Issue: 2008 Sep/Oct

  • Sept/Oct 08 Editorial by Rod Paddock
  • How did we ever survive without social networks? I asked myself that today and couldn’t come up with an answer I liked. If I need to find contact information for that DBA I wo...
  • In my previous article, I talked about 10 things you wish you knew before you started your SharePoint project.The first five things were focused more towards the architecture ...
  • Polyglot programming refers to leveraging existing platforms by solving problems via solutions that compose special purpose languages.This concept leverages the multi-language...
  • F#, the latest member of the Visual Studio family of languages, offers some enticing advantages over C# and Visual Basic, stemming from its functional-object fusion nature.Ori...
  • Microsoft’s IronRuby project brings a powerful and fun dynamic language to the Windows platform. In this article, I’ll examine the history of Ruby and the IronRuby project at ...
  • IronPython is easy to learn yet surprisingly powerful language for .NET development. In this article, I’ll introduce you to IronPython and demonstrate it differs from C# and V...
  • The key to understanding lambda expressions is understanding delegates. Delegates play a tremendously important role in developing applications for the .NET Framework, especia...
  • With Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5, developer’s data access options have increased substantially. In addition to using ADO.NET to create DataReaders or DataSets, Microsoft h...
  • Visual Studio 2008 as well as the .NET 3.0 extensions for Visual Studio 2005 add several new templates that allow you to quickly create .NET 3.0 items such as WPF forms, Workf...
  • In .NET Rocks! episode 355, Richard and I talked to Ted Faison about event-based and event-driven programming. There’s more to it than you think. Ted Faison has more than 30 y...
  • Finding what you need in the Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 documentation, which has over 200,000 topics, can be a daunting task. The Doc Detective is here to help, utilizing ...
  • Ken Getz .Finalize() column for September/October 2008