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Microsoft Azure Development: CQRS on Microsoft AzureLearn how Command Query Responsibility Segregation represents a shift from more classic, three-tier application architecture toward a message-based, asynchronous pattern. We walk you through a reservation booking app to demonstrate how CQRS lends itself to Azure development.Mark Seemann
Team Foundation Server: Visual Studio TFS Team Project and Collection GuidanceMicrosoft’s expert “Ranger” team presents guidance for organizing and provisioning Team Foundation Server Team Projects and Team Project Collections.Willy-Peter Schaub and Mike Schimmel
Cloud Cache: Introducing the Microsoft Azure Caching ServiceAzure Caching service provides an easy-to-use cache in the cloud that you can employ for application data, maintaining session state, and other tasks. We'll show you how to start using the Cache service in your apps today.Wade Wegner and Karandeep Anand
ASP.NET Web Pages: Introduction to WebMatrixThis new site editor for ASP.NET Web Pages is different from the usual Microsoft product. See how it simplifies everything from site creation to data access to deployment and even Search Engine Optimization.Clark Sell
MapReduce in F#: Parsing Log Files with F#, MapReduce and Microsoft AzureF# is a powerful new dynamic language for .NET developers. We'll show you how powerful by whipping up a MapReduce algorithm in F# for parsing Azure log files.Noah Gift
Natural Algorithms: Use Bee Colony Algorithms to Solve Impossible ProblemsSimulated Bee Colony (SBC) algorithms model the behavior of honey bees and can be used to find solutions to difficult or impossible combinatorial problems. In this article I explain what exactly SBC algorithms are, describe the types of problems which can be solved using SBC algorithms, and present a complete end-to-end example which uses an SBC algorithm to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem.James McCaffrey
Cancel This!One man’s journey into the dark heart of a Web site.Keith Ward
The Cat Butt FactorDo you plan for all contingencies when building your program—including cat butts?David Platt
Lissajous Animations in SilverlightThe pattern created by the interaction of two sine waves is a Lissajous curve – you've probably seen one on an oscilloscope. We'll show you how to make one in Silverlight for the Web or Windows Phone 7.Charles Petzold
Give Your Classes a Software Contract With the .NET Framework 4, software contracts are available and even integrated with Visual Studio. We show you the benefits of a contact-first approach, such as code maintainability and ease of development.Dino Esposito
Composing WPF DataGrid Column Templates for a Better User ExperienceJulie Lerman struggled for days with some vexing user experience problems related to the WPF DataGrid, so she’s saving you the bother by explaining how she solved them.Julie Lerman
Windows Phone Navigation, Part 2: Advanced RecipesFollowing up on last month’s examination of basic Windows Phone navigation techniques, we now present step-by-step instructions for more advanced scenarios.Jaime Rodriguez and Yochay Kiriaty
F# Tools and ResourcesF# is a new functional, type-safe programming language for the .NET Framework. It may be a relatively young language, but F# has quickly developed a cult following within the programming community. Here's a guide to the tools and resources that will help you get started.Terrence Dorsey
@TheMissingLinq: excactly my thought ... guess you have to ring the right bells nowadays
"F# is a powerful new dynamic language for .NET developers." Poor F#, still misunderstood, even by the editors of MSDN magazine.
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