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NET 4.5.1 Is Bigger Than It Appears

by Jeff Martin Follow 19 Followers on  Jun 27, 2013

When Microsoft announced version 4.5.1 of the .NET Framework, it would have been safe to assume it is a minor point release. That has turned out to be a false assumption, as this update will affect nearly .NET with a slew of performance enhancements, debugging tools, and increased productivity.


WebSocket Support In Windows 8

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 29, 2012

As both the WebSocket Protocol and the WebSocket API gain full-fledged support in the Windows 8 Consumer preview, ASP.NET developers can start taking advantage of the bidirectional capabilities by using System.Web.WebSockets library.


The Story of Read-Only Collection Interfaces in .NET

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  Oct 18, 2011 2

.NET 4.5 adds two new collection interfaces, IReadOnlyList and IReadOnlyDictionary. While these interfaces are quite humble on the surface, they expose the rather complex story of backwards compatibility, interoperability, and the role of covariance.


Managed Extensibility Framework: What It is and Where It is Going

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  Oct 10, 2011

As the name implies, Managed Extensibility Framework is a framework for extending .NET applications. In a recent Channel 9 interview Oleg Lvovitch and Kevin Ransom talked about the history of MEF and what’s planed for version 2.