• 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.  Continue Reading

  • September 18, 2007 18 Sep'07

    Programmer's Day

    Programmer's Day celebrates the contributions of programmers to humanity. The day is unofficially celebrated on the 256th day of the Gregorian calendar year. Therefore, it usually falls on Sept. 13, though on a leap year it is on September 12. (...  Continue Reading

  • September 14, 2007 14 Sep'07

    Developer options for virtualization

    Developers increasingly use virtual machines (VMs) to assist designing, developing, testing and demonstrating programs. Microsoft joined the chase with its VM for Vista, but it is playing catch-up to first-mover VMWare.  Continue Reading

  • September 13, 2007 13 Sep'07

    Scrum, Agile development methodologies mix with VSTS projects

    Agile and Scrum development methodology practitioners are no longer considered renegades. At the same time, Microsoft's Visual Studio Team System is beginning to support Scrum practices.  Continue Reading

  • September 13, 2007 13 Sep'07

    Visual Basic 2008 and closures

    In Visual Basic 2008, closures let programmers access an environment from more than one function. The VB team recently blogged about closures and how they work.  Continue Reading

  • September 11, 2007 11 Sep'07

    LightSpeed brings domain-driven ORM to .NET

    Mindscape's LightSpeed is an ORM framework for .NET apps that emphasizes domain-driven design and provides a consistent set of conventions for buildings those domains.  Continue Reading

  • September 08, 2007 08 Sep'07

    KILLBizTalk Workflow/rule engine question

    A TSS.NET reader asks for information regarding rule and workflow engines meant for dotnet. He writes: "Please give me your critical comments on performance degradation issues arising out of usage of workflow and rule engine vis a vis increase in ...  Continue Reading

  • September 04, 2007 04 Sep'07

    Developer Swag: 10 Sidebar Gadgets for Developers

    I've assemblied a collection of 10 Windows Vista sidebar gadgets that are geared especially toward developers. Keep these handy gadgets at your fingertips to convert code between Visual Basic and C#, search MSDN for developer content, and much more....  Continue Reading