10/01/2009

Windows 7 Surfaces

Microsoft's new client OS is flying high, but should you rush to migrate your apps to Windows 7?


In-Depth

Windows 7 Surfaces

IN-DEPTH: Microsoft's new client OS is flying high, but does it really make sense to migrate your apps to Windows 7?


Ask Kathleen

Getting Current on MEF

ASK KATHLEEN: Readers explore Managed Extensibility Framework, using callback delegates and how to create the equivalent of a C# partial interface in Visual Basic.


Code Focused

Threading and the UI

ON VB: Four ways to synchronize threads with your app's user interface.


DevDisasters

OldMail Method

DEVDISASTERS: After three long interviews for a .NET developer position, Maxim received a fairly generous offer and accepted it on the spot.


Frameworks

All I Really Need to Know

Since announcing the Microsoft Interoperability Initiative early last year, we've seen the company move in a consistent and tangible direction toward greater openness, cooperation and interoperability.


Letters from Readers

Not So Clear

A VSM reader responds to the September 2009 cover story on how to use the Repository pattern to eliminate dependencies in Test-Driven Development.


Redmond Review

A Winning Campaign: Remain in Office

REDMOND REVIEW: Since Bill Gates proclaimed Microsoft's Internet strategy in his Internet Tidal Wave memo of 1995, people have been cynical of Microsoft's embrace of the public network.


News

.NET Rx Framework: A Watershed Advance in Asynch Programming

This summer Microsoft quietly released the first key components of its .NET Reactive (Rx) Framework, which allows developers to write Language Integrated Query (LINQ) expressions against events.


Product Reviews

Turbo Charge Visual Studio with DevExpress CodeRush

REVIEW: DevExpress CodeRush 9.2 is a powerful productivity booster for .NET developers that includes the Refactor! Pro tools from Developer Express.


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