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Microsoft Healthvault {3}

The article discusses a partnership between the Microsoft Corporation and St. Jude Medical Center to better integrate data from implantable devices with patient health records. It reveals that since 2008, Microsoft has collaborated with companies such as Health Solutions Group and Merlin.net in an effort to share device information directly from patient care devices such as implanted cardioverter defibrillators. Health devices such as these monitors a patients vitals, collects data, and securely transmits the information to a internet-based system in which physicians can remotely follow-up with a patients progress and recovery. Data such as these can determine a patients’ heartbeat, rhythm, and even real-time electrograms. The collaboration with Merlin.net is to assure the standards of reliability regarding patient privacy and security while meeting regulatory requirements by the International Quality Certification Standards as all transmissions are encrypted using industry standard cryptography.

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ASP.NET VS PHP {4}

The article I read for this week explains the top six reasons to use. Net. In this article author compared ASP .NET VS. PHP.  According to the author, there are quite a few reasons that make the ASP.NET better than PHP. First of all speed, all .NET applications, ASP.NET applications are compiled. This makes them much faster than PHP, whose applications are interpreted. Furthermore, author mentioned that ASP.NET is written using Object Oriented programming languages of your choice. PHP is just a simple scripting language in comparison to .NET languages like C++, C#, Visual Basic.NET, Java Scrip.NET, and so on. However according to the author, the PHP is definitely more clean and concise than classic ASP (with vbscript or javascript), but it’s a mess compared to C#, J#, or even VB.NET, which are the common languages used for ASP.NET apps. ASP.NET scales much better than PHP or classic ASP does, but it costs more to host on account if it needing to run on a windows server. Author mentioned that PHP is the better choice for a quick and dirty site that doesn’t need a ton of code.

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Release of Visual Studio 2010 {Comments Off on Release of Visual Studio 2010}

The article I read this week talked about Visual Studio 2010 and how it delivers functional programming for developers than previous versions.  The article talks about how Visual Studio’s integrated development environment (IDE) was rebuilt and now includes WPF, .NET Windows presentation foundation.  The inclusion of WPF  was put off for a little bit because previously, WPF  had compatibly and performance issues.  However, visual studio and WPF is a perfect fit together and whenever there is a problem with the WPF, the visual team is able to fix that problem internally.  With the release of things like Windows 7, several versions of Silverlight browser plugins and ASP.NET MVC, the new version of Visual Studio 2010 makes it easier to support these features without making compromises that would make development harder.  The article also talks about parallel programming capabilities and how Visual Studio 2010 has a better support system of parallel programming at entry level.  Things from the core framework and libraries through the debugging and profiling tools is taken care of and runtime schedules are set according to the capabilities of the machine.  All in all, Visual Studio 2010 is very beneficial.  It has improvements in its coding, debugging, tools, the set-up of team development is easier, and much more.

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Amazon makes efficiency a web developer’s friend {2}

This article is exactly what it says because Amazon has given resources for web developers that make it easier for them to create their web applications for their Amazon account.  It’s called Amazon Web Services or AWS, and it allows Javascript, jQuery, ASP.NET, PHP, and Java.  The platform is called Elastic Beanstalk and uses the Windows Server 2008 R2 AMI(Amazon Machine Image).  They mention, “Elastic Beanstalk then automatically takes care of deployment details such as capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling and application health monitoring, according to the company.”  This means that everything will be taken care of, as their applications are uploaded into the Amazon cloud.

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How Data Binding Works {2}

Data binding is the process that retrieves data from a given data source and associates it to attributes of the User Interface elements. Data binding gets data from the middle tier of an application and displays it in a nice looking html format. When you use data binding expressions with ASP.Net controls, behaviors are attached to the controls life cycle through the Data Binding event handlers. As developers of our web pages we have the power the trigger data binding events for individual controls or if we want to we can make it trigger all controls within the page. If you want to call for data binding you would use, <%# … %> and the data binding expression will update themselves if you do not want to call data bind, you can create a new page class that overrides the on load method. Data binding expressions can only be used with ASP.Net control markup and require you to call to the Data bind method.

