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Once again, it’s time for another installment of This Week on Channel 9 (or TWC9 for short), Microsoft’s regular video webcast featuring Dan Fernandez and Brian Keller, who provide entertaining and informative coverage of the news of the week for the .NET developer community.
In this episode, Dan and Brian cover:
- IIS Express: A mix between the simplicity of the Visual Studio built-in Web development server and full IIS
- SQL Compact Edition 4: A lightweight database for Web sites that can be XCopy installed
- Silverlight Pivot Viewer: Now Available!
- The MSDN site gets redesigned
- XAML Formatting: For the first time in a long time, Dan and Brian agree (and so do I): you should break every attribute onto its own line for readability
- WPF Inspector & Snoop: Two handy tools for WPF development
- The .NET Micro Framework Team puts .NET Micro Framework on a bicycle
- The BCL Team proposes adding .zip file support to System.IO. Give them feedback on their API!
- JSON Data Visualizer: A Code Project project to see visualize results from JSON services like Facebook
- PEX for Fun: use PEX to automatically solve puzzles
- Phone7 Action Pack: Open source set of utilities for Windows Phone 7 development
The episode also features Dan’s and Brian’s picks of the week:
- Dan had two picks this week:
- The Archivist: An application that lets you save and store Tweets over time for later analysis, tracking, review, whatever! And it’s open source!
- Pivot for Netflix instant view movies: Steve Marx has an overview of how it was made
- Brian’s pick: Visual Studio 2010 RTM Virtual Machine with Sample Data & Hands-on Labs