Interesting reading: SOA with .NET & Windows Azure

I recently came across the information about the following book availability: Real-World SOA with Microsoft .NET and Windows Azure and according to the people reviews and feedback it is really great. A sneak peek into the content gives you this (filtered through my/Azure eyes): Table of Contents Part I: Fundamentals … Chapter 8: Cloud Services…


Application Server Extensions for .NET 4 Installation

During the last days I was playing around with the Windows Server AppFabric on my local machine. Application Server Extensions for .NET include a couple of functionalities, such as distributed caching (previously known as Project Velocity), workflow management and service management. Along with the mentioned functionality you also get some additions to your IIS Management…


Debugging Parallel Applications in VS2010

Most of you following Visual Studio 2010 product development are aware that there will be a parallel applications support available for .NET Framework 4.0, since parallel programming is becoming a part of the framework. You can check more about Parallel Programming in the .NET Framework on the MSDN. What is interesting are all the features…


STM.NET available on MSDN Labs

Software Transactional Memory (STM.NET) was just made available for C# developers on MSDN Labs home. It is a mechanism for efficient isolation of shared state.  The programmer demarcates a region of code as operating within a transaction that is “atomic” and “isolated” from other transacted code running concurrently. If you want to read more about…


SpicIE – Simple Plug-In Creator for Internet Explorer

In case you are interested in the development of you own Plug-Ins for Internet Explorer 7/8 this framework might come very useful. SpicIE, which is available as a free download, basically encapsulates COM objects, needed to write an IE Plug-In, and provides you an easy way to write Plug-Ins in a .NET environment, so you…


ASP.NET MVC 1.0 was released

For all of you advanced web developers there are some good news: ASP.NET MVC 1.0 was released and you can download it here.


ASP.NET MVC RC1 is available

Get it on ASP.NET MVC site. A short description of the pattern from the mentioned site: “The Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern separates an application into three main components: the model, the view, and the controller. The ASP.NET MVC framework provides an alternative to the ASP.NET Web Forms pattern for creating MVC-based Web applications. The ASP.NET…


Playing with Distributed Cache

I just got around to play with Distributed Cache (Project Velocity) in .NET and I am amazed how easy it is to use such a storage and it puzzles me why didn’t we have this available before. Here is a short description of what I was playing around with. 1. First you have to install…


Podcasts about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0

Redmond Visual Studio team is working on a series of 10-4 weekly podcasts that explain the features and new things developers can expect in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0. The video podcasts are available via Channel9 site and are highly recommended!


Distributed Cache and Microsoft Project Velocity

One of my favorite topics with software architecture and development is definitely storage of data in distributed applications. If you basically look at the fact that data in distributed apps is usually stored in all layers in all sorts of different ways, you soon end up thinking about a way on how to really optimize…