.NET Developments:

March, 2008

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March 27, 2008  1:33 PM

Application threats seen to radio programmable pacemakers



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET application testing and security

How much foresight must engineers have? At what point do threats become absurdly remote? The questions arise, as I look at an item that recently crossed my desk. It provides a view into a future in which application security will endlessly enter uncharted regions. It has to do with hacking...

March 24, 2008  10:49 AM

Anonymous Methods – Elegance or Kludge



Posted by: Brein Matturro
C#, General Microsoft news, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0

According to Wikipedia, a kludge (or, alternatively, kluge) is a clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem or difficulty. In engineering, a kludge is a

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March 21, 2008  11:04 AM

Using WCF to Build a REST App



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Web services (Windows Communication Foundation)

Dino Chiesa, who previously wrote about how not to write a REST app, finally spills his guts on how to go about doing so. The basic metaphor in WCF is that services receive and respond to incoming communication, and clients initiate those communications. The REST service is an application that...


March 17, 2008  11:00 AM

LINQ, WPF supported in Visual Studio 2008



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Ajax, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation

Now that VS 2008 is out of the box, so to speak, it appears that a new era in Windows development is upon us. Language-Integrated Query is one of several game-changing technologies now supported in the Microsoft software kit. Although it is still early and there is a lot of learning to do, LINQ is...


March 12, 2008  2:26 PM

AJAX Enabled Web sites in Visual Studio 2008



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Ajax, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Visual Studio 2005 provides an Web site application template to create AJAX enabled ASP.NET Web sites. However, when you use Visual Studio 2008, you will not find this template in the New Web site creation templates.  The reason for this is that  Visual Studio 2008, by default creates a .NET...


March 11, 2008  10:52 AM

Bill Gates has been popping up a lot lately



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET programming downloads, General Microsoft news, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Bill Gates has been popping up a lot lately - at the Office Developer Conference, at the SharePoint Conference, and so on. An interesting leg on his journey - this is, after all, a


March 7, 2008  3:00 PM

Using Master Pages in Visual Studio 2008



Posted by: Brein Matturro
ASP.NET, General Microsoft news, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5, WinForms

The way you use Master pages has changed in Visual Studio 2008.  Remember, how in Visual Studio 2005 when you add a new Web Form in ASP.NET applications - you get to choose a master page to apply to the Web form.  If you choose to use a Master page - then the page that is added, when you check...


March 3, 2008  3:40 PM

Report from the field: Visual Studio 2008



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Methodologies (Team Development, Agile and so forth), VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

NOTABLE THIS WEEK - There is little question that tools these days are subject to rolling releases. Noris there much question that bosses still look for reasons to put off new migrations. Developers want to get their hands on the newest stuff so they are ready when the tools and runtimes are truly...


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