ASP.NET MVC Framework preview and other releases

13 12 2007

This is really exciting. The most anticipated ASP.NET MVC framework built by the ASP.NET team finally released a preview. You can now install it in your machine and try it with Visual Studio 2008. They released it as an ASP.NET 3.5 Extension. With this, I would really want to compare it with patterns & practices Web Client Software Factory MVP implementation that we are currently using. I hope to learn more on this new framework.

The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP showcases MVC, support for REST, additional AJAX functionality, and dynamic data controls, according to a blog posting by Microsoft Developer Division General Manager Scott Guthrie. (It is not a reiteration of ASP.NET Futures released in June 2007.)

The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP follows Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5, released to manufacturing on November 19. .NET 3.5 integrates ASP.NET AJAX and LINQ. It also adds support for nested Web pages and data view and data grid controls.

Microsoft also released Entity Framework Beta 3 last December 6, 2007. Office 2007 SP1 has also been released and is already available for download. Details can be found below.

Sources: Microsoft Releases ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview
Microsoft Releases Entity Framework Beta 3
Office downloads – Office 2007 SP1
ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview – Microsoft Downloads
ScottGu – ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP Preview Released





Bleach words of inspiration

7 12 2007

I was really shocked hearing this from Renji. A character of bleach, one of my favorite anime. He was always a funny character. This is the first time he acted seriously as a Vice Captain. This is definitely worth a post. Here is his battlefield cry:

Now, we head towards the battlefield.
Believe, and our blades will not break.
Believe, and our hearts will not bend.
Though the paths we take may be different,
Our iron hearts will beat as one.
Swear! That even if the Earth is torn asunder,
we will survive and return here once again…
– Abarai Renji





Happy Holidays!!!

5 12 2007

Whoever you are (as long as you’re happy. See in comic why). Whatever you are (if you are not sure your human). Wherever you are (might be in front of a computer if you’re reading this). Just want to greet you Happy Holidays! It is almost here. I’m already excited to go home for vacation. All the best wishes to you and enjoy the holidays!!! 🙂

From Bug Bash. (Click it to open full comic.)

This is an extra to make your day. This made me smile. From Dilbert again.

(Same Here.)