alt.msdn – What Media Says on MS Development

Edd Morgan shows IronRuby interaction with POCOs and considerations to make this implementation run “on Rails.” Richard Campbell tells what .NET 4.0 does better than its previous versions regarding performance, thread management, and security, Glenn Block offers a primer on MEF for Visual Basic .NET developers in a Silverlight application. Rob Reynolds explains how to…

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alt.msdn – What Media Says on MS Development

Dojo father talks on how HTML 5 and JavaScript will take mobile web application development to the next level. Dino Esposito shows how ASP.NET made encoding HTML easier due to a new syntax and a new subsystem. Matthew Podwysocki delivers a new chapter on his series about Reactive Extensions for JavaScript (a simpler, alternative approach…

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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…

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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…

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brownfield development – other ideas?

If you haven’t been following it over the last couple of months, we’ve been running a series of articles about brownfield development – authored by James Kovacs, Kyle Baley, and Donald Belcham.  The big idea here is that rather than have yet another article or set of articles about implementing some new technology from the…


Thread Management and other CLR TidBits

Every month, the CLR team gives us insight into the core of managed code, .NET programming best practices, technologies underlying the CLR and .NET Framework, and other tips and suggestions. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Erika Fuentes and Eric Eilebrecht cover some common issues developers encounter when tuning multithreaded managed code, particularly…

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.NET Matters: False Sharing in Parallel Programming

There’s no programming model that magically eliminates all concurrency-related issues, so understanding how memory and caches work is still important to write efficient parallel programs. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Stephen Toub, Igor Ostrovsky, and Huseyin Yildiz explain how architectural limitations of memory cache can lead to incorrectly sharing data between threads…

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CLR Inside Out: Unhandled Exception Processing In The CLR

Unhandled exception processing shouldn’t be a mystery. It’s actually quite useful since it gives a crashing application an opportunity to perform last-minute diagnostic logging about what went wrong. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Gaurav Khanna discusses how unhandled exception processing for managed exceptions is implemented by the CLR. For more installments of…

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Foundations: Workflow Tips

In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Matt Milner covers several topics regarding development with Windows Workflow Foundation, some that are intended to address specific reader questions, such as how to safely share a persistence database across apps, and others that show how to leverage parts of the framework that do not get much…

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.NET Matters: Asynchronous I/O with WebClient

System.IO.File is a handy helper class for reading and writing data, but its methods support only synchronous operation. Is there an easy way to provide File’s functionality for asynchronous file I/O? In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Stephen Toub walks through several ways to implement asynchronous file I/O operations, including using the System.Net.WebClient…

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