T4 editor available

It seems Clarius Consulting have released a beta version of a pretty nice addition to Visual Studio, at least if you’re working with the Guidance Automation Toolkit. The T4 Editor will give you IntelliSense, nice colorization etc when working with your T4 templates. I’m now just waiting for them to release a version of the Software ...

VS2008 RTM any day now?

According to the Microsoft guys in building 20, the RTM of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 is coming “very, Very, VERY soon” – whatever that means… Tweet

Going to Redmond!

Well, in a couple of days I’m off to the Microsoft Campus in Redmond! I’m attending an Orcas Adoption Workshop next week which will take me through all the new stuff in Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5. So far, I haven’t got the agenda so I have more or less no idea who ...

Caching dynamic controls in ASP.NET – solution

In my last post, I asked for help with a problem we’ve been having with caching of dynamic controls – and I got some from Dave Reed. Dave works for the ASP.NET team and if his blog isn’t on your roll yet, add it ASAP – it’s simply brilliant. Dave explained the problem: Apparently, the ...

Caching dynamic controls in ASP.NET

Since the invention of partial caching in ASP.NET, we have been trying our best to implement it on our web pages. But without much luck. This post is a request, or I guess you could call it a “cry”, for help! The problem is that we create all our controls dynamically, and each page can ...

The new SOA

This is going to be confusing for me.. There’s a new SOA in town: Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (or SoA). Let’s just hope they’ll continue to use the abbreviation LOTRO instead.. Tweet

Online course from 2xSundblad

I’ve just looked through a part of the preview of the coming online course from 2xSundblad called Architecting Service Oriented Systems – Overview. It’s Flash-based with a mix of video, audio and slides. Looks very promising and it will be available for a very reasonable $399 (if you register your interest early you’ll even get ...

The Agile pyramid

One of my favorite developer sites, Worse Than Failure (used to be called The Daily WTF), just published an article about Agile methodologies and why they suck. While I don’t agree with Alex it’s always fun when an analogy is turned upside down… The problem here is that the Pyramid analogy is flawed in the ...

Code beauty

It’s pretty clear that there are two basic kinds of developers; those that write code only to get the job done, and those that write code which in addition to getting the job done also looks good. I’m definitely part of the latter group and I have to say that sometimes I get frustrated when ...

Enterprise Library 3.0 available

Can’t believe I almost missed this completely! Turns out the P&P team released Enterprise Library 3.0 the other day. For me, the two most interesting new features have to be Environmental overrides and the new Validation Application Block. I’m also very happy to see a rolling trace file listener included in the Logging Application Block ...