February 2006 - Lock Down Your Files

Improve your security by taking advantage of file access control with the .NET Framework 2.0's System.Security.AccessControl namespace. Plus drilling down on forms authentication in ASP.NET, creating a dynamic application where Web Parts negotiate what data they will share with each other, writing unit tests with VSTS and more.

Special Reports

Drill Down on Forms Authentication

ASP.NET 2.0 provides a robust set of functionality for implementing rich and flexible forms authentication in your applications.

Desktop Developer

Write Unit Tests With VSTS

VSTS introduces data-driven unit testing; learn how this feature works and how you can take advantage of this with data-driven unit testing in your applications.

Developer Product Briefs

Lock Down Your Files

Use the .NET Framework 2.0 to perform file access control, which serves as your innermost wall to protect the network castle from intruders.

BA Architect, More

Take a look at the latest product updates, plus a new data management tool for developers working with ADO.NET compatible data sources.

Getting Started

Negotiate Between Web Parts

Learn how to create a dynamic application where Web Parts negotiate what data they will share with each other.

Letters from Readers

Brainpower Makes the Difference

A reader disputes that prospects for programmers are declining, arguing instead that it is brainpower and know-how that make the difference today. If you have them, you'll be fine.

First Looks

ComponentOne Studio Enterprise: Build .NET 2.0 App

ComponentOne Studio Enterprise doesn't lack for anything-including the kitchen sink. Plus a quick look at DevPartner Studio 8.0.

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