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Dynamic NET programming languages

  • June 02, 2010 02 Jun'10

    The 'VB.NET or C#' debate: It's all in the syntax

    Microsoft development experts say Visual Basic and C# have become nearly identical in function as the .NET Framework has matured. Choosing whether to use VB.NET or C# is more or less a matter of which syntax style you prefer. Despite the ...

  • March 29, 2010 29 Mar'10

    IronRuby offers options for .NET developers, brings open source to Microsoft

    The moat around the .NET programming community has long been difficult to cross from either direction. Developers from both sides see IronRuby, an open source implementation of Ruby for the .NET platform, as a possible crossing point.

  • March 19, 2008 19 Mar'08

    Some of the Zen of Volta

    Coming from Microsoft Labs and still in its early gestation, Volta is a methodology allowing developers to create apps without regard to eventual deployment, and to declaratively partition Web application elements across tiers.

  • October 12, 2007 12 Oct'07

    Visual Basic 10 ideology beginning to emerge

    Visual Basic 10 remains in a speculative thinking phase, Paul Vick of Microsoft reports in his blog. Vick plans to share the team's thoughts on VB 10 in the next few months. But that doesn't mean there is a shortage of ideas about what VB 10 should ...

  • September 19, 2007 19 Sep'07

    Close Ruby encounters of the .NET kind

    The Ruby dynamic language took the Web development community by storm. Efforts are now under way to make the Ruby environment more accessible to .NET programmers.

  • May 31, 2007 31 May'07

    Visual Basic 10 is in the works -- more news forthcoming

    Paul Vick has announced that Microsoft is thinking about Visual Basic 10.0, code-named VBx. The biggest news: it will be built atop the new DLR. News was to follow at the PDC, but since that conference has been postponed, Vick sayd "stay tuned, we ...

  • May 01, 2007 01 May'07

    IronRuby unveiled at MIX07

    Microsoft detailed planned .NET programming support for Silverlight, formerly known as Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere, as well as Visual Studio and Expression tool support for this new client-side architecture.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    Windows and open source: Q&A with Miguel De Icaza

    Miguel De Icaza has been a major mover of Mono, the open-source framework for .NET since the get-go. These days he shepherds along Mono from within Novell Inc. At Novell's BrainShare conference in 2006, he discussed the latest doings with writer ...

  • January 13, 2006 13 Jan'06

    Python scripting comes to .NET

    While Visual Basic .NET developers may use scripts more sparingly than Unix developers, both groups have taken interest in Python, a scripting language said to take on some object-oriented capabilities. Within Microsoft, an effort is underway to ...

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