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.NET Survival Guide

Any developer can tell you that it's a jungle out there, especially if you're a busy coder trying to stay on top of multiple Microsoft platforms and technologies. Whether it's constant refreshes to the .NET Framework or new approaches to managing programmatic data access, there just never seems to be time to master and consolidate skills.

You need look no further than the nearly feature-complete beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008, the second beta of .NET Framework 3.5 and the latest CTP of SQL Server 2008 to know what I'm talking about. Between November and February, you can expect a veritable blizzard of new products and technologies to blow in from Redmond.

Which is where the .NET Survival Guide comes in. In our Sept. 1 issue, we'll pull together expert insight and useful resources into a concise package, so you can quickly judge your exposure across a range of categories and disciplines. Worried about moving to multi-core savvy parallelized code? Have questions about emerging security practices? Need to make decisions about moving to rich Internet application development? The .NET Survival Guide will offer both answers and context for these questions.

But we need input from you. What technologies and issues do you feel need to be explored? Is there a specific topic expert you'd like to hear from? E-mail me at mdesmond@reddevnews.com and help us shape our first annual .NET Survival Guide.

Posted by Michael Desmond on 08/08/2007 at 1:15 PM


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