Mohammad Akif provides an overview of the release the .NET Framework 3.0. While there are no changes in the CLR there are significant additions to framework itself in the form or a new language, XAML, and brand new libraries like WPF, WF and WCF. In order to unleash its full potential Architects need to understand the changes and possibilities of this latest release of .NET.
Aaron Erickson introduces his new LINQ extension Indexes for Objects (i4o). Indexes for Objects allows for fast lookup against in-memory collections while retaining the LINQ syntax and semantics. He also discusses how expression trees interact with LINQ and how they can be leveraged in other scenarios.
InfoQ had a chance to sit down with Aleksandar Seovic and Mark Pollack the co-creaters of Spring.NET. Spring.NET is an application framework that brings AOP, a Dependency Injection container and data access framework to .NET. It is not a complete port of Spring to .NET yet it preserves the tenets of Spring.
.NET developer Stephen Chu gives us some insight into his transition to Ruby on Rails programming. 28
Scott Allen walks through the implementation of a HandleExternal Event Activity in Windows Workflow Foundation that is used to handle events raised by the process that is hosting the workflow runtime.