Posted by Chris Alcock on Monday 13th May 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Open Source Podcast #2 - Nick Berardi highligts the second edition of the Open Source Podcast, now know as ‘Seriously Open’. This episode features the first half of an interview with Nik Molnar and Anthony van der Horn, the two chaps who head up the Glimpse project
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Posted by Chris Alcock on Friday 10th May 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
Update: The joke was on me, with a bit of broken HTML in today’s Humour link causing issues with the rest of the page - thanks to Damien for letting me know via the comments
- jQuery Migrate 1.2.1 Released - Dave Methvin announces the release of jQuery Migrate 1.2.1 which addresses a regression defect in version 1.2 regarding rejection of valid HTML strings. The release is already available on the jQuery CDN in both minified and non-minified forms.
- Entity Framework Code First Validation & Entity Framework Code First Fluent Validation - Ricardo Peres takes a look at performing validation with Enfity Framework Code First entities exploring the various approaches to validation available in the box, and also explores constructing validation using a Fluent Interface
- Getting started with ScriptCS - Scott Smith shares an introductory look at ScriptCS, giving a nice getting started overview looking at installation, running samples, and starting writing your own scripts .
- Consistent error handling with Nancy - Paul Stovell is setting about moving his Octopus Deploy portal to run under NancyFX and in this post shares some of his experiences working with and handling errors in a Nancy based application
- W3C Transitions Pointer Events to Candidate Recommendation - Jacob Rossi highlights the change in status of the W3C Pointer Events to become a Candidate Recommendation. This specification is a concerted effort by browser vendors to standardise the various mouse and touch events to allow better more efficient development for application developers.
- When To Comment Your Code - Steve Smith discusses the art and science of commenting your code, drawing on various points of view in well know software development related books
- Developer humor - Jason Jarrett highlights a couple of amusing developer related collections of animated gifs covering everything from Git to Project Management
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Posted by Chris Alcock on Thursday 9th May 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Live blogging at OuterConf2013 - Paula Hunter shares links to the presentations from OuterConf 2013, the OuterCurve foundation’s conference for open source development
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Posted by Chris Alcock on Wednesday 8th May 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- scriptcs gets a REPL! - Glenn Block announces the release of a REPL (Read Evaluate Print Loop) for ScriptCS which gives an interactive ScriptCS experience affording easy experimentation and many other powerful scenarios.
- .NET Security Part 2 - Simon Cooper continues his series looking at Security in .NET with a look at creating appdomains with different trust levels giving sandboxes for code to play in without exposing the whole application to it.
- 10 Years (of the CSS Zen Garden) - Dave Shea announces a refresh of the CSS Zen Garden, now 10 years old, and opens up to submissions using the best of CSS3 and Responsive Design. The original Zen Garden was a great resource in in early days of selling people on the concept of CSS based layouts, and I hope the new Zen Garden reaches these heights.
- .NET Crash Dump and Live Process Inspection - Lee Culver shares a look at a new managed library from the .NET Runtime Team which allows you to automate debugging inspection and capture more information about your crashes. The library, Microsoft.Diagnostics.Runtime or ClrMD) provides a code interface to working with a processes state, and is certainly something I’ll be having a play with in the future.
- Handling IE 9 & 10’s and Chrome’s clear button with Knockout binding
- Kevin Logan takes a look at an interesting problem when working with Knockout.js in modern browsers which have additional functionality in the input text box
- An Editor Pattern for Knckout.js Using TypeScript Inheritance - Steve Michelotti shares a look at an editor pattern for Knockout based code which provides for the accept / cancel of user changes
- Free Visual Studio Lifecycle Tools Events - Mike Taulty highlights the latest series of events from the team at Microsoft UK, which will be taking a look at the Application Lifecycle Management features of Visual Studio / TFS in Cardiff, Nottingham, Reading, London and Glasgow during May and June
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Posted by Chris Alcock on Tuesday 7th May 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Producing permutations, part seven - Eric Lippert returns for another instalment of his series looking at the production of permutations, digging into the answer to the poser in the last post about random permutations of a deck of cards
- The future is now - OWIN and multi-hosting ASP.NET web applications - Filip W takes us to the bleeding edge exploring the capabilities of the nightly builds from the ASP.NET team of Katana and ASP.NET Web API, looking at the support for multi-hosting in self host scenarios
- One ASP.NET: Nancy.Templates for Visual Studio - Scott Hanselman shares a look at the NancyFX Visual Studio templates showing how they provide valuable starting points for Nancy development, and take advantage of the extensibility in Visual Studio, which is still sadly more complicated than folk would like it to be,
- The Benefits of a Reverse Proxy - Mike Hadlow takes a few moments to consider the architectural benefits of running web infrastructure behind a reverse proxy, allowing it to shield your infrastructure and provide valuable services on top of a multi-server setup.
- Resources for Learning CoffeeScript & 10 CoffeeScript Features You Might Not Know - Jaco Pretorius highlights some nice resources for getting up and running and deepening your understanding of the CoffeeScript language, as well as highlighting 10 useful and interesting aspects of the language.
