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Systems that handle failure without losing data are elusive. Learn how to achieve systems that are both scalable and robust.
MSDN Magazine July 2008
MSDN Magazine May 2006
In our first 20 years in print, we have covered a lot of new product releases. Back in the 1980s and 1990s it was a series of OSs that drove developer innovations. However, in the past five years the programming landscape has changed.
MSDN Magazine October 2005
Last month, we told you about a contest to help design the next-generation PC hardware and we know you're working feverishly on your entries for that. Well, this month we have news of an even more exciting competition-one that MSDN Magazine is proudly co-sponsoring.
MSDN Magazine August 2005
This article describes a collection of new programming frameworks that are part of "Longhorn," the upcoming version of Windows. "Indigo," the code name for this framework, provides rich support for service-oriented design that is complementary to traditional object-oriented approaches. Indigo marries the best features of .NET Remoting, ASMX, and .NET Enterprise Services into a unified programming and administration model. Indigo's deep support for standard protocols, including HTTP, XML, and SOAP, makes it easier to integrate applications and services without sacrificing security or reliability.
MSDN Magazine January 2004
Source code control systems like Microsoft Visual SourceSafe can simplify just about any development project, and make it easier for your code to move safely among individual programmers, development teams, and project stages. Visual SourceSafe provides an object model that you can use as the basis of your own customized source code control environment. To give you an idea of what is possible, we'll walk you through the elements of a browser-based source code control system built with Visual SourceSafe, ASP, and VBScript. This simple system lets members of your team build, label, and promote individual files or entire projects, and to reverse promotions.
MSDN Magazine May 2000