In-Depth Features


Choosing the Right Client/Server Communication Option

Simplify your development process in n-tier client/server systems with Windows Communication Foundation.

Creating a Library of Common ASP.NET 2.0 Functions

Build a library of common ASP.NET 2.0 functions that will help you maintain and secure your Web sites.

Testing in Application Lifecycle Management

Understand the five phases of the application lifecycle, and learn which tests to perform in each of them.

Dealing With Uninvolved Customers

One of the keys to a successful software development project is participation from the business representatives. Here are a few tactics to help developers work with them.

Moving the Enterprise Platform Forward

Just in time for JavaOne, the JCP approves the openly developed Java EE 5 spec unanimously. The latest platform offers ease-of-use features and an overhauled programming model.

Profile: Innovative Information Delivery

Zimbra is looking to build on its reputation of taking Ajax to the limit.

Profile: Staking Out the Microsoft Component Space

ComponentOne is a big player in a niche it helped create, the third-party development space for Microsoft development tools.

Simplify Web Development with Visual Studio 6.0

If you want to build the flashiest, most dynamic site possible and reach the largest possible audience, read on

OLAP App Dev With ADO MD.NET: An API Smorgasbord

Discover an array of OLAP APIs for developing top-notch dedicated OLAP applications.

SQL Server Integration Services: Patterns and Practices for the Real World

Learn how you can apply Integration Services to the ETL paradigm in your business.

Introducing WinFX: The Managed Code Programming Model for Windows

Understand how WinFX simplifies software development and helps you build new types of applications.

Best Practices for Testing and Debugging Managed Code

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers features a built-in Unit Testing system that lets you define unit tests before you start programming and rerun your tests whenever you wish.

Build Service-Oriented Apps With WCF

Use Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) to build secure distributed solutions that integrate across platforms and interoperate with existing investments.

What''s So Good About SQL Server 2005 OLAP?

Understand the business imperative for SQL Server 2005''s new OLAP capabilities as well as how to implement them.

The Future of the Visual Studio Development Platform

This keynote from VSLive! Orlando focuses on best-of-breed solutions and reveals the direction of Visual Studio''s next release.

Create the Next-Generation User Experience With WPF

See how Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) includes support for advanced typography and layout, rich-media integration, and vector and 3D graphics.

VSLive! FL 2007: Reporting Innovations in SQL Server and Visual Studio 2005

Check out the new reporting tools in SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.

Report Builder: An Approach to Consuming Cubes and Relational Data

With SQL Server 2005''s Report Builder, users have the ability to consume both multidimensional and relational data.

Leverage New ASP.NET Security Controls

Learn how to integrate ASP.NET's built-in security tools with the features of your existing site.

Use VSTS for Advanced Testing

Get an overview of Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers and its Unit Testing Framework, Test Case Management, and Advanced Load Testing tools.