NET Architecture Best Practices

  • December 03, 2008 03 Dec'08

    Java application frameworks come to .NET

    Third-party application frameworks have been popular in the Java world for years, but several projects are now trying to bring those tools to .NET. Frameworks like Spring for .NET are introducing developers to concepts like aspect-oriented ...

  • October 08, 2008 08 Oct'08

    The faces of .NET/Java interoperability

    Web Services remain the primary tool for developers interested in integrating the functionality of .NET and Java applications. Sometimes speed is not a particular issue. But some developers face a much tougher challenge when looking to optimize ...

  • September 22, 2008 22 Sep'08

    .NET Development coming to a Cloud near you

    Cloud computing platforms allow developers to write applications with scalability built into the underlying infrastructure. But not all is the same in the Cloud.

  • September 18, 2008 18 Sep'08

    Distributed caching goes mainstream

    Distributing caching technology is starting to gain head of stream in the industry with numerous software companies -- some old, some new -- vying for a larger piece of the market.

  • March 12, 2008 12 Mar'08

    Scaling WCF applications can challenge development teams

    IDesign's Michele Bustamante told an SD West audience that scalability and throughput issues for Windows Communication Foundation can be addressed if proper consideration is given to channel overhead, the number of service hops, the hosting model, ...

  • November 19, 2007 19 Nov'07

    Microsoft developers balancing age-old issues, barrage of new technology

    A survey of more than 625 .NET developers and architects shows that they continue to grapple with age-old challenges while simultaneously easing into new tools and technologies.

  • November 12, 2007 12 Nov'07

    Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Summit 2007: Application Day

    Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Summit highlighted the best strategies for architecting .NET applications. This report focuses on the summit's day devoted to applications.

  • September 14, 2007 14 Sep'07

    Developer options for virtualization

    Developers increasingly use virtual machines (VMs) to assist designing, developing, testing and demonstrating programs. Microsoft joined the chase with its VM for Vista, but it is playing catch-up to first-mover VMWare.

  • December 08, 2006 08 Dec'06

    Actual Installer aims for better app installation

    Softeza Development's Actual Installer is a tool for creating custom installation packages by using a wizard-style interface.

  • September 26, 2006 26 Sep'06

    Q&A with "Domain-Driven Design" author Jimmy Nilsson

    Jimmy Nilsson studied the early authors of Doman-Driven Design. He put these notions into practice.

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    Tuning .NET applications for peak performance

    As .NET gains traction as an enterprise platform, experts say .NET app performance management is the next frontier. Many tools aim to make the .NET server pool more manageable.

  • December 22, 2005 22 Dec'05

    Decompile, analyze code with .NET Reflector

    .NET Reflector is a class browser and decompiler for .NET components with code analysis features that will also let developers see who uses any given class member.

  • December 14, 2005 14 Dec'05

    Patterns & Practices Summit 2005: Day 1

    The Patterns & Practices Summit West 2005 kicked off with a keynote address from Alan Cooper comparing modern day software engineering management to industrial age management principles. Day One also held presentations including a Smart Client Case ...

  • December 02, 2005 02 Dec'05

    My dinner with Cyber Ivar

    Our reporter asks questions of an online version of Ivar Jacobson, noted software methodologist. Discussed: processes, methodologies and software avatars that one can query.