Oak Leaf Enterprises is proud to announce version 1.0 of its Mere Mortals .NET Framework. This enterprise-level development tool consists of a powerful component-based framework. Based on solid object oriented design and patterns, MM .NET simplifies many common data access and rule validation tasks, reducing the amount of code you need to write. Business objects can be combined with a set of super-charged user interface controls that simplify databinding, validation, security, error handling and many other mundane tasks. In addition, many Builders and Wizards help in speeding development of user interface and business object services. The HTML Develpoer's Guide includes a number of Jump Starts that get you up and running quickly. MM .NET was architected and implemented by two C# MVPs (Kevin McNeish and Rick Strahl) and the fully commented source code is provided with the product to allow complete customization and review of the code.
In a move that will be sure to anger open source (or rather anti-paid software, anti-Microsoft open source) zealots, Microsoft is planning to buy GitHub . A year ago, I mused about why Microsoft would shut down CodePlex and how the world needs competing source code repositories to be strong. I'm not the only one per this Slashdot article : "... people have warned about GitHub becoming as large as it did as problematic because it concentrates too much of the power to make or break the open source world in a single entity, moreso because there were valid questions about GitHubs financial viability...." - Jacques Mattheij I will be interested in seeing this play out - whether developers jump ship or not. Have all the efforts Microsoft has made in pushing towards open source be seen as genuine or will all the zealots jump ship or maybe even attack? Microsoft's comment about why they shut down CodePlex referred to how spammers were using CodePlex. Well, GitHub