The Morning Brew #1754

Posted by on Tuesday 9th December 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Update: I’ve re-pointed the link for ‘If Programming Languages Were Weapons’ below to point at the original – thanks to Alex for letting me know in the comments

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The Morning Brew #1753

Posted by on Monday 8th December 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • NDCVideos.com | Norwegian Developers Conference – The video recordings of sessions from the NDC London conference held last week are now available online, including this session from Phil Trelford where Phil explores the art and science of writing a compiler.

The Morning Brew #1752

Posted by on Friday 5th December 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Introducing .NET Core – Immo Landwerth builds on the announcements at Connect() about .NET Core, discussing what it is, and looking at how it is going to be released, and also how it relates to the main .NET Framework
  • Constrained C# – Part 2 – Paulo Zemek continues his series looking at possible improvements to the C# language by adding further constraints – in this post Paulo clarifies points from the first post and responds to comments.
  • Hosting multiple WebAPI servers in a single process – Aaron Powell takes a look at spinning up multiple WebAPI servers in a single process to facilitate integration testing of such services.
  • Faking 3rd party dependencies – Cellfish discusses how he handles 3rd party dependencies from a testing point of view.
  • The JavaScript Overload and Micro Frameworks – Dino Esposito discusses the ever increasing dependency on JavaScript for our web based applications and how the number of these frameworks included in applications is on the increase
  • .NET Handling of Large Size Config File Issues – Nilesh Morankar shares a simple but useful tip regarding the structure of .NET application configuration files.

The Morning Brew #1751

Posted by on Thursday 4th December 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.0 Preview – JB Evain shres a preview of the Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.0 features which aim to bring a rich programming and debugging experience for the Unity gaming platform. The tools operate in Visual Studio 2015 Preview and also in VS2013, including the new community edition
  • Visual Studio Online Update – Dec 2nd – Brian Harry announce the Sprint 74 update to Visual Studio Online, including improvements to the way in which users identity can be picked for assignment of work

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  • MSDN Magazine – The December 2014 Edition of MSDN Magazine is now available online with a look at roaming users between desktop and mobile applications, continuation of the series on Unity, bluetooth file sharing, push notifications, mobile analytics, Voice Recognition, MEAN stack applications, Domain Drive Development, Responsive images and much more
  • Getting ready for the future with the Microsoft .NET Portability Analyzer – Scott Hanselman discusses the use of the .NET Portability Analyzer for making sure your code can be run on the ever increasing variety of platforms that support .NET
  • Introducing the NuGet PowerShell Commands Survey – Jeff Fritz and the NuGet team are looking for feedback on the PowerShell experience for NuGet, if you have 5 minutes spare please give them feedback on the commands you use to interact with NuGet.
  • How to Write Effective API Sample Code – Peter Gruenbaum shares some thoughts on creating good sample code for APIs you publish, suggesting you avoid some of the ‘best practice’ development practices for production code to allow the developer looking at your sample to more easily comprehend the API beneath.
  • Git and GitHub Resources – Phil Haack shares a number of really useful resources for getting up to speed and beyond with git, git on Windows and GitHub.
  • JavaScript Modules the ES6 Way – 24 ways – The 24 Ways Web Development Advent Calendar returns for another year with daily Web Development articles throughout December looking at all aspects of web development, including this piece from Jack Franklin on JavaScript Models in an ECMAScript 6 world.
  • The real and complete story – Does Windows defragment your SSD? – Scott Hanselman discusses the maintenance of SSD disks in Windows, aiming to get a greater understanding of what Windows does on your behalf and if it is doing things which can harm your SSD.

The Morning Brew #1750

Posted by on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • Update to XML Notepad – Chris Lovett shares an update to the 2007 XML Notepad, bringing it up to .NET 4

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The Morning Brew #1749

Posted by on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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The Morning Brew #1748

Posted by on Monday 1st December 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

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  • AutoMapper 3.3 released – Jimmy Bogard announces the release of AutoMapper 3.3, possibly the last 3.x release, which adds a number of new features including Explicit LINQ expansion, open Generics support, Parameterized LINQ queries and much more

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The Morning Brew #1747

Posted by on Friday 28th November 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

Short edition today as I think most blog authors have been taking Thanksgiving off – have a great weekend everyone.

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  • Basic Micro-Optimizations Part 2 – Karl Seguin continues this series of posts looking at performing micro-optimisations to code, sharing a real world example from a HTTP based API created in Go
  • The First Days of the New .NET – Pascal Laurin shares an impressive collection of links relating to the Open Source announcements surrounding the .NET platform
  • ArrayLists, Generic Lists, Is There A Way To Insert Items Faster? – Pascal Ganaye takes a look at the performance of various collection classes in a number of different scenarios, digging a little deeper into the code to see why they behave differently in this somewhat old CodeProject article – still interesting stuff though
  • Some light reading on lock-free programming – Raymond Chen shares some great holiday reading (and watching) on the concepts and practices of lock free programming

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