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.NET editor-in-chief Derek Ferguson sat down to talk with Microsoft Software Legend Chris Sells at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference 2003. In this exclusive interview, Sells talks about how he became involved with teaching and writing about Microsoft technologies, how he came to work for Microsoft, and what it's like to have a hand in the development of the .NET Framework. .NETDJ: Who are you? CS: My name is Chris Sells, and I am a member of the Windows development community as well as a content strategist in charge of the MSDN Longhorn Developer Center Web site. .NETDJ: What are you best known for? CS: My boyish good looks (laughs)? ATL Internals - a joint effort between Brent Rector and me. .NETDJ: How did that book come about? CS: I was going to be DevelopMentor's first Java instructor. I was digging through the Java stuff and a lot of it I liked, but... (more)

Invoking .NET Web Services from Mobile Devices Part 1 of 2 Pocket PCs put .NET Web services at your fingertips

In May 2000 I was invited to Microsoft's corporate headquarters in Redmond for a special "technology experts" summit. At this summit, the forty or so of us in attendance were given a special sneak preview of a technology upon which Microsoft planned to "bet the farm," so to speak. They called the technology "ASP+ Web Methods." Of course, nowadays we all know these as .NET Web services. The fundamental technologies upon which they are based (XML, SOAP, SDL, UDDI, DISCO, etc.) are probably familiar to just about all of this publication's readership in one form or another. What ma... (more)

.NET-Based StoreFront 6.0 E-Commerce Software Available Now

(January 14, 2003) - LaGarde, Inc., a leading provider of e-business solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced the immediate availability of their StoreFront 6.0 e-commerce software. It's described as a development platform built on .NET that "offers a range of functionality for Web developers and ISPs to design, deploy, and maintain full-featured, 'Amazon.com-like' e-commerce Web stores." LaGarde claims that the StoreFront platform supports seamless integration with Microsoft FrontPage, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and Intuit QuickBooks and is in use by mor... (more)

Borland Brings Application Life Cycle & J2EE Interoperability to .NET

(May 6, 2003) - Hoping to provide an alternative for C# developers to Microsoft's own Visual Studio .NET and Visual Studio .NET 2003 products, Borland has announced the mid-summer availability of their new C#Builder IDE and the future availability of their Janeva J2EE interoperability product. .NETDJ recently got the details on these new products in an interview with Michael Swindell, director of Developer Products and Technology for Borland and Jamie Sison, director of Business Development and Product Marketing in Borland's Enterprise Business unit. The IDE will support the crea... (more)

Perspectives on Past, Present, and Future

As we approach the one-year anniversary of .NETDJ's preview issue, it seems like a good time to consider the recent past, present, and near future of our platform, our magazine - and your humble editor! The Past For me, the past few months have been incredibly busy! Last month, I spoke at two conferences in Europe. The first was the Mobile Workforce Solutions conference (www.mobileworkforcesolutions.com) in London. The second was the Bluetooth World Congress (www.ibctelecoms.com/bluetoothworldcongress) in Amsterdam. As for the magazine, we have added two members to our editorial ... (more)