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Ruby Beyond Rails

Posted by John Lam  on  Aug 30, 2008 5

At RubyFringe John Lam talks about his path to dynamic languages, some of the problems of making IronRuby run fast, and how the DLR helps with implementing languages.

Rob Windsor on WCF with REST, JSON and RSS

Posted by Rob Windsor  on  Jul 18, 2008 4

WCF is not just for SOAP based services and can be used with popular protocols like RSS, REST and JSON. Rob Windsor covers URI templates, the importance of HTTP GET in the programmable web, how to expose service operations via HTTP GET, how to control the format of data exposed by service operations, and finally how to use the WebOperationContext to access the specifics of HTTP.

Conquering XML with LINQ in Visual Basic 9.0

Posted by Beth Massi  on  Apr 23, 2008 3

In Visual Basic 9.0, XML becomes a built-in data type with a rich editing experience that completely eliminates the conceptual barrier between the code that you write and the XML that you're trying to express. It will cover tips, tricks, and gotchas so that developers reach peak performance when programming against XML with LINQ in Visual Basic 9.0.

Erik Meijer on C# 3.0 and LINQ

Posted by Erik Meijer  on  Feb 15, 2008 1

In this presentation from QCon, Erik Meijer discuss C# 3.0 and LINQ with Objects, XML, and relational data using O/R mapping with a focus on composition. This is a more in depth discussion building on top of his "Democratizing the Cloud" presentation.

Democratizing the Cloud

Posted by Erik Meijer  on  Aug 13, 2007 1

As the Dutch artist MC Escher once said "Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible". Hence we are trying to stretch the .NET framework to cover the Cloud such that it will become possible to incrementally and seamlessly design, develop, and debug complex distributed applications using your favorite existing and unmodified .NET compiler and deploy these applications anywhere.

Architecting for SOA

Posted by Beat Schwegler  on  Apr 10, 2007 7

In this decidedly non-marketing presentation, Microsoft Architect Beat Schwegler shows how service-orientation affects system architecture. He introduces the notion of a service model as a mediator between the business and technology models, and explains how a migration towards such an architecture could occur through a step-by-step architectural refactoring.

Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation (aka Avalon)

Posted by Billy Hollis  on  Jan 17, 2007

Billy Hollis provides a virtual walkthrough of Microsoft's rich client user interface framework formerly codenamed Avalon and now known as Windows Presentation Foundation. Billy begins with the WPF application model and XAML language then discusses controls and containers in depth.Billy finishes with a discussion of when and where to use WPF while pointing out best practices throughout.

Architecting Toronto.com with ASP.NET

Posted by Scott Howlett  on  Oct 17, 2006

Toronto.Com attracts over 700,000 unique visitors per month, and offers comprehensive and searchable access to business and event listings. Originally built in 1997, the Java/J2EE technology foundation for the site was expensive and time-consuming to maintain, and limited TorStar Digital's ability to share content and functionality between Toronto.Com and other properties.

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