I'm not that much a fan of fluent interfaces, but in some cases they are well fit.
C# 3.0 and VB.NET 9.0 introduced implicit typing. When you use anonymous types, it's required. The rest of the time, it's mostly a judgment call to decide whether to use implicitly-typed local variables or not.
An interesting discussion is going on about this on Jean-Paul S. Boodhoo's blog. See all the comments.
Cross-posted from http://linqinaction.net
In March and April, Google made a big update to its search algorithm. This update, nicknamed "Dewey", hit many websites. The result for these websites being a drastic decrease in search results ranking. The rankings have even changed a lot over the last weeks, sites moving up and down in search results. This is known as the Google Dance syndrome.
On July 2 and 3, Octo organises in Paris an event for "geeks and bosses" of information systems. Speakers will include no less than stars such as Neil Armstrong, Michel Serres, Eliyahu Goldratt, and Bjarne Stroustrup.
Microsoft has just recognized me as a MVP for a fifth year, for my contribution to the .NET community (mostly through SharpToolbox.com, Proagora.com, the LINQ in Action book, my posts on the forums, etc.).
I'll be at the MVP Summit in two weeks with hundreds of fellow MVPs -- I'll try to wear this promo t-shirt to be easily identifiable ;-)