4/1/2011

6 Tips of Separation

Take ViewModel for a spin and unit test your Silverlight apps.


In-Depth

6 MVVM Tips: Leverage ViewModel and Unit Test Silverlight and WP7 Apps

The Microsoft Model-View-ViewModel pattern is an indispensable tool for developing applications for Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and Windows Presentation Foundation. Benjamin Day helps you avoid architectural pitfalls and create unit-testable and maintainable applications.


Improve Authentication with Windows Identity Foundation

Windows Identity Foundation turns authentication over to token servers, reducing demands on developers while preparing the way for a service-oriented world. It also integrates with the authorization mechanisms you're already using.


C# Corner

Using Expression Trees in Your APIs

How to translate C# code into expression trees to eliminate strings, standardize parameter validations and interact with other data structures.


DevDisasters

The Logic Behind Modern Maintenance

When the big merger was announced, the IT staff of both corporations was a little bit nervous, and with good reason: The day after the announcement, many redundant positions were eliminated.


Frameworks

Expanding Vision: Visual Studio One Year Later

A year ago this month Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, the most significant update to the company's IDE and code framework since .NET was first released in 2002.


Letters from Readers

What You Want to See

In the March Frameworks column and a related Desmond File blog post, Editor in Chief Michael Desmond asked what readers of Visual Studio Magazine would like to see more of in the months to come. Here are some responses.


Mobile Corner

Windows Phone 7: Building a YouTube Search App

New VSM columnist Nick Randolph kicks off his Mobile Corner column by showing how to build a YouTube search app using Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend.


Practical .NET

Why You Really Should Be Using LINQ

Peter Vogel introduces a new column on application development in the real world, and begins by advocating for Language Integrated Query.


Not Using LINQ Yet? Here's a Few Reasons Why.

Peter Vogel introduces a new column on application development in the real world, and begins by advocating for Language Integrated Query.


Redmond Review

MVP Summit Highlights a Shared Future

As I write this, this year's MVP Summit just ended, and before it even started, I knew I'd write this month's column about it.


VSInsider

Peering Ahead to Windows 8

By now, you may have heard rumblings of Microsoft's next big bet, Windows 8.


Product Reviews

WebMatrix Review: Enable Power Users

WebMatrix may not have a place in your toolbox, but it probably does have a place in your organization -- and it's one you should foster.


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