Current Trends in Software Application Development

Thanks to all the students, teachers, and faculty that turned out for my break-out session at the 4th Annual Academy of Information Technology (AOIT), Student Industry Conference.  The annual event draws more than 500 high school students from Miami-Dade county seeking careers in the information and technology industry.  The conference theme this year was “Bridge…

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NBC Winter Olympics on Silverlight

NBC and Microsoft are getting the band back together for a full Silverlight experience around the 2010 Winter Olympics. You’ll have DVR control of the video, including rewind, sharing, and saving clips. There will be a Facebook Connect feature to allow you to socialize the insanity (or coolness, depending on your POV) of skiing with…

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Each month through June 2010, we’ll bring you a 90-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs.

Title:  An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST Presenter: Tim Heuer Abstract:  Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology and take a higher…

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ARCast.TV - How to Improve Testability with a Modular Architecture

Mario Cardinal and Aaron Kowall discuss how to easily test in an autonomous way an application conceived with modular abstractions such as the "layer". Mario and Aaron discuss how to partition the concerns of the application into layers and best practices regarding application architecture and modularity.   ARCast.TV – How to Improve Testability with a…

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Virtual ARCHITECT COUNCILs | Innovation is the Name of the Game

Architects:  Adverse times are also best times for innovation!  Choosing the right battles to fight, and reinventing ourselves with less resources are par for the course today.  However, not all innovation needs to be revolutionary or transformative. In fact, in the current economic crisis, opportunities for innovation can be found in aspects of our core…

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ARCast.TV - Scott Hanselman on scaling websites with caching

Architecting an enterprise or web application for high performance, scale, and availability can be a challenge without an appropriate caching strategy.  One approach is to leverage a distributed caching platform to support the needs of performance, scale, and availability. In this ARCast episode, Scott Hanselman and Joe Shirey discuss Microsoft’s codename "Velocity" project and how…

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ProDev Briefing for Application Development Partners - Tampa 04/14/2009

Microsoft Partners face more challenges today than ever.  With restrictions on IT budgets and a concomitant demand for higher levels of service, there has never been a better time for partners to refocus on the fundamental value opportunities presented by Microsoft’s platform architecture and strategic roadmap.  Please join us for the ProDev Briefing for Application…

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Post-MIX Lap Around Azure Deck

Following the announcements last week at the MIX conference in Las Vegas, I have updated my Lap around Azure deck with some of the more important announcements that were made last week: FastCGI allows developers to deploy and run web applications written with non-Microsoft programming languages such as PHP . .NET Full Trust Removes limitations…

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Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight v2.0 (PRISM)

PRISM v2.0 just released! – What is PRISM?                  The Microsoft Patterns & Practices group has released updated Composite Client Application Guidance that is designed to help you more easily build modular Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client line of business applications. These types of applications typically feature multiple screens, rich, flexible user interaction and…

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P&P Pocket Software Architecture Guides Released

The Pocket Guides in the Application Architecture Pocket Guide Series are modular, focused guides that provide overviews and prescriptive guidance for a particular topic. Agile Architecture Method Pocket Guide The Agile Architecture Method Pocket Guide provides an overview and prescriptive guidance for the Agile Architecture Method. http://www.codeplex.com/AppArch/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=19797 Web Application Architecture Pocket Guide The Web Architecture…

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