This post was significantly written targeted for developers with
passionate curiosity. I love passion. That makes what I am. I've read Scott Guthrie's blog
last night and I found that it was really interesting post on Orcas.
Orcas is the code name for the next release of Visual Studio. I think
they will probably release it this year, since as far as I know, most
of Microsoft product iteration release in 2 years. Visual Studio 2005
shipped in November 2005. Perhaps you can guess when is the shipping
date of Orcas. What's in Scott's blog that I found so interesting? its
no other than Orcas review. It's a very high level review for
developers, he did wrote a few killer features that will beat other
IDE, despite there are no other IDE more better than Visual Studio :p.
Here's are some interesting points to share, but I strongly recommed
you to read the original posting
at his blog. Satisfaction guarantee.
- Multi Targeting - with
Orcas, developer can write application targeted at multiple platform,
it can be for .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0 and .NET 3.5. He did not mention about
.NET 1.1 and I'm still using .NET 1.1 for my work. and I guess, there
are a lot of people outside there using .NET 1.1 for their daily job.
Like what Scott Hanselman wrote in his blog, technologies changing reapidly than business. I'm not business people. But I do care of it.
- Rich HTML/CSS WYSIWYG Designer -
It not just and drop features when he mention about designer. Scott put
a figures of CSS toolbox with their properties and show how easy it is
to format your text or page. Is that really easy?
was already there in Visaul Studio 2005 or maybe something we can do or
Programming principles in mind, classes, methods, enumeration.
- Improved Data Support - Everybody talks about LINQ nowaday.
Orcas is the tool. Object relational mapping will be better than ever
with the release of Orcas. Did other third party ORM provider has
provide this capabilities? I don't know. The last time I'm using ORM
framework, I use code generator to write the mapping file. Developers
with hands-on experience with ORM tools like NHibernate or iBatis must
like this feature.
Scott also did mention about Orcas February CTP release. I think they postponed
it until March. Can't wait to get your hands dirty with those beta
stuff huh? Maybe I should focus on other thing first. There's two
things in my mind now, ASP.NET AJAX and .NET 3.0 which I have not
Quoted from Scott's blog:
"We are then looking to ship a first Beta
later this spring. I'll be doing many more posts over the next few
months that talk about some of the new features in much more detail."
I like to quote, and the great post
diserve to be quoted. when is the spring? here at malaysia we don't
have spring. Well his blog will be in my top list since he want to
disclose more about Orcas. Should I donwload the next release CTP or
wait until the Beta? I couldn't decide yet. I'll wait for it. I guess
that's all for now.
Well developers, stop writing testimony for your friends on friendster
or myspace. It's time to get your hands 'dirty'. It is Monday, work,