Introduction to the CLR

The CLRThe Common Language Runtime (CLR) coupled with the Common Type system (CTS) provides the basis for numerous languages to work on the .NET Framework. But what is the CLR? It is an environment that compiles and runs executable code similarities to the Java Runtime. The CLR Performs its compilation on Managed code; this provides…

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Cider to help the XAML go down!

An Introduction to XAML, Cider and all things WPF: by Andy Sithers Let me begin with a confession. I’m laughably untalented as an artist – I constantly struggle to out-draw my 6-year old, and my 3-year old’s appreciation of colour and form leaves me standing. In fact, so challenged am I that if you gave…

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Xbox 360s – What do you think

Sara Barsley, President of Derby University Computing and Gaming Society reviews the new Xbox 360 On Wednesday 14 December, Derby University’s Computing and Gaming Society was given the opportunity to test 4 Xbox 360s. The games available to play were Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo, King Kong, Condemned and Project Gotham Racing 3. Incidentally, Kameo was…

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More, no less!?

First question, does LS work?! I am happy to say the answer is yes as you can see from the screen shot (Fig 1.1)  LS prints out the contents of the current directory in a nice neat way. Re-direction of text and piping work too, but with an added twist. Unlike BASH piping in MSH…

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Monad and a bit of BASH

Total Cost of Ownership, pretty GUI’s and of course the browser wars are always on the forefront of people’s minds when debating Microsoft. Unlike the usual debates the one thing for me which I miss from the Linux world, is the power and neatness of the command shell. From performing administration on a remote box…

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