Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating today!


  • StreamInsight LINQPad Driver – The StreamInsight team highlight the support in LinqPad for StreamInsight giving a nice lightweight environment for trying out StreamInsight queries
  • FREE 30-day Azure developer accounts! Hurry! – Brian Loesgen highlights the (US Only sadly) free 30 day trial Windows Azure Accounts, obtainable without having to supply any payment information, and giving you access to multiple Azure instances, storage, 2 SQL Azure databases, AppFabric transactions, and 3GB of in and out data transfer.
  • WebFormContrib – Web Forms more like ASP.NET MVC – Deran Schilling, inspired by MvcContrib, has put together a library which helps make ASP.NET WebForms development a little more like MVC. Full source and binary distributions are available.


  • Is NoSQL for me? I’m just a small fish – Hadi Hariri talks about the applicability of NoSql data stores when you are ‘a small fish’, discussing the benefits that they bring to solving development and post development problems.
  • What is a code review and why is it important? – Jeffrey Palermo and Glenn Burnside discuss the content and importance of Code Reviews in your development process, and discussing their importance in reviewing if the application is staying within the original vision in ongoing projects.
  • Streaming over HTTP with WCF – Glen Block discusses sending large files over WCF via HTTP, pulling together the whole story looking at building a service using streaming, and looking at how this can be combined with ASP.NET MVC 3 RC
  • Moq Sequences Revisited – Phil Haack revisits the topic of mocking successive calls to a method and having it return a sequence of objects, sharing an improved extension method which supports throwing of exceptions.
  • Windows 7 – tasks vs thumbnail buttons – Kate Gregory discusses the uses for the Windows 7 Tasks and thumbnail buttons which appear off the menu for task bar buttons
  • Implementing Undo-Redo with Aspects – Gael Fraiteur takes a look at using Aspect Oriented Programming techniques using PostSharp to implement Undo / Redo functionality on methods using an attribute.
  • Enhanced String Handling – Avi Farah explores parsing and evaluating strings which contain replacement expressions which are evaluated at runtime and included in the strings – a bit like String.Format on steroids.