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PragPub, June 2010

Table of Contents


  • by Jonathan McCracken
    Microsoft’s Model-View-Controller web presentation framework is being called “Rails for .NET.”
  • by Michael Swaine
    We chat with the Project Manager for the ASP.NET MVC project at Microsoft.
  • by Ola Ellnestam, Daniel Brolund
    The Mikado Method can help you find the troubling dependencies that affect any large refactoring.
  • by Dan Wohlbruck
    Every electronic computer ever built—and the languages that direct them—trace their roots to Alan Turing.
  • by Brian Tarbox
    Our current set of static analysis tools is working on the wrong level.
  • by Jonathan T. Rasmusson
    Jonathan takes a break from writing The Agile Samurai to share the four things that will make you indispensable.


  • by Michael Swaine
    Can Microsoft do Agile? Is Pick-Up-Sticks a good model for refactoring? These and other curious questions answered.
  • A little knowledge that is perfectly safe.
  • by Andy Lester
    How to Get Fired Correctly: You can’t stop the blade, but maybe you can stanch the bleeding.
  • by Michael Swaine
    Does multitasking battle with our ability to turn repetitive tasks into habits?
  • by Michael Swaine
    A monthly diversion at least peripherally related to programming.
  • Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.
  • by John Shade
    John ponders HP’s decision to buy Palm, but reaches few solid conclusions.