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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: 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: Windows With C++: High-Performance Algorithms

    Algorithm efficiency is not as straightforward as you might think. A well-designed algorithm on a single processor can often outperform an inefficient implementation on multiple processors. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Kenny Kerr walks through the development of a fairly simple algorithm...
  • Blog Post: Fixing Concurrency Problems In Your Code

    Correctly engineered concurrent code must live by an extra set of rules. Reads and writes from memory and access to shared resources need to be regulated so that conflicts do not arise. Additionally, threads often need to coordinate to get the job done. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Joe...
  • Blog Post: Parallel Programming with Visual Studio

    Multicore systems are becoming increasingly prevalent, but the majority of software today will not automatically take advantage of this additional processing ability. And multithreaded programming, for anything but the most trivial of systems, is incredibly difficult and error prone today. In the October...
  • Blog Post: Design Considerations For Parallel Programming

    Concurrent programming is notoriously difficult, even for experts. You have all of the correctness and security challenges of sequential programs plus all of the difficulties of parallelism and concurrent access to shared resources. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , David Callahan describes...
  • 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: 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: .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: Concurrent Affairs: Simplified asynchronous programming model (APM) with C#

    Performing I/O-bound operations asynchronously is key to producing scalable and responsive applications, and the APM allows you to use a very small number of threads to execute a large amount of work without blocking any of the threads. In the November issue of MSDN Magazine, Jeffrey Richter demonstrates...
  • Blog Post: Improve Scalability With New Thread Pool APIs

    Windows Vista and the upcoming Windows Server 2008 include a new thread pool API that should make it much easier for developers to employ the thread pool effectively. In the October issue of MSDN Magazine, Robert Saccone shows you how the new thread pool component addresses a number of limitations of...
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