Software

Information

  • Obfuscation is not a panacea - Simon Cooper discusses the arms race which is application obfuscation, the art (and tooling) which takes a standard .NET application and transforms it into something which is difficult to decompile / crack.
  • How WebAPI does Parameter Binding - Mike Stall takes a look at how WebAPI performs it parameter binding in action methods, drawing values for parameters from the request and matching them to action parameters, and also discusses how this differs from ASP.NET MVC parameter binding.
  • Upgrading WCF Data Services Projects to WCF Data Services 5.0 - Glenn Gailey discusses the upgrade process to take existing application up to the WCF Data Services 5.0 release, discussing the side by side installation, and looking at the changes required to update both client and server code.
  • Hacking for fun: porting a Silverlight Windows Phone app to WinRT in 9hours - Jeremy Alles walks through the process of updating a Silverlight based Windows Phone game to run in WinRT

Community

  • NEBytes April 2012 - Automating the Platform of the Future - NEBytes April event is taking place on the evening of Thursday, 26 April 2012 between 18:30 and 21:00 and features Richard Custance discussing deploying and provisioning a .NET application on the Windows Azure Platform, and Andrew Westgarth give a deep dive into some of the new features included in IIS8 for both developers and IT Pros.