Today, it's hard to find a top organization that doesn't have aCIO in the boardroom. IT is not just a business tool, but a business driver, and CIOs are every bit as valuable as other C-level executives. Jupitermedia features this report on becoming a better project manager.
SharePoint and Workflow may be the most powerful combination since chocolate and peanut butter, but the trick is harnessing their combined power. That isnt as easy as it first seems, but this paper published by Jupitermedia shows how to create a SharePoint workflow in Visual Studio from start to finish.
The DTrace probes in Java have zero disabled probe-effect; they can be enabled/disabled dynamically, and they have a much lower enabled probe-effect than the DVM provider (although an enabled probe-effect exists, but more on that later). The combination of DTrace and Java SE 6 enables an unprecedented view across all layers of Java software. This paper published by Jupitermedia explains how to leverage the combo to gain tremendous insight into Java applications, the JVM, or any other aspect of the software.
ASP.NET automatically implements the Model-View-Presenter (MVP) pattern when a developer uses the built-in ""Code-Behind"" approach. However other patterns, usually referred to as ""Controller Patterns,"" are also suitable for use in ASP.NET. These patterns extend the capability for displaying a single view by allowing applications to choose which view to display at runtime depending (usually) on user interaction.
When Microsoft set about building the Windows Presentation Foundation, one core goal was to create an environment for applications capable of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional content simultaneously. Using a traditional approach, this would have led to an abstract Button class followed by Button2D and Button3D subclasses that would override the painting rules. This paper published by Jupitermedia discusses about designing lookless controls in windows presentation foundation. Learning to use and design lookless controls can free WPF applications from the boring monotony of gray buttons forever.
Ruby, the dynamic, interpreted programming language that adopts a pure object-oriented approach, has been gaining popularity among programmers. While many of Rubys new converts are primarily developing Web applications, Ruby has a great history (much of it in Japan) as a separate language in its own right. This paper looks at five essential tools and libraries that Ruby developers should have in their arsenal to be able to get the most out of the language.
This paper published by Microsoft Jupitermedia discusses about how one can convert java app into a windows service. Reusing a framework usually is a good idea, but sometimes developing one?s own code for a specific task is easier. Developing code to convert a Java application into a Windows service turns out to be one of those rare cases.
The latest version of ASP.NET, version 2.0, supports several new and exciting features that promise to enhance developer productivity, administration and management, extensibility, and performance. One of these features is precompilation, which either developers or administrators can use to precompile ASP.NET applications before they are deployed. Moreover, the new precompilation feature can detect and provide warnings about any compilation failure issues, and lets one deploy applications without the need to store the source code on the deployment server. Precompilation can both reduce application response time and improve performance. This paper published by Jupitermedia explains how to use the new feature effectively.
This paper discusses about Beef up of Scrum-Master Toolbox. This paper teaches different ways to tease information out of Scrum processes by unleashing the power of Excel. The purpose of Scrum is to help build great software through empirical process control. A healthy emphasis on continuous process improvement works naturally with Scrum because Scrum evolved from applying Lean-Agile manufacturing techniques to software development. It also describes some Excel tools developed to help manage teams that can help one examine implementation of the Scrum process in more depth.