Best Practices for Developing and Deploying Web Parts for SharePoint Sites Wednesday, Sep 27 2006 

Link for webcast

Customizing SharePoint Context Menus Saturday, Apr 1 2006 

Introduction

Drop-down menus in Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 enable actions that relate to a specific document in a document library to be viewed and invoked. This article shows how these document context menus can be extended to add custom menu items. The document first explains how SharePoint document library context menus work, and then demonstrates how custom menu items can be added.

Creating Connectable Web Parts Tuesday, Mar 28 2006 

I was looking for easy step by step tutorials for building connectable web parts, and found a great article at 15 Seconds.

Connectable Web Parts in SharePoint Portal Server 2003

Developing Provider Web Part using ICellProvider Interface

Developing Consumer Web Part using ICellConsumer Interface

Introduction to Create Web Parts Tuesday, Mar 28 2006 

If you are new to SharePoint Programming, then you must read this article.

RSS Reader Web Part for SharePoint Friday, Mar 24 2006 

If you need RSS Reader Web Part for SharePoint, you can find it here

Screenshot of Lead-it RSS Reader WebPart

Reading and Writing Feeds with RSS.NET Friday, Mar 24 2006 

Jim Mischel has writen an article “Reading and Writing Feeds with RSS.NET.”

RSS.NET is an open source class library for RSS feeds. It provides a reusable object model for parsing and writing RSS feeds, and fully supports RSS versions 0.90, 0.91, 0.92, and 2.0.1. RSS.NET does not support most RSS 1.0 constructs (RDF). There is some mention of a project called RDF.NET, but it appears that the project has been abandoned or possibly merged into some other project.

RSS.NET is still in beta, but it appears to be fully functional. You can download the source code and project files from the project’s Web site here. That is a .tar.gz file, which WinZip knows how to extract, but Windows’ built-in decompressor can’t handle. I’m surprised that the author doesn’t make the project available in .ZIP format, as his primary audience is Windows programmers who typically aren’t familiar with .tar.gz files.

The project’s Web site includes a full class library reference, and a page of code samples in C# and Visual Basic that show how to use the class library to perform common tasks. That is the extent of the documentation currently available.

You can find the article here