.NET Developments:

January, 2008


January 17, 2008  9:52 AM

Ajax applications, not their developers, should scream and shout

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

Ajax is cool, but the programming paradigm may be a bit overwhelming, particularly for those new to JavaScript, Web development or, gulp, both. Fortunately, Ajax remains relevant as it approaches its third birthday (hereby granting it AARP membership in the world of Web technologies), which means...

January 16, 2008  1:51 PM

Poll: Are you using Visual Studio 2008 yet?

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

As New Hampshire proved, polls can be pretty darned meaningless. But they're fun. It is for that reason that we bring you a poll about Visual Studio 2008 adoption. The new IDE came out at the end of November, and we're kinda curious about what kind of adoption rate it has seen so far. So go take...


January 16, 2008  12:24 PM

Looking for F# resources?

Yuval Shavit Profile: YuvalShavit

The folks in Microsoft Research have been trying out ideas in functional programming for quite a while. Not too long ago, Microsoft moved to begin to include

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January 14, 2008  11:09 AM

Beefing up the .NET Developments blog roll

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

One of the things we've been meaning to do for quite some time now is beef up our blog roll. We started by featuring four blogs -- WPF Reflections, Custom Application...

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January 11, 2008  12:55 PM

MFC library updates for Visual C++

Yuval Shavit Profile: YuvalShavit

A recent downloadable Visual C++ 2008 feature pack beta has power tools covering both the client and server sides of things. The VC++ 2008 MFC libraries...


January 9, 2008  1:29 PM

Gates offers preview of last day at the office

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

Sister blog Overheard in the tech blogosphere is pointing to a rather clever video from Bill Gates' keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this week. It's a mockumentary of Gates' last day as Microsoft...


January 8, 2008  5:54 PM

IronRuby and Ruby.NET, or A Tale of Two Rubies

Yuval Shavit Profile: YuvalShavit

A pretty simple question (''How does IronRuby differ from Ruby.NET?') turned into, naturally, a pretty complex chain of follow-up questions and then a series of conversations in the blogosphere. Ruby blogger Pat Eyler got the ball...


January 7, 2008  11:38 AM

Silverlight to power NBC’s Summer Olympics Web site

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

On the face of it, Silverlight and sports Web sites complement each other nicely. In fact, Silverlight is a part of both MLB.com and NBA.com, the respective sites for North America's major...


January 4, 2008  10:25 AM

Your name could be in lights

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

Our .NET Developments blog is approaching its two-month birthday. We certainly enjoy writing it, as it gives us a chance to bring you news and notes in a different, and hopefully more interesting and thoughtful, way than we have in the past. But, let's face it -- two guys sitting at computers,...


January 3, 2008  1:15 PM

Preparing for that job interview

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

Happy third day of 2008, dear reader! For many of you, the beginning of the new year may mean seeking out a new job, whether through promotion at your current company or by seeking new opportunities elsewhere. In either case, that'll likely mean going through an interview process and...


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