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  • Q&A: Visual Studio expert on using Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC and XAML

    When learning Visual Studio 2010, how do you decide on WPF or Silverlight? When will you have to move from visual editors to actual code, and what challenges might you face with ASP.NET MVC? In this Q&A, author and Microsoft MVP Joe Mayo tackles these topics and discusses some of his favorite VS2010 productivity tools.

  • Where Microsoft fits in the open source world

    Brian Goldfarb is director of Developer Platform and Tools at Microsoft. In a recent email interview, he talked about Microsoft's evolving strategy on open source and contributions the company has made to the open source community.

  • domain name

    A domain name locates an organization or other entity on the Internet. For example, the domain name "www.totalbaseball.com" locates an Internet address for "totalbaseball.com" at Internet point 199.0.0.2 and a particular host server named "www."

  • Static methods are a code smell

    Static methods work best as only utility methods. Learn what constitutes a code smell and how to best avoid these potential issues.

  • Introduction to ASP.NET's Model View Controller (MVC) Design Pattern

    Microsoft is working on an MVC framework, which will let ASP.NET developers decouple their data, events and views and enable a more flexible application architecture.

  • Silverlight, Ajax components require different approach to UI

    Ajax components and Silverlight components aren't just different in their underlying technologies, according to UI components vendor Infragistics. Users also expect a different look and feel depending on which technology they're using.

  • static IP address/dynamic IP address

    A static IP address is a number (in the form of a dotted quad) that is assigned to a computer by an Internet service provider (ISP) to be its permanent address on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses to locate and talk to each other on the Internet, much the same way people use phone numbers to locate and talk to one another on the telephone. When you want to visit whatis.com, your computer asks a domain name system (DNS) server (think telephone information operator) for the correct dotted quad number (think phone number) for whatis.com and your computer uses the answer it receives to connect to the whatis.com server.

  • An editor's consideration of Gates

    A lot of viewers saw Bill Gates as lucky. One person's consideration of Gates, as he leaves Microsoft's day-to-day high-tech battles to address humanitarian concerns, is that he is also notable for his common sense approach.

  • Thoughts on Bill Gates' legacy

    Lou Mazzucchelli, a venture partner with Ridgewood Capital, shares his thoughts on Bill Gates' legacy, which he hopes has yet to be created.

  • Goodbye, Mr. Gates

    Experts and pundits, friendly and otherwise, take a reckoning on Bill Gates and his legacy. His long-awaited retirement from day-do-day Microsoft chores is nigh.

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  • ASP.NET Ajax Tutorial

    This reference introduces developers to Microsoft's ASP.NET Ajax framework with a plethora of tips, tutorials and webcasts.

  • Simplifying .NET performance management

    dynaTrace has unveiled the next major version of its flagship application performance measurement (APM) tool, which includes FastPacks that simplify the process of monitoring Microsoft applications.

  • How to use jQuery to solve Javascript browser compatibility problems

    Javascript compatibility between Firefox, Internet Explorer and other browsers can make Ajax and Javascript effects a headache. Each browser does things just a bit differently, forcing Web developers to check which browser the user has and branch their code into if-else statements accordingly. Learn how to use the Javascript library jQuery to solve browser compatibility problems for you.

  • Silverlight, Ajax components require different approach to UI

    Ajax components and Silverlight components aren't just different in their underlying technologies, according to UI components vendor Infragistics. Users also expect a different look and feel depending on which technology they're using.

  • Visual Studio's IntelliSense for jQuery doesn't autocomplete correctly

    Microsoft announced at PDC that Visual Studio's IntelliSense now supports jQuery, a powerful Ajax library. But it turns out it doesn't autocomplete all of jQuery's commands correctly. This tip explains what's broken - and what you need to do to use IntelliSense for jQuery.

  • Internet Explorer 8 beta's development tools add source visualizations

    IE 8 lets you see Web pages' internal structures by outlining elements like DIV tags and tables. You can also switch the browser's rendering mode to make sure your page works across standards. Learn how to use Internet Explorer 8 beta's development tools with this tip.

  • static IP address/dynamic IP address

    A static IP address is a number (in the form of a dotted quad) that is assigned to a computer by an Internet service provider (ISP) to be its permanent address on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses to locate and talk to each other on the Internet, much the same way people use phone numbers to locate and talk to one another on the telephone. When you want to visit whatis.com, your computer asks a domain name system (DNS) server (think telephone information operator) for the correct dotted quad number (think phone number) for whatis.com and your computer uses the answer it receives to connect to the whatis.com server.

  • Microsoft PDC gives a taste of Windows 7, Visual Studio 2010

    A pair of keynotes on day 2 of PDC gave developers a glimpse of Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010, and then showed them how to build a basic application for Windows Azure, the cloud computing platform that took center stage at the conference yesterday.

  • Widgetbox provides good example of how to use Facebook Developer Toolkit

    Web widgets are cropping up all over the Internet, and developers can use them to build applications for sites like Facebook and WordPress. Learn how Widgetbox used the Facebook Developer Toolkit to make building simple Web widgets quick and easy.

  • VBScript Tutorial

    VBScript (Visual Basic Scripting Edition) is an interpreted scripting language from Microsoft. It is a subset of the Visual Basic programming language and follows the same syntax. Learn more in this introductory tutorial.

