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  • Blog Post: msdn Flash Newsletter, Volume 14, Number 10

    Model-View-Controller for the Masses Joe Stagner starts a new "ASP.NET MVC for the Rest of Us" video series with 3 videos showing how to write an MVC application. Enterprise Patterns with WCF RIA Services WCF RIA Services were introduced to streamline the end-to-end experience of developing...
  • 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 (Mar 15 – 19, 2010)

    What did media have to say about .NET and development in general while most of attention was caught on MIX 2010?   How to Build Mobile Websites with ASP.NET MVC 2 and Visual Studio 2010 Jess Chadwick teaches variety of approaches for customizing web pages for mobile devices. ( DevConnections ) Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Gone With The Week (Mar 1 – 5, 2010)

    The following is a selection of five news about .NET development published on independent media. Problematic pair programming Larry O’Brien explores reasons why pair programming is the least adopted of the Extreme Programming practices and ways to deal with its challenges. ( Software Development Times...
  • 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: ASP.NET Presentation Patterns

    In a layered Web app, the presentation layer is just as important as navigation logic, business logic, and data access. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Dino Esposito examines some design patterns for building an ASP.NET presentation layer, starting with the Model-View-Controller (MVC...
  • Blog Post: Browser Interoperability In Silverlight 2

    Silverlight provides a browser interoperability layer that allows managed code to access the document object model (DOM) of the underlying page. At the same time, JavaScript code running in the page can access the XAML content of the plug-in and even make modifications. In the November 2008 issue of...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX 4.0 and Data-driven Apps

    Using AJAX, many tasks that were traditionally performed on the server can happen in the browser instead. But many developers would still like the full power and flexibility of server apps at their disposal. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Bertrand Le Roy demonstrates three iterations of...
  • Blog Post: Test Run: Request/Response Testing with Windows PowerShell

    The most fundamental form of Web testing is HTTP request/response testing. This involves programmatically sending an HTTP request to the Web application, fetching the HTTP response, and examining the response for an expected value. In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , James McCaffrey shows you how...
  • Blog Post: Cutting Edge: AJAX Design Patterns and Client-Side Templates

    In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Dino Esposito continued his discussion of AJAX programming by introducing the Single-Page Interface (SPI) model for Web app development and describing some AJAX design patterns that follow from the SPI model. In the June 2008 installment of the Cutting Edge column...
  • Blog Post: Cutting Edge: ListView Tips and Tricks

    In the March 2008 installment of our Extreme ASP.NET column, Fritz Onion introduced to the ASP.NET 3.5 ListView control, which provides more control over generated markup, support for paging, and full integration with the data source-based binding model. In the April 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Dino...
  • Blog Post: Scaling Strategies for ASP.NET Applications

    Performance problems can creep into your ASP.NET app as it scales up, and when they do, you need to determine what the actual problem is and find the best strategies to address it. In the April 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Richard Campbell and Kent Alstad present three strategies that you can employ...
  • Blog Post: Building Web apps with the ASP.NET MVC Framework

    The ASP.NET team has been listening to developers' needs and started development of a new Web application framework that sits side-by-side with the Web Forms you know and love. This new framework is based around the Model View Controller (MVC) pattern, thus the name, ASP.NET MVC. In the March 2008 issue...
  • Blog Post: Extreme ASP.NET: Controls for Silverlight and Data-binding

    In the March 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , in our Extreme ASP.NET column, Fritz Onion explains how the new ListView control can literally replace all other data-binding controls in ASP.NET . Fritz demonstrates how ListView makes several data-binding tasks much easier than they were with previous controls...
  • Blog Post: Build Web Server Solutions with IIS 7 End-To-End Extensibility

    The IIS 7.0 architecture is designed to be extensible from top to bottom, allowing you to replace any part of the built-in feature set with a custom implementation that suits your needs. As a result, IIS 7.0 implements all of its own features on top of the public extensibility model. This design is found...
  • Blog Post: Cutting Edge: Modal dialog boxes with ASP.NET AJAX

    Dialog boxes have been around in Windows for a long time, and they do have their advantages. But if you want your Web application to have dialog boxes, you're basically stuck with popups, and, as you know, most users disable them with popup blockers. So what are you to do if you need a popup dialog?...
  • Blog Post: Cutting Edge: More Controls with AJAX Extenders

    Last month, Dino Esposito discussed how ASP.NET input controls such as textboxes and buttons could be enhanced by using AJAX control extenders via the .NET Framework 3.5 and the newest version of ASP.NET. In the February issue of MSDN Magazine , Dino adds more advanced features to the controls , such...
  • Blog Post: Office Space: Security Programming in SharePoint 2007

    You may already know the fundamentals of security programming with Windows and ASP.NET security, but how well do you know the security layer that Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) adds on top? In the February issue of MSDN Magazine , Ted Pattison highlights some new security terms and concepts that...
  • Blog Post: Wicked Code: Drag and Drop with ASP.NET AJAX

    Hidden away inside the PreviewDragDrop.js file supplied by the ASP.NET AJAX Futures Community Technology Preview (CTP) lies support for rich, browser-based drag-and-drop user interfaces. The model it uses is patterned after the old OLE drag-drop model, in which drag sources implement the IDragSource...
  • Blog Post: HTTP Programming with WCF and the .NET Framework 3.5

    Combining Web-centric communication with SOAP and WS-* standards into one service stack and object model is one of the features that makes WCF in the .NET Framework 3.5 so compelling. In the January issue of MSDN Magazine , Justin Smith explains some of the new Web-centric features of WCF in the .NET...
  • Blog Post: Cutting Edge: Customize Controls with AJAX Extenders

    Input controls are essential in any application, but Web controls are often little more than wrappers around HTML <INPUT> tags. Clearly, better input controls are needed, especially for anyone who is writing ASP.NET AJAX applications. In the January issue of MSDN Magazine , Dino Esposito takes...
  • Blog Post: Around the World with ASP.NET AJAX Applications

    You probably want your web apps to be used anywhere in the world. ASP.NET AJAX applications include a significant amount of client-side code, but this is not covered by the standard ASP.NET localization model. Is there a better way to localize you ASP.NET AJAX apps? In the January issue of MSDN Magazine...
  • Blog Post: IIS 7.0 and the ASP.NET Integrated Pipeline

    One of the coolest things about working at MSDN Magazine is the exposure I get to all the different technologies coming down the pipe from all over the company.  One of these that recently grabbed my attention was the set of enhancements that the IIS team has made in IIS 7.0 surrounding the "Integrated...
  • Blog Post: Cutting Edge: Managing the User Experience in AJAX

    In recent columns, Dino Esposito has been enthusiastic about how AJAX technologies help you build Web sites in which the old stop-and-go pattern is replaced by a more interactive structure. In the November issue of MSDN Magazine, Dino reviews the problems, solutions, and tools needed to implement an...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 workflow development training

    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 is an industry leading platform for collaboration, but it's also a powerful application platform for .NET developers. One of the new features of MOSS 2007 is the ability to include custom forms in workflows with Microsoft InfoPath, though to date you've...
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