September's Toolbox Column Online
My Toolbox column in the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine is avaiable online. The September issue examines:
- LINQPad - A free stand-alone LINQ editor/tester created by Joseph Albahari, author of C# 3.0 in a Nutshell. LINQPad is like SQL Query Analyzer, but for LINQ.
- Blogs of Note - Rob Waling - Rob is an ASP.NET developer, independent contractor, and micro-ISV. Many blogs examine the latest coding tips and tricks, but Rob's blog is unique in that it focuses more on the business and interpersonal aspects of being a successful developer.
- Logging Libraries - There are a number of logging libraries available for .NET. This issue of Toolbox looks at two popular libraries: the Enterprise Library and log4net. The Enterprise Library is an open-source collection of application blocks designed by Microsoft's patterns & practices group. It includes a logging application block that can be used to programmatically record status, warning, or error messages to a variety of log stores - the Windows Event Log, XML files, a database, and so on. log4net is another open-source logging library. It is maintained by the Apache Software Foundation and is a port of log4j, a logging library for Java.
There were no book reviews for this column.
Enjoy! - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc793972.aspx
As always, if you have any suggestions for products or books to review for the Toolbox column, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.