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Posts Tagged ‘64-bit’


Why is the (x86) in Program Files (x86)?

Because it’s 32-bit? On a 32-bit Microsoft Windows system you simply have a “Program Files” folder where all applications (which of course must all be 32-bit (or lower). On a 64-bit Windows system you have both a “Program Files” (for 64-bit) and a “Program Files (x86)” (for 32-bit). Pretty much all programmers know what this […]

Silverlight 5 Announcement

I was glad to see Scott Guthrie’s blog post Announcing Silverlight 5 posted last Thursday. If you have read my recent posts you know there are many points of Silverlight that have disappointed me. As someone that only has 64-bit computers, believes in TDD (Test Driven Development), and appreciates the MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) pattern, Silverlight seems […]

Single Logic Tier, Multiple Presentation Tiers – In a 64-bit world

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a single data and logic tier upon which any number of presentation tiers could display? For example, one logic tier but present via WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) (both 32 and 64 bit), ASP.NET, MVC (Model-View-Controller), Silverlight, and Windows 7 phone? And, can I use the MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) pattern […]