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More articles by A. Russell Jones, Executive Editor

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A. Russell Jones is the Executive Editor of DevX.
For Editorials and Opinions | January 27, 2009
Writing popular programming articles involves focusing on the basics: topic suitability, audience needs, clarity, interest—and brevity.
For .NET Zone | August 15, 2006
XNA Game Studio Express offers .NET developers a free tool for developing games that run on both Windows and Xbox 360. But don't get too excited...this product has serious deployment restrictions.
For .NET Zone | June 14, 2006
Microsoft has been busy baking new tools, offering tasty but not-quite-fully-cooked technology at Tech·Ed 2006. While there's plenty of new information about existing products, developers will particularly welcome upcoming capabilities in ADO.NET vNext, .NET Framework 3.0, Windows PowerShell, and Office 2007.
For Virtual Machines Special Report | January 30, 2006
The same properties that made virtual machines (VMs) on IBM mainframes indispensable in the 1960's will eventually make VMs indispensable on today's servers and desktop machines. But as of today, they still have some evolving to do.
For Database Development Zone | January 27, 2006
Get early access right now to VB.NET 9.0 and be among the first to become proficient with Microsoft's new Language Integrated Query (LINQ) features.
For Web Development Zone | December 14, 2005
Two years after he first wrote about it, Executive Editor A. Russell Jones brings us up to speed on the patent dispute that is about to change Web browsing much for the worse.
For .NET | November 8, 2005
Find out how to use Microsoft's ILMerge tool to merge .NET assemblies.
For .NET Zone | November 7, 2005
It's finally here! Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk 2006 with launch events taking place across the country. Developers will receive hands-on experience, in-depth information, and complimentary copies of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005.
For .NET Zone | September 14, 2005
Microsoft's 2005 PDC conference introduces new platforms, language extensions, and more preview code than anyone could reasonably hope to become familiar with. Further, new capabilities are being touted for every major product, beginning with the upcoming Windows Vista client OS and extending to servers, languages, Office, and nearly every developer product. Read on for all the technical highlights, plus a full implementation example of the new LINQ data query feature.
For Editorials and Opinions | July 13, 2005
Monitoring is a technology that can be used for both good and evil. Increasingly though, developers are facing moral dilemmas when asked to build monitoring applications that encroach on their own and their co-workers' privacy. How will you respond?
For Web Development Zone | June 29, 2005
Capitalizing on (or perhaps responding to) renewed developer interest in DHTML stemming from the recent cross-browser implementations of the XMLHttpRequest object, used for client-to-server communications in AJAX applications, Microsoft announces "Atlas," which provides AJAX support for ASP.NET.
For Editorials and Opinions | June 8, 2005
New tools, official release dates for Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 (finally), and a new openness from Microsoft infuse this year's Tech·Ed with new developer capabilities, new power for IT administration and management, and a clear roadmap for development—making this a very good time to be a developer.
For .NET Zone | June 4, 2005
Developer Tools, Database Development, and Smart Client Development are the developer-focused standouts among 18 tracks poised for the sold-out Tech·Ed show, which gets underway in Orlando Sunday.
For XML Zone | June 2, 2005
Microsoft gives XML (and developers) a big boost by making the Office Open XML format the default in Office 12, giving enterprises the choice of XML or binary format, and offering a patch to ensure forward-compatibility for older Office versions.
For Security Zone | April 15, 2005
The issue of when—and how—to report new security vulnerabilities raises its ugly head once more, as a security company releases details of a security vulnerability under a dubious 24-hour policy.
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