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  • Understanding the Varieties of .NET

    The goal of this article is not to go too deeply into the technical details of the different .NETs; plenty of technical resources are available, and pointers to some of them are provided. Rather the goal here is to answer a simple question: Which variety of .NET should you use in a given situation?

  • Metadata-Driven Design: Designing a Flexible Engine for API Data Retrieval

    Bulk data is commonly accessed via files & FTP. As the world moves toward APIs to facilitate collaboration, what are the requirements for data APIs? This article describes a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion. Two APIs operate in parallel to provide data changes as well as the data records themselves. An example demonstrates how API responses are parameterized using meta-data.

  • The Book of F# - Review and Interview with Dave Fancher

    The book of F#, authored by Dave Fancher examines the concepts associated with F# with the help of comprehensive explanation and relevant source codes. Towards the end of the book, Fancher provides coverage of advanced topics such as asynchronous and parallel programming.

  • An Overview of .NET/Mono Runtime Versions, Profiles, and Targeting Packs

    The .NET/Mono Framework has never been a single, unified stack and over the years Microsoft and Novell added several new versions to cover Linux, OS X, and mobile devices. With the introduction of Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11 we can expect one, maybe two more. In an attempt to clear up some of the confusion this article reintroduces all of the major profiles and many of the lessor know ones.

  • Scala.Net and Scala with Martin Odersky

    Scala.Net will be a version of Scala that supports the .NET ecosystem. We talked with Martin Odersky, Chairman and Chief Architect as well as co-founder of Typesafe, about Scala.Net, the version of Scala that support .Net as well as about Scala in general.

  • Dependency Injection with Mark Seemann

    Mark Seemann, author of Dependency Injection in .NET, talks to us about the differences between DI and Service Locators and the importance of having a Composite Root. He also touches on how these all relate back to the SOLID principals of object oriented design.

  • Raw Notes from Redmond

    During the first week of May InfoQ went to Redmond for an informal meeting to discuss emerging trends. Normally when we go on this sort of fact-finding mission the reporter’s notes are off the record but we asked for permission to publish them as-is. With the exception of removing email addresses and one piece of NDA material, these are the notes shared within our editorial staff.

  • Making Microsoft Sync Framework work with PostgreSql

    Microsoft Sync Framework is used for occasionally connected clients, for peer-peer applications, and other applications where data needs to be synchronized between multiple data stores. While it doesn’t include providers for non-Microsoft databases, the framework makes it easy to add that support. Roopesh Shenoy demonstrates using PostgreSql.

  • SOA Master Data Management in .NET 4.0

    Sharing data among applications in a complex corporate IT environment is unfortunately often reduced to sharing a common database or in some cases a cube. .NET 4.0 introduces a lot of industrialization tools that make the idea of an application independent SOA data repository reachable. This article explores some of those tools, and how they help make SOA data services flexible and non-intrusive.

  • MicroORM - A Dynamically Typed ORM for VB and C# in about 160 Lines

    Using the new DLR features in VB 10 and C# 4 you can build a configuration-free ORM that works well with legacy stored procedures. Though accessed using normal object-dot-property syntax, all the data objects are built at runtime based solely on the information returned by the database. And this is done with no interfaces to define, classes to implement, or data mapping definitions to write.

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

    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

    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.

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