.NET Developments:

December, 2007

December 28, 2007  12:06 AM

Visual Basic 2008 documentation just about ready

Posted by: Brian Eastwood
Visual Basic, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

The Visual Basic 2008 language specification has been posted. It's not 100% totally officially ready, as it needs some copy edits, but it is available for download

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December 27, 2007  12:46 PM

Mulling the pros and cons of XAML

Posted by: Brian Eastwood
Windows Presentation Foundation

XAML, the Extensible Application Markup Language, is the code-behind language for Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight applications. The idea is that application designers...

December 26, 2007  11:48 AM

Team Foundation Server 2008 Power Tools released

Posted by: Brian Eastwood
Methodologies (Team Development, Agile and so forth)

The first set of Power Tools for Visual Studio 2008 is now available. Specifically, this release targets Team Foundation Server. Ed Hintz of Microsoft has blogged about the

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December 26, 2007  11:01 AM

Tetris, Sudoku on Windows Mobile? It must be Boxing Day

Posted by: Brian Eastwood
Mobile applications

Having burned more AA batteries than I can count whilst playing Tetris for Game Boy, I would never withhold Tetris news from anyone. And is there is Sudoku news, too? Well, then, I'm a joyous child on Boxing Day.* Blogger Carlos Aguilar Mares has created versions of both Tetris and Sudoku that are...

December 21, 2007  12:06 PM

How does ASP.NET Ajax rate among Ajax frameworks?

Posted by: YuvalShavit

There's Ajax and there's Ajax. There is Ajax in the Java world where it's

December 19, 2007  3:52 PM

Vick and Yuknewicz on VBX, meta programming and dynamic languages

Posted by: YuvalShavit
Dynamic Languages, Visual Basic

VB team members Paul Vick and Paul Yuknewicz appeared on a Scott Hanselman podcast to talk about directions for Visual Basic. They talked about the popularity of the language, which still surpasses all others in Microsoft’s yearly developer survey. Vick and Yuknewicz talked about

December 19, 2007  9:52 AM

Jackass 2.5, first Web-only studio film, powered by Silverlight

Posted by: Brian Eastwood

Just in time for good tidings of comfort and joy, Jackass 2.5 has hit the browser. Aficionados of Steve-O, Johnny Knoxville and their whimsical shenanigans can take in the third installment of this cinematic wonder that is Jackass free on Blockbuster.com from today (Dec. 19) until Dec....

December 18, 2007  12:37 PM

.NET Framework 3.5 re-released to include .NET 2.0 SP1 and .NET 3.0 SP1

Posted by: Brian Eastwood
.NET programming downloads, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Forgive our gratuitous use of .NET in the headline there, but Microsoft has re-released its download of.NET 3.5 so that it now includes the Service Pack releases of .NET 2.0 and 3.0. Here's the

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December 14, 2007  2:14 PM

Julie Lerman on ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3, MVC, more

Posted by: YuvalShavit
Database development and architecture, ORM (Object-relational mapping)

SearchWinDevelopment.com's recent story on Entity Frameworks missed some worthwhile commentary by DataFarm's Julie Lerman. When we were pulling that together,

December 14, 2007  11:56 AM

The biggest, baddest list of .NET user groups ever (on this site)

Posted by: Brian Eastwood
.NET Programming Languages, Architecture and the SDLC, Client applications, Database development and architecture, Web applications

The Shameless Plug Dept. would like to call your attention to SearchWinDevelopment.com's .NET User Groups Learning Guide. As you've noticed, we try to avoid promoting in the blog...

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