of licensing, and specifically some of the restrictions about platform upon which some official Microsoft pacakges are licensed – very interesting reading, and something we should all care deeply about.
  • Introduction to Unit Testing Part 4: Design New Code For Testability – Erik Dietrich continues his series looking at unit testing with a look at the practice of writing new code to be unit testable as a way of introducing testing practices into existing projects
  • Node.js and Windows Azure: A Love Story – Sasha Goldshtein discusses how the Windows Azure platform makes a great place to work with Node.JS, looking at consuming some of the Azure services from Node.
  • Injecting .Net Assemblies Into Unmanaged Processes – Pero Matić shares a project and looks at its use in injecting .NET code into unmanaged libraries – always interesting to know what goes on beneath the managed code

The Morning Brew #1383

Posted by on 24 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Short Edition today, mostly due to bad traffic on my commute….


  • A Sweet Summer Sysinternals Suite Refresh – Greg Duncan highlights the latest refresh of the whole SysInternals Suite of debugging and diagnostic tools – if these aren’t already in your toolset, they really should be



  • The "Ask Udi" podcast is back – Udi Dahan is resuming his ‘Ask Udi’ podcast series, and has resurrected the old episodes he is able to locate, and is looking for questions for future shows.

The Morning Brew #1382

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

Slightly late edition today – I closed the laptop lid before it had published!


  • Announcing JustCode Q2 2013 – Phil Japikse announces the latest release of Telerik’s JustCode Visual Studio extension which brings with it a bunch of great new features including decompilation and debugging of dependent assemblies, new macros, test runner improvements and enhanced refactoring capabilities
  • Navigation Improvements in ReSharper 8 – Dmitri Nesteruk gives a taste of the improvements being made to the code navigation capabilities of ReSharper, introducing their new Go To Everything functionality
  • Microsoft SQL 14 CTP1 Product Guide – Deepthi Anantharam highlights the availability of SQL Server 2014 Product Guide documents which outline various use cases for SQL Server 2014 and how the new features of the platform help.


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