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  • scripting language

    A scripting language is a form of programming language that is usually interpreted rather than compiled. Scripting languages are typically converted into machine code on the fly during runtime by a program called an interpreter.

  • Internet

    The Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers).

  • domain name

    A domain name locates an organization or other entity on the Internet. For example, the domain name "www.totalbaseball.com" locates an Internet address for "totalbaseball.com" at Internet point 199.0.0.2 and a particular host server named "www."

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Architecture

.NET Framework application architecture news and tips, highlighting Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation and other Microsoft patterns and practices.

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  • scripting language

    A scripting language is a form of programming language that is usually interpreted rather than compiled. Scripting languages are typically converted into machine code on the fly during runtime by a program called an interpreter.

  • monad

    A monad is: 1) A type of functor used in category theory in mathematics. 2) A kind of constructor used in functional programming to structure programs that include sequenced operations. 3) The original code name for Microsoft's Powershell. 4) A symbol used by ancient Greek philosophers

  • object-relational mapping (ORM)

    Object-relational mapping (ORM) is a mechanism that makes it possible to address, access and manipulate objects without having to consider how those objects relate to their data sources...(Continued)

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.NET Development

NET Framework application development news and tips, highlighting Visual Basic, Visual Basic .NET, Visual Basic migration and the Visual Studio IDE.

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  • technical requirements

    Technical requirements, in the context of software development and systems engineering, are the factors required to deliver a desired function or behavior from a system to satisfy a user’s standards and needs.

  • GLib

    GLib is a utility library that can simplify programming in C, especially for projects involving the languages GNOME and GTK+. Many programmers believe that the utility functions in GLib are more consistent than those in C... (Continued)

  • Visual Studio Express (VSE)

    Visual Studio Express (VSE) is a freeware version of Microsoft's Visual Studio development environment toolset... (Continued)

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Testing

.NET Framework application testing using Visual Studio Team System, unit testing, load testing and more.

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  • testing

    In general, testing is finding out how well something works.

  • common test platform (CTP)

    A common test platform (CTP), also called an open test standard (OTS), is a set of specifications defining test methods for diverse components of computer and electronic systems to be marketed as complete products... (Continued)

  • static analysis (static code analysis)

    Static analysis, also called static code analysis, is a method of computer program debugging that is done by examining the code without executing the program... (Continued)

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Database

.NET Framework database programming using databases such as SQL Server.

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  • object-relational mapping (ORM)

    Object-relational mapping (ORM) is a mechanism that makes it possible to address, access and manipulate objects without having to consider how those objects relate to their data sources...(Continued)

  • LINQ (Language Integrated Query)

    LINQ (Language Integrated Query) is a Microsoft programming model and methodology that essentially adds formal query capabilities into Microsoft .NET-based programming languages... (Continued)

  • Document Object Model (DOM)

    Document Object Model (DOM), a programming interface specification being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), lets a programmer create and modify HTML pages and XML documents as full-fledged program objects.

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Office / Client

.NET Framework smart client application development news tips and advice, highlighting VSTO, VBA and WinForms.

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  • mobile application development

    Mobile application development is the set of processes and procedures involved in writing software for small, wireless computing devices such as smartphones or tablets. Tests

  • Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS)

    Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) is a portal-based platform for creating, managing and sharing documents and customized Web services. WSS is available as a free download included with every Windows Server license. (Continued...)

  • GLib

    GLib is a utility library that can simplify programming in C, especially for projects involving the languages GNOME and GTK+. Many programmers believe that the utility functions in GLib are more consistent than those in C... (Continued)

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ASP.NET

ASP.NET, Ajax and .NET Framework application development news, tips and expert advice.

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  • scripting language

    A scripting language is a form of programming language that is usually interpreted rather than compiled. Scripting languages are typically converted into machine code on the fly during runtime by a program called an interpreter.

  • Internet

    The Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers).

  • domain name

    A domain name locates an organization or other entity on the Internet. For example, the domain name "www.totalbaseball.com" locates an Internet address for "totalbaseball.com" at Internet point 199.0.0.2 and a particular host server named "www."

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Skills

Certification, professional development, community resources and other skill-building exercises for Visual Basic and .NET developers.

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  • smoke testing

    Smoke testing, also called build verification testing or build acceptance testing, is nonexhaustive software analysis that ascertains that the most crucial functions of a program work but does not delve into finer details.

  • scripting language

    A scripting language is a form of programming language that is usually interpreted rather than compiled. Scripting languages are typically converted into machine code on the fly during runtime by a program called an interpreter.

  • domain name

    A domain name locates an organization or other entity on the Internet. For example, the domain name "www.totalbaseball.com" locates an Internet address for "totalbaseball.com" at Internet point 199.0.0.2 and a particular host server named "www."

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  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

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  • RSA algorithm (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman)

    The RSA algorithm is the basis of a cryptosystem -- a suite of cryptographic algorithms that are used for specific security ...

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  • virtual disaster recovery

    Virtual disaster recovery is a type of DR that typically involves replication and allows a user to fail over to virtualized ...

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a ...

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center.

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  • disk array

    A disk array, also called a storage array, is a data storage system used for block-based storage, file-based storage or object ...

  • enterprise storage

    Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business information that provides common data management, protection and data...

  • optical storage

    Optical storage is any storage type in which data is written and read with a laser. Typically, data is written to optical media, ...

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