Amazon’s Kindle eBook reader to finally come to the UK – and by Christmas?

So say the register… That’s my Christmas present sorted then :)

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PhotoView – Reference application for developing for Windows 7

This sample application also named XP2Win7 from Microsoft shows off some of the following Windows 7 specific features: • Windows Search • UAC • Scheduled Task • Windows 7 Taskbar Integration • Transactional File System • IO Optimization • Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) • Microsoft Management Console • Windows 7 Libraries • Windows 7 Sensor and Location Platform • PowerShell • Preview Handler • Aero Glass • Trigger Start Services Download it here

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S#arp Architecture 1.0 RTM

The Sharp Architecture ASP.NET MVC and NHibernate framework has reached an important milestone. Some cracking work has gone into this project and it’s a project that I have blogged about before. Here are some of the improvements in this release (lifted straight from the Billy’s blog post): Compatible with ASP.NET MVC 1.0 All upgraded dependencies including NHibernate 2.1 CR 1 We now have a community site at http://www.sharparchitecture.net, still a work in progress (a flippin'...

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Subsonic simple repository and auto migrations

Rob Conery has posted a video and a blog post explaining one the cooler features of the new Subsonic 3.0 ORM product which is the Simple Repository that can also create the database schema on the fly as you drive out the domain model of your application. I think this has pretty much convinced me to use subsonic in the side project I am working on alongside GIT and Kanban.

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Entity Framework 4.0 – Supports POCOs

Not really been keeping an eye on Microsoft’s Entity Framework as I think that earlier versions didn’t really support the notion of persistence ignorance and Plain Old C# Objects. That seems to have changed in the upcoming version 4. Still not convinced that the Entity Framework is going to any better than some of the other ORM’s out there. That said I am still sore from having to work with the typed Dataset visual designer...

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