Workflow Foundation (WF) in .NET 4

The new Windows Workflow Foundation technology that ships with .NET Framework 4 represents a major improvement in performance and developer productivity and realizes a goal of declarative application development for business logic.  Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is a Microsoft technology for defining, executing, and managing workflows. This technology was first released in November 2006 as a part of .NET Framework 3.0. The current version (4.0) was released as part of the .NET Framework 4.0. The major refinement of the new version is the tighter integration of WF with Windows Communication FoundationMore...

Checklist for successful website

There is not a one size fits all solution to make your website successful or increase visit traffic. However, if you take a closer look at some of the most successful practices, there are quite a few key options that stand out. The following checklist can be used to do a check-up on your website, and make sure it contains these key settings and properties, which can significantly contribute towards the popularity of your website by visitors and web search crawlers. These improvements can be actioned by any small business entrepreneur to increase their web exposure, drive more traffic to their site, and ultimately make more sales.The Successful Website Checklist. More...

ASP.NET MVC 3 preview analyze

ASP.NET MVC 3 is new version of fresh Framework and it is available for download as preview. ASP.NET MVC 3.0 compatible with ASP.NET MVC 2 – which means it will be easy to update projects you are writing with MVC 2 to MVC 3 when it finally releases.  The new features in MVC 3 build on top of the foundational work we’ve already done with the MVC 1 and MVC 2 releases – which means that the skills, knowledge, libraries, and books you’ve acquired are all directly applicable to MVC version 3.  MVC 3 adds new features and capabilities – it doesn’t obsolete existing ones.ASP.NET MVC 3 can be installed side-by-side with ASP.NET MVC 2, and you can install today’s “Preview 1” release on your machine without it impacting existing MVC 2 projects you are working on (they will continue to use MVC 2 unless you explicitly modify the plans to retarget them to ASP.NET MVC 3 preview).  More...

.NET Framework 4.0 new features analyze

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is a software framework that can be installed on computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems. Current version is 4.0.30319.1 (4.0) / 12 April 2010; it is supported Windows 98 or later, Windows NT 4.0 or later. Programs written for the .NET Framework execute in a software environment that manages the program's runtime requirements. Also part of the .NET Framework, this runtime environment is known as the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and it is supported by Visual Studio 2010. More...

Top merge and diff tools for coding

There are a multitude of Diff/Merge Utilities out there but this review will cover. Each developer need to have ability for merging code between different versions or branches into one place. Once in a while every software developer will find himself or herself using a file-differencing program such as Windiff.exe or TortoiseMerge, which comes with the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET environment and its constituent languages, such as Microsoft Visual C#. But you can also use Araxis Merge, because it improves upon the facilities available within Windiff.exe and other differencing utilities by not only pinpointing the exact characters within a line that have changed, but also allowing developers to edit the files directly within Araxis Merge and to perform folder-based differencing by simply right-clicking in Windows Explorer and selecting “Compare with Araxis Merge” on the folders or files they would like to compare. We always can find open source project such as WinMerge from sourceforge community or MAC OS application Guiffy, but what is better exactly for you? I will write more about Araxis tool, because I use it for a long time more, but will cover other tools too. More...