In this interview from RubyFringe, John Lam talks about his work on IronRuby and how Microsoft is approaching Open Source software development.
Greg Young sat down with Rustan Leino and Mike Barnett of Microsoft Research to discuss Spec#. Spec# is a superset of C# and allows developers to impose contracts on their own code and verify it. This benefits developers by allowing them to find their own errors sooner saving time and resources.
In this panel discussion from QCon San Francisco, several influential leaders of the software development community discussed and debated the future of the Java language and APIs based upon the lessons we have learned from the past. Topics included static versus dynamic languages, removing code from Java, forking the JVM, and the next big programming language.
In this interview, Jimmy focuses on LINQ to SQL and ORM. Jimmy has tried to create a similar technology to LINQ to SQL in the past, but without similar results. While LINQ to SQL is a step in the right direction, .NET still lags behind other programming languages in object-relational mapping capabilities.
Windows Presentation Foundation is a fundamental shift from how interactive applications have previously worked in Windows. In this interview, Ian Griffiths talks about the key features of WPF such as XAML, composition, layout, animation, and data binding. Included is advice on when to use WPF and its sister technology Windows Forms.
The project code-named TESLA in Microsoft Research is being spearheaded by Brian Beckman and Erik Meijer. LINQ is the first technology aimed at democratizing the Internet coming from Microsoft. From Monoids to LINQ, Brian and Erik provide insight into the future of the .NET Framework languages at Microsoft and how they plan to change the Cloud as we know it today.
Workflow Foundation is a new workflow engine from Microsoft. Microsoft is embedding Worfklow Foundation in many of its products like Office 2007, Windows Vista and soon Biztalk itself. Matt Winkler, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, walks through the story of Workflow Foundation, when to use it and the futures planned in the next version.
LINQ creator Erik Meijer talks about the design and capabilities of LINQ, how to use it, why to use it, how it differs from XQuery, how it addresses ORM, extension methods, EDM, and more.
Scott Allan is interviewed by David Totzke on Windows Workflow Foundation, recorded a year ago at VSLive Toronto. Scott talks about the capabilities of Windows Workflow foundation, how it integrates into application development, how Microsoft is using WWF in its own products, DSLs and WWF, and architectural pattterns possible with WWF.
Join Richard Hale Shaw as InfoQ peppers him with questions about the C# language and differences between C# 2.0 and 3.0. Richard provides insights developing with the Enterprise Library and waxes wisely on Generics and IEnumerator.
InfoQ sits down Mohammad to discuss the myths of SOA, common pitfalls in designing for SOA, J2EE and .NET interoperability and injecting the Security Development Lifecycle into enterprise development lifecycles.
David Totzke interviews with Billy Hollis, prolific writer and speaker on all things Visual Basic.NET and .NET in general. Billy shares his thoughts on Windows Forms, WF, Data Binding as well as why he doesn't use Data Binding. He provides insight on when developers should use Patterns and Practices Application Blocks and prognosticates his view of the future of .NET.