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

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  • Considering Bill Gates' Legacy

    The Post-Gates era at Microsoft begins in July 2008 as Bill Gates leaves day-to-day duties to oversee his philanthropic foundation. SearchWinDevelopment.com talked with a host of experts and pundits to try and gauge Gates' technology legacy. 

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    This section of the Visual Studio 2008 Learning Guide looks at what's new for Web and mobile application development. 

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    Whether you're learning .NET or consider yourself a .NET Framework pro, these resources will augment your skills in areas like Ajax, Visual Studio and .NET 3.0. 

  • Visual Studio 2005 Learning Guide

    We've added a plethora of articles, tips, book excerpts and other references to this learning guide, which dives deeply into Microsoft's IDE for application development. 

  • Mini-Guide: Web Development, Part 2

    In Part One, I pointed you to seven tutorial videos to help jumpstart your Web development by introducting you to ASP.NET starter kits, how-to's on building "Web-aware" applications and how to benefit by using compiled Web pages.

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    Here we offer coverage of VSLive, which recently came to Boston and covered topics like ASP.NET application security and improving smart client app performance. 

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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 thes... 

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  • 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. 

  • MVP view on Gates' legacy: Geeks can be cool, too

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  • Working with Web Parts in ASP.NET 2.0

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    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." 

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    Some Web page creators prefer to specify colors by name rather than by hexadecimal red-green-blue (RGB) intensity value. 

  • Document Object Model (DOM)

    Document Object Model (DOM), a programming interface specification being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), lets a programmer create and modify HTML pages and XML documents as full-fledged program objects. 

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    A browser is an application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide Web. 

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    Want to listen to the latest on .NET development? SearchVB.com podcasts feature expert commentary and news summaries that you can download and hear anytime. 

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    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 thes... 

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    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 Inter... 

  • Considering Bill Gates' Legacy

    The Post-Gates era at Microsoft begins in July 2008 as Bill Gates leaves day-to-day duties to oversee his philanthropic foundation. SearchWinDevelopment.com talked with a host of experts and pundits to try and gauge Gates' technology legacy. 

  • 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. 

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