Programming & Development


Microsoft's New .NET Rx Framework Tackles Challenges of Asynchronous Programming

Microsoft has quietly released the first key components of its .NET Reactive Framework (Rx), which allows developers to write LINQ (Language Integrated Query) expressions against events.

Off-Cycle Patches Issued for Visual Studio and IE

Redmond released a security advisory Tuesday concerning its Active Template Library (ATL) technology, accompanied by two out-of-band application patches associated with the vulnerability.

Adobe Releases First Beta of ColdFusion 9

Adobe Systems this week released the public beta of the next version of its ColdFusion Web development platform. The new version, dubbed ColdFusion 9, will come with an optional integrated development environment (IDE).

Q&A: Microsoft's Scott Guthrie Breaks Down Silverlight 3 for Enterprise Developers

In one of its milestone launches of the summer, Microsoft on Friday officially released Silverlight 3, the latest version of its rapidly evolving media client/rich interactive application development platform.

Microsoft Launches Silverlight 3

Microsoft has released version 3 of its Silverlight framework for developing rich interactive applications (RIAs) and its Expression Studio Web and graphics design suite.

UC San Diego Offers Free iPhone App

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has begun offering an iPhone application that provides mobile access to information about its courses, faculty, athletics, and videos from the university's YouTube channel.

Eclipse Galileo Marks Fourth Release Train

The Eclipse Foundation has announced its fourth "release train," a coordinated, simultaneous launch of a group of open-source Eclipse projects that has become an annual event. Representing a key milestone for Eclipse, this year's new release train, code named "Galileo," is the largest yet, comprising 33 projects and more than 24 million lines of code.

Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Beta Released

Microsoft last week released a public beta of Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 (SP2).

HP and Red Hat Integrate SOA Tools

Hewlett Packard and Red Hat recently said their respective service oriented architecture platforms will work together.

Microsoft Kills Its Oracle Data Provider for ADO.NET

In a significant move for those who develop .NET applications targeting Oracle databases, Microsoft is removing the Oracle data provider from its ADO.NET roadmap.