Service-Oriented Architectures are all the rage. But it's one thing to talk about them, another to design them, and yet another to implement them. What Patterns can you use to design the external interfaces of a Web Service, and keep it service-oriented? How do you avoid the tight-coup...
The Smart Client is a relatively new application development model bringing together the rich, interactive user experience of WinForms and the ease of deployment of ASP.NET applications. We'll look at Smart Client architecture, design, and implementation using the Smart Client Offline ...
Many businesses are pursuing migration strategies that will allow them to begin leveraging some of the major benefits of .NET in the short term, such as managed code and Web services, while positioning them to further build on the platform in the future. But developers have several opt...
You might think you know what an object is, but do you really? Things are not really as they seem in this interesting session that explores the effects of casting, shadowing, overriding, and other OOP mechanisms on objects, and how you can easily be tricked into thinking one plus one d...
One of the key concepts in ASP is the way Web controls are provided as plain .NET classes. Not much has been said or written about how to use (and extend) this model most efficiently. This session will explain all of that. ASP.NET introduces advanced object-oriented features into the w...
NET and J2EE are two technical visions for the enterprise. While J2EE is a specification, .NET is a product. What are the approaches for integrating these two fundamentally different frameworks? This session will cover different options including Web Services, RMI and/or .NET remoting,...
Businesses have started to use service-oriented architecture (SOA) to develop high-value and flexible corporate software applications. These applications are typically developed as Web services. Securing these Web services is critical for them to be widely used by businesses and custom...
Before digging too deeply into Web services security, it is critical to get a good handle on the key tools in security. Not only will you be able to better understand what you are working with in WSE, but when it comes time for problem solving, you will be in a much better position. Co...
Creating solutions of any size based on Web services requires an understanding of the entire software life cycle. It is no longer acceptable to just hope the final system comes together. Instead, designing for deployment, performance, and security is necessary at the outset. In additio...
Who says VB.NET programmers can't develop object-oriented applications? This session will show you how you can amaze your friends and co-workers with these techniques. We will start with the basics of OO and move into the more advanced techniques of inheritance, polymorphism, and encap...
SPOT is a new Microsoft technology intended to dramatically increase the usefulness of everyday objects by bringing them firmly into the era of high technology. As just one example, MSN Direct is a new service that can wirelessly deliver up-to-the-minute news, weather, and other essent...


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