In-Depth Features


Overcome Common Threading Problems

Create a class that addresses common threading problems and overcome cross-thread calling and resource protection issues.

Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design

Learn how you can find design inspiration in unusual places, and break out of conventions that were established because of technical limitations.

Plug In RBAC Security for Enterprises

Reduce maintenance costs from security logic that is interwoven with application logic. Apply a simple design that lets you plug in a role-based access control component.

Integrate an LDAP Server Into Your System

Distinguished Names (DNs) are one of the least-understood LDAP server components. Get an introduction to them, and see how a virtual directory can help with DN management.

Wrapping the Java Rap

Open sourcing Java was the buzz at JavaOne, and discussions among attendees influenced part of the 2006 Java Technology Roundtable. Find out the experts' views on the state of Java.

Prepare for WPF Properly

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.

New MS Forefront Tools Improve Security

Microsoft's new Forefront products and Vista security enhancements were highlighted at this week's TechEd keynote.

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.