December 2008 - 2009 and Beyond
Our cover story features a panel of dev industry leaders and pundits who provide a glimpse into the turbulent year ahead. Our columnists also reflect forward as they ponder the impact of a declining economy on developers and the emerging technologies. Plus the latest news on SOA, JavaFX, Silverlight 3.0, 'Kilamanjaro,' 'Madison,' Robotics and more. Also, a Tech Brief on authentication services and a Q&A with David DeWitt who talks about building parallel processing into SQL Server.
While developers feel blindsided by Microsoft's shift to Entity Framework, company officials defend move and say LINQ to SQL is not on death row.