This week on Channel 9, Dan and Brian discuss the week's top developer news, including:
Second patch for IntelliSense crashes in the Visual Studio 2010 RC
·Interesting because: The RC is the last public build prior to RTM. It’s pretty rock solid, but users of touch displays, tablet PCs, screen reader software, and potentially some others as well may need these patches.
Enabling Silverlight 4 with the Visual Studio 2010 RC (NOTE: This is an unsupported hack.)
·Interesting because: The RC of Visual Studio 2010 did not support Silverlight 4. This support is “coming” but no timeline yet. In the meantime, you can try this hack.
Getting Silverlight 3 to build with Team Build 2010 by Martin Hinshelwood
·Interesting because: If your projects use Silverlight 3 and you use Team Build on a 64-bit server, you’ll need this. But it’s also a good look at debugging a Team Build 2010 workflow.
What’s new in Visual Studio 2010 (ALM | The rest)
·Interesting because: There is a LOT of new stuff in this release. Blink and you’ll miss something. These documents do a pretty thorough job of documenting the goodness.
Beta of FireFox testing package for Visual Studio 2010 is now available
·Interesting because: Visual Studio 2010’s testing framework is extensible and will provide support for additional target platforms via add-ins from Microsoft and 3rd parties.
Optimizing Visual Studio 2010 and WPF applications for Remote Desktop via Greg Duncan.
·Interesting because: The Visual Studio 2010 IDE makes heavy use of WPF. If you RDP into a development workstation, or build applications in WPF, this post is a must-read.
Configuring VS2010 with SourceGear’s diffmerge
·Interesting because: The diff / merge tool that ships with Visual Studio is fairly dated, but it’s easy to swap in your favorite tool in its place. This one is free, and comes highly recommended.
Expression Studio 3.0 Tutorials from Paolo Barone
·Interesting because: Free hands-on tutorials featuring Silverlight, DeepZoom, SketchFlow, and more…
Roundup of WPF Documentation Samples
·Interesting because: One-stop shopping for all of your WPF sample needs.
4 free open-source WPF utilities
·Interesting because: Some good stuff in here; Snoop = “Firebug for WPF”, Inkscape = vector graphics editor…
Write code to enter the NASA Pathfinder Innovation Challenge
·Interesting because: There are dozens of coding competitions out there at any given time, but we thought this one was really cool – you can either build a “mechanical Turk” game or an image recognition application. And c’mon… it’s Mars! That should be reason enough.
Picks of the week!
Dan's pick: Some (not all) MSR TechFest 2010 content is public and online
Brian’s pick: Telling the Visual Studio 2010 testing story with DeepZoom, and SpeakFlow as a new non-linear presentation medium based on DeepZoom.
And after the credits… special 100th episode bonus materials…