Software Architecture Questions and Answers

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Software architecture serves as the blueprint for both the system and the project developing it, defining the work assignments that must be carried out by design and implementation parties. The architecture is the primary carrier of system qualities, such as performance, scalability, and security, none of which can be achieved without a common vision. Architecture is an artifact for early analysis to make sure that the design approach will yield an acceptable system. Architecture holds the key to post deployment system understanding and maintenance. Basically, it is the conceptual foundation that binds every phase of the project together. (Q) What …

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Critical Path Training SharePoint Content

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Critical Path is known for their training and if you are a seasoned SharePoint developer or if you are just getting started then you should register with Critical Path and check out the guides and code samples they provide and in most cases at no cost. While I am on the subject of training, check out this free IT Certification guide: ExamForce IT Certification Study Guide Bundle: Free Study Guides in this Offer: Microsoft 70-631 TS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Configuration – 29 pages 70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration – 78 pages 70-290 Managing and Maintaining a …

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Introducing the ASP.NET Ajax Library Beta

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There is so much breaking news coming out of PDC2009 that it is very had to keep up with everything. Thank goodness for Twitter otherwise I would find it much more harder to keep up with real time news. Simply JavaScript – Free 150 Page Preview !: Learn how easy it is to use JavaScript to solve real-world problems, build smarter forms, track user events (such as mouse clicks and key strokes), and design eye-catching animations. Then move on to more powerful techniques using the DOM and Ajax. World-renowned authors, Kevin Yank and Cameron Adams have used their exquisite skills …

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Professional Developer Conference (PDC) 2009

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Unfortunately I was not able to attend PDC2009 but I am keeping track with friends that I know who were as well I am keeping tabs on the speakers such as Scott Hanselman and Scott Davis,  via Twitter. Here are a number of topics that I find interesting and possibly you will also: Reactive Extions for .NET (Rx) ASP.NET MVC Beta 2 Windows Server AppFabric Windows Azure Tools and SDK Visual Studio .NET Functional Testing Open Data Protocol (OData) Be sure to visit Channel 9 and PDC2009 (which is streaming live) for further breaking news and for you folks in LA, …

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Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009

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As I indicated in my tweet a few days back my career is making a change for the better. I will be attending SPC 2009 in Las Vegas next week and I would like to be able to meet up with others who I have spoken with over the years within the .NET community. Should you also be attending please contact me and arrange a face to face meet. Here are a handful of the sessions I will be attending. Overview of the SharePoint Developer Platform Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Development Tools Overview Advanced Reporting Design Techniques and Capabilities SharePoint …

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Peeking Under The Hood Of The .NET Framework

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Have you ever take the time to really look at the .NET Framework and what it all really means? There is so much more than simply installing the framework and firing up Visual Studio .NET and turning out code. I admit while I was aware of a few key areas I realized just how much I did not know about what was really going on behind the scenes. I realize one may argue that a developer may not have to understand what entities and actions are occurring under the hood but I have to disagree. Knowledge is power and demonstrating …

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