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ECMA C# and Common Language Infrastructure Standards

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/aa569283.aspx 
(It has links to things such as the C# language specification and a reference guide to the CIL Instruction Set).

Posted On Monday, February 4, 2008 1:34 PM

Performance Matters

A few good write-ups on performance:

http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/views/v7i24_fallacy.html

http://www.panopticoncentral.net/articles/946.aspx

 

Posted On Friday, June 29, 2007 7:38 PM

WCF NetTcpBinding Lessons Learned
I just got done with a long afternoon of implementing a Windows Service to self-host my WCF service. It was a bit trickier than I thought it would be so if I can save you the headache I'll be happy. A good place to start is by reading these two MSDN articles: http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... Next, you'll want to understand these support articles: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 12, 2007 9:43 PM

Message Queues in .NET
A nice little article on leveraging MSMQ in .NET: http://www.builderau.com.au/program/dotnet/soa/Using-message-queue-services-in-NET/0,339028399,339274877,00.htm

Posted On Tuesday, April 17, 2007 7:45 PM

Scalable Apps with Asynchronous Programming in ASP.NET

If asynchronous programming in ASP.NET is something you haven't been doing, then you'll want to check this article out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/03/WickedCode/. Instead of spending more $ on new servers or hardware you might be able to utilize async Pages, Handlers, and Modules to lessen the amount of threads waiting to execute.

Posted On Monday, March 19, 2007 12:56 AM

Custom Iterators, Predicates, and Generic Methods in .NET

This article proposes some great ways of making common sequences of operations on lists more reusable in .NET: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vcsharp/bb264519.aspx. It reminds me of some of the built-in set operations that are available in the SmallTalk programming language.

Posted On Monday, March 19, 2007 12:28 AM

Thread Synchronization in Windows Vista
Here is a useful article containing an overview of the new simplified thread synchronization capabilities in Windows Vista: http://www.codeguru.com/columns/kate/article.php/c13387/. These include CONDITION_VARIABLE, AcquireSRWLockExclusive/ReleaseSRWLockExclusive, and AcquireSRWLockShared/ReleaseSRWLockShared.

Posted On Monday, March 5, 2007 4:27 PM

Compression and Decompression in .NET
I came across this simple, but useful article demonstrating how to use the built-in .NET GZip compression/decompression capabilities. It also mentioned this SharpLibZip open-source compression/decompression library that would allow you to open the file easily using WinZip. UPDATE: forgot to post the article link (whoops!) http://www.codeguru.com/csh... ......

Posted On Friday, March 2, 2007 12:52 PM

Events & Delegates in .NET
A decent article on Events and Delegates in .NET: http://www.codeguru.com/csharp/.net/net_general/eventsanddelegates/article.php/c12933/.

Posted On Friday, December 8, 2006 2:32 PM

Concurrency and Coordination Runtime, Using Concurrency for Scalability
http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... Richter describes how to use the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR), a lightweight distributed services-oriented architecture and a common language runtime (CLR)-based library included in the Microsoft Robotics Studio toolkit. "The CCR library is a managed DLL that greatly simplifies these tasks for the programmer. The CCR offers a number of classes allowing developers a simple object model that they can ......

Posted On Sunday, November 12, 2006 1:35 AM

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