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After tackling NoSQL, Ted Neward turns back to the relational world of SQL-SQLite, that is. Learn all about the lightweight, embedded database whose running footprint can be as small as one file installed in a client file system.
MSDN Magazine August 2010
Wrapping up his examination of MongoDB, Ted Neward discusses predicate queries, aggregate functions and LINQ support, and provides some tips on hosting the NoSQL database in a production environment.
MSDN Magazine July 2010
Ted Neward continues his dissection of the alternative MongoDB database system, using exploration testing to investigate the underlying technology.
MSDN Magazine June 2010
MongoDB is one of the principal tools of the NoSQL movement, which offers alternatives to the traditional relational database system. Learn its strengths and weaknesses as Ted Neward examines the document-based database in detail in the first of a series of columns.
MSDN Magazine May 2010
STM.NET allows developers to mark their code with ACID-style transactional semantics, and leaves the grunt work of managing locks to the underlying environment.
MSDN Magazine January 2010
Axum is not a general-purpose language like C# or VB, but one aimed squarely at the problem of concurrency, designed from the outset to be part of a suite of languages that collectively cooperate to solve a business problem.
MSDN Magazine September 2009
Cobra, a descendant of Python, offers a combined dynamic and statically-typed programming model, built-in unit test facilities, scripting capabilities, and much more. Feel the power here.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
See why you need to be a polyglot programmer and what mixing and matching languages can do for your projects.
MSDN Magazine March 2009
The Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) threat modeling tool helps you develop great threat models as a backbone of your security process. We'll show you how it works.
MSDN Magazine January 2009
Spy++ displays Win32 information such as window classes, styles, and messages. Now you can get that same functionality for managed code using our ManagedSpy. Get it here.
MSDN Magazine April 2006
Metrics play an important role in our lives. Even if we don't realize it or characterize it as such, many daily activities have the potential to be quantified to some degree. So it's not surprising that metrics play an even greater role in the workplace, where there are goals and a bottom line and where much of a day's activity can be summarized in numbers.
MSDN Magazine April 2005
Because the common language runtime (CLR) is a black box, it's pretty hard to divine what's going on when you want to track down performance problems. Microsoft will be delivering a brand new profiler, the Enterprise Performance Tool (EPT), as part of Visual Studio 2005 Team Developer Edition that's ideal for use on a production system because it offers some very lightweight means of collecting performance data. Here John Robbins takes you on a tour.
MSDN Magazine December 2004
Having talked to thousands of developers who use the Microsoft . NET Framework, I've heard one consistent complaint: "I really wish all the samples were written in my programming language. " Nothing is more frustrating than having braved the wilds of Internet searches for a snippet of code that does exactly what you want but is written in a language you don't use.
MSDN Magazine August 2004
It's easy to postpone stress testing when developing an application, and it's easy to forgo it altogether. Having an easy-to-use framework at your fingertips to conduct these tests can make the task far less painful. This article walks you through an application that eases the task of generating load for a variety of layers within an application.
MSDN Magazine April 2004
Building a basic, reusable application framework can make development quicker and easier. This allows you to focus more on the problems at hand and less on the repetitive tasks involved in building any application. In this article, the author presents a framework that provides facilities to access the registry and an extensible framework for logging messages to a console window or the Event Viewer. This reusable framework can be included as a library in your projects, allowing you to display an enhanced, color-coded message log and dynamically change logging levels.
MSDN Magazine May 2003