Issue: 2010 Jan/Feb

  • An invaluable self-starter kit from Paul, who has gone through this himself. Paul breaks it down into categories and other useful information you should know.If you are consid...
  • Aside from the obvious summary here, Sahil goes into details about why you should also be happy about these three SharePoint 2010 features. In his words, these features give a...
  • Chris launches a new series about the developer community and highlights some people, organizations, and events that you should know about.What is community?A quick look at th...
  • Deborah covers many of the different ways you can use lambda expressions to work with your lists and make your code easier to read and write.Lambdas provide shortcuts for sort...
  • Derick outlines how to achieve the benefits of low coupling, high cohesion, and strong encapsulation. He also shows how the five S.O.L.I.D. design principles can get you there...
  • Visual Studio 2010 makes T4 easier to find and supplies a powerful new feature called preprocessed templates. Kathleen shows you how to use T4 in Studio 2005 and beyond.Micros...
  • Ned introduces the most significant advance in error handling since exceptions and he shows you a new way to look at errors.This article introduces the most significant advanc...
  • First Premier Bankcard (www.firstpremier.com) is the 10th largest issuer of Visa and MasterCard credit cards in the United States.First Premier employs multiple thousands of p...
  • Martin introduces Design by Contract and Code Contracts, and gives you a sneak preview of Pex—Microsoft’s new test-suite generator. Along the way, he will show you how to add ...
  • Writing software is hard, particularly when the schedules keep programmers “nose to the grindstone”; every so often, it’s important to take a breather and look around the worl...