March Newsletter – Architecture Modeling and Processes (Issue 23)

Exploring our space—partly science, partly art—is always a fascinating and complex task. We could take the contextual approach and address a context-specific subject or we could take the introspective approach of analyzing the role that we play. Yet we could take a third approach that is neither context-specific nor introspective, when we review what we…

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Code Visualization and Architecture with Visual Studio 2010

Come learn how the new code visualization, UML, and Architectural Validation tools inside Visual Studio 2010 come together to help you understand existing code bases, model domain specific problem domains, and maintain the proper control and visibility of those software systems. Date: February 25, 2010 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (UTC -…

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Software Development Trends and Other Predictions for 2010

J.D. Meier, program manager with MS Patterns and Practices team, summarizes key trends to watch for 2010. When doing that, J.D. declared “putting it together is a time-consuming exercise, but it’s one of the most important things I do for the year. It helps me see the bigger map. With the bigger map, I have…


November Newsletter – Modeling and SDLC Call for Papers

For the 23rd issue of the Architecture Journal, we’re looking for interesting, thought-provoking and insightful articles about Architecture Modeling and its role inside a broader Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Modeling and Processes November 2009 Architecture Modeling and Processes Call for Papers Dear Architect,…


[eWeek] Microsoft’s Parallel Push Takes Another Step Forward

Microsoft is working to deliver parallel programming capabilities to the masses, in the way that perhaps only the software giant can. The company is pursuing data parallelism, a form of parallelization of computing across multiple processors in parallel computing environments. Read full story…


Teamprise Acquisition: Enabling ALM Collaboration across Heterogeneous Platforms

(Published by S. Somasegar, senior vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, in his blog) Development teams and organizations often have many different platforms and development environments, and interoperability between those heterogeneous environments is a major collaboration challenge. Teamprise’s Client Suite addresses those interoperability gaps by enabling developers using Eclipse and Eclipse-based IDEs on…


October Newsletter – Editor’s Choice

Scalability, RIA, deployment and trends in October release of the Journal newsletter.   Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Editor’s Choice October 2009 Resources for Architects: Editor’s Choice   Scalability: 10 Ways to Take your Site from One to One Million Users At the Future of Web Apps conference Kevin…


Web Building and Hosting with Microsoft Web Platform

Get more than just a complete stack: get a complete, interoperable Platform that combines a rich and powerful web application framework with a supporting cast of tools, servers, and technologies including a complete eco-system of products, technologies, communities, and partners, working together, to help you succeed on the Web. Large or small, blog or the…


[PC World] Novell Tool Opens IPhone to .Net Developers

The MonoTouch software development kit lets developers write an application using .Net and then produces a native iPhone-compatible application. Currently, developers write in Objective-C, a language that is not otherwise widely used, to build applications that comply with Apple’s requirements for the iPhone. “What this does is bring a different kind of developer who might…


Somasegar: Visual Basic, C# More Interoperable with Python, JScript, and Other Dynamic Languages

C# 4.0’s major themes are interoperability with dynamic programming paradigms and improved Office programmability. Dynamic lookup, a new feature in C# 4.0, allows you to use and manipulate an object from IronPython, IronRuby, JScript, the HTML DOM, or a standard .Net library in the same way, no matter where it came from. This allows dynamic…