16 Apr 2010

The Weekly Links 2

This is the 2nd post in an ongoing series of weekly roundups of links useful to developers.  Given the release of Visual Studio 2010 earlier this week, there is a definite VS2010 theme in today’s post.


Just to make aware, it looks likely that the BarCamp Belfast event will be postponed from the 17th to the 22nd of April.  Check the twitter account for the latest news.


  • Visual Studio 2010 Released – Scott Hanselman highlights the new features in the latest Visual Studio release.
  • Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects Beta – Following this week’s release of VS2010, the Visual Web Developer Team Blog announce the release of the latest release of the Web Developments Project
  • SPServices – A jQuery library that wraps wraps the SharePoint web services in an AJAX wrapper for use in JavaScript.  Available from CodePlex.
  • AllMargins – A VS2010 extension that replaces the excellent add-in Rockscroll for VS2005/2008.
  • Ninite – A great website that allows you to build a bulk installer of a number of great (freeware or open source) applications for Windows. [I used the installer generated by the website this week to help pave my new developer machine, and I really recommend it!]
  • CodeRush Xpress for C# and VB – The refactoring toolset is now freely available to all Visual Studio 2010 developers.
  • PSake 4.0 – An updated version of the PowerShell Build library for .NET 4.0 is announced by James Kovacs.




  • Northgate IS – Various technical positions are currently available from Northgate IS in Belfast.
  • Liberty IT – Software Professionals, Database Developers and Associate Software Engineer/Graduates roles in Belfast.
  • Kainos - Infrastructure Services Engineer, based in Belfast.
  • Acorn IT Solutions (via NIJobFinder)– Software Developer, based in Maghera.
  • Allstate – Oracle DBA, based in Belfast.

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