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Posted by Chris Alcock on Friday 3rd May 2013 | Tagged as: Uncategorized
Monday is a bank/public holiday here in the UK, so as is the usual Morning Brew tradition, I will be taking the day off from publishing here, and will return on Tuesday. Enjoy the weekend.
- Producing permutations, part six - Eric Lippert continues his series looking at generation of permutations, with a discussion on the potential for bias in the random elements of generating random permutations, along with setting a challenge to predict the next cards picked by a sample program.
- .NET Security Part 1 - Simon Cooper takes a look at the built in Code Access Security included in the .NET Framework exploring partial and full trust assemblies, the testing of permissions and the different security modes/levels.
- C#/.NET Fundamentals: Three Tech.Pro Tutorials - James Michael Hare shares three tutorial articles he wrote for Tech.Pro exploring Linq, Tuples and Anonymous Types, and extension methods
- Configuring Nancy to use views in a separate assembly - Colin Angus Mackay takes a look at an alternative way of loading views when working with the Nancy Framework, looking at embedding views as resources in assemblies, and how to bootstrap Nancy to load these.
- Communication with Cross Domain IFrame - A Cross Browser Solution - Tadit Dash takes a look at the solution to passing information between browser frames, and even moving information across two different domains using message passing using postMessage
- Developers and Depression - Killing our Knowledge Workers - AgileScout discusses the importance of good mental health, and some of the typical developer traits and work patterns which don’t help - Important stuff which isn’t discussed often enough.
- NxtGenUG - Cross platform game / app dev - Simon Jackson is giving a session on the issues and solutions for developing games to run on the multitude of different platforms available these days at the Manchester/Warrington NxtGenUG on the evening of Wednesday 15th May.
- NxtGenUG - Typescript - Mark Rendle journeys north to Birmingham to deliver a session on TypeScript on the evening of Tuesday 21st May
- Utilize Roslyn to create the next level plugin capability - Filip Ekberg shares the video of his dotnetConf session which looks at using the Compiler as a Service functionality provided by Roslyn as an alternative way of creating plugins for applications. Don’t forget all the other dotnetConf sessions are also available online and are well worth checking out.
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Posted by Chris Alcock on Thursday 2nd May 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
- Announcing the Release of WebMatrix 3 & Announcing WebMatrix 3 - Scott Guthrie and Justin Beckwith announce the release of WebMatrix 3, the latest edition of Microsoft’s lightweight web development tooling which enables development in ASP.NET, PHP and Node.js. This release centres around the Windows Azure integration, improving remote editing capabilities and integration with TFS and Git.
- jQuery Migrate 1.2.0 Released - Dave Methvin announces the release of jQuery Migrate 1.2.0 which can be used with jQuery 1.9 or 2.0 to plug the gaps in the API where methods have been removed, providing a means of gradually updating your applications to use only the supported functionality of the V1.9 and v2.0 versions.
- DDD East Anglia Sessions - Session Voting for DDD East Anglia, the first DDD event of the year, has now opened, with most of the month available for voting on a great range of sessions.
- NxtGenUG - Event: Windows Azure Websites - The Hereford NxtGenUG chapter welcome Richard Conway for a session looking at the use of Windows Azure Websites for hosting your applications on Monday 13th May.
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Posted by Chris Alcock on Wednesday 1st May 2013 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew
Update: Fixed the link on the Async Controllers article, another victim of the trailing r ‘human error’ - thanks to Ruud for letting me know.
- Announcing the release of Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET - Scott Guthrie announces the release of the Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET . This release adds improved support for Azure Websites publishing management and diagnostics from within Visual Studio, support for the new larger Virtual Machine sizes, updated PowerShell integration and much more.
- New Features in the Latest ReSharper 8 EAP - The ReSharper Team over at JetBrains announce their latest Early Access Preview release of ReSharper 8, with its major new feature, a NuGet Gallery based extension Manager making it ever easier to obtain and install ReSharper extensions. This release also has a bunch of other new templating and navigating features.
- A WebAPI Basic Authentication MessageHandler - Rick Strahl follows on from his previous post on WebAPI authentication with a look at implementing the same functionality as he did using a filter in the previous post, this time looking at implementing it ‘the correct’ way using a MessageHandler.
- Async Controller In MVC 4 - Prashant Khandelwal takes an introductory look at implementing ASP.NET MVC4 controllers using the AsyncControler to allow the use of tasks to improve the straight line speed of your actions.
- A View Engine for ASP.NET MVC Feature-Based Organized - Matt Honeycutt takes a look at the default ASP.NET MVC file layout conventions and shares a View Engine which operates to different conventions, showing how you can provide support for your on desired layout
- CDNs fail, but your scripts don’t have to - fallback from CDN to local jQuery - Scott Hanselman discusses the ultimate responsibility for the availability of web applications, and takes a look at how you can cater for situations where the Content Delivery Network may go down, exploring how you can ensure that your site continues to operate in such a situation.
- MSDN Magazine May Issue Preview - Michael Desmond gives a preview of the content coming in the May edition of MSDN Magazine which should be available online late today
- Node at Work: A Walkthrough - Garann Means takes a look at the use of Node.js as a rapid prototyping language to quickly building application prototypes / designs in this A List Apart article.
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