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Videos and Interviews from MIX08
Well, I've had the urge to find all the videos I could and watch them to find out all the goodies I missed while not at MIX08. If you missed any of the main sessions, you can find out more about them here. Note that there are 88 sessions recorded here, so it's a lot of good viewing material. Best of all are Scott Hanselman's MVC Videos can be seen here. He also covers the MVC Mock Helpers which better allow for unit tests using various Mock frameworks including Rhino Mocks, TypeMock.NET and Moq. ......

Posted On Monday, March 10, 2008 7:21 PM

ASP.NET Team Releases for Mix 2008
For all those interested in the information and the latest bits from the ASP.NET Team, here are the latest links. Downloads: ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 Silverlight tools including ASP.NET Server Controls ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview from December ASP.NET Updates: ASP.NET Home Page Announcement ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Download Page ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Quickstarts ASP.NET Preview 2 (MIX) readme ASP.NET Updated Forums ASP.NET Server Controls for Silverlight Forum ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Videos Jeffrey ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 6:46 PM

Bill's last day at Microsoft
From the CES Keynote... Quality is all I need to say! Video: Bill Gates Last Day CES Clip ......

Posted On Monday, January 7, 2008 8:37 PM

.NET 3.5, Design by contract and Spec# Part 6
Updates: Part7: Spec# Wrapup On an ongoing coverage of Spec#, I've decided to post some of the actual results of a sample Spec# class and what the results look like in C# and even IL. Let's get caught up to the previous posts before we continue: Part 1: Spec# introduction Part 2: Method Contracts (Preconditions/Postconditions) Part 3: Invariants Part 4: Object Ownership/Assertions & Assumptions Part 5: Frame Conditions/Inheritance/Boogie By the way, I may have failed to mention that there is ......

Posted On Sunday, January 6, 2008 9:58 PM

RockNUG Meeting - ASP.NET MVC + Updates
Tonight, put on the DVR and come out to the Rockville .NET Users Group (RockNUG) for a presentation by Jeff Schoolcraft on ASP.NET MVC. The timing of course couldn't be more appropriate as ScottGu has recently posted about the ASP.NET MVC Framework Update in which he talks about a few pain points I know I've been having as well as others such as: Can be deployed in partial trust in the \bin directory Improved routing features and infrastructure Test wizard now supports and probably one of my favorite ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 6:54 PM

ASP.NET MVC Roundup Part 2
In a previous post, I covered a lot of the early happenings within the ASP.NET MVC Framework. Since Scott Guthrie started blogging about ASP.NET MVC, there have been follow-on articles. Here are the latest information about ASP.NET MVC: ASP.NET MVC Framework Part 2 (URL Routing) in which Scott Guthrie drills down deep into the built-in capabilities of the URL routing within ASP.NET MVC. For those chomping at the bit to get this code, this is another great post in the series. An Architectural View ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 4, 2007 5:54 PM

What is an Architect? - Skyscrapr
There is a lot of confusion out there about what an architect is and what kinds of architects there are. Microsoft has introduced a website called Skyscrapr which is designed for architecture which focuses on the different kinds of architecture. This site defines the different types of architects: * Solution Architecture * Infrastructure Architecture * Strategic Architecture * Industry Architecture From this site, they also have blogs for each type of architecture listed above, links to various other ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 6, 2006 8:42 AM

Lang.NET and Rolling Your Own
Last week, the 2008 Lang.NET symposium was held last week. If you're not familiar with what that is, it's a discussion about languages, compilers and libraries within the .NET space. It's been one of those things I'd love to attend just to understand where Miguel de Icaza, Anders Hejlsberg, Luke Hoban, Jim Hugunin and others are going with their related languages. Lang.NET Stuff I followed Ted Neward's recaps as they were going on as to understand what all we were missing. He was good enough to provide ......

Posted On Monday, February 4, 2008 7:00 PM

Continuous Integration: From Theory to Practice 2nd Edition Released
Carel Lotz last year released a guide on Continuous Integration (CI) for .NET 2.0 last year and was made available for download via PDF for free. Carel took the series of posts on CI and rolled them into one guide. The guide included CI with the following tools: CruiseControl.NET MSBuild MSBuild Community Tasks FxCop NUnit NCover NDepend Subversion InstallShield QuickTest Professional Sandcastle TypeMock.NET Rhino Mocks Flash forward to today. Carel spent the last two weeks and has updated the guide ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:55 AM

Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 Launch Event Coming to a City Near You!
As noted today, you can now register for the Launch of Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008. You can find the closest event to you from here. For all you DC folks like me, our event is March 25th and you can find that registration information here. Here is the basic information: Take a test drive Come to an event and test drive Windows Server® 2008 operating system, Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008, and Microsoft Visual Studio® 2008. Meet the experts Enjoy hands-on labs, face-to-face ......

Posted On Monday, January 14, 2008 6:22 PM

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