App-A-Day & SubSonic
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 favourites 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 screencast)
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.