Prism Updated for Silverlight 4

If you’re using Composite Application Guidance (PRISM) to build complex, high-end, extensible RIA applications – you be glad to hear that the code base has been updated in the Codeplex repository for Compatibility with Silverlight 4.0 and the .NET 4.0 framework. Changes include the following: All projects updated to Visual Studio 2010 All test projects…

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Jon Skeet Dives Deep into C#

Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability.  Check out episode #30, “You Don’t Find Skeet, Skeet Finds YOU!”.  In this episode, the man, the myth, the legend: C# MVP Jon Skeet joins Peter on a whirlwind tour into the bowels of the C# language. Jon…

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ParallelExtensionsExtras Tour #16 – Asynchronous Tasks for WebClient, SmtpClient, and Ping

NET 4.0 includes significant advancements for developers writing parallel and concurrent applications, including Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), the Task Parallel Library (TPL), new thread-safe collections, and a variety of new coordination and synchronization data structures. In this installment of the ParallelExtensionsExtras Tour, the author takes a look at how the Task Parallel Library isn’t just about…

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.NET 4.0 & Windows Azure

Now that .NET 4.0 Framework has been released as part of Visual Studio 2010 .NET 4.0 support in Windows Azure will be available within 90 days as previously announced. This will make it possible to develop applications for the latest on-premises and cloud platforms spanning client, server, services and devices, targeting multiple experiences for specific…

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Better Coding with Visual Studio 2010

Need a good overview what’s coming in Visual Studio 2010?  Check out this MSDN Magazine article by Doug Turnure that provides an informative look at some of the more compelling features in Visual Studio 2010 – along with instructions for exactly “How” to take advantage of each of these new features. Here’s a high-level overview…

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Take the .NET ParallelExtensions Tour

  See how to really speed things up with the new ParallelExtensions in the .NET 4.0 Framework.  These extensions to the framework make it super easy to add support for parallel computing and let you take advantage of all those multi-core processors out there in your environment. Parallel computing is a form of computation in…

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got concurrency?

The free lunch is over! Multicore processors have become widely available, and single-threaded performance in new processors is likely to remain relatively flat. That means added pressure on software developers to improve application performance by taking better advantage of parallelism. Multithreaded applications are not only prone to common sources of inefficiency in sequential implementations, such…

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Your Rx.NET Prescription has been re-filled

The Rx.Net Team has announced a new version of Reactive Extensions for .NET.  Rx is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable collections. Rx is a superset of the standard LINQ sequence operators that exposes asynchronous and event-based computations as push-based, observable collections via the new .NET 4.0 interfaces IObservable<T> and IObserver<T>. …

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Patterns for Parallel Programming Released

The parallel processing team at Microsoft has released a new whitepaper that provides a detailed and in-depth tour of support in the Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 for parallel programming. This includes an examination of common parallel patterns and how they’re implemented without and with this new support in the .NET Framework, as well as covering…

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Build Improvements with .NET Framework 4

With the release of .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010 comes MSBuild 4.0. Among the many great features in this version are new mechanisms to allow you (or your build lab) to extend the default build targets files with your own customizations. While some of this functionality did exist in previous versions, it has…

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