November 2008 - Inside SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 isn't revolutionary by any stretch, but it includes a slew of new features that probably make this a no-brainer upgrade for most developers who rely on previous versions of SQL Server.

Ask Kathleen

Control Exceptions

Take control of casting exceptions, determine whether parent records have children in LINQ to SQL, and resolve cref references in XML comments.

C# Corner

Combine Generics and Functional Programming

Mixing generics and functional programming simplifies writing some extensibility libraries tremendously. For example, combining these techniques makes it easy to create a generic Undo library.

Code Focused

Add Distinction to Your Code

Learn how LINQ, extension methods, and lambda functions can help you add a bit of distinction, simplicity, and robustness to your code.

Developer Product Briefs

Produce Multimedia Documentation

Review of the MadPak bundle.

Editor's Note

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio 2010

Details are being released in bits and pieces, instead of Microsoft's usual all-or-nothing approach.

Guest Opinion

The Simplicity Manifesto

When it comes to new technologies, less is more.

First Looks

On the State of VS and .NET

The second part of VSM's Q&A with Richard Hale Shaw discusses how -- and whether -- developers should keep pace with new technologies.

.NET Insight

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