Summary 07.08.2009 – 08.08.2009

10/08/2009

ASP.NET MVC

David Hayden shows how the support for System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations in DefaultModelBinder works in ASP.NET MVC 2.0 Preview 1.

Entity Framework

Julie Lerman talks about code only support and query improvements in EF 4.0.

Alex James talks about structural annotations.

MEF

Bart DeSmet has an excellent introductory post about MEF.

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Summary 21.04.2009

22/04/2009

NHibernate

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

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

ASP.NET

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.

ASP.NET MVC

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

16/04/2009

JQuery

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

NHibernate

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

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

WordPress

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

Technology

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.

NServiceBus

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.

Compilers

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.

Agile

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.

ASP.NET MVC
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.

ASP.NET 3.5

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

14/04/2009

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.

NHibernate

Oren continues his excellent series on NHibernate with concurrency.

Architecture

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.

Debugging

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.

Azure

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

CSS

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

ASP.NET MVC

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.

LINQ

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.

ASP.NET AJAX 4.0

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.

JQuery

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.

C#

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

 

Enjoy!

Bogdan


Summary 14.04.2009

14/04/2009

ASP.NET MVC

Stephen Walther writes in his 50th tip about creating view models. Based on Nerd Dinner starter kit, Stephen extracts a pattern of having strongly-typed views by using a controller in the middle. The controller retrieves the data and pumps it back into the view. From a DDD perspective, I think that the entities themselves should not arrive directly into the view, rather some additional DTOs that map exactly the view’s need could be returned instead. This approach is needed when the entities in the model do not easily map to what the view needs.

Luis Abreu continues dissecting the framework taking a look at the ActionLink control.

NHibernate

Oren Eini continues the posts on different aspects of NHibernate writing this time about mapping.

Managed Extensibility Framework

Brad Abrams announces the release of MEF Preview 5.

Enjoy!

Bogdan