Summary 11.07.2009 – 12.07.2009



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.

Entity Framework

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.


Summary 28.04.2009 – 05.05.2009



Scott Mitchell has a nice article on how we can apply a custom image transformation such as watermarking using the previous presented ASP.NET Dynamic Image Control.

CSS sprites might be an answer for optimizing network traffic.


If building JQuery animations seems difficult, go check out Glimmer! Tim Heuer has a nice post about adding JQuery animations using Glimmer.


David Hayden has a nice post about writing a custom anti forgery token.

Jeffrey Palermo has a very nice article about why one should start using ASP.NET MVC.

Scott Guthrie and Phil Haacked announce the release in HTML of their ASP.NET MVC NerdDinner walkthrough a full chapter of Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0 book.

Keving Nayyeri and Simone Chiaretta have announced the release of a sample chapter of their book Beginning ASP.NET MVC 1.0.

.NET RIA Services

DCOM, Corba, RMI and … .NET RIA Services?! A great post by Fredik Normen on whether the history of hiding the tier splitting is yet another history repeating.


Karl Seguin has published the third part of his tutorial on building a validation framework and has also published a sample application that uses ASP.NET MVC.

kick it on

Summary 21.04.2009



Ayende continues the posts on mapping talking about <many-to-any/>.

Derik Whittaker shows how to create a nested “Or” statement using criteria convention.


Scott Mitchell wrote an interesting article about dynamically generating and caching images with the GeneratedImage control, a hidden gem inside the ASP.NET site on CodePlex. This control offers a nice alternative to the classic HTTP handler or ASP.NET page approaches. The only constraint is that it works with .NET 3.5 SP1 and above.


Maarten Malliauw shows how to combine ASP.NET MVC and MEF. The basic idea is that relying on the flexible architecture of ASP.NET MVC, we can replace DefaultControllerDactory with a controller factory of our own which in turn uses MEF for creating the desired controller.

Summary 16.04.2009



Check-out this nice JQuery horizontal accordion plugin by Alexander Graef (via Ajaxian).


Peter Bromberg shows how we can use automapping with Fluent NHibernate.

Oren Eini continues the posts about NHibernate writing about schema generation capabilities.


If you are using WordPress like I do, you might want to take a look at the following WordPress hacks posted by Smashing Magazine.


Paul Graham has a nice post about how important startups may be in the new economic phase and whether they can flourish only in certain centers.


Udi Dahan announces the release of NServiceBus 1.9 RTM.

Entity Framework

Alex James just posted another great tip on how to attach an entity.


If you love compilers or simply want to learn more, you must check a new project released on Codeplex by Microsoft Research : CCI (Common Compiler Infrastructure).

Managed Extensibility Framework

Nicholas Blumhardt continues the post on MEF with a very interesting one on how components tend to represent their dependencies as queries over the available set of services. The basic idea is that dependencies are resolved not only on their type but also on additional attributes that can be expressed as queries.


Jurgen Apello is conducting a survey about agile practices.

Jimmy Bogard has put together a nice list of tips for improving the build performance on a local machine.

Scott has a great article about Agile Process Maturity Model (APMM) in practice.

Team Foundation Server

If you were wondering whether you can integrate TFS 2008 SP1 with SQL Server 2008 SP1, you might want to check Brian Harry’s post.

Keyvan Nayyeri, one of the authors of Beginning ASP.NET MVC 1.0, wrote a nice post on custom route constraint.

David Hayden writes about output caching attribute and caching profiles.


As usual, David Ebbo wrote another great post on one of the new hidden gems for optimizing the compilation behavior.

Pete LePage shows how we can use the X-UA-Compatible tag in ASP.NET pages to specify the rendering mode in Internet Explorer 8.

Summary 15.04.2009


RIA Services

Brad Abrams put together a list of posts covering the usage of RIA Services with Silverlight 3, ASP.NET Dynamic Data and ASP.NET Web Forms. In addition to those posts, Guy Bernstein posted three more:

Virtual Earth

A new improved API has been published for Virtual Earth.


Oren continues his excellent series on NHibernate with concurrency.


Imar Spaanjaars writes about security in a n-layered ASP.NET 3.5 application.

Simone Ince delves into the details of applications’ performance, stability and scalability.


Tess Ferrandez writes about MAC validation failed in .NET 3.5 SP1.

The Web Developer Tips team writes the 52nd tip about setting the debug attribute of the compilation node to false in production environments.

Entity Framework

Alex James continues the great series of tips presenting the inheritance strategies.


Rob Bagby continues his tutorial on writing an Azure application writing about accessing the Azure table storage.


Bertrand Le Roy shows how we can reset the CSS for a predefined region in our page.


Phil shows how we can use JQuery together with ASP.NET MVC, Dynamic LINQ Query library and end up with a nice ajaxified grid.

Kazi Manzur Rashid builds a nice ActionResult for degradable AJAX applications.


You might want to take a look at Sidar Ok’s 10 tips to improve your LINQ to SQL applications.

Scott Mitchell continues the series of articles on LINQ with a new one on using the query syntax.


Politian has started an interesting series of posts on ASP.NET AJAX 4.0 and ADO.NET Data Services:

Managed Extensibility Framework

Nicholas Blumhardt shows how we can integrate the latest MEF in an IoC Container.


Rick Strahl builds a nice JQuery plugin for closable modal windows.

Team Foundation Server

Oleg Sych writes an excellent guide on how we can apply hot fixes to production without additional branches.


Simon Segal shows how we can implement a functional programming concept like currying to event handlers in C#.