The Microsoft® Platform Ahead

The Microsoft® Platform Ahead
Published:May 26, 2004Language:English
Author:David S. PlattTechnology:Programming
Length:208 PagesISBN 13:9780735620643

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About The BookYour first look inside Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0—with advance insights on Visual Studio 2005.

Gain an expert, high-level understanding of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0—including prerelease insights on the next version of Microsoft Visual Studio. What problems can .NET solve? What architectural approaches does it take to solve them? How do the major technologies—including Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0, Web Services Enhancements (WSE), and the .NET Compact Framework—fit the bigger picture? Author David Platt tackles these questions and more in his customary style—concise, witty, and ultimately pragmatic. He presents topics and examples from the top down, illuminating simpler concepts first then progressing to greater technical detail—meeting the needs of managers, architects, and code-hungry programmers all in a single, eminently readable guide.Get the insights and examples you need to work with:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 oParameterize classes with the new "generics" mechanism oRecover unmanaged resources with enhanced garbage collector methods oUse ClickOnce deployment for easy software installation and updates
  • Web Services Enhancements/WSE 2.0 oFacilitate user authentication and packet signing—without writing code oControl WSE administratively
  • ASP.NET 2.0 oUse new Web Forms controls for a consistent, personalized user experience oTake advantage of built-in authentication and authorization capabilities oRun and debug projects on the desktop—without Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • .NET Compact Framework oExploit streamlined classes for fast, lightweight development and fewer bugs oWrite resource-efficient code for the Pocket PC and other smart devices oDeliver maps and directions from a Smartphone
  • Visual Studio 2005 oDownload code samples in Microsoft Visual Basic and C#Includes two bonus chaptersSee additional technology previews in the Appendix, covering:
  • The next generation of the Microsoft Windows operating system, code name “Longhorn”, featuring the new WinFS storage system
  • The next version of Microsoft SQL Server, code name “Yukon”
  • About David S. PlattDavid S. Platt was named a Software Legend by Microsoft in 1992 and has written eight books, including three editions of the popular Introducing Microsoft .NET, as well as Understanding COM+. He teaches .NET programming courses at Harvard University and at companies worldwide through his education and consulting practice, Rolling Thunder Computing. David is also a frequent contributor to MSDN®, the Microsoft Developer Network.
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