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» ADO.NET 3.5, LINQ, and the Entity Framework
by Larry Blake | Published 08/14/2009 |  | Rating:

Murach's ADO.NET 3.5, LINQ, and the Entity Framework by Anne Boehm, comes in both Visual Basic and C# 2008 versions.  Larry Blake reviews it.

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» Service-Oriented Architecture: What Is It and How Can It Help Your Business?
by Charlie Fink | Published 04/12/2007 |  | Rating:
Service-oriented architecture is a hot topic in today's business world, and it can provide many key benefits. It is important to look at service-oriented architectures from both a real-world perspective as well as a technical perspective to gain a complete understanding of this new concept. Read more about service-oriented architecture and learn how it can add functionality to Web-based applications and save developers time over the long term. [read article...]
» Malicious Code Injection: It’s Not Just for SQL Anymore
by Bryan Sullivan | Published 11/11/2006 |  | Rating:

While many developers are aware of the threats posed by malicious code, and by SQL injection attacks in particular, there are other forms of code injection that are equally dangerous. Learn more about XPath injection, LDAP injection, and command execution injection and view examples of each type of attack. In addition, learn why many preventative actions that are commonly suggested to developers are not helpful, and discover how the creation of whitelists and blacklists can help to protect an application from malicious code injection attacks.

This article has been written by Bryan Sullivan, who is a development manager at SPI Dynamics, a Web application security products company. 

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» Practical XML Usage
by Gaidar Magdanurov | Published 08/20/2006 |  | Rating:

Practical XML Usage

This article is a small step-by-step guide for .NET/XML beginners. The sample application was written in Visual Basic .NET, but main aspects in the code are shown also in C#. This article can be considered as a reference of XML, schemas or XML transformation. The code was written in Visual Studio 2005 for .NET Framework 2.0.

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» Advanced Caching Techniques in ASP.NET 2.0
by Sandeep Joshi | Published 05/05/2006 |  | Rating:

Web application development is one of the key business process areas in software industry. A web application has a long life only if the user visits the application with interest.

To keep the user interest in your web site, two factors are important. One is easy navigation and the other is fast data retrieval. The most dramatic way to improve the performance of a database driven Web application is through caching.

This article delves into the caching mechanism, available with ASP.NET 2.0. The author takes a walk through ASP.NET 1.1 caching practices as well as a comparison with ASP.NET 2.0 changes.

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» Serialization in .NET
by Mark Butenko | Published 01/07/2004 |  | Rating:
There are countless situations when you would like to save the data for later retrieval, but don't need the overhead or complexity of access to a full database. There are many ways to do this, but several of them are subject to a lot of extra code (work) and extra time spent debugging. With .NET, there is now an easy way to add this functionality to your code with only a few lines of easily tested code. This easy way is called serialization... [read article...]
» XML Documentation and IntelliSence for Class Libraries in VB.NET
by Paul Nichols | Published 02/21/2003 |  | Rating:
When I first looked at C#, a nice feature I felt was the XML comments you can use to describe your code. You can then take these comments to build HTML documentation of your code. Strangely this isn't a feature of VB.NET? This tip reviews some of the tools that enable the feature in VB.NET [read article...]
» Producing dynamic images using GDI+ and XML in VB.NET
by Peter Custance | Published 02/04/2003 |  | Rating:
The .NET Framework includes a much improved library of graphic functions developers can utilise to display dynamic images in their applications. This article looks at how you can use an XML file to produce an image that you can change at runtime based on a selection from a Listbox control. [read article...]
» Searching an XML Document Using a DataSet and DataView
by Chris Scott | Published 10/23/2002 |  | Rating:
Sometimes you need the basic features of a database but don't want the hassle, and possibly cost, of creating one for a small application. With the .NET DataSet object and a simple XML document we can emulate the basic features of a database. [read article...]
» Form Authentication in ASP.NET using XML
by Guest Author | Published 10/12/2002 |  | Rating:
In ASP.NET, most of the tedious work of writing authentication form has been taken out. This example shows how to create ASP.NET Authentication Form using XML file for storing user information instead of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Access database. [read article...]
» XML Transformation - are you scalable as you could be?
by Tiberius OsBurn | Published 07/02/2002 |  | Rating:
Are you scalable as you could be? If you're pulling a lot of your content from a database, don't count on it. Here's a secret - if you want scalability - check out XML, XSL and XSLT Processors. [read article...]
» Migrating Delimited Files into XML
by Tiberius OsBurn | Published 05/05/2002 |  | Rating:
Tab delimited and Comma delimited files once were the standard in representing data outside of a relational database. With the inception of XML, developers can now represent their data in a much richer and more descriptive environment without the overhead or cost of relational databases. Converting legacy delimited files into an XML format allows developers to take advantage of many of the new technologies that have been created around XML. This article will demonstrate the conversion of a delimited file into a DataSet or an XML file. [read article...]