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VS 2005 and 2003

I have been working for about 7 months (since 2005 B2) .

They work great together except for one thing. Sometimes when building a 2005 app, I forget about the great debugger and being able to edit code on the fly. Then its like, duh!

Its also cool that you can use 2003 components right in 2005.

Posted On Monday, November 28, 2005 6:15 PM

.NET 2.0 Adoption Rocks the world
The information below is pretty wild. .NET 2.0 is really great. I have been teaching on this since Jan 2005 and using it in production since B2 came out around March. I must say I am really impressed with both performance and ease of use. Of course, I use VB.NET all the time. 1. NET vs. J2EE and IBM WebSphere Adoption for Mission Critical Apps: The IDC Study IDC-conducted study of adoption rates of OS and application platform/vendors for mission critical applications conducted in 8 countries (Asia, ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 9, 2005 4:36 PM

SSW Code Auditor
Good coding practices are required to build applications. I suggest you check out: http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/C... The Code Auditor is an awesome product from my buddy Adam's company SSW. I found it to be a really great tool. I ran the Code Auditor against our Access 2 .NET product (built with VS.NET 2003) and the Code Auditor helped me find things and get them done post haste. I think I fixed most things in 2 or 3 hours while watching tv. That’s pretty sweet for an application thats ......

Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2005 4:02 PM

VS 2005 Adoption
The developer community is excited about the approaching Visual Studio 2005 launch. Developers love Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft’s customers can’t wait to deploy it. 32X just closed a deal where I convinced the dev team to move to 2005 in 5 hours. They were wowed by cool features like the class designer but also features like the new win form toolbar and such. One of the driving features they want is the new click once deplolyment feature. Today (8/22/05) I found this link http://blogs.msdn.com/somas... ......

Posted On Sunday, August 14, 2005 5:01 AM

VSTO serverdocument class

VSTO 2.0 rocks. One of the cool things is the serverdocument class. It lets you access documents without even have office installed. This allows you to dig into a document and get things out of it like chached datasets.

Posted On Wednesday, July 6, 2005 11:41 AM

VB.NET 2.0 Rocks - Smaller than C#
I am teaching a Ascend class on VS2005 in Paris now (June 27,2005).

Started a VB vs C# discussion.

One of the guys said VB.NET used to gen noop lines in msil and it bloated the exe in 1.1.

So he tried it in 2.0. Now VB does not do it but C# does so the C# exe is larger than the VB one.

3 cheers for the VB team.

Posted On Monday, June 27, 2005 9:24 AM

TechEd 2005
WOW. Just home Thursday night from TechEd. What a week. Tons of folks are interested in VS2005 for many reasons. Productivity like never before Ease of maintaining applications New language features New Team Systems features will change the way software is created and delivered The convention center was packed the entire week. It reminded me of the old 90s. Watch for more info on VS2005 and VSTS. The future is brighter now ......

Posted On Saturday, June 11, 2005 12:47 PM

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