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  • WebSphere vs. .NET: IBM and Microsoft Go Head to Head

    by Abel Avram on  Aug 17, 2009 12

    After carrying out a number of benchmarks, Microsoft concluded that .NET offers better performance and cost-performance ratio than WebSphere. IBM rebutted Microsoft’s findings and carried out other tests proving that WebSphere is superior to .NET. Microsoft responded by rejecting some of IBM’s claims as false and repeating the tests on different hardware with different results.

  • Expression as a Compiler

    by Marc Gravell on  Aug 10, 2009 6

    The ability to dynamically generate code can greatly increase the expressiveness of developers. Repetitive code can be eliminated and complex decisions be pushed back to configuration files that can be changed by business analysts. In the past .NET developers built dynamic code using Reflection.Emit or CodeDom, but with LINQ Expressions a lightweight alternative has become available.

  • A Fusion of Proven Ideas: A Look Behind S#arp Architecture

    by Billy McCafferty on  Mar 16, 2009 6

    In this article Billy McCafferty presents S#arp Architecture, an ASP.NET MVC architectural framework meant to leverage current best practices in architecting ASP.NET web applications by providing a project code template which uses Domain-Driven Design techniques and has built-in support for NHibernate, Castle Windsor and SQLite.

Rapid Application Development using Naked Objects for .NET

Posted by Richard Pawson on  Dec 23, 2008

When time to release is critical, Naked Objects allows you to quickly generate a presentation layer from annotated domain objects. 22

Silverlight and Java Interoperability

Posted by Robert Bell on  Aug 05, 2008

Robert Bell, Microsoft, introduces interoperability scenarios for using Silverlight from Java and provides architectural guidance using sample code snippets. 3

Implementing Manual Activities in Windows Workflow

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  May 05, 2008

Windows workflow (WF) is an excellent framework for implementing business processes, but lacks support for human activities. This article describes a completely generic approach for changing this. 9

Book Published: Essential Windows Communication Foundation

Posted by James Vastbinder on  Apr 04, 2008

InfoQ is pleased to provide a hosted chapter from the recently published "Essential Windows Communication Foundation" authored by Steve Resnick, Richard Crane, and Chris Bowen.

Beyond Foundations of F# - Asynchronous Workflows

Posted by Robert Pickering on  Mar 23, 2008

Robert Pickering continues the conversation in this third article on F# and this time focuses on Asynchronous Workflows and the resulting peformance gains obtained when used.

Beyond Foundations of F# - Workflows

Posted by Robert Pickering on  Jan 03, 2008

Next in a series of articles on F#, Robert Pickering progresses the discussion to a deep dive on workflows which are the building blocks for creating DSLs. 1

Test Driven Development with Visual Studio for Database Professionals

Posted by Cory Foy on  Oct 18, 2007

Cory Foy walks through the process to implement Test Driven Development for business logic implemented in the database. 4

Steve Sloan on BizTalk Server 2006 R2

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Oct 04, 2007

InfoQ talked to Steve Sloan, Senior Product Manager, about the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 in the context of SOA.

Interview: Dino Chiesa on Microsoft's SOA strategy

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 04, 2007

InfoQ talked to Dino Chiesa, Director of Marketing for .Net in the Connected Systems Division to better understand Microsoft's SOA strategy and how customers were using WCF.

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