January 2008

Monthly Archive

The Morning Brew #7

Posted by on 10 Jan 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

I’m glad I prepared a few days of these in advance – I can’t seem to get the wifi in the hotel working. The software category is proving to be the hardest to fill – If anyone has any recommendations of sources of information, or has just released a new version of their tool, software or library drop me a line


Overriding Core Object Methods – Rob Conery talks about three methods that all our classes in .NET have.

Learning WPF through F#, and vice versa, by John Liao – Don Syme gathers together a huge collection of F# tutorials covering a number of .NET technologies, but mainly WPF. Kill two birds with one stone by learning a new language along with a new technology. The Examples are based on Petzold’s "Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation" book

Volume Shadow Copies from DotNet – Volume Shadow Copy allows you to make copies of files that are currently locked – very useful for backing things up, like the PST example here.

Introduction to XUnit – Ben Hall give a comparison of the new XUnit Testing framework with his favoured framework, MBUnit .

The Morning Brew #6

Posted by on 09 Jan 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew


GhostDoc 2.1.3 Released – Roland Weigelt announces the latest release of GhostDoc the automatic XML documentation generator


Versioning Applications Using nAnt and CruiseControl.NET – Discusses a number of different version numbering strategies and their implementation with nAnt and CC.NET

Concurrent Programming – A Primer – A round up of the current Microsoft offerings for comcurrent

Developer Highway Code – Microsoft has updated their ‘Developer Highway Code’ document – a best practices book covering security practices that should be a part of your development cycle

Cache Channels – An HTTP Caching mechanism that helps solve one of the biggest problems with caching data – you often want high efficiency and high control, which sadly are usually mutually exclusive.

The Morning Brew #5

Posted by on 08 Jan 2008 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew


Subkismet 1.0 Released : Keyvan Nayyeri – Version 1.0 release of this anti spam toolkit – contains various CAPTCHA controls, integration with Aksimet, Google Safe Browsing API and a trackback spam blocker

SketchPath – Rich user interface for working with and building XPath expressions. Very useful when developing with XSLT


Dynamic Typing More Superior? – An interesting discussion of Static vs Dynamic TYping – be sure to check out the comments on the post too..

Refactoring C# with PowerShell – Aaron Lerch details an interesting use of Powershell – Makes DOS batch files look very antiquated.

Dynamically Invoke Generic Methods – Simplifying reflection on methods that involve generics.

Using PropertyGrid – Article giving an overview of the Property Grid Control


A Coder’s Guide to Coffee – Coffee is very important – here are some best practices

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