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.NET Languages
By David Chappell
Feb 15, 2002
In this sample chapter from Understanding .NET: A Tutorial and Analysis, David Chappell describes C# and Visual Basic.NET, the most important CLR-based languages. He also takes a brief look at the Managed Extensions for C++ that allow C++ developers to write CLR-based code.
.NET Meets Beans?
By Dan Fox
Feb 1, 2002
How do you abstract data access code from its underlying data store so that is portable among platforms? Developers working with n-tier applications have a new solution: Microsoft ObjectSpaces. Dan Fox outlines its general code and concepts here.
.NET Patterns, Part I
By Dan Fox
Mar 1, 2002
By following standard naming conventions and patterns in any .NET language, you can allow other developers to use and extend your classes more efficiently. Dan Fox shows one approach to class library design in this article.
.NET Patterns, Part II
By Dan Fox
Mar 1, 2002
The .NET Framework classes feature a core set of design patterns that developers should try to emulate in their own code. Dan Fox introduces the streams pattern, the dispose pattern, and the asynchronous programming pattern in this article.
.NET Programming: What Is .NET?
By Pradeep Tapadiya
Mar 7, 2003
Learn where Microsoft is going with the .NET initiative, and study the terminology, features, and services offered by the .NET Framework.
.NET Remoting: Handling Remote Server Events
By Paul Kimmel
Feb 11, 2005
Paul Kimmel provides a no-frills demonstration of raising and handling remote server events using Microsoft's .NET Remoting, while guiding you through potential traps and errors.
.NET Server Enhancements, Part 1
By Richard D. Coile
Jun 28, 2002
Should you upgrade your network to Windows .NET Server? This article discusses the enhancements from Windows 2000 Server to Windows .NET Server.
.NET Server Enhancements, Part 2
By Richard D. Coile
Jul 5, 2002
Should you upgrade your network to Windows .NET Server? If you are a network administrator, this second article in a series by Richard Coile gives you still more reasons why you should take the plunge.
.NET Stream and File Operations
By Lars Powers, Mike Snell
Mar 15, 2002
In this sample chapter fromVisual Basic Programmer's Guide to the .NET Framework Class Library, Lars Powers and Mike Snell focus on the .NET namespaces related to directories, files, and synchronous and asynchronous reading from and writing to data streams.
.NET Tools for Working with XML
By Peter Aitken
May 21, 2004
.NET provides a powerful set of classes for working with XML directly. This article provides an overview of the most important of these classes, and some examples of what you can do with them.
.NET Web Services and SOAP
By Kenn Scribner, Mark Stiver
Aug 20, 2001
This chapter introduces the SOAP protocol, describes the SOAP object model, and discusses the serialization of data.
/*How to Read a Comment*/
By Joshua Engel
Sep 6, 2002
Explore one of the most idiosyncratic parts of a programmer's style — comments. See how comments can be misleading, out-of-date, or just plain wrong, and learn some tips for future commenting.
10 Language and Technology Trends for 2016
By Jeff Friesen
Dec 29, 2015
What current programming languages and technologies will become even more important in 2016? Jeff Friesen presents 10 candidates that will offer significant continuing job rewards to people who can apply them effectively.
10 Tips for Starting a Second Career in Tech: What I Wish My Advisors Had Told Me
By Fiona Rivera
Oct 18, 2013
Fiona Rivera, co-author of Sams Teach Yourself Maya in 24 Hours, shares why and how she made a career switch from business to computer graphics, and offers ten things she wishes her advisors had told her that would have helped her find her happily-ever-after career sooner.
101 Windows Phone 7 Apps: In Case of Emergency
By Adam Nathan
May 3, 2011
This chapter shows you how to develop a handy "In Case of Emergency" app that passersby could use to identify a phone's owner after an accident or other problem.
12 More Essential Skills for Software Architects: Technology Innovation
By Dave Hendricksen
Aug 25, 2014
This chapter from 12 More Essential Skills for Software Architects unveils one of the essential skills needed by a software architect: the ability to identify, assess, and infuse new and potentially disruptive technologies in a business-centric fashion.
20 Reasons Why You Should Move to JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform
By Gail Anderson, Paul Anderson
Jan 19, 2015
Gail Anderson and Paul Anderson, co-authors of JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform and NetBeans Dream Team members, share 20 compelling arguments for incorporating JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform into your development of rich desktop applications. The modular NetBeans Platform gives you the architectural flexibility to create sophisticated applications, while JavaFX enriches your interfaces.
2D Graphics
Jan 1, 2008
3D Game Programming with a Virtual Computer
By Andre LaMothe
Jul 18, 2003
When working with 3D graphics, dust off those old math skills because that's what 3D is all about. Use this introduction to start your work on a virtual graphics computer.
A .NET Developer's Guide to Windows Security: Understanding Delegation
By Keith Brown
Feb 11, 2005
This chapter provides the ins and outs of delegation, the process by which a server impersonating a client attempts to use that client's credentials to access remote resources in Kerberos.

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