Application Architecture Guide

January 3, 2013

For those who are interested to learn about architecture best practices, There is a Free version of Book available in MSDN. 



The guide helps you to:

  • Understand the underlying architecture and design principles and patterns for developing successful solutions on the Microsoft platform and the .NET Framework.
  • Identify appropriate strategies and design patterns that will help you design your solution’s layers, components, and services.
  • Identify and address the key engineering decision points for your solution.
  • Identify and address the key quality attributes and crosscutting concerns for your solution.
  • Create a candidate baseline architecture for your solution.
  • Choose the right technologies for your solution.
  • Identify patterns & practices solution assets and further guidance that will help you to implement your solution.

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ASP.NET MVC video series

December 3, 2012


Courtesy: Pluralsight,

What an amazing video series to have a quick start for ASP.NET MVC..

In one day got a great recap and very quick overview for all parts related to an MVC application…

Here are the links to watch and enjoy the video series from plural sight..

Courtesy: plularsight,

1. Introduction  35 mins

2. Controllers 35 mins

3. Razor Views 45 mins

4. Working with Data: Entity Framework 39 mins

5. Working with Data: Validation and Mapping 45 mins

6. Javascript and Ajax 47 mins

7. Security 43 mins

8. Leveraging the ASP.NET Runtime 34 mins

9. Unit Testing 37 mins

10. Deployment & Configuration  37 mins

Live Connect

November 25, 2012


I was going through some of the authentication techniques available for .NET application and found Live connect as an interesting area for those who are interested to create Windows 8 Metro and web based multi user applications primarily on Windows/ .NET platform.

Few Highlights here…

      • Makes it easy for apps, websites and mobile devices to integrate with Live ID, Skydrive, Hotmail & Messenger
      • Supports OAuth/REST/XMPP
      • Libraries for web, Windows, Windows phone available
      • Integration with Visual studio

And more here already… I don’t need to write again a detailed blog…. Smile


Some .NET links…

December 5, 2010

I found some important links to learn .NET (framework 4).

Just wanted to capture in a blog…

Inspired by my friend Muruga, he has done something like this for WCF .

Only difference is he had posted after became expert, but i am posting as a beginner.. 🙂

Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Beginner’s Guide to the ADO.NET Entity Framework:
IMPORTANT: Guidance for Choosing the Right Data Access Technology for Your Application Today
Beginner’s Guide to WCF Data Services
Data Development Webcasts and Events
Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

MSDN Session…

March 12, 2009

Yesterday I attended MSDN session. It was a nice session on VS 2010, .NET 4.0 , WPF and Silverlight

The below are the topics covered…
3.5 SP1

  Dynamic Data
  Entity Framework
  Data Services
Composite Script control.

Script reference profiler.

Ajax control Toolkit.
.NET 4.0

Velocity – for chaching..

Parallel extensions.

WPF and Silverlight intro…

Presenter’s blog..

Words from a genius… Taught by my mentor…

March 8, 2009

  I believe both Microsoft and the industry
should really bet their future around XML.  The standards around XML
are key to where we need to go.
                               Bill Gates – Fall Comdex 2000

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