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  • Introduction to Graph Visualization with Alexander Smirnov

    by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 17, 2013

    To help the user understand what they are seeing, developers often turn to bar and pie charts. But that only works for discrete data; when at the links between data other tools come into play. We asked Alexander Smirnov, creator of GraphX, to explain what graph visualization is and how it can be used.

  • 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.

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.

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.

Building a WPF Application in IronRuby

Posted by Edd Morgan on  May 25, 2010

This article covers working with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in IronRuby, event handling, working with XAML, inheriting from CLR classes, and reducing verbosity in IronRuby code. 2

WPF Unleashed - Review and Sample Chapter

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 27, 2007

InfoQ presents its review of Adam Nathan's WPF Unleashed. Also included is a sample chapter covering WPF's property and event system, a system that is unlike anything else on the Windows platform. 4

WPF as a Rich Client Technology

Posted by Ian Griffiths on  Dec 20, 2006

WPF expert Ian Griffiths compares WPF to Ajax/DHTML, Swing, and Flash. Ian then looks at some scenarios where you might usefully build a WPF front end using Java as the back-end technology. 13

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