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A Windows Developer Reading List

February 24, 2010

 Having a problem with information overload? Can't keep up with articles you ought to be reading? We're here to help with the following Windows-focused reading list.

Core Parking in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
Gaston Hillar
Core Parking is a new Windows kernel power manager and scheduler technology designed to help improving the energy efficiency of multicore systems. It constantly tracks the relative workloads of every hardware thread relative to all the others and can decide to put some of them into sleep mode.

Web Development Renewed
Dino Esposito
ASP.NET MVC 2.0 is a free Web framework that gives you control over your HTML and URLs, facilitates Ajax scripting, and encourages test-driven development. Based on the ASP.NET runtime environment, ASP.NET MVC makes developing Web apps a significantly different experience from using Web Forms. It uses a Web-oriented variation of the MVC pattern, and version 2.0 works with both Visual Studio 2008/.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4.

Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor: A Windows Gadget to Understand Dynamic Frequencies
Gaston Hillar
Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor is a simple sidebar gadget for Windows Vista and Windows 7. It lets developers and users check the microprocessor's application of Turbo Boost. It is a simple gadget that lets you answer the question: "What is Intel Turbo Boost Doing?"

Prefer Futures to Baked-In "Async APIs"
Herb Sutter
When designing concurrent APIs, separate "what" from "how."

When URLs Point to Missing Content
Dino Esposito
Websites need to be able to handle requests for missing content and deal with misspelled or bad URL formats. But how would you handle this in code?

What's New With Silverlight
Dan Wahlin
Silverlight provides a broad range of networking features that can be used to access distributed data.

Advanced .NET Debugging: Synchronization
Mario Hewardt
Don't make these mistakes when dealing with multithreaded applications and synchronization.


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