I am pleased to announce that DotNetNuke 5.6.2 is officially released. This release resolves a number of outstanding issues with the 5.6.0 and 5.6.1 versions and adds a few new significant enhancements including .... by Joe Brinkman
DotNetNuke 05.06.02 Released
Tags: DotNetNuke, ASP.NET, DNN
RC of Entity Framework 4.1 (which includes EF Code First)
Last week the data team shipped the Release Candidate of Entity Framework 4.1. You can learn more about it and download it here.
EF 4.1 includes the new “EF Code First” option that I’ve blogged about several times in the past. EF Code First provides a really elegant and clean way to work with data, and enables you to do so without requiring a designer or XML mapping file. Below are links to some tutorials I’ve written in the past about it:
The above tutorials were written against the CTP4 release of EF Code First (and so some APIs might be a little different) – but the concepts and scenarios outlined in them are the same as with the RC.
Read more on scottgu's blog: RC of Entity Framework 4.1 (which includes EF Code First)
Tags: EF 4.1, EF, ScottGU
oEmbed API Wrapper for .Net
oEmbed is an open format standard for using REST to import content (such as videos, widgets, and images) from one website to another, avoiding XSS issues, and without having to parse the resource website. This wrapper allows you to simply make function calls in your own code to return the content that you desire. This is already a common feature in many blog engines and CMS's, such as WordPress. This wrapper brings this functionality to all .Net applications now.
You can only use this wrapper to import content from websites that have an oEmbed implementation (referred to as providers). Below is a list of the known providers, which also have a concrete implementation in this wrapper.
Check it out on CodePlex: oEmbed API Wrapper for .NET
Author Website: Will Strohl
Tags: oEmbed, ASP.NET, .NET, OEmbed Wrapper
"Ever need to test emails from an application, but don't necessarily want it sending them out? Don't want to hassle with pointing it to a physical SMTP server? All you want to is verify it can send email, and take a look at the message.
Papercut is your answer. Papercut is a simplified SMTP server designed to only receive messages (not to send them on) with a GUI on top of it allowing you to see the messages it receives. It doesn't enforce any restrictions on addresses, it just takes the message and allows you see it. It is only active while it is running, and if you want it in the background, just minimize it to the system tray. When it receives a new message, a balloon message will show up to let you know."
Blog post: Testing Emails in a Dev Environment
Tags: .net. microsoft, .NET, ASP.NET, C#, _list
ADO.NET team blog:
We are excited to announce that Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 Release Candidate (EF 4.1 RC) is now available. This is a fully supported, go-live release. In approximately one month we plan to release the final Release to Web (RTW). We are not planning any changes to the API surface or behavior between RC and RTW, the release is purely to allow any new bugs found in the RC build to be evaluated and potentially fixed. .....
EF 4.1 Release Candidate Available
Tags: EF 4, ADO.NET
A new starter kit is now published on CodePlex:
"Employee Info Starter Kit is an open source ASP.NET project template that is intended to address different types of real world challenges faced by web application developers when performing common CRUD operations. Using a single database table ‘Employee’, it illustrates how to utilize Microsoft ASP.NET 4.0, Entity Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 effectively in that context."
Tags: ASP.NET 4, jQuery, Entity Framework, EF 4
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Seems I'm winning another Lotto card today :) ().
Joe posted for an online training material for ASP.NET MVC. Interested? Check them out:
Happy MVCing ;)
Tags: MVC, ASP.NET, .NET, C#, Joe Stagnar, ms-joe