Web Development


Microsoft Unveils Silverlight 5 Beta Features

Silverlight 5 offers improvements targeted at premium media experiences and enterprise apps, according to Microsoft. The public beta is slated for the first half of 2011.

The HTML5 Factor

During the 2010 Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in late October, the keynote address demonstrated Internet Explorer 9 and its superb support for HTML5.

Silverlight Futures

With HTML5 promising native support for video and animation, what can developers expect from Silverlight in the months to come?

Working With a Client-Side AJAX Control

If you're going to work with AJAX you should be, at least, considering using "pure" client-side code to create your UI. Peter looks at a popular (and free) JavaScript grid.

Visual Studio 2010 Tips: Debug WCF Services in Silverlight Apps

Learn how to create WCF services that are easier to troubleshoot and take advantage of the lightweight WCF configuration options offered in Visual Studio 2010.

Protect What's Yours

Is Microsoft helping HTML5 and the Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) stack harm its own products and market position? Historically, Microsoft has struck a delicate balance in melding homegrown and external technologies into a cohesive stack and a winning strategy.

Microsoft Contributes New Technology to jQuery

Microsoft and the jQuery team's announcements about the new data-driven plugins for jQuery have Peter all excited. He describes the plugins and what he's going to be doing with them in upcoming columns.

Microsoft Moves WebMatrix to Beta 2

WebMatrix Beta 2 is integrated with NuPack, a new open-source package manager Microsoft announced today. The company also released the ASP.NET MVC 3 Beta, which supports the Razor view-engine.

Microsoft Gets Philosophical About IE 9 Chakra Pains

The Microsoft Internet Explorer team on Wednesday described some of the decisions being made to accommodate the ECMAScript 5 spec in Internet Explorer 9.

Agile Platform 5.1 Aimed at Amazon Cloud

OutSystems this week released version 5.1 of its Agile Platform, featuring "1 Click" provisioning designed to help developers quickly get projects up and running on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Security Resources

Microsoft provided more information about security for Windows Azure, publishing a talk and white paper.

Road to Riches: Exploring the Foundations of the Emerging RIA Transformation

Change Management columnist Bola Rotibi continues her exploration of the challenges and opportunities shaping the adoption of user experience and rich Internet application development in the corporate space. (Part 2 of 2)

Microsoft Releases Platform Preview 4 of IE 9

Microsoft today released the fourth "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 9, the company's next-generation Web browser.

IE9 and HTML5: Deep Romance or Strange Bedfellows?

Microsoft knows HTML5 is coming, and Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) needs to implement it or face irrelevance.

Buried Riches: Can Vendors Overcome their RIA Flaws?

Change Management columnist Bola Rotibi explores the issues hindering development of rich interactive applications in the enterprise. (Part 1 of 2)

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