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F# has clean syntax, powerful multi-threading capabilities, and fluid interoperability with other Microsoft .NET Framework languages. We'll give you an introduction to functional programming concepts and how they're implemented in F#.
MSDN Magazine April 2010
MSDN Magazine January 2010
This article examines how the new support for functional programming techniques in .NET 3.5 can developers make code more declarative, reduce errors in code, and write fewer lines of code for many common tasks.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
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
There's always been disagreement about whether large blobs, such as document and multimedia items, should be stored in the database or file system. In SQL Server 2008 you don't have to choose; filestream storage provides the best of both approaches.
MSDN Magazine May 2009
This month we look at implementing the Active Record Pattern in your .NET application and how aspect-oriented programming yields separation of concerns.
MSDN Magazine February 2009
This article presents an overview of the motivation behind new techniques that decompose problems into independent pieces for optimal use of parallel programming.
MSDN Magazine October 2008
Dino Esposito compares the use of AJAX patterns and DOM manipulations to the use of the ASP.NET partial rendering engine.
MSDN Magazine August 2008
Here we introduce you to some of the concepts behind the new F# language, which combines elements of functional and object-oriented .NET languages. We then help you get started writing some simple programs.
MSDN Magazine Launch 2008
With Visual Basic 9.0, working with XML gets much easier for developers. Here's a look at some of the new features, including LINQ support, XML literals, embedded expressions, XML properties, and XML Schema IntelliSense.
MSDN Magazine February 2008
This month Ted Pattison presents an overview of programming security and permissions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
Introducing Web-centric features of Windows Communication Foundation in the .NET Framework 3.5, including the HTTP programming model and the new syndication API.
MSDN Magazine January 2008