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ASP.Net using servers {1}

Microsoft Active Server Pages also known as ASP was first released in 1996 and has provided web developers with a rich and complex framework for building web applications. But since 1996 ASP has evolved greatly and has improved a lot. ASP is still known but they have now renamed it ASP.NET. It is a framework for building web applications that run over the web and client- servers are represented by a browser forwarding request. Communications over the web occur through HTTP which relies on TCP and IP to transmit data between the two nodes. ASP.Net is connected with Microsoft’s Internet Information Server also known as IIS. The Asp. Net worker process performs many task with the isapi extension and they are the main things that happen under the ASP.Net request.
This week we talked about ASP.Net in class as well as we learned some basic code that can be used for our project three. The thing that I learned in class this week is that you no longer need to use javascript in the web page the ASP.Net will take over and use its own language to process some of the users request. The thing that I took from reading this article was some of the history of ASP. ASP has evolved a lot and is kind of like a server. It connects to browsers and sends request.
I have not really dealt much with ASP. I am really interested in learning how to use it because in class this week we went over basics but the thing about Visual Basics is it is so much different and I am not used to it yet. Once I get used to using the program it will be a lot better because I will be able to do projects a lot easier. I have talked to people that understand the use of ASP and they all say it is easy once you know what to do that is why I wanted to find more information about ASP.Net.
Busoli, S. (2007, May 2). ASP.NET Internals IIS and the Process Model, Retrieved May 19, 2012, from http://dotnetslackers.com/articles/iis/ASPNETInternalsIISAndTheProcessModel.aspx

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Usage Comparison Between VB and VB.net {Comments Off on Usage Comparison Between VB and VB.net}

Visual Basic.Net, the follow-up to Microsoft’s legacy Visual Basic language, is gaining in popularity as Visual Basic loses steam. Visual Basic was used by 4.32 percent of developers, down from nearly 5 percent that used it a year ago, while VB.Net increased from 0.59 percent a year ago to nearly 0.80 percent. But Visual Basic is the 7th-ranked language, while VB.Net is ranked 16th. It had been ranked 22nd a year ago, though.

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Visual Basic Upgrades… rather, Upgraded. {Comments Off on Visual Basic Upgrades… rather, Upgraded.}

Visual Basic has presented itself as an excellent tool for the future of our course, and possibly even our career. Taking the time to truly understand this program can benefit us in more ways than one, hopefully allowing us to improve our overall abilities and even understanding of these technical resources. The article I have chosen speaks on Vis

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.NET meets the Mobile market {1}

Although the article is nearly a year old, it provides info on the development of software to handle code and allow for its use on multiple platforms. By now the Android mobile phone was been out for some time and has had plenty of opportunity for developers to improve on software for it, however at the time, this was all new. The software, Mono, worked only with Visual Studio 2010 Professional. The cool thing about this product was how it allowed the user to share business related information on different platforms. So code could be ported from a desktop or iphone to an android. Now, with about a year after its release, the android mobile market has increased dramatically, as well as the iphone market. You can’t go out without seeing those around using either an iphone or an android.

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Visual Basic and .NET Small History {Comments Off on Visual Basic and .NET Small History}

So my article is talking about Microsoft Visual Studio and how it was waiting for .NET. In general, the article is describing how Visual InterDev- Microsoft’s current tool for building Active Service Pages- will disappear as a separate product. Instead, Microsoft incorporated Visual InterDev’s functionality into other Studio tools, such as Visual Basic and Visual C++. The way Visual InterDev works today (which was in 2000), you write VBScript or JavaScript and embed them in ASPs. It goes on also saying that the core technology behind the new Visual Studio is Microsoft’s .NET Framework, a unified set of objects available on server and client platforms. The .NET Framework is a run time platform, with objects for server and client development exposed in Windows. Microsoft expects developers to be able to build, reuse server-side components as service more easily than ever. The article goes into more depth with .NET, saying that “The .NET Framework promises a world of reusable, middle-tier components that remain separate from the code that wires them together. By comparison, today’s ASP scripts sometimes degenerate into a mass of unmaintainable code. New and improved standards in Visual Studio.NET include ASP+ for creating dynamic Web pages with components, and ADO.NET for database and XML programming. For building Web pages, Visual Studio.NET programmers will rely on Web Controls instead of today’s Design Time Controls. There is more details to this as well but this is the main points from the article related to our class study.

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