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  • What to Use on the Microsoft Stack

    by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 11, 2013 6

    With Microsoft’s unwillingness to officially deprecate technologies such as Silverlight, figuring out which technologies on the .NET stack have a future and which should be avoided can be challenging. To help you out, we have summarized what we know of Microsoft’s intentions when it comes to business applications.

  • Windows and Line of Business Applications: No Good Options

    by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 04, 2013 18

    At Build 2013 Microsoft unveiled a number of new features that make the WinRT platform more interesting for developers working on LOB applications, but without a deployment story WinRT simply isn’t viable. Meanwhile WPF, like Silverlight and WinForms, has entered its twilight phase.

  • Sharing Code in WCF without Code Generation

    by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 23, 2013 1

    One of the principal problems with normal WCF development is code reuse. No matter how well you design your classes on the server, once the proxy generator has touched them you get nothing but simple DTOs. This article shows how to bypass the proxy generator so that your client and server can share code.

Interview with Mathew MacDonald, Author of Pro Silverlight 5 in C#

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  May 29, 2012

We spoke with Matthew MacDonald about Silverlight’s changing role in the developer’s toolbox, some highlights from Silverlight 5. We also have a sample chapter on Silverlight animation from his book. 4

Rob Eisenberg on Caliburn.Micro and MVVM

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  May 07, 2012

We spoke with Rob Eisenberg, creator of Caliburn and Caliburn.Micro, about his experiences creating the popular framework and his thoughts on the MVVM in general.

Three Tips to Successfully Load Test Microsoft Silverlight Applications

Posted by Rebecca Clinard on  Aug 22, 2011

Given the way new Silverlight technologies work when deployed as internet/intranet applications, a careful approach to testing is important. Rebecca Clinard offers tips to make you more successful. 2

HTML 5 or Silverlight?

Posted by Daniel Jebaraj on  Aug 08, 2011

Daniel Jebaraj of Syncfusion weighs in on the future of Silverlight and HTML5 with guidance on how to choose between the two. 18

Book Excerpt and Interview: Silverlight 4 in Action

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 16, 2010

Silverlight 4 in Action is a comprehensive guide to Silverlight . It features examples that explore layout, control extensibility, communication and binding models, rich media and more.

Virtual Panel: The Current and Future State of RIA

Posted by Scott Delap on  Feb 26, 2009

InfoQ recently conducted a virtual panel on the current and future state of RIA and Ajax technologies.

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

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