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OP-ED: Do You Hear the Sirens' Song?

Everyone has ideas about how to build software. Explore some common fallacies and collect some hints that may help you along the way. All of the ideas are the opinion of the author (who is sometimes wrong).

When OOP Becomes POO

Many people who understand OOP well enough to use it are trying to create it too. Paul Kimmel says that's often when OOP becomes POO.

Has Visual Basic Lost Its Way?

Paul Kimmel says the next big paradigm shift in programming will be based on .NET. Find out what he predicts VB's role will be in this coming change, and why he wonders whether Microsoft dropped the ball with VB.NET.

It Is a Matter of State

Learn about the State pattern, which permits an object to change its behavior dynamically by changing its internal state, creating the illusion that the object has changed.

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MFC Integration with the Windows Transactional File System (TxF)

The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.

The Sorry State of .NET ORMs

Looking to work with a non Microsoft Database in .NET? You need to know what ORM's are available, and why you can't currently use Entity Framework.

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