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.