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    Gone With The Week (Mar 15 – 19, 2010)

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    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...
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    Gone With the Week (Mar 8 – 12, 2010)

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    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...
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    Gone With The Week (Mar 1 – 5, 2010)

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    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...
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    Writing for MSDN Magazine: A Primer

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    Ever wanted to publish an article in MSDN Magazine ? If so, here's what you need to know. First, send us your idea: our submissions email is mmsubmit@microsoft.com . Make the Subject Line of the email " MSDN Article Query ". As part of that email,...
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    A Tentative Content Plan for 2010

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    Dear readers, while we could yet make some few tweaks to the agenda, these below is for now the most possible content plan for next year.   Month Theme January Cloud Computing February Distributed Computing, SOA March Modeling and Tools, Application...
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    Lining Up Columns

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    Continuing with this series on my plans for MSDN Magazine, I’ll address here another question that I’m getting often these days. While a few posts ago I talked about the mindsets on which my content strategy is to be based , it’s now time to talk a...
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    A Necessary 101 on Professional Application Development

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    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...
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    File > New > Project: Developing a New MSDN Magazine!!

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    For some while now, my colleagues were asking me about my plans for the magazine. In other words, my editorial line, editorial style. This post is all about it. While I’ll plan to keep magazine’s main structure composed by regular columns and featured...
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    MSDN Magazine Gets New Editor (Introducing Diego Dagum)

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    Hello, everybody. Mi name is Diego Dagum and I recently became the new editor director for MSDN Magazine. After two years of leadership, former editor Howard Dierking decided to accept a new challenge , so we were working together these last weeks...
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    brownfield development – other ideas?

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    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...
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    2010 Column Planning

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    It’s that time of year once again where I go through my column lineup to see how individual columns are performing and then use that data, along with various other inputs (like what topics I think are emerging and want to get ahead of, etc.) to determine...
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    Announcing a New Series: From Web Dev to RIA Dev

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    I’m sitting here in my hotel room at MIX 2009, where a ton of really huge announcements were made today.  In a much more scaled down attempt at continuing that tradition, I want to announce that starting in May, we are launching a 9 week series focused...
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    ASP.NET Presentation Patterns

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    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...
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    How Connection Manager Connects

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    Without Connection Manager, for all but the simplest network environments, the only way an application could choose a connection would be by presenting the user with a list and asking him to select one. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine ...
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    x64 Debugging With Pseudo Variables

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    For many years, Visual C++ has included a set of pseudo variables and format specifiers for use in debugging. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Kenny Kerr shares some of the pseudo variables and format specifiers that he’s found most useful...
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    Configuration Testing With Virtual Server

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    In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Dr. James McCaffrey introduced you to software configuration testing with Microsoft Virtual Server . In the December 2008 installment of the Test Run column, he walks you through the process of automating...
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    Claims-Based WCF Services with Geneva Framework

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    The "Geneva" Framework, formerly called "Zermatt," is the code name for the new framework for building claims-based applications and services, and for implementing federated security scenarios. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine...
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    Rendering Text On A Path With WPF

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    Text is more than just its literal meaning. By treating text characters as graphical objects, the programmer can make text dance and fly on the screen. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Charles Petzold shows you how to position text characters...
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    Design Patterns for Testability

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    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...
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    LINQ To SQL And The Entity Framework

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    With the releases of LINQ to SQL and the ADO.NET Entity Framework, developers now have two products from Microsoft designed to tie together relational data and object-oriented programming. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Anthony Sneed provides...
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    VSTO Power Tools Office interop API extensions

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    C# developers can use the Visual Studio Tools for the Office System (VSTO) Power Tools Office interop API extensions to streamline Office application development. The extensions provide a thin, strongly typed layer over the loosely typed Office object...
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    Advanced Basics: The ObservableCollection Class

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    Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) adds functionality to the Microsoft .NET Framework so that you actually can reliably keep bound controls synchronized with their data sources. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Ken Getz demonstrates how...
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    Visual Studio Team System Process Templates

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    A team project is simply a bucket that stores and partitions all of the artifacts you track and use within a Team Foundation Server (TFS) project. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Brian A. Randell explains how you can use and customize the...
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    Meeting Richard Ward

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    Earlier this year MSDN Magazine embarked on a collaborative project with Behind the Code, an interview program airing on MSDN Channel 9. In this program, Robert Hess interviews prominent developers at Microsoft, and those developers also write a column...
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    Best Practices For Windows Workflow Foundation

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    Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) imposes some restrictions on the developer authoring programs that target it. But in return WF offers a powerful, flexible, and extensible set of runtime services such as support for long-running code. In the December...
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