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I’m sure I’ve mentioned it, but I live in Indianapolis (ok, just outside). You may or may not have noticed, but it’s May. May is a big month to be in Indianapolis. They have a little race there at the end of the month. You may have heard of it. My current job actually requires me to be at the track. I’m currently sitting just outside Turn One, and my window looks right out on the main gate at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. People stand right outside my window all the time ...
So, says co-worker, now that you've seen nearly-Beta 2 before the rest of us, what's the single biggest change that will impact developers? Is it the Team Services testing and PM integration? Is it the framework additions? The ASP.NET changes, the new WinForm controls? What? From a day-to-day developer standpoint I'd have to say the most impacting change is the polish they've put on the UI. The Framework changes are great, the C# language changes are great, Generics is wonderful, it's all good, but; ...
Keynote on Oracle was a bunch of marketing BS today.... but they do look like they're trying to work within the VS.NET IDE. I have no love of Oracle, but if you do looks like it will be as easy to work with .NET and Oracle as .NET and SQL.... Some good sessions today, lots of changes. The VS2005 IDE is awesome! So many changes, a LOT of polish. Small things, but stuff that really saves time. The CLR and C# changes look great. Performance improvements from Generics looks amazing. Lots of new WinForm ...
This is a constant issue here at the company, and I guess that it arises almost everywhere. Let me first explain that we are a company that deals with software developement, and mainly for our single product (which is in fact several, but it doesn't really matter). Each time we develop a new feature, or update a previous one we are of course forced to deal with issues of backward compatibility, and others not only within our products but also with various third-party providers that integrate into ...
I recently installed Visual Studio Whidbey Beta 1 (which i received through MS Community Starter KIT) on my machine. It is kind of a cool ide with lots of enhancements like Refactoring and Expansions. I wrote my first program implementing the concepts of Generics. Generics are a new feature of .Net Framework 2.0. With Generics we can defer type specification of one or more type until the class is declared and instantiated by the client code. This effectively translates into Templates Concept of C++. ...
J2SE 5.0 specs are out. And you know what Java 1.5 has tried to catch up with C#. Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 ("Tiger") is the next major revision to the Java platform and language; it is currently slated to contain 15 component JSRs with nearly 100 other significant updates developed through the Java Community Process (JCP). According to this slash dot post, following is a summarized list of enhancements:1- Generics (C# 2.0 already supports this) 2- Enhanced For-Loop (the foreach ...
I am tired of seeing Generics articles with no Visual Basic samples in them - so I won't link to those. Thanks to J. Ambrose Little for including both in this article.
Update 12/30/2010: While it was amusng for six-and-a-half years, I have closed comments on this post. Move along... Move along... Recently, Eric Gunnerson posted code on how to create an array with a non-zero lower bound. Paul Vick brought up the AndAlso and OrElse operators which are new to VB.NET. This got me to thinking of the state of affairs way back in 2001 when .NET was still in its beta phase. Three years ago, Visual Fred was the derisive name given to VB.NET 2002 by VB6 programmers who did ...
Next up, Löwy Guest Op Generates More Response by Robert Teixeira of Tampa. Robert, like me, seems to like a lot of Juval's input into the community, but I think he's made the same critical mistake that a lot of people made after reading Juval's article. I've talked to Juval and a number of Microsoft employees about this topic and I believe that I have a firm grip on what Juval was talking about. First of all, the Microsoft teams that determine what features will be added in the next version of each ...