October 2005 - Simplify Interoperability
How Yukon lets you take advantage of the new kernel-mode Http.sys listener for interoperable native Web services. Plus leveraging databinding in ASP.NET 2.0, the status of Microsoft security, why writing a better Windows service is harder than you might think (but we show you how), using CodeSmith 3.1 to generate code rapidly ane more.
Microsoft has improved security for its overall platform in several key areas, but holes remain, most notably in its developer tools.
Writing a Windows service is significantly more involved than many authors would have you believe. Here are the tools you need to create a Windows service robust enough for the real world.
Take a look at the latest third-party add-ons, including one that simplifies managing, running, and scheduling tasks across platforms to enable application integration and data-center automation.
VSTS is an example of Microsoft branching out with the new Visual Studio 2005.
Microsoft has a reputation for tools that don't meet quality and security requirements needed to build enterprise-ready apps. Despite recent successes, is this reputation still deserved?
A VSM reader argues that Java and C/C++ developers should move to C#, while VB programmers should stick to VB.NET.
Databinding in ASP.NET 2.0 is a different beast from its original implementation in ASP.NET -- there are more databinding controls and a radically different approach that gets more done with less code.
CodeSmith Professional Edition is code-generation tool that uses a template-based approach with a syntax similar to ASP.NET's. Plus a quick look at Graphics Server .NET.