April 2009

Monthly Archive

The Morning Brew #332

Posted by on 22 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew


  • Pex 0.11 Released: Delegates, Exception Trees, and Stubs – Nikolai Tillmann announces the release of Pex 0.11 which adds the ability to work with delegates as parameters, a new Exception tree view, and stubs for Recursion and events, along with a few fixes os issues with the previous releases.
  • TestDriven.Net 2.20: Improved NCover Integration – Jamie Cansdale announces V2.20 of TestDriven.NET which improves the integration with NCover and TypeMock, along with better support for 64 bit Windows, and a few more features too.


  • ASP.NET MVC and the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) – Maarten Balliauw looks at combining the ASP.NET MVC and the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to have controllers served from plugins via MEF.
  • Silverlight 3 – Out of Browser Applications on the Mac – Mike Taulty screencasts to show the new Silverlight Out Of Browser application experience for Mac users
  • NHibernate Mapping – <many-to-any/> – Ayende continues his series of NHibernate Mapping elements with today’s post looking at the <many-to-any> mapping, the logical extension of yesterday’s post on the Any mapping
  • Extending ASP.NET MVC – Hernan Garcia looks at extending the ASP.NET MVC to make it behave exactly as he want it to.
  • Functional Solution for the Shortest Path Problem – Matthew Podwysocki looks at re-writing one of his previous algorithms for calculating the shortest path using only immutable collections and pure functional code
  • "Vice" Testing – Sean Chambers talks about a testing technique that can possibly help to bring some level of tests to a legacy (and not easy to test) system without making significant changes to the code, allowing you to establish a baseline for the system to allow you to start doing safe refactoring

The Morning Brew #331

Posted by on 21 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew


  • NBuilder – Gareth Down makes his first significant release of NBuilder, a tool which uses fluent interfaces to generate test instances of your objects with the properties automatically populated. Both binary and source releases are available.


The Morning Brew #330

Posted by on 20 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew

I had an enjoyable time at WebDD this weekend, it was nice to catch up with some old contacts, as well as meeting a couple of readers of The Morning Brew.


  • Deep Zoom Composer – Microsoft release a tool for easily creating Silverlight 2 powered deep zoom pictures and deploying them to the web.
  • Your next text editor is… MetaNote! – secretGeek shares a seemingly simple text editor with a useful feature – you can customise the whole application from withing, changing the behaviour, etc by editing the code for the app inside the app.


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