- 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 24, 2010
DynaTrace has unveiled the next major version of its flagship application performance measurement (APM) tool, which includes FastPacks that simplify the process of monitoring Microsoft applications.
- December 09, 2009
Software veteran Andrew Brust deals out new insights into the present scene and futurescape of Microsoft Azure, Silverlight and cloud computing. In particular, Brust -- chief of new technology at twentysix New York -- analyzes where Azure is now, ...
- November 25, 2009
Microsoft is released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. Find out key features of Microsoft's next-generation development environment, and learn key features of the Framework, Visual Basic, and C#.
- December 03, 2008
Third-party application frameworks have been popular in the Java world for years, but several projects are now trying to bring those tools to .NET. Frameworks like Spring for .NET are introducing developers to concepts like aspect-oriented ...
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- April 16, 2008
Interop house Mainsoft announced Mainsoft for Java EE Version 2.2, an interoperability toolkit that translates .NET code into Java applications. It enables a development team to write applications using C# and VB.NET and translate these to run on a ...
- December 17, 2007
EntitySpaces provides a persistence layer and business objects for applications that target .NET 2.0 or above. A recent build adds a Join syntax to numerous components.
- November 19, 2007
Microsoft announced today that VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 have been released to manufacturing. They are available for download now.
- 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 ...
- June 04, 2007
Microsoft spits out such a steady stream of little tools and utilities, they sometimes fall under the radar of all but the most vigilant developers. To make certain you haven't overlooked these helpful developer downloads; I've gathered 10 freebies ...
- March 30, 2007
This series looks at what's new in Visual Studio Orcas. Part 2 examines language improvements in Visual Basic 9, such as the Language Integrated Query and IntelliSense.
- March 05, 2007
Microsoft has released its fourth and final SDK for Visual Studio 2005. The focus in this release is to make the SDK easier to use for veterans and newcomers alike.
- May 11, 2006
With years of effort and money behind many legacy VB 6 apps, it often makes more sense to upgrade than to rewrite. Author Keith Pleas outlines the ins and outs of upgrading to.NET.
- January 18, 2006
Microsoft hopes developers readying VB 6 to VB.NET 2.0 migrations can benefit from best practices the company has garnered over recent years. Wizards have their limits and assessment tools can help experts Keith Pleas and Federico Zoufaly tell ...
- October 19, 2005
Get prepared for Visual Basic 2005 today with this extensive collection of resources. Along with being introduced to new features, you can download the prerelease software. Learn how to upgrade your existing projects and applications and get your ...
- October 10, 2005
Whether or not you are thinking about 2008 -- when LINQ might hit the streets -- there is simply no avoiding the fact that the VB language is becoming more and more complex. Using cutting-edge features like LINQ is going to require you to ...
- September 16, 2005
At the Professional Developers Conference, Infragistics set a ship date for its NetAdvantage 2005 presentation-layer tool. Such tools can help as developers navigate a suddenly richer Microsoft visual environment.
- November 16, 2001
Complete application including customers database, inventory system, search database records, cool GUI, debtors alert, password protection. This application is suitable for a car shop. Whenever the mechanic finishes a job on a car the only thing he ...
- October 09, 2000
All Wrox Press beginning series books share a common goal; they "aim to take you from the basement to the penthouse suite as quickly and easily as possible." Quite a task, but by...