January 2008

Monthly Archive

The Morning Brew #10

Posted by on 15 Jan 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

I really need to get into the habit of preparing these the night before for a much less stressful morning!


SQL Server Runner – A useful looking utility for running batches of SQL scripts on a database – bout GUI and console applications provided so you can integrate it into your builds easily too.

Facebook.NET Update – Nikhil Kothari announces an update to the codeplex hosted Facebook.NET integration libarary


Amazon Explorer Using 3D – Combining the Amazon web service with some wizzy WPF

How to use SocketAsyncEventArgs class. – A technique for high performance socket code

CSV Format Encoder and Decoder – Simple library for reading and writing Comma separated values file format

Catching Handled Exceptions During Debugging – An Excellent Visual Studio tip for working with exceptions which are handled in your applicaiton

Ajax Control Toolkit – Part One – The first of a multi part series giving an overview of the Ajax Control Toolkit

Immutable types: understand their benefits and use them – Patrick Smacchia give a wonderfully detailed discussion of Immutability.

Issues with the XmlSerializer in medium trust environments – A technique to help avoid security problems when running serialisation code.

Type Aliases in C# – Matt Hamilton reminds us all of the aliasing capability of the using statement

The Morning Brew #9

Posted by on 14 Jan 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

I still feel like I’m playing catch up from last week, so apologies if you’ve seen some of these already.


FlexWiki Version 2 Released – My favourite .NET wiki has been updated to version 2. This version includes a number of interesting enchancements – for me the database backend is the most significant.

Draco.Ignition Application Framework – A complete application framework designed in Visual Studio 2008 – these are the types of project I love to have a look into as you nearly always learn something useful by looking at the design and reading the source

SubSonic: Version 2.1 (Pakala) Preview: The New Query Tool – Rob Conery gives an over view of all the functionality of the latest preview release of SubSonic


Visual Studio 2008 New Multi-Threaded Debugging Feature – An overview of the new Multi threaded debugger in VS 2008

Be careful outputting strings in ASP.NET MVC – Ben Scheirman reminds developers about the dangers of not escaping your output

Large file uploads in ASP.NET – Jon Galloway covers a number of different ways of uploading large files to your ASP.NET application

Messing around with various ORMs – David Tchepak gathers together his series of articles on different ORMs – Covering the general getting started type topics for each of SubSonic, NHibernate, LinkToSql, ADO.NET Entity Framework and Castle Active record.

Don’t fear the Linq Query… it’s often a variation of a foreach loop – Jay Kimble shows how LINQ can be used to simplify every day processing of sets of results

File System Transactions – still a problem area? – A discussion of how file system operations can be made transactional

Designing a Generic Database Layer – If often useful to remember that not everyone uses ORM these days – Jesse Ezell talks about a few different methods of doing data access

.NET Framework 3.5 Namespace poster Updated – Sometimes its very useful to see all the methods somewhere physical – the .NET framework posters have had a few minor modifications, and are now available in a number of different formats

The Morning Brew #8

Posted by on 11 Jan 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

I got back late last night – so today’s post is a little light on content, and falls into the ‘Better slightly late than never’ category.

I might post up a weekend special if there is enough content to fill it – suggestions are always welcome.


The C5 Generic Collection Library for C# and CLI – A library of more advanced generic collections, including Tree Data structures and linked lists.

MindLib – A library that helps makes getting up and running with NHibernate in ASP.NET Applications a bit easier


Collection Initializers – Phil Haack gathers together a few resources and gives a few examples of Collection Initialisers

Introduction to WPF Data Binding – Offers a simple comparison in data binding methods.

WCF Implementation of Publisher/Subscriber Model – Implementing notifications between applications using WCF providing a useful example of WCF in action

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