This is the 9th post in an ongoing series of weekly roundups of links useful to developers.
- SteakyBeak – Is an advanced logging module for web apps that will log each request to your web server and also provide a easy interface to view these requests. Base on the ever useful NLog logging framework.
- PowerGUI Visual Studio – Quest have released a version of the PowerGUI IDE for PowerShell that integrates into Visual Studio. Other options to develop and execute PowerShell scripts in VS include the VS Command Shell, and PowerConsole.
- TOAD Extension for Visual Studio – Again from Quest, a extension to manage Oracle databases within VS in the same way as SQL Server databases.
- Enterprise Localization Toolkit – An oldie but a goodie. A colleague in work (Thanks, Mike!) came across this framework from Microsoft for resource string management via a database.
- Posterous – the easiest way to blog. Create a beautiful looking blog with the minimal effort. I’m seriously considering switching to use it… Watch this space.
- VS 2010 Productivity Improvements, Part III – Somasegar, the Vice President of Microsoft’s Developer Division, continues his series of posts looking at the new features available in Visual Studio 2010. Check out the earlier posts – Part I and Part II.
- MSTest vs. NUnit with Visual Studio 2010 & TDD – The ‘Bare Bones Coder’ compares his experience using NUnit and MSTest in a TDD project. A well written post, but I’m including it as much for the beautiful image s/he includes as for its content. Also, the post reminded me of a StackOverflow question I asked (and answered) a while back on switching between the two different testing frameworks.
- On Pair Programming – Andrea (AKA roundCrisis) takes a look at pair programming, and points out where it can wrong.
- Clean Code and Clean TDD Cheat Sheets – Download a couple of cheat sheets to help you with your TDD and keeping your code clean of crud.
- Introducing IIS Express – Another local blogger, Andy Poots, highlights the release of IIS Express.
- HttpModule – developing outside the product box – Ciaran, writing on the PointyHeads blog, has an interesting post on two uses of HtttpModules to solve SharePoint issues.
- Announcing www.pexforfun.com – A post highlighting the new website to introduce developers to the Pex, an automated White box testing framework for .NET.
- Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 – Guidelines from the Microsoft Patterns and Practices team.
- TryParse vs Convert – A comparison of the two techniques as applied to parsing query strings.
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There are no developer events in the coming week.