I’m going to be at DDDNorth this weekend - really looking forward to catching up with friends old and new - if you see me come and say hello!
- NLog 2.1 has been released - The NLog Team announce the release of NLog 2.1, a release which includes both bugfixes and a number of new features including better partial trust support, plugable time sources, Date based file archiving, easier rule disabling, and appsettings layout support.
- 30 Days of TDD - Day 13 - More Stub Features - James Bender presses on with his series of 30 posts looking at Test Driven Development from a beginners point of view. This part continues discussion of the use of Stubs, looking at some techniques for verification of correct method calls.
- Put your controllers on a diet: redux - Jimmy Bogard kicks off a new series of posts looking at simplifying controllers in MVC systems, discussing the motivations for the reduction.
- Tracepoints - Brad Sullivan continues his series looking at breakpoints in Visual Studio with a look in this post at Tracepoints, something not precisely a break point but very similar and providing useful features when all you want is some information at that point in code execution for later review.
- Remove Slow Startups and Enjoy Less "Suspense" through .NET 4.5.1’s App Suspend Feature - Rion Williams looks at the new .NET 4.5.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 feature which allows ASP.NET applications to enter an leave a suspended state rather than be shutdown and restarted.
- Improving Unit Testing with FluentAssertions - Anders Abel takes us on a journey through the Fluent Assertions library exploring how it can help write better and more expressive tests, exploring some common uses and syntax.
- Web Development Trends: Mobile First, Data-Oriented Development, and Single Page Applications - Dan Wahlin shares the slides from a recent keynote he delivered on Web Application Development trends, a useful overview of the way applications are increasingly being created, and the technologies available to support.
- Talks from Software Architect 2013: Attacking Web Applications and First Steps in iOS Development - Sasha Goldshtein also shares 2 slide decks from his recent presentations at Software Architect 2013. The one looking at attacking Web Applications serves as a useful reminder of the key things you should be thinking about when creating any web application.
- Emergent Design Tickets, Crafty Coders, Bromsgrove - The CraftyCoders have a session with Amit Dhotre on the evening of Thursday 17th October in which the concepts of Emergent Design though a pair coding experience in what sounds like a useful and interesting session.