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Q&A: iPhone Development on MonoTouch

MonoTouch developer and book author Wallace McClure discusses the evolving arena of Mono-based application development for the iPhone.

6 Off-the-Beaten-Path Colleges for Recruiting Top Development Talent

Sure, you can compete with every other company for developers from MIT, Stanford and Cal Tech, but here's six other schools with top-level Computer Science programs that you should be looking at.

Dev Trends for 2011

The dog days of August are a good time to take stock of some of the major themes and trends likely to shape the development space toward the end of 2010 and into 2011.

GAO Updates Framework To Reflect Enterprise Architectures Evolution

The Government Accountability Office has released a major update of a management maturity framework that provides a flexible benchmark against which federal agencies can plan for and measure enterprise architecture program maturity.

Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 3 of 3: Tips & Tricks for the Interview Itself

Microsoft hiring managers and interviewees share inside advice for nailing the interview process.

Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 2 of 3: Tips & Advice on Preparing for and Answering Questions

Part 1 of this series covered what's changed and what you can expect in general (e.g., lots of code). In this second installment, those who've gone before (and who are doing the interviews) give you tips, tricks and advice on exactly what to expect/how to prepare.

Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 1 of 3: What To Expect/What's Changed

Will Microsoft still really ask you how to move Mount Fuji? How much coding (and what kind) will there really be? Find out in the first of this three-part series.

IDES 101, PART II: 5 More Open-Source Coding Environments for Developers

We highlight five more open source editors you might want to consider for your upcoming projects.

Build Your Own 'Skunk Works' Business Intelligence Project with SQL

How to use SQL Server to build a business intelligence (BI) platform without getting your organization's top brass involved.

Change Management: In Frameworks We Trust (And That May Be a Problem)

Bola Rotibi looks at the evolution of software development frameworks and some of the good, and bad, that they've delivered over the years.

iPhone Dev How-To: Working With Application Settings In Monotouch

A step-by-step tutorial on working with application settings when using Novell's Monotouch for iPhone and iPad development.

ALM Q&A: Micro Focus

Stuart McGill, Chief Technology Officer at Micro Focus, discusses the company's new direction and priorities.

5 Cloud Platforms You Don't Know About (But Should)

Don't just consider the "big boys" when determining your cloud computing partner -- many vendors have a lot to offer. Here's five up-and-coming platforms to add to your consideration list.

Solving the Puzzle: Configuration Management in Agile Development

Experts and users weigh in on the challenge of integrating configuration management into your agile development projects.

Top 7 Windows Phone 7 Highlights from MIX10

From a scaled-down Office client to the much larger role of Silverlight, here are seven things about Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 preview that stood out at last week's conference.

Cryptographers Warn About Security Dangers in the Cloud at RSA

Researcher says read the fine print before connecting to the cloud.

Unlocking Legacy Code

Mergers and acquisitions, Windows 7 and the Web are driving a legacy migration to .NET. Developers tell how they unlocked their old technology and made the sometimes-painful journey to the modern platform.

Developers Mix and Match Agile Approaches

New functionality in Visual Studio Team System 2010 supports the Agile dev trend.

DOD Employs Primitives To Bring Enterprise Architectures into the Future

The DOD looks to a common vocabulary to help reduce cost of developing and maintaining systems. Plus a Q&A Dennis Wisnosky, the DOD's business mission area CTO and chief architect.

Interface-Based Programming in C#

Interfaces can make your applications easier to test and maintain.

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