ASP.NET Dynamic Data: Build a Data-Driven Enterprise Web Site in 5 Minutes
It used to be a chore to build data-driven web apps with CRUD functionality. ASP.NET Dynamic Data makes it much easier to wire up a fully customized front end for your application. We'll show you how.
James E. Henry
Windows Foundation 4: Authoring Custom Control Flow Activities in WF 4
Control flow options in Windows Workflow Foundation 4 are not limited to the activities shipped in the framework. You can write your own and use them in combination with the ones provided in the box, as Leon Welicki describes.
Visual Studio: Use Multiple Visual Studio Project Types for Cloud Success
Patrick Foley explains how he took advantage of the strengths of several different Visual Studio project types to solve a real-world problem with a cloud-based, data-centric Web site.
Workflow Services: Scalable, Long-Running Workflows with Windows Server AppFabric
Windows Server AppFabric provides tools that make it easy to deploy, configure and run highly scalable web applications. We’ll show you how to use Azure to build highly scalable, long-running workflows with built-in persistence.
Silverlight Exposed: Using MEF to Expose Interfaces in Your Silverlight MVVM Apps
Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) lets you expose interfaces and classes in your Silverlight apps without having to expose the real implementation. We'll show you how it works.
Parallel Computing: Data Processing: Parallelism and Performance
How can you use parallel coding techniques to squeeze the utmost performance out of multi-core systems when processing data? There are many different approaches, but we show you the absolute best.
The Working Programmer:
Multiparadigmatic .NET, Part 5: Automatic Metaprogramming
Inheritance stands at the center of the object-oriented paradigm, but it isn’t always the best solution for all problems in OO programming, and despite its flaws and pitfalls, automatic metaprogramming, or code generation, is a useful tool to keep in your toolbox.
A Color Scroll for XNA
Charles this month serves up an introduction to XNA programming for Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight coders as he shows you how to build a color scroll control for Windows Phone 7.
Interceptors in Unity
The Unity framework provides dependency injection for .NET applications. We'll show you how to leverage the interception API in Unity 2.0 to inject your own functionality into exiting code.
Branch-Node Synchronization with SQL Azure
Learn how to use SQL Azure and the Sync Framework to move data between the corporate data center, various branches and individual devices.
Visual Studio Tools and Extensions
If Visual Studio is your IDE of choice, you have a plethora of tools to make it even better. Here’s a selection of some of the most valuable ones.