April 2012

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The Morning Brew #1095

Posted by on 30 Apr 2012 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew



The Morning Brew #1094

Posted by on 27 Apr 2012 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew



  • ASP.NET Web API Updates – April 27 – Henrik F Nielsen highlights some of the changes to the ASP.NET Web API which are now available in the source code, and will eventually become part of the official release. The changes surround the wiring up of Message Handlers, access to progress notification for upload and download, and further support for Multipart messages.
  • Back to Basics: Moving beyond for, if and switch – Scott Hanselman resumes his Back To Basics series looking at how modern languages allow you to move beyond the standard for, if and switch statements allowing you to write more expressive and shorter code.
  • C#/.NET Little Wonders: The Enumerable.Range() Static Method – James Michael Hare also continues his series on the little wonders available in the C# language and .NET Framework with a look at the use of the Enumerable.Range() method in a couple of scenarios.
  • "Virtual method call from constructor" What Could Go Wrong? – Peter Ritchie discusses a common code analysis warning about calling overridable methods in constructors which while syntactically correct can result in unexpected behaviour.
  • ASP.NET MVC: Resolve or Inject? That’s the Issue – Dino Esposito discusses the difference between dependency resolving using a service locator and dependency injection in ASP.NET MVC web applications.
  • Auto-scaling Azure with WASABi – From the Ground Up – Greg Oliver discusses the process of setting up WASABi to provide auto scaling of Windows Azure, looking at how you can test the setup using the compute emulator

The Morning Brew #1093

Posted by on 26 Apr 2012 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew


  • Json.NET – Download: Json.NET 4.5 Release 4 – The Json.NET team announce the release of Json.NET 4.5 Release 4. This release adds a Portable Class Library build, further customization of the JsonConverter, improved error messages in Json Reader and Serializer, along with some new attributes for controlling serialization and the usual fixes.


  • Visual Studio Fakes Part 2 – Shims – Peter Provost continues his series looking at the Visual Studio 11 support for Fakes, in this part discussing the use of Shims to allow you to control code your code under test relies on but which cannot be injected, looking at how Shims allow you to create tests of this type of code, allowing you to eventually refactor the dependency out into something manageable.
  • Bringing CLR’s Power to non .NET languages – Part 1 – Dorian Corompt kicks off what looks to be an interesting series of posts looking at consuming .NET CLR based code in non .NET languages like C++, Java, PHP, etc, looking at the use of C++ to create a bridge between the non .NET language and the CLR.
  • Obsoleted Types, Methods and Migration Guide and more for .Net 4.5 (Beta) – Greg Duncan highlights s selection of resources (with some help from Wriju) which discuss the many changes in .NET 4.5, the types and members which have been marked as obsolete, migration documentation, and discussion of dependencies of the different .NET versions.
  • Windows Azure Storage for the ASP.NET Developer – Adam Hoffman shares his latest installment of s series of posts from Adam, Rachel Appel, and Peter Laudati looking at Azure for Web Developers. In this post Adam discusses the different storage options available on Windows Azure, ranging from relational SQL Server data stores to blots and queues.
  • Top 7 Concerns of Migrating an ASP.NET Application to Windows Azure – Peter Laudati’s latest part of the series is also available, where he discusses the 7 most common concerns and decisions you need to make when moving an existing ASP.NET application to the cloud.
  • Get Started Building Data Driven Apps with Windows Azure and SQL Axure – Rachel Appel also has her latest article in the series available, looking at the use of SQL Azure to create a data driven application.
  • ‘Task List’ and comments – Amar Nityananda reminds us of the ability to customize the tokens that the Visual Studio Task List uses to identify tasks in code, allowing you to identify custom markers in code via the task list.
  • 6. Sequences – Being lazy is allowed – Dorian Corompt continues this series on F#, discussing the concept of laziness in sequences, their role in programming and dealing with infinite sequences, and how you can use them in F#.

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