I’m toying with a new format for the new year. I want to continue delivering a good quantity of links but also hand pick a few each day as “Top Links”, providing a summary for each of them. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions. Thanks! – Alvin
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- Resharper is amazing, take N (Oren Eini) – Oren illustrates ReSharper 5.0’s integration with MS Symbol Server & Source Server. This enables easy debugging into the .NET Framework.
- More On The Death of If-Else (K. Scott Allen) – Inspired by a recent post by Aaron Feng, Scott checks out some alternatives to the If-Else pattern in C#.
- Lessons in Software from Eric Brechner (J.D. Meier) – “I.M. Wright” discusses important traits of good software developers.
- FitNesse book now free online (Gojko Adzic) – Get the 2nd edition of the eBook on FitNesse, a .NET software acceptance testing tool.
- The Monthly Code Quality Report (Mike Hadlow) – Mike shares the metrics he tracks (and his CQL query) with NDepend.
- Continuous education, Hanselminutes show #187 (Peter Eysermans) – Peter shares his thoughts about software tester James Bach’s recent appearance on Hanselminutes.
- Managed Metadata in SharePoint 2010 – some notes on the "why" (Chris O’Brien) – The second part of Chris’ look at Managed Metadata and Enterprise Content Management enhancements in SharePoint 2010.
Tips & Tricks
- How to get access to WPF’s internal Direct3D guts (Jeremiah Morrill)
- Are you ready to learn F#? Concepts to be familiar with before learning the F# language (Bart Czernicki)
- Serialization Generics (Steve Andrews)
- Asynchronous messages in F# and AutoCAD (Kean Walmsley)
- Authenticated web services calls with Asp.Net MVC (Chris Brandsma)
- Resetting Focus After Selecting a Date with the JQuery UI DateSelector (Chris Love)
- Adding a Twitter Profile Widget in BlogEngine.NET and One-Click Page Creation with ScrewTurn Wiki (Dave Burke)
- Easy HTML Templating with JQuery (Sara J. Chipps)
- Create an ASP.NET TextBox Watermark Effect using jQuery (Suprotim Agarwal)
- Blend 3 Tip: Filter resources by selected element (Rudi Grobler)
- Exporting a SQL Server table as CSV (Jeremy Jarrell)
- Introducing the new Bing Maps beta (Greg Schechter)
- Document Toolkit 220.127.116.11 (Koen Zwikstra)
Code to Read
- D3: Rides Again – Now on VS2010 Beta 2 (Dan Simmons)
- BugCamSmash Dissected part 2 – Make the Bugs Crawl and BugCamSmash Dissected part 3 – Give the Bugs Brains (Adam Kinney)
- nunit to mstest for CSLA .NET 4 (Rockford Lhotka)
- What is the Definition of Elegant Code? (Christopher Diggins)
- Unit Testing An NHibernate Application and Testing CRUD Operations With NHibernate (Davy Brion)
- Our obsession with efficiency – Dan North (Mark Needham)
- Do you Encode your interface ? (Mehfuz Hossain)
- Leadership Tip: Start Noticing And Appreciating Your Silent Heroes. (Rajiv Popat)
- Bug Triage (Daniel Moth)
Podcasts, Videos & Events
- Windows Weekly 133: A Fish Called Windows (Paul Thurrott)
- ARCast.TV – Vishwas Lele, CTO of Applied Information Sciences, on Cloud Architecture Patterns (Bob Familiar)
- Major Nelson Show 342: Video Game Awards, Dark Void and more (Larry Hyrb)
- Episode 94 – PowerScripting Podcast – Carter Shanklin from VMware on PowerCLI and Onyx (Jonathan Walz & Hal Rottenberg)
- Pluralcast #3: Silverlight is Real (David Starr)
- Channel 9 Live at PDC09: Dr Jeff Norris, NASA (Nic Fillingham)
- My Presentations in Europe (December 2009) (Scott Guthrie)
- Pluralsight On-Demand (Mark Nijhof)
- Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Startup Failures (Rick Strahl)
- F# on the Xbox 360 (Joh)
- SQL SERVER – White Papers – Consolidation Guidance for SQL Server – Consolidation Using SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server – White Paper – An Introduction to Fast Track Data Warehouse Architectures by Erik Veerman (Pinal Dave)
- Windows Azure – Scaling Out vs. Scaling Up (Jason Haley)
- Reader Challenge – Fault Handlers in C# (Bart de Smet)
- Opening up Silverlight 4 Navigation: Event-based and Error-Handling INavigationContentLoaders (David Poll)
- Don’t Make Me Think – A User Centric Perspective on Google Apps (Ben Kepes)
- DZone Daily Dose – 2009/12/7 (Mitch Pronschinske)
- Distributed Programming with Ruby Book Review (Mike Riley)
Gadgets, Tools & Games
- Flickr Drive Integrates Flickr into Windows Explorer (Sarah Perez)
- Google Officially Launching Chrome Extensions Next Week (MG Siegler)
More Link Collections
- Interesting Finds: December 6, 2009 and Interesting Finds: December 7, 2009 (Jason Haley)
- Silverlight Cream for December 05, 2009 — #749 and Silverlight Cream for December 06, 2009 — #750 (Dave Campbell)
- Everyman Links for December 6, 2009 (Dave Burke)
- The Morning Brew #492 (Chris Alcock)
- Links of the week #100 (David Vidmar)
- Interesting Finds: 2009.12.01 ~ 12.07 (yuanjian)
- Weekly Links #82 (Grant Palin)
- Windows Client Developer Roundup for 12/7/2009 (Pete Brown)
- A Feed You Should Read #14 – WynAspe, Silverlight Cream (Greg Duncan)
- Interesting Post… 11/30/2009 through 12/6/2009 (Mike Cottmeyer)
- Links (12/6/2009) (Steve Pietrek)
- Weekly Link Post 122 (Rhonda Tipton)
- F# Discoveries This Week 12/06/2009 (Rick Minerich)
0 thoughts on “Dew Drop – Experimental Edition – December 7, 2009”
Chris Missal says:
Not that I didn’t like the old format, but I like this a little bit better maybe.
Do not want
I like the old format much much better. The top links idea is ok but not the re-categorization by some semantic partition. Grouping by technology or whatever the old system was makes the links much more discoverable, for me at least. Your blog is the only one I read pretty much top to bottom each day, it’s well organized, succinct, and you find a lot of good links. I hope you don’t switch over to the new categorization shown in the post above.
Alvin Ashcraft says:
@eyeball – That’s what I’ve decided to do. I’m keeping the old categories, but featuring some Top Links with descriptions instead of a Link of the Day. I’m also renaming Book of the Day to The Geek Shelf, which will occasionally feature non-books.
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