Uncategorized

Archived Posts from this Category

The Morning Brew #359

Posted by Chris Alcock on 02 Jun 2009 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Software

  • SubMain acquires GhostDoc, releases new version, integrates it with CodeIt.Right - SubMain have taken on the GhostDoc tool, and have been further developing it to add in VB support, VS2010 support and done some re-architecting. Part of the agreement is that GhostDoc will continue to have a free version. Roland Weigelt, the orignial creator of Ghost Doc gives further details in his post The Future of GhostDoc
  • Nova Commons - Nova Software make their first release of Nova Commons an application architecture for MVC which pulls together a number of common patterns along with a number of other open source frameworks and tools
  • MsSqlSchemaDoc Version 4.2 Released - Henk Oberholzer announces version 4.2 of his Sql Server Schema Documentation tool. This release fixes problems with triggers linked to more than one event.

Information

  • Free ASP.NET 4.0 beta hosting available - Gunnar Peipman highlights the availability of free ASP.NET 4.0 hosting from the team over at ORCSWeb. The hosting is free until October, allowing you to host your .NET 4 creations making use of SQL2008 and all the new toys in the .NET Framework
  • Git For Windows Developers - Git Series - Part 1 - Jason Meridth starts a series looking at running the Git version control system on Windows machines. This first part runs through the setup and gets you up and running with your code in Git.
  • Starting Out in Web, SharePoint or Mobile Dev? Why not Ramp Up? - Mike Ormond highlights the Ramp Up series of online training in Web, SharePoint and Mobile Development on the Microsoft platforms
  • Why goto Still Exists in C# - Steve Wellens looks at s situation where he considers the goto statement to be vital to improve the readability and comprehension and simplicity of code.
  • Anti-Patterns and Worst Practices - Utils Class - Chris Missal continues his Anti patterns series with a look at the somewhat nasty catch all of a Utils class, suggesting that you should actually create classes for the particular purposes of your utility functions.
  • Abstract Class Vs Interface - Arati Kadi explores the differences between abstract classes and interfaces in this Code Project article
  • Fluent Silverlight - Part 1 - Gabriel Schenker introduces the work he and Ray Houston have been doing on creating a fluent interface for Silverlight to help improve the easy of working with Silverlight and implementing the Model View View Model. The Second part (Fluent Silverlight - Part 2 - Binding Properties) of the series explores property binding in their framework
  • NHibernate Mapping - <list/> - Ayende talks about the <list /> mapping type in NHibernate looking at its differences from other types of collection and looking at how the data is stored.
  • Is Code Complete? - Saurabh_Saxena gives a brief run down of a number of common key software development principles illustrating a number of them with code examples.

The Morning Brew #290

Posted by Chris Alcock on 19 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Software

  • YUI 2.7.0 Released - The Yahoo User Interface library team announce the release of YUI 2.7.0, which brings with it new functionality in the form of the StyleSheet utility, improves support for IE8, fixes a load of bugs and promotes three components out of ‘beta’ status

Information

Community

  • WebDD ‘09 - Reading - 18th April 2009 - The first of 2 clashing community events announced yesterday, Web DD is a Free conference to be hosted at Microsoft’s Reading campus. Like the other DeveloperDeveoperDeveloper events this is a Saturday event which will cover all things web and web related, and will have information about many of the things that are to be announced at Mix09. Speaker submissions for this event are now open
  • Announcing the Alt.Net.UK ‘in the North’ Conference - Richard Fennell announces an ALT.NET event in the north of England, unfortunatly to be held on the same day as Web DD 09. This will be the usual Alt.Net style of an open spaces event with session planning taking place on the Friday evening and the main conference on the Saturday.
  • Hereford Falls To The Mighty NxtGen Empire - Guy Smith-Ferrier announces the latest branch of the NxtGen usergroup to operate out of Hereford, with the first meeting being on the 17th May.
  • Alt.net London Beers #6 - Sebastien Lambla announces the 6th Alt.Net London Beers event, a short open spaces session ina pub. This time round they event is sponsored by TeQUILA\UK and Thoughtworks

The Morning Brew #275

Posted by Chris Alcock on 29 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Slightly later than planned, here’s today’s edition….

Information

Community

The Morning Brew #275 - Delayed

Posted by Chris Alcock on 29 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Problems with Ma.gnolia’s web service have delayed this mornings edition of the Morning Brew - as soon as I can build today’s edition I will post it up

The Morning Brew #237

Posted by Chris Alcock on 04 Dec 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Software

Information

The Morning Brew Delayed

Posted by Chris Alcock on 24 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Today’s edition of the Morning Brew will be slightly delayed - a combination of factors (including me throwing my physical morning brew [mug of coffee] all over my desk, and the Ma.gnolia web service API timing out) have conspired against me this morning. If the WS doesn’t come back soon I’ll put the post together manually.

The Morning Brew #227

Posted by Chris Alcock on 20 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew, Uncategorized

Information

  • Where TDD fails for me - Jimmy Bogard talks about some of his current problem areas when working in a test driven way.
  • Multi-tenancy part 1: Strategy. - Mike Hadlow talks about Multi-Tenancy in Web applications, and considers what strategy will work well for his ECommerce project. Mike and I talked at length about this subject at the UK Alt.Net conference, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how he goes about doing it - can’t wait for part 2.
  • Introducing IronPython - Harry Pierson looks at IronPython in this introductory article, looking at how it differs from C# and VB.NET and yet still allows you to make good use of your .NET experience.
  • XML Documentation File For Your .Net Project - It’s Important - Shahar Y reminds us about the XML Documentation Generation in Visual Studio and how that helps with working with the code in the IDE.
  • Spike Code and Source Control - K. Scott Allen makes some good sense about not throwing away any code by keeping all your spike code in source code control for a number of very good reasons
  • Emergent Complexity - Justin Etheredge talks about complexity in code due to interactions between classes, in the hopes of making people consider complexity when writing their applications
  • Constructors and Inheritance – Why is this still so painful? - Tom Hollander talks about the pain points of having lots of constructors that you also want in implemented in subclasses

The Morning Brew #190

Posted by Chris Alcock on 30 Sep 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Another day, another significant Microsoft Announcement, so today we have a special section dedicated to the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 announcements.

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0

Software

Information

  • My MVC Starter Template - Rob Conery shares his own version of the default ASP.NET MVC site template, with slightly different organisation and some useful features out of the box it looks like it might be a good starting point for new sites.
  • Common issues found in code review - Ayende shares some interesting pieces of code, showing how each can be improved by using language features better or making the code clearer.
  • Object Oriented F# - Creating Classes - Matthew Podwysocki goes back to F# Basics, starting new series on the object oriented features of F#, looking at creating classes in this part.
  • IComparer vs IEqualityComparer - Keyvan Nayyeri thinks about searching and sorting collections, and looks at the two interfaces involved, IComparer and IEqualityComparer
  • Introducing Lucene.Net - Andrew Smith gives a brief introduction to using Lucene.NET for full text indexing

« Previous PageNext Page »