Link of the week - ASP.NET MVC
How will MS MVC affect the greater developer community: Dan Donahue, a member of the alt.net community, wonders with the ASP.NET MVC, Ruby On Rails and MonoRail getting a lot of attention recently if Microsoft will make ASP.NET MVC the mainstream way of web development (or the "One Microsoft Way"). He wonders about the affect it would have for easy interoperability (between rails web platforms) and test driven development.
- foreach to from..select (I): Daniel Cazzulino explains how to build a coma-separated list of the string representation of an array of objects using LINQ from...select syntax instead of the foreach syntax .
- Extending Live Writer for Blog Posting: Rick Strahl talks about Live Writer plug-in such as SnagIt Screen Capture plug in. He tell how to build a PasteCodeAndHtml plug-in and talks about the Live Writer Posting API.
- Always run VS2008 as an administrator on Vista: Pieter Gheysens reminds us that with VS2008 you can set a shortcut to run in Administrative Mode (because many things don't work without it).
- Framework Design Guidelines 2nd Edition: Krzysztof Cwalina announces a new edition of the popular design guidelines book including .NET Framework 3.0 and 3.5.
- Does C# 3.0 Beat Dynamic Languages at their Own Game: Dare Obasanjo compares lambda expressions with Python vs. C# 3.0, Python vs. C# 3.0: List Comprehensions vs. Language Integrated Query, Python vs. C# 3.0: Tuples and Dynamic Typing vs. Anonymous Types and Type Inferencing, and Ruby vs. C# 3.0: Extension Methods
- Using VS 2008 to Create New ASP.NET 2.0 with ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Projects: Scott Gu gives instructions on how to download and use a Visual Studio template they did not deliver in VS2008 to run AJAX with ASP.NET.
- CNN Style Scrolling Ticker with the Marquee Toolkit Control: Matt Berseth creates a scrolling ticker using Ajax Script Controls much like ajaxrain's jquery plugin called liScroll that automatically pauses when you mouse over it.
- Automated GUI testing - Is it worth it? Based on his experience with NUnitForms, Mladen Prajdić concludes that if used wisely automated GUI tests are a big benefit for Integration and Acceptance Tests.
- Music lessons: Seth Goden discusses some marketing lesson that can be learned from music such as rule 0. "The new thing is never as good as the old thing, at least right now." and "Celebrity is underrated".