App-A-Day & SubSonic

Screenshot of WPM Tray in action

App-A-Day

Self-proclaimed Code Jedi Dana Hanna is on a mission to destroy his personal life by writing an application every day for 30 days.

There are a few great apps in there and all come with source – the ones I checked out were in C# :)

Some of my favorites are:

  • WPM Tray – display you word per minute count graph. Also a demonstration of how to hook global key-presses in C#
  • Jedi IRC – a small IRC application as a Visual Studio plug-in – both interesting things to see done in C#
  • Mouse Heat Map – get a display of where your mouse lives on your desktop! :D

I must confess these tiny fun apps have inspired a couple of my own that I’ll hopefully knock up and post at some point.

SubSonic – The Zero Code DAL

In other news SubSonic has come on a lot having addressed all the major issues apart from still being ActiveRecord based over DataMapper pattern. (If you haven’t seen it before check out the 20 minute screen-cast)

Rob, the brains behind SubSonic, has been interviewed over at the DotNetRocks podcast and I recommend giving this one a go – don’t let the first 5-10 minutes of warm-up and ads put you off.

He’s also put together a starter site solution you can pick-up from the same place which has some useful bits.

[)amien

One response

  1. Avatar for Goldsacs

    Nice one… The RDP Manager and Time managment ones are my favourites

    Goldsacs October 4th, 2006