Monday, September 15, 2008

Weekly trawl

The new version of NDepend comes with interactive code dependencies graph.  Looks interesting.....

Jaroslaw Kowalski has written an adapter to allow the use of POCO (Plain Old CLR Objects) with Entity Framework.

Keith Elder has some useful thoughts on Building the “Good Enough” Framework.

Howard van Rooijen blogged some time back about integrating StyleCop with ReSharper.  "StyleCop for ReSharper" is a ReSharper 4.1 plugin that allows Microsoft StyleCop to be run as you type, generating real-time syntax highlighting of violations.  He's now published the plugin on Codeplex.

I've been looking around for a tool that converts Word docs to XAML, and whilst I found some rather convoluted solutions, it was nice to Michael Scherotter post a Word 2007 Add-in solution on Codeplex.  For WPF the document is converted into a FlowDocument element.  An easy way to include rich documentation in your WPF (and SL) apps. I've tried it out and it's pretty cool!

Because we're got a focus on UX right now, I was interested to see the Microsoft Health Common User Interface (CUI) published on Codeplex.  It provides Design Guidance and Toolkit controls in Silverlight, WPF, ASP.NET & WinForms.  Whilst it's specific to health, there should be a number of the guidelines that are transferable.

Jimmy Bogard has written some IoC container guidelines.  He's based them around StructureMap, but it was good to see that we are applying some of the guidelines with our Unity work.

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