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Script# and ASP.NET AJAX

Nikhil Kothari, an architect on the ASP.NET team, has been working in his spare time on a project called Script#.  Essentially this allows an Ajax programmer to code in a strongly typed language like C# and compile their code into JavaScript.  His original article can be accessed here.  Recently he added ASP.NET AJAX support to ...

64-bit vs 32-bit

As 64-bit machines become more common, the problems we need to solve also evolve. In this post I’d like to talk about what it means for the GC and the applications’ memory usage when we move from 32-bit to 64-bit.   One big limitation of 32-bit is the virtual memory address space - as a user mode process you get 2GB, and if you use ...

New free version of Refactor! for ASP.NET

A while back I posted about some great free refactoring tools for ASP.NET.The folks at Developer Express have just released an updated version (2.2.2), that includes some great new refactorings.  Here's a sneak peek at just one of the new refactorings that's available:(image) To check out all the new capabilities take a look at this&...

Silverlight 1.1 Alpha and Orcas Tools released!

We’ve just announced the new Silverlight 1.1 Alpha and Orcas Tools support at MIX ’07! Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for building next-gen media experiences and rich interactive applications. Silverlight 1.1 contains a cross-platform CLR, allowing you to use your favorite .NET language rather than JavaScript to ...

Expression Web and Expression Blend added to MSDN!

Back in December 2006, Microsoft released Expression Web, a designer tool that's a great companion to Visual Web Developer and Visual Studio.  You can read about this tool in this earlier blog post that we had made.  Since then, we have received a ton of feedback asking why this as well as Expression Blend are not...

He’s live… he’s live not… he’s live…

I was making some code changes today and thought this was interesting to share. As you know, the WeakReference class has a getter and a setter method to get and set the Target which is what the weakref points to. See Using GC Efficiently – Part 3 for more details on WeakReference.   Note that the code below is only for illustration ...