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  • 23 .NET Open Source Projects

    Eric Nelson, a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft and Technical Editor of MSDN UK Flash, has compiled a list of 23 .NET open source projects mostly based on recommendations sent by UK developers. Other great projects did not make it into the list, while Microsoft’s contribution include: ASP.NET MVC, DLR, IronRuby, IronPython, MEF.

  • Article: A Fusion of Proven Ideas: A Look Behind S#arp Architecture

    In this article Billy McCafferty presents S#arp Architecture, an ASP.NET MVC architectural framework meant to leverage current best practices in architecting ASP.NET web applications by providing a project code template which uses Domain-Driven Design techniques and has built-in support for NHibernate, Castle Windsor and SQLite.

  • .NET 3.5 SP1 Is Breaking Some Applications

    .NET 3.5 SP1 was released in August and, theoretically, it should not break applications based on previous versions of the CLR, respectively 2.0, 3.0, 3.5. But there are reports that some applications are broken including the open source project Castle.

  • Castle Project Founder Joins Microsoft

    The founder of the Castle Project, Hamilton Verissimo de Oliveira, has decided to join Microsoft as Project Manager of the MEF team according to his blog. Castle is a .NET open source project intended to help enterprise and web development.

  • Presentation: Painless Persistence with Castle ActiveRecord

    This presentation by Hamilton Verissimo and Oren Eini show Castle Active Record - an ORM solution for .NET building on NHibernate. After an introduction, the presentation dives into various advanced topics and techniques for working with Castle Active Record.

  • Scott Guthrie Announces ASP.NET MVC Framework at the ALT.NET Conference

    The ALT.NET conference, held October 5-7, 2007, provided an announcement and demonstration by Scott Guthrie about the rumored MVC Framework for ASP.NET from Scott Guthrie.

  • Castle Project 1.0 RC3 is Out

    The much anticipated Castle Project 1.0 RC3 is finally here after almost a year in development. The announcement came on the Castle Project web site and gives developers many new features and enhancements for the MVC framework designed for developing .NET 2.0 web applications.

  • Catching up with the Castle Project

    The Castle Project is an open source project that runs on .NET, providing an MVC (Model-View-Controller) framework similar to the popular Ruby on Rails. The Castle Project has been in development since 2003 and released Version 1.0 RC2, in November of 2006. As the project nears its V1.0 RC3 we caught up with Hamilton Verissimo, the founder of the project.

  • Tutorial: TDD with Selenium and Castle

    Dan Bunea shows how TDD can be applied in .NET using Selenium RC and Castle. Test first principals provide architects a way to quickly jump into active development early in the application development lifecycle. The benefits of TDD are a drastic reduction in defects as well as increased flexibility in the code base since the application evolves quickly through an iterative process.