Visual Studio 2010
The 28th episode on Channe9 talks about the new historical debugger while the 29th episode talks about the workflow web services.
David Ebbo shows how to use the buddy class mechanism (associated metadata class) that we have in Dynamic Data applications with TypeDescriptor.
He also shows a C# compiler method overload problem that we might end up with when putting methods in global namespace and having a more generic method in a namespace declared using statements inside another namespace.
David Ebbo released the 2.4 version of his cool T4MVC. Among the changes in this release:
- separate settings file called T4MVC.settings.t4 that gets included by the main file
- support for views in subfolders
- support for [ActionName] attributes
- new parameter-less overload for all actions
- support for placing T4MVC.tt below the application root
ASP.NET MVC 2 Preview 1 is out there! Phil Haacked, ScottGu and Scott Hanselman have all the details. Phil also has a separate article about the new Areas feature.
Rick Strahl shows how to embed resources inside a View using both reflection and Page object.
David Hayden announces the release of NHibernate 2.1. and NHibernate Linq 1.0.
PostSharp 1.5 is out!
Simone Ince has an excellent post about monitoring the ASP.NET caching API behaviour.
If you are familiar to the way Dynamic Data template fields work, you might also find useful FormFields.NET.
Udi Dahan has an excellent article in MSDN Magazine about the Domain Model Pattern and how domain events can greatly improve the general architecture.
Karl Seguin has an update to his excellent free ebook Foundations of Programming. He shows how to build better software explaining concepts like:
- Domain Driven Design
- Dependency Injection
- Unit Testing
- Object Relational Mappers
- Working with the Memory
- How to work with Exceptions
Don Smith talks about a new guidance project for Data Access. I think that providing guidance for this area will be very helpful.
Bruce Eckel has an excellent article about Google Chrome OS and its impact.
Brad Abrams updates his Mix09 talk to the new Silverlight 3 and RIA Services
Somasegar has a more detailed post about the new features in Silverlight 3.
Dino Esposito shows how to use specific design patterns to help organize the presentation layer with a focus on the new data controls in Silverlight3.
After explaining the migration of his Mix09 talk to Silverlight3, Brad also has a detailed post about the migration to the latest version of RIA Services.
Damien Guard shows how to use client-side properties in LINQ remote queries eliminating the need to retrieve all the data from the server side and applying additional filtering on the client-side.
The BCL team presents the new Tuple type in C# 4.0.
Justin Etheredge shows how we can take advantage of parallel programming with loops in C# 4.0.
Based on the feedback received for T4MVC, David Ebbo builds a T4 template for ASP.NET WebForms.
Following David Reed’s recommendation, Bertrand extends his extension method for nested includes.
Dino Esposito talks about the ViewState improvements in ASP.NET 4.0.
Jeremie Chassaing explains why having entities and repositories doesn’t mean you practice DDD and mentions Evans’s regrets about placing these two patterns so early in his book.
Gojko Adzic talks about the importance of aggregates roots in improving performance and scalability of distributed systems.
Derek Greek shows a convention-based registration extension for Unity and talks about the StaticFactoryExtension.
Thomas Marquardt has an excellent post about the correct use of System.Web.HttpResponse.Redirect.
Scott Hanselman has a great post about migrating an ASP.NET MVC 1.0 running on .NET 3.5 to Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1.
Moses talks about integrating MySQL support through EF in Kigg.
Visual Studio 2010
3 new webcasts about Visual Studio 2010 are available on Channel 9:
Daniel Moth talks about the parallel stacks feature.
Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 are out there! Go and get it! More details from Somasegar, ScottGu and Nikhil Kothari.
Sebastian Burckhardt talks about Chess;s data race detection and ChessBoard on Channel 9.
Check out this webcast where Eric Evans describes what he had learned about DDD since the book was published.
David Reed aka Infinities Loop has a great article showing how ASP.NET Web Forms take back the HTML using a custom render control.
Bertrand talks about having an include extension method instead of master pages similar to the Html.RenderPartial method in MVC and provides a simple implementation.
The ADO.NET team announces that System.Data.OracleClient will be deprecated starting with .NET 4.0.
If you have wondered what Wes Dyer has been up lately, go check out this webcast on Channel 9 about the very cool Rx – .NET Reactive Framework.
The ADO.NET team continues the series of posts on EF 4.0:
Keyvan continues the posts about ASP.NET MVC showing how to implement your own CustomControllerFactory taking in consideration the client regional settings.
Tess points out StackViewer – a cool tool for viewing the stack trace of a running applications in .NET 2.0. As it only attaches, takes a snap of the stack and then detaches, it makes a perfect candidate for debugging performance/hangs in various applications.
Soma announces the release of Axum – a language designed for building parallel applications. Matthew Podwysocki also has some details about Axum. For more information, go to the Axum Team Blog.
Christian Weyer has some excellent posts on what’s new in .NET for WCF:
Scott Galloway has a very interesting post about removing the CSS inline style GridView comes with.
Ayende continues his series of inspiring posts with a couple more:
Luis continues talking about Sharp :
Luis has also started a series of posts about multithreading: