Gone With the Week (APR 12 – 16, 2010)

Take a look to what independent media was covering while Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4 were launched.   RIA at Work: Silverlight 4 Released Kathleen Richards discusses the fourth version of Silverlight, its features and especially extensibility and companion goodies like the Silverlight Toolkit or WCF RIA Services. (Redmond Developer News) IronRuby…


Gone With the Week (Mar 22 – 26, 2010)

Here we offer our review on .NET development topics published on independent media.   Microsoft Has Released OData SDK and “Dallas” CTP 2 Abel Avram covers the release of Odata SDK, an AtomPub-based protocol facilitating data sharing over the web through REST-like requests sent by a consumer -.NET, Java, PHP, Objective-C (iPhone and Mac) and…


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

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 web pages for mobile devices. (DevConnections) Microsoft Doubles Down on jQuery Michael…


Gone With the Week (Mar 8 – 12, 2010)

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 Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. (ZDNet) Dragged Kicking and Screaming to Entity Framework…


Gone With The Week (Mar 1 – 5, 2010)

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 with its challenges. (Software Development Times) Redesign VB IDE Dialogs Karl Peterson unleashes ways to tweak VB…


How Connection Manager Connects

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, Marcus Perryman explains why the correct use of Connection Manager is vital when…


Going Places: Ink-Enabled Apps For Tablet PC

The process for ink capture and analysis on the Tablet PC is straightforward in managed code. To the uninitiated developer, however, creating unmanaged Tablet PC applications can be rather daunting. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Gus Class a quick introduction to the Tablet PC ink architecture and shows how to capture and…


Going Places: Building Adaptable Windows Mobile Apps

In 2008 there are now more than 140 different Windows Mobile phones available that support a variety of different options. Developers to be aware of these differences and to plan for them by building what are called adaptable applications—apps that work well and look great on all Windows Mobile devices. In the June 2008 issue…


Going Places: Provisioning Mobile Devices

Going Places is a new MSDN Magazine column devoted to mobile device development. The main focus will be on Windows Mobile phones and Tablet PCs, although any topic related to mobility is fair game. In the April 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Mike Calligaro talks about programmatically configuring — or “provisioning” — Windows Mobile devices….


Write an IM App with WCF in the .NET Compact Framework

Mobile devices often do not have static IP addresses or dynamic DNS entries that follow them around, making it difficult receive data pushed down from servers. But the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 solves many of these problems with two new binding elements to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) functionality that facilitate sending and receiving messages using…