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Kaleidoscope Everything under the sun, ending in .Net May 2010 Entries
Imperative Programming v/s Declarative Programming v/s Functional Programming
Imperative Programming :: Imperative programming is a programming paradigm that describes computation in terms of statements that change a program state. In much the same way as the imperative mood in natural languages expresses commands to take action, imperative programs define sequences of commands for the computer to perform. The focus is on what steps the computer should take rather than what the computer will do (ex. C, C++, Java). Declarative Programming :: Declarative programming is a programming ......

Posted On Thursday, May 13, 2010 9:10 PM

Overview of XSLT
XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) is a declarative- XMLbased language used for the transformation of XML documents into other XML documents. Using XSLT , the original document does not changed; rather, a new document is created based on the content of an existing one. XSLT is developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Using XSLT we can transform source xml file into another xml file, word file or Excel file. XSLT Functions : - There are the following built - in XSLT functions ......

Posted On Thursday, May 13, 2010 3:43 PM

MVVM Design Pattern
The Model-View-ViewModel pattern is similar to the Model-View-Presenter, except you have a model tailor-made for the View, called the ViewModel. The ViewModel contains all the UI-specific interfaces and properties necessary to make it easy to develop a user interface. The View binds to the ViewModel, and executes commands to request an action from it. The ViewModel, in turn, communicates with the Model, and tells it to update in response to user interaction. Model-View-ViewModel Example A model that ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 5, 2010 10:37 PM

New features for Expression Blend 4 Release Candidate
With Microsoft Expression Blend 4, you can create websites and applications based on Microsoft Silverlight 3 and Microsoft Silverlight 4, and desktop applications based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and WPF4. Expression Blend provides new support for prototyping, interactivity through behaviors, special Silverlight functionality, and on-the-fly sample data generation. Expression Blend includes new behaviors that are quickly and easily configured Expression ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 4, 2010 4:41 PM

Microsoft Sync Framework
Introduction It is a platform that enables collaboration and offline access for applications, services and devices. Sync framework features technologies and tools that enable roaming, data sharing and taking data offline. Moreover, developers can build synchronization ecosystems that integrate any application with data from any store, by using any protocol over any network. Highlights * Add sync support to new and existing applications, services and devices * Enable collaboration and offline capabilities ......

Posted On Monday, May 3, 2010 10:05 PM

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