Technology Related Links for April 30, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at or my Twitter account at Series Post #3 Architecture and Design Patterns Agile Project Management – Thought Works Learning the Adapter Pattern – Derik Whittaker SOA – Coupling – Jean-Jacques Dubray ASP.NET ASP.NET for Web Designers – Introduction The Four Pillars of ASP.NET – Paul Litwin ASP.NET MVC AntiForgeryToken in the ASP.NET MVC Framework – David Hayden Video: Introduction to Moq – Alvin Ashcraft Browser Swine Flu Tracker IE Webslice Released – Channel 9 YSlow Add-In Updated – Yahoo! Cloud Services … Continue reading Technology Related Links for April 30, 2009

Technology Related Links – Post #1

I’m going to try to put together a list of links I grab and post them to intermittent blog posts. I’d like to do a post like this once a day or at the very least once a week, but let’s see where things go. 🙂 Anyway, here’s the first batch of links summarized by technology. Some of these may be a couple of weeks old, so please bare with me as the first list is quite lengthy. I’ll also add in recently released books, software releases and updates, and upcoming technology events. If you are looking to follow this … Continue reading Technology Related Links – Post #1

What I’ve Been Up To Lately

Things have been quite busy with me lately and thus my post count has dropped significantly. Nope, I haven’t dropped off the earth. I have been working pretty hard on a few projects that I’ll hopefully be able to shed some light on soon. I gave an MVC/jQuery/IE8 talk recently at a Philly.NET Code Camp and posted a really basic app on CodePlex to support the talk. You can check it out at Otherwise, stay tuned!

Main Announcements at MIX 09

Channel 10 has posted a great summary of the announcements from today’s MIX 09 events. One of the items that they didn’t post is that ASP.NET MVC 1.0 has been released. Be sure to check it out!

Telerik Controls and Demo Application Support ASP.NET MVC

I received Telerik’s monthly newsletter this morning and noticed that they’ve added support for ASP.NET MVC to their AjaxControls. Now they’ve taken it a step further to produce an MVC forums application using their control suite. If you are a Telerik subscriber, you can download their demo application from their website.

Microsoft Releases the ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate

First off, congratulations to the Microsoft ASP.NET team for their hard work on the MVC out-of-band releases over the past few months. It’s nice to see these OOB releases on Codeplex. Earlier, Scott Guthrie announced that the team has released the ASP.NET MVC 1.0 RC1. A release candidate is very similar to an RTM release except for the fact that a few minor bugs still may be fixed between the current release and RTM. Scott has a list of the new features in the RC on his blog. Be sure to check it out!

Technology Highlights of 2008

What fitting way to end 2008 than a list of my own version of technology-related highlights of 2008. Dell’s Acquisition of Equallogic – Ok. So technically this happened in November of 2007. But the acquisition wasn’t completed until early this year. After review of the devices, they are definitely a cost-effective NAS solution. What a great way to introduce storage solutions to small businesses. ASP.NET MVC – Again, this technically happened in 2007, but my first experiences really happened this year. What a great, clean way to build web applications. Flip MinoHD – When Pure Digital introduced the Flip Ultra, … Continue reading Technology Highlights of 2008

Microsoft Releases ASP.NET MVC 1 Beta

Last evening, Scott Guthrie announced that ASP.NET MVC beta has been pushed out. There’s a ton of really cool, new features that have been added. Be sure to check out Scott’s book, err I mean post to read up on what new has been added. As Scott has mentioned in his post, click here to download it.  You can also visit to explore tutorials, quick starts, and videos to learn more.

MVC: From Start to Blog

I gave a talk this past weekend at the Philly.NET Code Camp 2008.3. I’ve uploaded my slide deck, project, and a few additional files (used in the demo) in case anyone would like to review again. I was also able to find another way to fake HttpContext. Check out Stephen Walther’s blog post about faking the controller context. He also has a blog post about unit testing the views without a web server. I hope all that attended enjoyed my talk and I look forward to seeing you all again!

ASP.NET Podcast: Routing with ASP.NET

Wally is at it again (finally). He just released his latest podcast after being away since mid-August. Anyway, his podcast is about a new feature in ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 (formerly the ASP.NET 3.5 extensions) called Routing. Routing can be done using System.Routing, ASP.NET MVC, or 3rd party plug-ins such as NVelocity. Check out this podcast to find out more: