• IE9 Coming to Windows Phone in 2011 – The IE for Windows Phone Team announce that Internet Explorer 9 will be coming to the Windows Phone 7 platform this year, and Dean Hachamovitch also discusses the announcement over on the Internet Explorer Team Blog in the post IE9 on Windows Phone


  • Nokia Simplifies the Mobile Landscape – Miguel de Icaza discusses the Microsoft / Nokia announcement, and looks at what this means for the future of Mobile operating systems, and how the .NET and Mono frameworks, associated libraries and the C# language can be applied across all current OSs
  • An Ultra Light Windows Phone 7 MVVM Framework – Jeremy Likness discusses a lightweight implementation of the MVVM pattern which he is currently using for simple Windows Phone applications, sharing the code for the key components of the framework.
  • A TaskScheduler that Limits the Number of Threads – ‘jader3rd’ takes a look at implementing a custom Task Scheduler for parallel code which controls the use of threads, limiting the number created to defined levels
  • Mercurial workflow for personal projects (with a .net bias) – Leon Bambrick takes a look at using the Mercurial DVCS for .NET projects, discussing a little about working with Mercurial and .NET projects and sharing a tip which allows you to commit as a part of your build process meaning you always have a snapshot of the code for every successful build
  • Inverse Mapped Collections and NHibernate’s Second-Level Cache – Alex Ullrich explores the use of inverse collection mappings in NHibernate, showing how they can be used, and sharing some of the benefits, along with discussing the difference between Loading and Getting entities with NHibernate, and the impact on the 2nd level cache
  • Having Fun with Coding4Fun’s Windows Phone 7 Controls – Michael Crump takes a look at the Coding4Fun Tools for Windows Phone 7, a free and open-source collection of controls, examining the AboutBox, PhoneHelper, Value Converters, Input prompt and progress overlay.
  • Using Generic TestFixtures To Run Tests In Multiple Browsers With WatiN – Davy Brion takes a look at using WatiN and creating generic test fixtures which allow you to run the same browser driven tests in different browsers easily, sharing a simple example of a test which utilises this technique.
  • jQuery CSS Property Monitoring Plug-in updated – Rick Strahl updates his jQuery CSS Property Monitor Plugin which allows your jQuery code to monitor the values of CSS properties of elements and take actions when the values change, allowing elements to be moved, resized and updated (amongst other things) when another element is modified.
  • What would Feynman do? – Fabulous Adventures In Coding – Site Home – MSDN Blogs – Eric Lippert takes a look at the 1990’s Microsoft Interview trend of ‘lateral thinking problems’ with an amusing look at what might of happened had Richard Feynman interviewed for Microsoft at the time.