Posted by Chris Alcock on 30 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
Slightly unusual links only edition today – but hopefully quantity will make up for it
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 27 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 26 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Immutable collections ready for prime time – Immo Landwerth announces the release of the stable version of the Immutable Collections library from the .NET BCL team. The release, available as a portable class library via NuGet, has been built over the past 9 months and incorporates feedback from a number of preview releases, containing immutable implementations of the common collection classes. There has been quite a bit of community discussion about the limitations on production deployment on other platforms (See Phil Haack’s post Platform Limitations Harm .NET) and the Mono project have kicked off their own implementation of Immutable Collections over on GitHub (mono/ImmutableCollections)
- Announcing jQuery Mobile 1.4 Beta – Jasper de Groot announces the latest jQuery Mobile beta release which includes a new default theme, changes to theme inheritance, performance improvements and new SVG based icons.
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 25 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- IE11 Changes – Eric Lawrence shares the start of his feature list of new features included in Internet Explorer 11, this time with the difference being that he is an outsider to the project (although still as an MVP). As usual good links to details about each of the new features are included.
- Sustainable Web Design – A List Apart feature an article from James Christie discussing the ecological impact of the internet, and looking at how web developers can think more ecologically about the website implementations
- Web Deploy command line (msdeploy.exe) Scenario bash – Jask2002 shares a useful scenario based look at the use of msdeploy from the command line giving recipes for performing common tasks using msdeploy.
- EasyNetQ: IConsumerDispatcher – Mike Hadlow discusses a new feature for EasyNetQ allowing the implementation of custom dispatchers, starting out y discussing the original implementation, and looking at how you can implement your own strategy.
- 10 Online Sessions for Windows Phone 8 Development – Mohamed Yamama is running 10 online 2 hour sessions looking at all aspects of Windows Phone 8 development over the coming weeks, with the first part starting today (25th). The sessions are free, and all you need is the Lync meeting client to attend,
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 24 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio Beta v0.5 – Adam Driscoll highlights the beta release of the PowerShell tools for Visual Studio, bringing enhanced PowerShell support to Visual Studio 2013 RC. In the post Adam gives a run down of some of the useful features these tools add.
- Announcing Code Health Metrics for CodeLens – A DevLabs Project – David Starr announces the release of an experimental extension for the Visual Studio CodeLens feature which adds a code health level indicator to the Codelens giving an indication of how good or bad the method’s implementation is .
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 23 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Simple.Web 0.10 release – Ian Battersby announces the release of Simple.Web 0.10 featuring a number of enhancements sourced from the Simple.Web community including support for multiple query string parameters with the same key, Windsor IOC support and much more.
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 20 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Announcing the availability of Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools – Charles Sterling announces the release of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools, providing the power tools, build extensions and Source Code Control Provider. The new release has a bunch of new features including Best Practices Analyser, Check-in policies, Process Template Editor, Team Explorer Enhancements, etc.
- Announcing TouchDevelop v3.1: Bluetooth, pin to start, Radio, debugger, profiler, insights, tutorials, videos – Nikolai Tillmann announces the release of TouchDevelop 3.1, another significant release of this mobile application development environment available for Windows Phone 8
- Math from scratch, part two: zero and one – Eric Lippert presses on with his series looking at re-implementing maths with only boolean and object types with a first look at representing the number zero and one.
- Casting vs "as" – embracing exceptions – Jon Skeet writes up a common StackOverflow answer in blog form discussing the differences between the various ways of converting from one type to another, discussing whether ‘as’ can be considered to be safer than other methods or not.
- Non Short Circuiting C# Conditional Operators – Jason Roberts takes a short look at the short-circuiting conditional operators and how their behaviour differs from the non-short circuiting operators.
- Working with Assemblies in the GAC – Marin Bratanov takes a look at what the Global Assembly Cache in .NET does and explores a number of techniques to use when working with assemblies which live in the GAC.
- ActivityTracerScope – Easy activity tracing with SvcTraceViewer.exe and System.Diagnostics – ‘orsobrown’ takes a look at the use of the SvcTraceViewer.exe for handling logging from more than just WCF services, kicking off this 3 part series with some background on tracing events.
- Logging in the OWIN World with Microsoft.Owin: Introduction – Tugberk Ugurlu also takes a look at trace logging, this time exploring the logging capabilities provided in the Microsoft.Owin implementation of the OWIN platform
- Instrumenting ASP.NET Web API – Bates Westmoreland takes a brief look at adding some instrumentation information about the Request, Response and Server in WebAPI Services
- Ella publish/subscribe middleware – Bernhard Dieber shares a look at the Ella distributed publish/subscribe middleware which runs on both .NET and Mono, giving an overview of its background and use
- Developing, Architecting and Testing Web Applications with MVC5, Web API 2, KnockoutJS, Ninject and NUnit – Mark J. Caplin walks through the construction and testing of an application which makes use of many of the latest versions of the Microsoft Web Stack in this CodeProject article.
- CloudBurst Day 1 – Alan Smith highlights the CloudBurst conference running yesterday and today in Sweden, with the second day streaming already under way.
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Posted by Chris Alcock on 19 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7: 30% Faster than Other Browsers and Even More Support for Web Standards – The Internet Explorer Team announce the release of the Release Preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, bring parity with the browser to be included in Windows 8.1. Once again this release brings with it improvements both in terms of performance, features and standards compliance.
- RestSharp 104.2.0 Released – Phil Haack announces the release of RestSharp 104.2.0. Having taken stewardship of the project, Phil has been at work fixing bugs and merging in bugfixes into this mostly bugfix release, along with adding some async support. Phil also outlines his thoughts on the future of RestSharp.
- Simple.Data 2.0 – Mark Rendle announces his plans for the forthcoming Simple.Data 1.0 release and starts to look towards the work for Simple.Data 2.0, which will include Async support, batch operations and a shift to .NET 4.5.
- 30 Days of TDD: Day Five – Make Your Code SOLID – James Bender continues his TDD for Beginners series with a look at the SOLID principles, and how these can help with the work to produce good testable code.
- Scaffolding asynchronous MVC and Web API controllers for Entity Framework 6 – .NET Web Development and Tools Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs – Xueyuan Dai looks at spreading asynchrony further into your code base with scaffolding templates for building asynchronous controllers when working with ASP.NET MVC, Web API and Entity Framework 6
- Security In ASP.NET MVC – Jameel M takes a look at a couple of security related features in ASP.NET MVC, exploring the various mechanisms for Authentication and authorisation, and looking at and preventing Cross Site Scripting and Cross Site Request Forgery.
- Testing MVC View Names with [CallerMemberName] – Nik Molnar takes a look at testing for the correct view being returned from your controller actions in ASP.NET MVC, and discusses how the default convention is more tricky to test for, sharing a solution using the CallerMemberName attribute and a couple of controller base class methods to provide values at compile time for the view name in default cases.
- Monad like programming with C# – Muraad Nofal takes a look at monads and looks at how you can write monad like code using C# in this CodeProject article
- Getting Ready for AngularJS 1.2 – Shawn Wildernuth takes a look at some of the significant changes coming in the soon to be released Angular 1.2, exploring routing changes, binding method changes, and highlighting the official change log.
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