I had a great time at the DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper 8 Conference this weekend down in Reading UK. Many thanks to the organisers, speakers, sponsors and other attendees for making the event as good as it was. I’ve collected any DDD8 related content into a special section at the end of this post.



  • Validating a variable length list, ASP.NET MVC 2-style – Steve Sanderson follows on from his previous post on lists in ASP.NET MVC with a look at applying validation to such a list using ASP.NET MVC2 techniques
  • Remote Validation with ASP.NET MVC 2 – Brad Wilson talks about a feature which didn’t quite make it into ASP.NET MVC2 (but sounds like it will be included in the MVC Futures release) which deals with validation on the client side but performs behind the scenes calls to the web server to validate the values provided.
  • ADO.NET Entity Framework and .NET 4 & Visual Studio 2010 Modeling Tools – Writing Code And Working with Entities to Add Data – Bruno Terkaly continues his series of posts on the Entity Framework with a look at using the Modelling features included in Visual Studio 2010 to create entities for use with the Entity Framework and looks at interacting with those entities and the database
  • Implementing Domain Queries – John Teague looks at expanding on his current repository interface which is based on the one included in early versions of FluentNHibernate, introducing a version of the Domain Query pattern to help reduce repeated code in his applications.
  • Iterator-based Microthreading – Michael Hutchinson talks about implementing a microthread scheduler which simulates multithreading using only a single real thread, something which is quite common practices in games programming. Interesting reading.
  • What didn’t get into VB10: a wish-list for future versions of VB – Lucian Wischik starts a series of posts looking at features that the VB team are interested in implementing by which didn’t make it into the VS2010/.NET 4 release of Visual Basic.
  • ASP.NET 4.0: How to use application warm-up class – Gunnar takes a look a the new Application Warm-Up functionality of ASP.NET 4, showing how to configure ant utilise it.
  • Generic or Specific Routes? – Simon Ince considers deleting the default route in his ASP.NET MVC routing configuration and expressing each controllers route individually, and looks for feedback on the idea.

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