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In our premier issue, back in October 2002, we ran a full-length interview with Anders Hejlsberg, the Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft responsible for the creation of the C# programming language. Then, in March 2005, we presented a follow-up interview conducted by .NETDJ's editor-in-chief, Derek Ferguson, at Microsoft's Tech Ed 2004 conference in San Diego, California. Here it is again in full. .NETDJ: Between now and the last time we spoke, Borland has entered the .NET space. As an ex-Borland employee who is now one of the most revered .NET icons, what are your thoughts on this? AH: I'm very excited that they are doing that! It is the right thing for the Delphi community and .NET is the logical next place for all Windows development tools to go. I think it is a win-win situation. .NETDJ: I didn't realize the last time we spoke that you started off at Microsoft bu... (more)

Timing the Market with Distributed Genetics

I’ve always been puzzled by the ability of some traders to consistently make money. A cynic would say that anyone who is able to profit in all adverse economic environments (recessions, depressions, etc.) is most likely able to do so because they are getting information that is not generally available. Although the cynic might mean “inside” information by this statement, I believe that there is a non-cynical interpretation of this statement that is, to some degree, correct. Algorithmic trading engines and market data vendors are becoming increasingly important on Wall Street, ex... (more)

Welcome to a Truly Independent Voice in the World of .NET

From the upcoming Preview Issue of .NET Developer's Journal Welcome to the first issue of SYS-CON Media's new .NET Developer's Journal. We've started this magazine because we're excited about .NET. We're excited about Visual Studio .NET's ability to bring the power of drag-and-drop, GUI-based development to even the most complicated kinds of development. We're excited about the .NET Framework's potential for radically decreasing the amount of custom code developers must write. Finally, perhaps most of all, we're excited about .NET's potential to become the industry's platform of... (more)

New .NET Component from CyberSource

CyberSource, a leading provider of payment processing and fraud detection services, has recently announced their release of a .NET component to provide developers with access to their services' proprietary API. The service uses a micro-payments system that is very much in keeping with the new generation of Web services software. For just pennies per transaction, developers can add such advanced features to their applications as credit card processing, geo-location, and tax calculations. Because this API operates via the Web, it is being touted as a Web service - however, no suppo... (more)

Making a Brilliant Technology Better: Infragistics' NetAdvantage Suite

(November 20, 2002) - It has often been said, "You don't know what you've got until you lose it." As I watched a recent demonstration of Infragistics' NetAdvantage Suite, it occurred to me that you also don't often realize what you're missing until you find it. Microsoft's ASP.NET technology is absolutely brilliant right out-of-the-box... but Infragistics' NetAdvantage Suite makes it even better! I often tell my students to think of ASP.NET as a technology that makes thin, Web-based applications seem almost as interactive as thick, desktop clients. Infragistics' NetAdvantage Suit... (more)