One primary aim in relaunching SearchWindevelopment.com is to focus greater attention on .NET architecture. Web services, workflow, object-relational mapping and other concepts continue to change the way applications are assembled, and, just as you don’t want to find yourself in the dark, neither do we.
Fortunately, SearchWindevelopment.com has a great sister site, TheServerSide.NET, that focuses on issues of importance to the .NET architect. And, as TheServerSide.NET undergoes its own transition to a community-driven discussion board, SearchWindevelopment.com benefits from an infusion of articles, tutorials and book excerpts that focus on the aforementioned architectural topics.
Here is a sampling of some of that content.
Assembly versioning in the .NET Framework 2.0 — Assembly-resolution mechanisms for the .NET Framework 2.0 provide a view into the CLR, focusing on versioning and safe execution of assemblies sitting side-by-side.
Ten ways to unit test your .NET code — Verifiable code is less likely to cause problems during development and after delivery; however, it can often be difficult to write an adequate unit test, due to the way your production code is architected. In this column, Justin Gehtland looks at ten ways to structure your code to make it easier to verify with NUnit, or any other xUnit framework.
Shifts in .NET Object-Relational Mapping: Seismic and subtle — For some developers, ADO.NET is good enough to deal with their data needs. For some other developers, Object-Relational Mapping software is needed to successfully field their enterprise systems.
Scrum, Agile development methodologies mix with VSTS projects — Agile and Scrum development methodology practitioners are no longer considered renegades. At the same time, Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System is beginning to support Scrum practices.
Book excerpt: Using the Microsoft Enterprise Library — This chapter from Effective Use of Microsoft Enterprise Library explains how to build apps using application blocks.
We hope that you find this content both useful and relevant. We also hope that you get used to it, as you will see many more articles, tutorials and book excerpts in the coming weeks.