• P&P Improving Web Services Security eBook – Guy Barrette highlights the availability of the Patterns and Practices team’s guide to Improving Web Services Secutiry
  • Four Rules for Simple Codelines – Brad Appleton takes Kent Beck’s Four Rules of Simple Code, and applies the same though to code lines, creating a new set of rules and discussing them in detail.
  • Disorderly Views – Nathan talks about two issues with SQL 2005 where order by is ignored if top(100) percent is specified, along with two possible (although not ideal) work arounds.
  • Manage SQL Databases – Gabriel Schenker look at a way to automate the setup of the database during the build. While this is on an NHibernate themed blog, the techniques here are generic enough to apply to all types of data access.
  • 100+ PDC Sessions Posted – Brad Abrams highlights a number of sessions at the upcoming PDC that appeal to him. There look to be a lot of good stuff there, hopefully some of them will be web cast when the time comes.
  • Back to Basics: LinkedLists – Karl Seguin takes a trip down memory lane, looking at how linked lists work, talking about how the data is structured and what the effect in memory is.
  • Acceptance Testing Guide Community Preview 2 Available! – The second community preview of a number of P&P guidance documents on Acceptance Testing have been released.
  • Generic collections and inheritance – Derek Fowler talks about some frustrations with generic collections of objects which are part of an inheritance structure, and the problem of converting the collection type – thankfully there is a nice solution
  • How to Send Trackback and Pingback Requests in ASP.NET – Keyvan Nayyeri rounds off his mini-series on Trackback and ping back with a look at sending the requests using ASP.NET
  • JSON Serializers in .NET – not there yet – Rick Strahl looks at JSON Serialization, talking about why he wrote his own serializer, and looks at the pros and cons of the .NET framework provided options.
  • The Onion Architecture : part 3 – Jeffrey Palermo continues his series looking at the Onion Architecture, and in this part compares to traditional layered architecture.
  • What Integrated Circuits Say About Testing Your Code – Phil Haack talks about why you should want to abstract data access to improve testability, along with the need for integration testing.


  • LMSDev : Lincolnshire Microsoft Developers – Lincolnshire Microsoft Developers (LMSDev) is a newly founded .NET community based in Lincolnshire, UK – if you are in the area get involved with your local developer community