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The Morning Brew #1563

Posted by Chris Alcock on 07 Mar 2014 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

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  • Living with unchecked exceptions, part two - Eric Lippert thanks the community for their feedback on his last post and continues discussion of uncheced exceptions and how C# provides for handing exceptions
  • Back To Basics: Regular Expressions and Formal Languages - Sasha Goldshtein goes back to basics and looks at the computer science concept of Formal Language and looks at the use of regular expressions
  • JSON Redux AKA RFC7159 - Tim Bray highlights an updated revision of the JSON specification
  • CircuitBreaker - Martin Fowler takes a look at the concept of a Circuit Breaker in software architectures, exploring their use in working with remote systems
  • F#6 : Tuples - Sacha Barber continues his series exploring the F# language and programming techniques with a short look at the use of the Tuple type
  • async and await -Simplified-Internals - Saurabh Saxena takes a look under the hood at how the framework and compiler implement async and await in this CodeProject article
  • Azure Storage Bindings Part 3 - Tables - Mike Stall continues his series looking at the different storage bindings provided in the Windows Azure Platform and SDK. This part explores the use of table storage.

The Morning Brew #1349

Posted by Chris Alcock on 03 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

The Morning Brew #1057

Posted by Chris Alcock on 05 Mar 2012 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Another later edition today - normal service resumes tomorrow

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  • Windows Server "8" Beta - Mark Michelet highlights the Windows 8 Beta release, released last week in amidst the excitement of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview release.
  • ReSharper 7 EAP for Visual Studio 11 Beta is now OPEN! - The team over at JetBrains announce the opening of their Early Access Program for ReSharper 7, which now targets the Visual Studio 11 Beta release, giving you a taste (and them valuable feedback) about the next major version of the product.
  • CSLA 4 version 4.3 release - Rockford Lhotka announces the v4.3 release of his CSLA 4 application Framework. This release adds support for Silverlight 5 to the extensive lists of supported platforms and technologies

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The Morning Brew #968

Posted by Chris Alcock on 27 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

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  • OpenWrap 1.0.2 available - Seb Lambla announces an updated version of his OpenWrap package manager for .NET. This update introduces the features necessary to support compatibility with the future 2.0 release
  • OData Service for Team Foundation Server 2010 v1.0 RTW! - Greg Duncan highlights the release of the RTM of the OData Service for TFS, providing a powerful API to get data from TFS onto other devices and applications.

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  • Visual Studio 11 .NET Advances - Somasegar continues his series looking at the features included with Visual Studio 11. This part discusses some of the significant updates to the .NET Framework in the 4.5 release.
  • Lap Around Roslyn CTP: Syntax Analysis and Flow Analysis - Sasha Goldshtein continues his series of posts looking at the Roslyn CTP release. This part explores the use of Syntax Analysis and Flow Analysis illustrating the use of these techniques to look for ignored method return values ins some code.
  • Building Visual Studio Extensions with Roslyn - Jonathan Allen is also exploring the use of Roslyn in a series of articles on InfoQ, and in this piece he discusses the various features and providers which enable you to bolt Roslyn powered functionality into Visual Studio, extending the IDE.
  • MSDN Magazine November Issue Preview - Michael Desmond gives his usual preview of the content coming in next month’s edition of MSDN Magazine, due out next week.
  • Async messaging realities - Jimmy Bogard highlights a short post from Ayende which helps to illustrate one of the key concepts in message based architectures, discussing the concept, and how it can make migrating to message based architectures more difficult.
  • Effective Techniques and Tools for Reducing Leaks in .NET (C#) - Chuck England discusses a variety of techniques and things you can do to help ensure that your code does not leak memory, ranging from coding standards o the use of profiling.
  • Nokia’s First Two Windows Phones Are Here. And They’re Awesome. - The Windows Phone Blog highlights yesterday’s launch of Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 devices - the moment I and many others have been waiting for to jump on board the WP7 bandwagon.
  • Using Windows Azure Regions efficiently - Pablo M. Cibraro discusses the notion of Windows Azure regions and how they map to particular data centres around the world, looking at how the choice of where to host affects performance and reliability, discussing the use of the Windows Azure Traffic Manager CTP, the Content Delivery Network and SQL Azure Data Sync.
  • Tombstoning with PhoneGap for Windows Phone 7 (and KnockoutJS) - Colin Eberhardt discusses handling the Windows Phone 7 application lifecycle states and transitions in HTML 5 / KnockoutJS based applications running on the phone within PhoneGap

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The Morning Brew #905

Posted by Chris Alcock on 29 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew, Uncategorized

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  • Code First Migrations: August 2011 CTP Released - The ADO.NET Entity Framework Team announce the release of the August 2011 CTP (first CTP) of Entity Framework Code First Migrations. This library adds support for migrating the database schema from one model setup to a later version of the same model. This early CTP requires the Entity Framework 4.1 Update 1, As is usual with CTP release, the team are very interested in your feedback.
  • Announcing the Windows Azure AppFabric July release - The Windows Azure AppFabric Team announced the release of their July update and enhancements to the Windows Azure AppFabric Management Portal and the Access Control service, including improved localisation for the Management Portal, support for Access Control rules with 2 input claims, UTF-8 support for O-Auth and the removal of ACS quotas on configuration data.

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  • NxtGenUG - Event: .Net Minimalist Web Dev - The Manchester / Warrington chapter of the NxtGenUG welcome Mark Rendle on Wednesday 17th August for a session looking at two lightweight alternative frameworks on the .NET platform, Simple.Data for data access and Nancy for a Sinatra like web framework
  • Coding for PowerShell - DevEvening - The DevEvening User Group in Woking welcome Jimmy Skowronski for a session exploring PowerShell development, from the basics upwards on Wednesday 31st August

The Morning Brew #859

Posted by Chris Alcock on 25 May 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Windows Phone Mango

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  • NxtGenUG - Event - MVC 3 - The Coventry NxtGenUG welcome Ian Russell for a session on ASP.NET MVC3 on the evening of Monday 20th June at the The Royal British Legion in Coventry
  • TechDays 2011: dev session recordings, slides and content online - The MSDN ‘Belux’ team highlight the recordings of the sessions from their recent TechDays events featuring an excellent range of speakers and topics allowing those not able to attend to gain considerable benefit from the event.

The Morning Brew #821

Posted by Chris Alcock on 28 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

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The Morning Brew #673

Posted by Chris Alcock on 26 Aug 2010 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew, Uncategorized

Update: Looks like I forgot to assign the Tags/Categories to this post, so some of you may have missed out on it. I’ve added them now - thanks to Dan Puzey for spotting it

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  • Microsoft Project Code-Named ‘Houston’¯ CTP 1 (August 2010 Update) - The SQL Azure team announce the August 2010 CTP release of ‘Houston’ their light weight database management tool for SQL Azure. This CTP update features improved navigation and search, better visibility of database statistics, table, view and stored procedure designers. This preview version has also been deployed to all datacenters allowing you to experience better performance by using an instance local to your database.

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