In-Depth Features


New Technology Offers Dev Challenges, UI Improvements

Developers who work on the UI side of advanced apps must learn new technology for forms-based dev to improve the user experience.

Get Ready for WSS v3 and MOSS 2007

WPF is going to change the way you write graphics applications, but it's going to take a while before you see it adopted broadly.

Top Visual Studio Products Honored

VSM presented its annual Readers Choice Awards to the Visual Studio vendor community.

Realize New Functionality in .NET 3.0

The .NET Framework 3.0 represents a major set of functionality in .NET, and yet doesn't change any existing .NET Framework 2.0 libraries, compilers, or features.

Technical Leadership is Not Project Management

Application development is messy and unpredictable. Here are three key things a technical leader should do to deliver software in spite of the chaos and change that can accompany a project.

Best Practices for Design and Modeling

Here's how to look for warning signs that might indicate future problems, and how to balance your design decisions accordingly.

Improve Development of Data-Centric Apps

Use Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals to extend your team''s functionality and improve collaboration.

Extreme ASP.NET 2.0 Databinding

Increase productivity and consistency by leveraging your ASP.NET 2.0 databinding capabilities.

Validate Business Objects Declaratively

Take advantage of .NET attributes to provide robust validation for your business objects, while generating user-interface validation automatically.

Inside C# 3.0: Extension Methods, Query Expressions, and Expression Trees

Move beyond the techno-speak, and learn how you can leverage new features in C# 3.0.

7 Tips for Software Versioning

It'd be ideal to have versioning support in the core language specs for .NET and Java. But in the absence of such features, you can still do things today to build applications that show resilience in the face of change.

Extending Microsoft p&p ObjectBuilder

Use ObjectBuilder to access dependency-injection benefits and avoid application performance problems.

Managing Enterprise Governance: When the Enterprise Outgrows the Span of Control

Discover how EA and governance give managers the necessary tools for streamlining user services and creating platforms that deliver faster and cheaper services.

Identify the System's Highest Priorities

Determining the priorities of one software feature over another can be difficult. Here's how to tackle that challenge.

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.