January roundup

I’ve had this post in draft for a couple of weeks, and it used to start off saying “January is shaping up to be an incredibly busy month”. Well given it’s almost February, so I’d have to say that yes indeed January was a very busy month as evidenced by the number of posts made so far.

IMG_0738A big part of January was actually taking a break and recovering from 2010, which was incredibly busy work wise. After returning from 3 spending 3 months in Norway onsite for a client, Ignition jumped straight into some large projects, and when all was said in done a holiday was very much required. A nice holiday season break including a quick hop over to Melbourne to watch some 20/20 and One Day Cricket fitted the bill nicely, and now it’s time to get into 2011.

There’s been a lot of things I’ve been keeping an eye on over the past couple of months while being in half holiday, half work, and half preparing for another trip over to Norway – none of which merit their own post, but all which are worthy of a mention.

Tweetscan lets you download all your tweets for offline backup as a #TiddlyWiki.

ASP.NET MVC3 - what's in it for you? A quick summary of some of the new bits of MVC3.

Scaffold your ASP.NET MVC 3 project with the MvcScaffolding package – a useful timesaving tool, and yet another Ruby-ish benefit implemented in ASP.NET MVC.

David Hayden blogs about Unobtrusive JavaScript in ASP.NET MVC 3 AjaxHelpers - more goodness from MVC3.

Knockout JS has a new release (1.1.2) available. Knockout aims to simplify dynamic JavaScript UIs by applying the Model-View-View Model (MVVM) pattern. I've been keeping an eye on KnockoutJS for quite some time, looking for a project to use it in. More details on what’s contained in this release here, or check out the main knockoutjs site for an overview as well as many examples of what it can do.

Customizing ELMAH's error mails – the title should tell you all you need to know about this! I'm a log4net guy mostly, but I am experimenting with ELMAH a little bit as it's log access via the AXD is pretty handy.

Hajan's blog - jQuery Templates in ASP.NET - jQuery templates look very tasty. Again, I’m keeping an eye on the technology and looking for the right project to use it in.

4guysfromrolla's top articles of 2010 – fairly standard stuff, but I always find it interesting to skim over the top rating items from a year.

Epicwin hosting - “Shared hosting sucks, so we decided to build an affordable and simple Windows VPS hosting service.” - colour me intrigued!

Net neutrality 101 - a good quick guide to Internet Neutrality and why it’s so important for the layman, but also I like their vertically aware UI layout.

Generating (Database) Test Data with AutoPoco and Entity Framework Code First - generating good test data can be a pain at times, this looks to be a good option to generate some data with a good level of control.

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