Today is the Manchester Guathon event, which I will be attending – if you spot me there come over and say hello.


  • IronPython Post 2.6 Roadmap – Harry Pierson outlines the near future for the IronPython team talking about future service releases they have scheduled along with IronPython 3.x and Visual Studio integration
  • String interning and String.Empty – Eric Lippert looks at some wierd equality cases where the transitive property of equality is violated (A = B and B = C but A != C), and looks at how the different types of equality and how String.Empty and string interning bring these problems about
  • Converting RTF to HTML – Matt Manela shares a useful tip on converting RTF text to HTML by way of a translation to XAML as an inbetween stage. Sample code is provided
  • Visual Studio 2010 + .NET 4.0 = Parallelism for the Masses – ‘jbarnes’ talks about the need for parallelism in the future of computing and looks at what Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 bring to the table in terms of making parallelism easier for developers
  • How Silverlight 3 Validation Works – Shawn Wildermuth digs into the validation features of Silverlight 3 and the RIA services looking at how they actually work, the role of the buddy class and the use of attributes to control the validation
  • Scenario Driven Tests – Ayende shows how he has been building scenario based tests keeping the scenario and the test/assert parts separate to clearly test the behaviour of a system of classes in a particular scenario
  • Beating the duct programmer with generic domains, subdomains, and core domains – Ian Cooper draws on a number of Domain Driven Design principles from the second half of the DDD book by Eric Evans to help defeat the Duct Tape / Hero Programmer
  • The Art of Debugging – A Developer’s Best Friend- Intro – Lesson 1- Repost – Bruno Terkaly has reposted 14 lessons of his series on debugging covering all the standard stuff (watches, breakpoints, tracepoints, etc,) along with debugging SQL, VBScript, JavaScript and other more advanced topics. Follow his September 2009 archive link for the rest of the posts
  • Unity Convention Based Registration – Jon Dalberg looks at configuring the Unity IOC Container in code, and writes some methods to help register types automatically using a convention based approach
  • .NET file format – Signatures under the hood, Part 1 of 2 – Przemyslaw Celej digs deep into the .NET File format with a look at the signatures that are used to store data in the metadata tables in the .NET assembly. Part 2 of this series is linked from part 1
  • Unit Test Definition 2.0 – Roy Osherove shares his latest definition of what a Unit Test is and how it differs from an Integration test


  • DDD7 – the videos! #DDD #DDD7 – Craig Murphy (with some hosting help from Ben Nunney) provides links to the recordings from the 7th Reading DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper conference, a great opportunity to check out the sessions you missed, or to find out what the DDD series of events are like if you’ve never been
  • Scott Guthrie: ASP.NET MVC 2 – Matthijs Hoekstra shares the video from Scott Guthrie’s ASP.NET MVC 2 session delivered last week at the DotNED organised event. I’m looking forward to seeing this session ‘in the flesh’ today, but for those unable to get to one of the ‘Guathon’ events this is the next best thing
  • UK MSDN Flash Poll for October 7th 2009: How many lines of code did you write yesterday? – Eric Nelson is running a poll for inclusion in the UK MSDN Flash newsletter next week – so give him your answer to this simple question