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The Morning Brew #1563

Posted by on 07 Mar 2014 | Tagged as: Uncategorized



  • 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 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.


  • 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.

The Morning Brew #1057

Posted by on 05 Mar 2012 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Another later edition today – normal service resumes tomorrow


  • 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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