SoftElegance has started to use SplendidCRM in trial mode

SoftElegance has started to use the SplendidCRM in trial mode. At the moment we are using Community edition with MS SQL Sever 2008. After the first month we will consider to use or not SplendidCRM and the version in case it could cover our requirements.


SplendidCRM is a Microsoft-centric open-source customer relationship management application. It was written in C# using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

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TweetSharp – .NET library for microblogging, v2.0 not only for ASP.NET developers

TweetSharp is a .NET library for microblogging platforms that allows to write short expressions that convert automatically to web queries and fly to Twitter on your behalf. It covers 100% of the Twitter API and actively keep up with enhancements & changes.

In the begging of February 2011 the new version of TweetSharp was released.

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This is lightweight framework but it’s useful for the .NET developers; Windows Phone 7 mobile development and Mono development. TweetSharp can speed up the development process and designed to be lighter, faster, and more intuitive.

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ASP.NET Code Samples Collection by J.D. Meier

The ASP.NET Code Samples Collection is a roundup and map of ASP.NET code samples from various sources including the MSDN library,, Code Gallery, CodePlex, and Microsoft Support. samples

Common Categories for ASP.NET Code Samples.

The ASP.NET Code Samples Collection is organized using the following categories:
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NuPack – Open Source Package Manager for .NET

NuPack is a free, open source developer focused package management system for the .NET platform intent on simplifying the process of incorporating third party libraries into a .NET application during development.

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NuPack v1 CTP 1 was released Wed Oct 6 2010 and got around 2 000 downloads first day.

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SO-Aware – free webservice repository review

SO Aware™ is a free web services repository implemented with WCF data services based on OData.

SO-Aware is a product of Tellago Studios, the main aim of this product is to “Bringing Service Oriented Awareness To The Enterprise” or it’s simplified web service repository to give the ability to manage, track, store, discover and locate Web Services.


If your company wants to maintain a competitive edge on the constantly advancing market of services, be it REST, SOAP or OData, SO-Aware™ is the right tool.

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S#arp Architecture 1.6 review

S#arp Architecture (Pronounced “Sharp Architecture”) this is a solid architectural foundation for rapidly building maintainable web applications leveraging the ASP.NET MVC Framework with NHibernate. The primary advantage to be sought in using any architectural framework is to decrease the code one has to write while increasing the quality of the end product. A framework should enable developers to spend little time on infrastructure details while allowing them to focus their attentions on the domain and user experience.

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Billy McCafferty has released the new version of the Sharp Architecture.

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Facebook.NET: Open source library for developing Facebook applications

The review of the FACEBOOK.NET open source library for use in developing Facebook applications and accessing Facebook APIs. The library is primarily geared around and optimized for developing ASP.NET-based Web applications, both FBML and IFrame-based Facebook applications through an intuitive API and small set of server controls. It does support the use of the Facebook API from desktop applications as well, and will eventually enable Silverlight application usage.
The library is built on .NET 2.0, but should run on future versions of the .NET framework as well. Applications using Facebook.NET can be written in either C# or VB.NET.
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Sprite and Image Optimization Framework review

Today (Aug 5 2010) was presented new Open Source Framework named Sprite Image Optimization Framework for ASP.NET. It was represented on CodePlex in the development status: Beta.

Release Notes:
The ASP.NET Sprite Control and framework is designed to decrease the amount of time required to request and display a page from a web server by performing a variety of optimizations on the page’s images.
It includes the following components:

  • API for automatically generating sprites and inline images;
  • Controls and helpers which provide a convenient way of calling into the API.

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