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The Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern describes a popular approach for building Windows Presentation Foundation or Microsoft Silverlight applications. Robert McCarter shows you how the ViewModel works, and discuss some benefits and issues involved in implementing a ViewModel in your code.
MSDN Magazine July 2010
Learn how to leverage WCF RIA Services in your Silverlight applications. Michael D. Brown uses an extensive point-of-sale program to illustrate how to meet the needs of the simplest to the most complex business apps with various enterprise design patterns.
Michael D. Brown
MSDN Magazine May 2010
The .NET Framework 4 makes it easier than ever to implement WCF services using WF. We'll demonstrate just how easy it is by modeling a long-running, durable and instrumented workflow based on a real-world business case without having to write any code.
To better understand how SOA patterns can be applied to Windows Azure deployments, we walk you through a scenario in which a bank moves its services to the cloud.
Thomas Erl, Arman Kurtagic, HerbjÃÂ¶rn Wilhelmsen
MSDN Magazine January 2010
The end goal of software projects is to deliver value to the customer. Software design is a major factor in how successfully a team can deliver that value. The best designs are a product of continuous design rather than the result of an effort that tries to get the entire design right up front. This approach lets you strive to apply lessons learned from the project to continuously improve the design, instead of becoming locked into an erroneous design developed too early in the project.
MSDN Magazine August 2009
Design patterns provide a common, repeatable approach to solving software development tasks, and many different patterns can describe how to accomplish a certain goal in code. When developers begin working with Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), they often ask about how to accomplish common tasks with the technology. This month's column discusses several design patterns used in WF.
Now that you're even managing projects in the cloud, you'll need some tools to help. This month we illustrate one, discuss UX design patterns, a book by Anders Hejlsberg, and more.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
In this article we explain just how simple it can be to build a WPF application the right way using the MVVM Pattern.
MSDN Magazine February 2009
Designing testability into your app means smaller tests that are cheaper to create, easier to understand, faster to run, and much simpler to debug.
MSDN Magazine December 2008
The MVP pattern helps you separate your logic and keep your UI layer free of clutter. This month learn how.
MSDN Magazine August 2006
Today there is a greater focus than ever on reusing existing components and wiring together disparate components to form a cohesive architecture. But this wiring can quickly become a daunting task because as application size and complexity increase, so do dependencies.
MSDN Magazine September 2005