October 8th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight, and .NET

Here is the latest in my link-listing series.  Also check out my ASP.NET Tips, Tricks and Tutorials page for links to popular articles I’ve done myself in the past.


  • BlogEngine.NET 1.2 Released: Mads Kristensen and team have published an updated version of the great BlogEngine.NET open source blogging system.  You can read more about it on Mads’ announcement blog post here.


  • ModalPopup with Multiple Cancel Buttons: Matt Berseth has a nice article that describes how to support both a cancel button as well as a close “X” button in the top right corner of a ASP.NET AJAX Modal Popup Dialog.


  • Silverlight Unleashed Book Ships this Week: Adam Nathan’s excellent Silverlight Unleashed book ships later this week (October 11th).  Adam wrote the best-selling WPF Unleashed book that has been one of the top selling programming books on Amazon this year, and he is also the core architect of the Microsoft PopFly service (which is built using Silverlight). I’m really looking forward to getting a printed copy of the new book!

  • Farseer Physics Engine: This free CodePlex project provides a nice 2D physics engine for Silverlight 1.1.  You can check out some online demos of it here.

  • Deploying Silverlight in the Enterprise: David Tesar and Tim Sneath point to a good document that enterprise IT administrators can use to learn more about how to automatically deploy Silverlight in locked-down enterprise environments.


  • C# Coding Standard Guidelines: Juval Lowry from IDesign has published this excellent C# coding standards guideline document.  Extremely useful if you are looking for a concise checklist of good suggestions to keep your codebase clean.

  • DevTeach Vancouver: The excellent DevTeach conference in Vancouver is coming up in November.  This is a great conference with a ton of session content.

Hope this helps,


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