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


  • NHibernate 2.0.1.GA is released – A point release of NHibernate, fixing a few bugs, making a few improvements and including some patches.
  • A Web Based Sequence Diagram Editor – highlight a useful looking Web Based Sequence Diagram Editor, which generates sequence diagram images from simple textual representations.


  • 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