Volume 25 Number 02
February 2010 Code Downloads
|Beyond MVP - Extending the MVP Pattern to Simplify UI Architecture
MVP has become a dominant pattern for UI design, but there are many interpretations of how to implement MVP. We take a look at some MVP-extending pattern and pull them into a holistic view of UI architecture.
|Cloud Computing - Windows Azure Platform for Enterprises
Learn all about Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform at the architectural level and how it addresses enterprise cloud computing concerns including economics, security, storage and more. Included are an Azure pricing table and a sample cost calculator.
|Cutting Edge - Predictive Fetch with jQuery and the ASP.NET Ajax Library
Dino Esposito builds upon his exploration of new data binding features coming in the ASP.NET Ajax Library, explaining how to implement the predictive fetch design pattern.
|Dynamic .NET - Creating Interactive Bing Maps with Silverlight and IronRuby
Silverlight provides support for dynamic languages such as IronRuby and IronPython. We’ll walk you through the creation of a custom Silverlight control using Bing Maps and IronRuby.
|Going Places - Gesture Magic
Windows Mobile 6.5 is the first version of the OS to expose gesture support to developers. Marcus Perryman explains how five touch screen gestures are handled, detailing message routing, the physics engine and some handy tips and tricks.
|Robotics - Writing and Testing VPL Services for Serial Communication
VPL, part of Robotics Developer Studio is intended for novice programmers, but is also useful for testing and prototyping. We write a simple serial port service that allows you to send and receive data.
|Test Run - WCF Service Testing with Sockets
There are many ways to test WCF services, but the socket-based approach is flexible and very useful for security and performance testing. We show you show you how to test a WCF service using a network socket based approach.
|UI Frontiers - Sound Generation in WPF Applications
A good case could be made that computers should not make noise except in response to a specific user command. We’re going to ignore that and show you how to play custom sounds in a WPF application.