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  • Blog Post: A Necessary 101 on Professional Application Development

    I’m in the job of establishing partnerships with different stakeholders (authors, readers, vendors, colleagues, etc.) in order to consolidate the vision depicted in my last post about the editorial line I’d like to promote thru this magazine . In order to defend my ideas about column lineup, editorial...
  • 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: Design Patterns for Testability

    Testability is both as an important quality of your designs and another tool you can use to create and think through designs. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jeremy Miller examines the design issues, patterns, and principles that can enhance testability in your apps. For more articles on...
  • Blog Post: Patterns In Practice: Cohesion And Coupling

    Well designed code keeps things that have to change together as close together in the code as possible and allows unrelated things in the code to change independently, while minimizing duplication in the code. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jeremy Miller shows you some design patterns that...
  • Blog Post: Building Composite Applications With WPF

    Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight provide developers with a simple, declarative means of quickly and easily delivering applications with rich user experiences. But as the number of moving parts increases, keeping the project under control becomes exponentially more difficult. In the...
  • Blog Post: Patterns In Practice: Object Role Stereotypes

    Designing software is often an exercise in managing complexity. You can take steps to limit the complexity of any given class by only assigning it a discrete set of responsibilities, applying a concept known as object role stereotypes. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jeremy Miller explains...
  • Blog Post: Data Points: The Entity Framework In Layered Architectures

    When you evaluate any new technology, pattern, or strategy, you have to consider how that new piece of the puzzle is going to mesh with your existing application architecture. With the Entity Framework, integration is not a problem. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , John Papa demonstrated how...
  • Blog Post: Patterns In Practice: The Open Closed Principle

    The June 2008 issue features the first installment of a new MSDN Magazine column on software design fundamentals. We’ll discuss design patterns and principles in a manner that isn't bound to a specific tool or lifecycle methodology. In this issue, Jeremy Miller starts the Patterns in Practice column...
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