Dynamic NET programming languages
- June 02, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...