Two weeks, then school is out. Sadly I’m going to miss my thesis defense deadline, but not by much. By the end of May, I should still be a free man, which means more posts (maybe). In the mean time, here are links that I missed over the last week:
Windows 7 RC
The release candidate should be here on the 30th. That’s great news. I’m really digging the beta. I would switch from XP to Windows 7 *today* if there was going to be a supported upgrade path from the pre-releases to the final release (there is an upgrade path, apparently, but it isn’t supported).
Visual Studio 2010 Beta Coming?? Learn more here.
I didn’t realize we were so close to the 2010 release. It seems like just yesterday I was installing the Visual Studio 2005 beta. *sighs* Anyway, read up on all the new things that are coming so that you won’t be behind (like I am).
Good MVC Advice
Jimmy has some really sound advice on building applications with ASP.NET MVC. There are a lot of things I hadn’t thought about, such as using a single “InputFor” extension that intelligently figures out what to render based on what it is rendering. Very slick.
Alex has made a lot of progress over the last month on Nvigorate. I’m very happy to see “fluent mapping API” on the completed-work list.
ELMAH ELMAH ELMAH
I’m late to the ELMAH rocks party, but “ELMAH rocks!” How did such a cool tool stay hidden for so long? Coincidentally, this is exactly what the delayed podcast I was supposed to co-host was going to address: gems that the community did not know about.
Ayene on ActiveRecord
Here’s a rare chance to see/hear Ayene in action as he discusses Castle ActiveRecord at Oredev.
Need to build test objects? Use NBuilder!
Just found this little tool. I wrote something similar for my employer, but this looks quite a bit better/more powerful.