• jQuery Globalization Plugin from Microsoft – Scott Guthrie announces the release of Microsoft’s latest contribution to jQuery, a prototype release of a Globalization Plugin which hlps you to add globalization support to your JavaScript, including Globalization information for over 350 cultures, dealing with dates, numbers and currency, and providing means to hook into other jQuery controls
  • PLINQO 5.0 – An ORM for 2010! – CodeSmith announce the release of PLINQO 5.0, their open source library of LINQ to SQL enhancements, now built against .NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010, and including a number of new features and bugfixes


  • Checking For Empty Enumerations – Phil Haack looks at the most efficient way of establishing if an IEnumerable is null or has no elements, looking at a few solutions and discussing their performance characteristics, and finally providing a useful extension method implementation.
  • Checking For Empty Enumerations – Ayende follows up on Phil’s post with a look at a situation where the extension method may not work correctly due to not being able to enumerate over the Enumerable multiple times, and provides an alternate implementation.
  • Don’t repeat yourself; consts are already static – Eric Lippert takes a look at one of the great questions of our time, why const declarations do not allow the use of the static modifier when that is what they are.
  • CQRS – Benefits – Dylan Smith summarises the feedback he received answering some of his questions about the benefits of Command Query Responsibility Segregation, and finds some more question marks.
  • Code Contracts LiveTemplates for ReSharper – Kevin Hazzard highlights a collection of ReSharper Live Templates for Code Contracts compiled by Stuart Leitch which mimic the default code snippets that Code contracts provides in native Visual Studio.
  • Functional Fun: Practical Linq #5: Guessing the language of a piece of text – Samuel Jack takes a look at language detection, inspired by Google Chrome’s ability to detect the language of a page, looking at the use of 26 dimension geometry along with some LINQ to provide a simple language detection routine you can use.
  • SOLID By [C#] Example Or "Stop talking about SOLID and show me the code…" – Greg Duncan highlights some illustrating examples of the consituent parts of the SOLID Principles . These samples are mostly taken from various posts on SOLID from the chaps over at, and show simple concise examples in source available from CodePlex.
  • Localization of XAML files in Silverlight – Emiel Jongerius takes a look at the process of localization in Silverlight XAML files, walking through the process of building a simple sample, with full code available.
  • .NET Framework Reference Enhancements Preview – Kimberly Wolk provides access of a preview area of the new MSDN .NET Framework Reference site, with a view to gathering feedback about the changes they are planning to make. If you have the time, take a look and give them feedback via the survey link in this post.
  • Are daily stand-ups necessary? – Jimmy Bogard discusses the role, purpose and usefulness of the daily stand up meeting so widely used in software development, looking at both negatives and positives of the standup.
  • Silverlight: Prefer synchronous web service calls – Andreas Hallberg looks at a way of calling web services in the standard synchronous way when working in Silverlight (although doing it on a different thread), looking at the advantages of working this way in terms of code simplicity and testability.