John Papa tackles questions about calling services from Silverlight 2 applications.
MSDN Magazine November 2008
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In this month's column, John Papa shows you how the DataForm control works and how it can be customized.ÃÂ He presents in detail a sample application that uses several features to bind, navigate, edit and validate data using the DataForm.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
In this month's column, the author shows how binary encoding works, the effect it has on an application's performance, and how it behaves by demonstrating it in action.
MSDN Magazine August 2009
Silverlight 2 applications are restricted to running inside a browser. However, Silverlight 3 applications can run inside the browser or out. Here we build a social networking app as a standalone Silverlight 3 application.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
ADO.NET Data Services and Silverlight make a powerful combination, but to make them work well together, there are a few things you need to understand. Here, John Papa explains.
MSDN Magazine April 2009
Here we build a syndicated news reader application to illustrate the use of isolated storage and data syndication in Silverlight.
MSDN Magazine February 2009
Here John Papa demonstrates how to build a Silverlight 2 user interface that communicates through WCF to interact with business entities and a database.
MSDN Magazine September 2008
Julie Lerman shows database administrators how to limit access to databases from the Entity Framework by allowing it to work only with views and stored procedures instead of tables-without impacting application code or alienating developers.
MSDN Magazine August 2010
Let go of your traditional relational database thinking if you want to understand how Windows Azure Table storage works, says Julie Lerman. Luckily for you, she's done the hard work to grasp the new concepts and help you get up to speed.
MSDN Magazine July 2010
LINQ's ability to project randomly shaped data into anonymous types can be a blessing and a source of frustration, says Julie Lerman. It's great when you just need to grab a special view of your data, but it can be problematic in certain circumstances. She explains what the limitations are and how to get around them.
MSDN Magazine May 2010
Adaptive streaming addresses the problem of smooth content delivery and decoding. We walk you through the basics of IIS Smooth Streaming and demonstrate how you can manipulate audio, video and caption data in your own Silverlight projects.
MSDN Magazine March 2010
Did you know that by precompiling LINQ queries you might actually be degrading your app's performance if you're not careful? Julie Lerman explains how to ensure you're not re-precompiling queries each time and losing the expected performance benefits across post-backs, short-lived service operations and other code where critical instances are going out of scope.
Many early adopters cloud platforms have questions about security. We review some of the cryptography services and providers in Windows Azure along with some security implications for applications in the cloud.
MSDN Magazine January 2010
.NET RIA Services provides a set of server components and ASP.NET extensions such as authentication, roles, and profile management. We'll show you how they work.
MSDN Magazine May 2009
In this article the author looks at two versions of the same application--one consuming an on-premise Data Service, and one consuming an Azure Table Data Service to illustrate data access in the cloud.
ADO.NET Data Services provide Web-accessible endpoints that allow you to filter, sort, shape, and page data without having to build that functionality yourself.
Here we build a solution that fits the Entity Framework into an n-tier architecture that uses WCF and WPF and the MVP pattern.
MSDN Magazine July 2008
The Entity Framework is a hot topic, but how do you know when to use EntityClient, Object Services, Entity SQL, or LINQ? Find out here.
MSDN Magazine May 2008