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  • Silverlight Tutorial

    Silverlight is Microsoft's framework for building browser- and platform-agnostic Web apps. This resource will help developers see what Silverlight can do for them.

  • Q&A: Exploring Microsoft Azure, cloud and Silverlight futures

    Software veteran Andrew Brust deals out new insights into the present scene and futurescape of Microsoft Azure, Silverlight and cloud computing. In particular, Brust -- chief of new technology at twentysix New York -- analyzes where Azure is now, whom it is for and what the adoption curve is likely to look like.

  • Trusted and sandboxed applications in Silverlight 4

    Silverlight is a Web technology, or at least is deployed via a browser. To mitigate security concerns Silverlight is constrained to run in a sandbox. This sandbox restricts what the Silverlight application can do to the local computer.

  • Silverlight 4 overview: Ready for prime time

    The Silverlight 4 beta release is available for download. Get a quick overview of the new features including Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend for .NET 4 Preview.

  • Inside Visual Studio 2010

    Microsoft is released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. Find out key features of Microsoft's next-generation development environment, and learn key features of the Framework, Visual Basic, and C#.

  • Microsoft lightens up to Eclipse for PHP, Azure related application building

    Microsoft is working with open source companies Tasktop Technologies and Soyatec on interoperability projects focused on using the Eclipse platform to take advantage of the new features in Windows 7 and Window Server 2008 R2, and improve Java and PHP interoperability with Windows Azure and Microsoft Silverlight.

  • How to encode video markers for consumption in Silverlight and WPF

    Do you want a caption to display beside a video at a certain point or for some animation to start once a video has reached an important part? Using a tool such a Microsoft's Expression Encoder you have the ability to encode time-based markers in your videos. Then using Silverlight or WPF in conjunction with Expression Encoder makes responding to those encoded markers a breeze.

  • How to access cross domain Web services from Silverlight without a policy file

    With the release of Silverlight 2 and now version 3 you are provided with rich Web service support. Silverlight provides support to access many types of Web services including POX, REST, and SOAP services.

  • How to develop applications targeting both Silverlight and WPF

    With the release of Silverlight 2 and 3 Silverlight functionality is moving much more in line with that of WPF. Even still, many scenarios exist where WPF and Silverlight versions of an application are warranted. There are several patterns and practices you can use to develop applications targeting both Silverlight and WPF.

  • Microsoft takes on Adobe with Silverlight 3

    Microsoft continues to enhance Silverlight as it looks to compete with Adobe Flex's scope and depth. The Rich Internet Application (RIA) software is expected in Microsoft-centric organizations wishing to leverage .NET platform skills.

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  • Where Microsoft fits in the open source world

    Brian Goldfarb is director of Developer Platform and Tools at Microsoft. In a recent email interview, he talked about Microsoft's evolving strategy on open source and contributions the company has made to the open source community.

  • Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010

    Embarcadero Technologies announced a new version of its RAD Studio, called RAD Studio 2010, featuring updated versions of Delphi, C++ Builder, and Delphi Prism and comes in three SKUs: Professional, Enterprise, and Architect.

  • How to use jQuery to solve Javascript browser compatibility problems

    Javascript compatibility between Firefox, Internet Explorer and other browsers can make Ajax and Javascript effects a headache. Each browser does things just a bit differently, forcing Web developers to check which browser the user has and branch their code into if-else statements accordingly. Learn how to use the Javascript library jQuery to solve browser compatibility problems for you.

  • Microsoft webcast series previews new Visual Studio 2010 features

    A new Channel 9 webcast series is focused on new features in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0. In episode 2, Microsoft technical evangelist Jason Olson gives an overview of VS 2010's improvements to Web development, business application development and the IDE's interface.

  • Visual Studio's IntelliSense for jQuery doesn't autocomplete correctly

    Microsoft announced at PDC that Visual Studio's IntelliSense now supports jQuery, a powerful Ajax library. But it turns out it doesn't autocomplete all of jQuery's commands correctly. This tip explains what's broken - and what you need to do to use IntelliSense for jQuery.

  • Dundas Map for .NET kicks up geographic visualization

    Internactive map controls speed up the development process in Dundas Maps, a development toolset that works with both Windows Forms and ASP.NET to integrate map- and geographic-based visualizations with data-driven applications.

  • Use PHP with Visual Studio to create Web sites

    PHP developers can use PHP preview engines from within Visual Studio in order to access a Model View Controller. It is also possile to do simultaneous, interactive debugging of both server side and client side code using a tool known as VS.Php.

  • VB code: Internet application downloads

    This installment of our download series offers Internet development help. Our latest downloads include an html editor, a currency converter and an app that streams weather data.

  • Set of ASP.NET controls addresses data entry

    Peter's Data Entry Suite, a product by developer Peter Blum, provides a set of more than 70 ASP.NET controls that focus on various aspects of data entry

  • Spring.NET 1.1 brings AOP to .NET development

    After gaining footing in the Java world, the Spring.NET framework is making its way to the .NET platform. Working now with the ASP.NET Web application platform, Spring.NET supports Dependency Injection for pages, controls, modules and providers, while easing the creation of bi-directional data bindings.

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