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Free chapter of .NET book: WCF Hands-on!

February 20th, 2007 Comments off

Windows Communication Foundation looms as an important step forward for Microsoft-style development. WCF can provide an infrastructure for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). It is based on a Service Model focused on the job of communicating, and uses a class framework called the Channel Layer (comprising classes in the System.Service.Model.Channel namespace. Often running alongside SOA is WSDL, the Web Services Description Language uses XML to describe data. It is intended to provide a unified approach to the task of connecting diverse systems.

In this chapter, entitled “Data Representation,” the authors describe how data is sent from a Windows Communication Foundation client to a service, is serialized to XML within the client, and received from clients by Windows Communication Foundation, and so on.

Enterprise .NET Community: Book Excerpt: WCF Hands-on!

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Great list of cool WPF applications

February 20th, 2007 1 comment

Chad Brooks posts a great list of Cool WPF applications

With the advent of the new UI in Windows Vista and the capabilities of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in .Net 3.0, I thought it would be intersting to share a list of great WPF applications. The use of WPF is so new and so exciting, it can be hard to imagine how to creatively use these new graphical features in our applications. This list should really get everyone’s creative juices flowing.

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SQL Server Reporting Services talk in Cork

February 20th, 2007 Comments off

The next talk for the MTUG Cork is by David Henley on SQL Server Reporting Services. David Henley is a dba with Allied Irish Bank and has many years experience implementing reporting services.

Register online

Location: Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork
Date: 26 February 2007 19:00 – 22:00

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.NET Reflector 5.0 Released

February 20th, 2007 Comments off

Version 5.0 of the excellent .NET Reflector has been released. .NET Reflector

Reflector is the class browser, explorer, analyzer and documentation viewer for .NET. Reflector allows to easily view, navigate, search, decompile and analyze .NET assemblies in C#, Visual Basic and IL.

If you are developing solutions in .NET and you haven’t used Reflector then I strongly recommend that you download it and give it a try!

There are also some great add-ins that you can download.

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Attend Fritz Onion’s webcasts this week

February 17th, 2007 Comments off

Fritz Onion will be presenting eight webcasts next week (2/day Feb. 19-22) on ASP.NET 2.0 fundamentals, 4 in C# and 4 in VB.NET.

Sign up here

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Ultimate List of Free Windows Software from Microsoft

February 17th, 2007 Comments off

Here is a list of great free software apps and tools available from Microsoft

Ultimate List of Free Windows Software from Microsoft

Some of my favorites:

SyncToy – helps copy, move, and synchronize files with digital cameras, e-mail, cell phones, portable media players, camcorders, PDAs, and laptops.

Fiddler – a HTTP Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP Traffic, set breakpoints, and “fiddle” with incoming or outgoing data. Absolutely necessary if you are doing any kind of web development.

Process Explorer – shows information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. You can hook this up to be a replacement for Windows Task Manager. I never use boring old Task Manager. If you are not using this already then you should start now.

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ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Released

January 23rd, 2007 Comments off

ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 (formerly known as Atlas) has been officially released.

ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 delivers a rich client-side AJAX library that provides cross platform, cross browser support for a core JavaScript type-system, JSON-based network serialization stack, JavaScript component/control model, as well as common client JavaScript helper classes. ASP.NET AJAX also delivers a rich server-side library that integrates AJAX functionality within ASP.NET, and enables developers to easily AJAX-enable existing ASP.NET 2.0 sites with minimal effort.

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UniveRSS – a 3D Vista RSS reader

December 6th, 2006 Comments off

UniveRSS is a 3D RSS feed reader for Windows Vista. It leverages the Windows Presentation Foundation and provides a stunning way of visualizing RSS feeds and their content.

UniveRSS – a 3D Vista RSS reader

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Nine Things Developers Want More Than Money

November 28th, 2006 Comments off

Very good article on 9 things that developers want more than money. When I read through the list they all held through for me.

Software by Rob : Nine Things Developers Want More Than Money

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Windows Workflow Foundation Talk in Cork

November 26th, 2006 Comments off

Jon Flanders (software engineer and instructor at DevelopMentor) will be presenting on Windows Workflow Foundation.  Built into .NET 3.0 WF can help you build workflow-enabled applications that give you visibility into your processes, as well as the potential for extreme extensibility.

This is the last talk of MTUG Cork for 2006 and is taking place in the Imperial Hotel on 11 Dec at 7pm.

The talk is free but registration is required.

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