January 2014

Monthly Archive

The Morning Brew #1538

Posted by on 31 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew



  • How many 32-bit types might we want? – Jon Skeet discusses the use of ‘Tiny Types’ for code clarity, and considers what other 32bit types we might find useful in our programming.
  • Create your own CLR Profiler – Calvin Hsia looks at implementing your own CLR profiler, sharing the C++ Code to perform a very basic profiling operation on your application.
  • Estimations in budgets and costs – Jimmy Bogard discusses the art and supposed science of estimation in software development, suggesting that we abandon the abstract ‘points’ based measures and actually start talking in real time, and real money
  • For your convenience, please disable security warnings – Troy Hunt discusses the security threat from mixed HTTP and HTTPS content, and what the browser warning is trying to tell you and protect you against, as well as why as developers we need to be aware of the threat and ensure that we don’t mix content modes.
  • Analyzing Windows Azure Storage Logs – Brian Swan discusses the process for exploring and analysing Azure Storage Logs, something which is particularly important when working with ‘Big Data’ in HDInsight

The Morning Brew #1537

Posted by on 30 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew


  • jQuery 1.11 and 2.1 Released – Slightly behind the curve with this announcement from last week, but it is singnifican, with two new versions of jQuery being released. I’ve seen reports that the content delivery networks and NuGet packages have been updated to reflect.
  • Process Explorer v16.0 is out and now cooking with VirusTotal – Greg Duncan highlights the latest release of Process Explorer. Version 16 includes a new feature which provides verification that running progams are clean of viruses with the use of VirusTotal – a neat idea, especially when process monitor is such a common tool for investigating strange processes on your machine.


The Morning Brew #1536

Posted by on 29 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: .NET, Development, Morning Brew



  • Building Modern Web Applications – Today’s Windows Azure week event is all about building modern web applications supported by Windows Azure, with a great cast of presenters joining Scott Hanselman from the Windows Azure Application and Web Tools Platform team.
  • Questions from Tuesday’s talk – Eric Lippert highlights his next webcast talk, and shares some answers to questions which they didn’t have time for at the end of the last one

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