Thursday, 7 May 2009

ASP.NET Core Tips

There is so much to .NET it hard to know what to keep it in your brain and to know what to let go, its sometimes such an issue for me I end up replacing everyday memories with those of .NET. As soon as I can remember how to walk instead of creating generic types I will move away from this computer!

A good way of keep your brain free is to use reference cards, and even though these tend to be on the simple side we can all do with a little pointer now-and-again.  The guys over at RefCardz have seen this need and produced a free core ASP.NET reference card to download now.

The only downside is you have to print it, but never mind.

More info @

DDD South West Agenda

For all of you who are attending DDD South West on 23rd May 2009, the agenda has just been released and its a fine piece of work.

You will find topics on Silverlight, XNA, AZURE, MVC and many more so go to and have a look at the agenda and start planning your day.

What is DDD South West?

DDD South West is a free one day technical event for developers. It is a day of learning, discussing, contributing and being part of the community in the South West. Our goal is to provide free technical education, the opportunity to mix with peers and to make and develop relationships in the .NET industry.

By The Community, For The Community

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

IE8 Competition

The IE8 team are running a little competition, and in Mike Ormond’s own words “Fame and Fortune await for those who play with IE8”.

You can find the official terms and conditions here, but a brief synopsis on what’s required....

All you have to do is create an original accelerator, web slice or visual search provider for Internet Explorer 8. They’re incredibly easy to write and within no time at all you could have produced a winning entry. There are lots of resources available to help you on your way:

The criteria on which entries will be judged (eg innovative use of technology) are included in the terms and conditions.

The prize is for a brand spanking new Xbox360 elite no less!

For further details on how to enter, please visit Mike Ormond’s blog where you can find a whole lot more information

The competition is open to all. The closing date is the Friday 29th May 2009.