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  • Blog Post: alt.msdn – What Media Says on MS Development

    Edd Morgan shows IronRuby interaction with POCOs and considerations to make this implementation run “on Rails.” Richard Campbell tells what .NET 4.0 does better than its previous versions regarding performance, thread management, and security, Glenn Block offers a primer on MEF for Visual Basic .NET...
  • Blog Post: alt.msdn - What Media Says on MS Development

    Dojo father talks on how HTML 5 and JavaScript will take mobile web application development to the next level. Dino Esposito shows how ASP.NET made encoding HTML easier due to a new syntax and a new subsystem. Matthew Podwysocki delivers a new chapter on his series about Reactive Extensions...
  • Blog Post: Gone With the Week (APR 12 – 16, 2010)

    Take a look to what independent media was covering while Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4 were launched. RIA at Work: Silverlight 4 Released Kathleen Richards discusses the fourth version of Silverlight, its features and especially extensibility and companion goodies...
  • Blog Post: Gone With the Week (Mar 8 – 12, 2010)

    Here we highlight some topics that media was covering about general development (and .NET in particular) this week now ending. XNA Game Studio 4.0 to Windows Phone 7 arsenal Mary-Jo Foley tells about MS next gaming development platform, unveiled at Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. (...
  • Blog Post: brownfield development – other ideas?

    If you haven’t been following it over the last couple of months, we’ve been running a series of articles about brownfield development – authored by James Kovacs , Kyle Baley , and Donald Belcham .  The big idea here is that rather than have yet another article or set of articles about implementing...
  • Blog Post: Thread Management and other CLR TidBits

    Every month, the CLR team gives us insight into the core of managed code, .NET programming best practices, technologies underlying the CLR and .NET Framework, and other tips and suggestions. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Erika Fuentes and Eric Eilebrecht cover some common issues developers...
  • Blog Post: .NET Matters: False Sharing in Parallel Programming

    There’s no programming model that magically eliminates all concurrency-related issues, so understanding how memory and caches work is still important to write efficient parallel programs. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Stephen Toub, Igor Ostrovsky, and Huseyin Yildiz explain how architectural...
  • Blog Post: CLR Inside Out: Unhandled Exception Processing In The CLR

    Unhandled exception processing shouldn't be a mystery. It's actually quite useful since it gives a crashing application an opportunity to perform last-minute diagnostic logging about what went wrong. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Gaurav Khanna discusses how unhandled exception processing...
  • Blog Post: Foundations: Workflow Tips

    In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Matt Milner covers several topics regarding development with Windows Workflow Foundation , some that are intended to address specific reader questions, such as how to safely share a persistence database across apps, and others that show how to leverage parts...
  • Blog Post: .NET Matters: Asynchronous I/O with WebClient

    System.IO.File is a handy helper class for reading and writing data, but its methods support only synchronous operation. Is there an easy way to provide File’s functionality for asynchronous file I/O? In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Stephen Toub walks through several ways to implement asynchronous...
  • Blog Post: .NET Terrarium 2.0 source code released

    Remember .NET Terrarium, the interactive game meant to introduce .NET development techniques? Well, the Windows SDK team has released the source code for . NET Terrarium 2.0 on CodePlex . You can read more about this release on the Windows SDK blog and at Microsoft MVP Bil Simser’s Fear and Lothing blog...
  • Blog Post: Data Binding and WPF

    Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) offers excellent support for managing the display and editing of complex data. In the December 2007 edition of MSDN Magazine , John Papa did a great job of explaining essential WPF data binding concepts . In the July 2008 issue, Josh Smith explores more advanced...
  • Blog Post: Concurrent Affairs: Simplified APM With The AsyncEnumerator

    In the November issue of MSDN Magazine, Jeffrey Richter demonstrates some recent additions to the C# programming language that make working with the APM significantly easier. In the June issue , Jeffrey introduces his AsyncEnumerator class , which intelligently drives an iterator so that different thread...
  • Blog Post: Foundations: Bitmaps And Pixel Bits

    A combination of the retained-mode graphics system and notification mechanisms such as dependency properties unleash the flexibility and power of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF, allowing these objects to be targets of data bindings and animations. In the June 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Charles...
  • Blog Post: A Survey of .NET Languages And Paradigms

    Hundreds of languages target Windows either directly through the Win32 API or through the CLR, and more are being built every day. While you've probably heard about many of these new languages and language paradigms, you may be wondering what it all means. In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Joel...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Robotics Studio

    Microsoft Robotics Studio is more than just a way to play with robots. Robotics Studio allows you to build service-based applications for a wide range of hardware devices. In the June 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Sara Morgan covers the Robotics Studio visual simulation environment and walks through...
  • Blog Post: CLR Inside Out: the Large Object Heap

    The CLR garbage collector divides objects into small and large categories. When an object is large, some attributes associated with it become more significant than if the object is small. With the June 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Maoni Stephens explains what qualifies an object as a large object ,...
  • Blog Post: CLR Inside Out: More Measuring for Performance

    To reliably create high-performance programs, you need to understand the performance of the individual components you use. Thus, measurement has to be an integral part of the design process. In the April 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Vance Morrison showed you how to quantify the expense of various .NET...
  • Blog Post: Foundations: Loading Workflow Models in WF

    Workflows in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) can be modeled in several ways, and this flexibility is a powerful feature that allows for modeling tools that target different audiences. In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Matt Milner explains two common models for workflows , how the .NET runtime...
  • Blog Post: Building Advanced 3D Animations with Silverlight 2.0

    Silverlight is a new cross-browser plug-in from Microsoft that brings the power of the .NET Framework to bear on an area that was previously reserved for Flash or Java Applets. Silverlight also supports a range of .NET-compliant languages, including Visual Basic and C#, so you don't have to learn a new...
  • Blog Post: CLR Inside Out: Measure Early and Often for Performance

    Many applications are written with almost no thought given to performance. But when the need for high performance does present itself, do you have the knowledge, skills, and tools to do a good job? In the April 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Vance Morrison discusses what you need to write high-performance...
  • Blog Post: Building Voice Response Workflows

    Need an interactive voice response application for your organization's phone system? Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 Speech Server introduces a .NET Framework API for creating IVR applications, plus a visual IVR application designer based on Windows Workflow Foundation. In the April 2008 issue...
  • Blog Post: .NET Matters: Asynchronous Stream Processing

    Say you want to copy from one stream to another, using only the asynchronous methods on Stream. How can you loop such requests continually in order to process the whole stream? Is that even possible? In the March 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Stephen Toub demonstrates, in C# and Visual Basic, a truly...
  • Blog Post: CLR Inside Out: Improving Application Startup Performance

    as waiting for an application to start is frustrating to many users, focusing on your client application's startup performance can greatly enhance your customers' first and lasting impressions of your handiwork. And because startup performance matters to users, it's worth exploring the factors that impact...
  • Blog Post: Tame Your Software Dependencies for More Flexible Apps

    When your application design is too tightly coupled, every class is directly or indirectly coupled to every other class in your design. Making changes in this type of system is difficult at best because a change in any one class can have a ripple effect throughout the rest of the system. In the March...
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