• Two Caliburn Releases in One Day! – Rob Eisenberg announces the release candidates of Caliburn 2.0 and Caliburn.Micro 1.0, his client frameworks for WPF, Silverlight and Windows Phone 7.
  • Kinect for Windows SDK to Arrive Spring 2011 – Yesterday Microsoft announced that there will be a release of the Kinect for Windows SDK this spring, available to academic and enthusiasts to interact with the Kinect sensor and audio subsystems.


  • Never Say Never, Part One – Eric Lippert explores the ability to assign lambda expressions to delegates, looking at the rules that govern this ability, as well as looking at an example lambda which can be assigned to all Func<T> and Action<T>
  • Changing Base Type Of A Razor View – Phil Haack explains how you can create your own base object for a Razor view page, allowing you to implement custom functionality and have it available in your views
  • Archaeopteryx – Vittorio Bertocci shares his thoughts on the non-release of CardSpace 2.0, and how Claims Based Identity is still a powerful technique even in light of this announcement.
  • Task Parallel Library : 2 of n – Sacha Barber continues his series on the Task Parallel Library with a continuation of the discussions of the background to the TPL and exploring Continuations and Cancelling Chained Tasks
  • NuGet – Functional Tests – David Fowler gives a tour of the Functional tests for NuGet, powered by PowerShell, discussing how the tests are structures, and the capabilities of their PowerShell testing framework
  • jQuery 1.5 Visual Cheat Sheet – Antonio Lupetti shares a nice looking 4 page Cheat Sheet for jQuery 1.5 touching on all the key areas of the jQuery API with simple explanations of the methods available.
  • Code Review Guidelines: Avoid inheritance for properties – Ayende shares some sample code and discusses why its use of inheritance for providing common properties is an antipattern, showing the same code how he would prefer it to be structured.


  • Webinar: Building Document Based Systems – Ayende will be presenting a DevExpress Channel Webinar on using RavenDB to build document based systems in .NET, exploring the different styles of modelling and their benefits and disadvantages. The Virtual Event takes place on Thursday 24th Feb 24 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT
  • NxtGenUG Essex Launch Event! – The NxtGenUG welcome Guy Smith-Ferrier and Dave McMahon tomorrow night (Wedsnesday 23rd February) for the inaugrial Essex NxtGenUG meet. Guy will be delivering his session on Windows 7 Multi Touch support, and Dave will be delivering a NxtGenUG welcome session.
  • Book Group: ‘Coders at Work’ by Peter Seibel (part 1) – The Cambridge Developers’ User Group book group will be meeting this Thursday (24h Feb) for a session exploring the first 5 Chapters of ‘Coders at Work’ by Peter Seibel, discussing the work of Jamie Zawinski, Brad Fitzpatrick, Douglas Crockford, Brenden Eich and Joshua Bloch.
  • Coding under pressure with TDD/BDD #NUnit and #Specflow Workshop/Seminar – The Cambridge Developers User Group are also meeting this Saturday for a morning of exploring Test Driven Development and Behaviour Driven Development using NUnit and SpecFlow. The event starts at 9:30 and offers two tracks of content – sounds like a really good event.
  • Your Chance to Win 1 of 50 Licenses for Red Gate’s .NET Reflector Professional – Fellow link blogger Alvin Ashcraft offers his readers the chance to win one of 50 licenses of RedGate Reflector. All you have to do to enter is tweet or comment on a blog post.