• Cool stuff in FubuCore No. 8: UrlContext – Chad Myers dedicates a post of his FubuCore series to the UrlContext class, a class within FubuCore which provides a number of realyl useful static helper methods for working with URLs, and discusses how this level of abstraction is really useful when unit testing code using the library.
  • Domain-Specific Languages – Phil Trelford discusses the use for external DSLs, discussing their common use in the games industry and taking a look at implementing both internal and external DSLs in F#, illustrating with examples
  • Caliburn.Micro Soup to Nuts Part 9 – New WP7 Features – Rob Eisenberg continues his series of posts discussing his Caliburn.Micro UI patterns framework for Silverlight, WP7 and WPF. This post explores some of the new features for Windows Phone 7 introduced in the 1.1 release of Caliburn.Micro, exploring the HelloWP7Sample application.
  • Code snippets on blogs, are you allowed to use them in your own work? No you can not!! – Keith Nicholas highlights some important information about the copyright of content in blog posts across the world, and reminds us that the best thing to do is to explicitly specify a license with any samples you post.
  • Free WebMatrix e-book – The folks over at Ubelly have constructed a free e-book on the Web Matrix tool from Microsoft. The e- book is constructed from the best content available on the web and supplemented with content written by the Ubelly team.
  • Optional update to the May 2011 Visual Studio/TFS VMs. If you’re giving the VM more than 2 GB of RAM or need to put more stuff on the image, check this out… – Greg Duncan highlights some useful information from Brian Keller for anyone attempting to work with the latest Visual Studio 2010 ALM virtual machine image who wants to increase the memory available in the VM.
  • WCF Service Trace Viewer Part 1 & Part 2 – ‘nmarun’ highlights the WCF Service Trace Viewer utility which is a part of the Windows SDK already installed on many developers machines. These two posts take you through the use of this tool to help diagnose and debug problems in your WCF services and learn a little more about WCF along the way.
  • HTML5 Snippets – Ralph Whitbeck highlights the website from Roberto Brevé.. The site is a gallery site for the sharing of snippets of HTML5 and CSS3 code, and provides a nice way of learning more about HTML5 and CSS with some concrete examples.
  • DynamicObject: AOP for the poor – Oleg Smirnov discusses how dynamic objects can be utilised to provide AOP like functionality in your applications illustrating with an example.
  • Test Impact Analysis – Syed Aslam Basha highlights the Test Impact Analysis features of Visual Studio 2010 Premium and Ultimate which allows you to see the tests which should be run to test changes to particular areas of your code.


  • YUI Theater – Jenny Donnelly: Introduction to Git – The YUI Blog highlights a number of recordings of sessions, many from their internal developer conference, including this one on the Git Distrbuted Version Control System given by Jenny Donnelly. Other topics addressed include Node.js, the YUI library, Mobile web development, etc.