• November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    OData gets Pervasive treatment

    Pervasive Data, announced that it now has direct connectivity to OData. Pervasive now allows customers to create automated data flows that connect to OData.

  • November 02, 2010 02 Nov'10

    At PDC: Microsoft's Muglia talks about Azure Platform as a Service advances

    Windows Azure as platform for applications gained attention at Microsoft’s PDC in Redmond, Wash. Platform as a Service [PaaS] is where the future of the cloud computing resides, said Bob Muglia, President of Server and Tools Business for Microsoft.

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Legend Ray Ozzie out as Microsoft CSA - pursuing entertainment projects

    Microsoft announces Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie's plans to step down after five years. At the company, he pushed the Azure cloud effort.

  • 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 ...

  • May 20, 2010 20 May'10

    Q&A: Visual Studio expert on using Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC and XAML

    When learning Visual Studio 2010, how do you decide on WPF or Silverlight? When will you have to move from visual editors to actual code, and what challenges might you face with ASP.NET MVC? In this Q&A, author and Microsoft MVP Joe Mayo tackles ...

  • May 10, 2010 10 May'10

    Where Microsoft fits in the open source world

    Brian Goldfarb is director of Developer Platform and Tools at Microsoft. In a recent email interview, he talked about Microsoft's evolving strategy on open source and contributions the company has made to the open source community.

  • March 24, 2010 24 Mar'10

    Simplifying .NET performance management

    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.

  • January 12, 2010 12 Jan'10

    Early Azure adopter sees financial benefits of cloud computing

    When Advanced Telemetry, an energy consumption monitoring and management provider, realized they could not accommodate their rapid growth with on-site infrastructure, they looked at cloud computing options to expand their computing resources.

  • November 25, 2009 25 Nov'09

    Inside Visual Studio 2010

    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#.

  • September 16, 2009 16 Sep'09

    Create iPhone apps with .NET

    Novell announced the availability of MonoTouch 1.0, a software-developer kit (SDK) that enables developers to create iPhone- and iPod Touch-based apps that leverage the Mono versions of .NET.

  • August 10, 2009 10 Aug'09

    Windows 7 for developers

    Find out the common issues you might face in the wake of a new version of Windows and get the official Microsoft sites for tackling these issues in Windows 7.

  • December 03, 2008 03 Dec'08

    Java application frameworks come to .NET

    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 ...

  • July 15, 2008 15 Jul'08

    ASP.NET Ajax components: Vendor roundtable -- Part 3

    ASP.NET Ajax component makers discuss the roles of AJAX and open-source software in a virtual roundtable.

  • April 16, 2008 16 Apr'08

    Mainsoft introduces .NET-to-Java translation tool

    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 ...

  • March 12, 2008 12 Mar'08

    Scaling WCF applications can challenge development teams

    IDesign's Michele Bustamante told an SD West audience that scalability and throughput issues for Windows Communication Foundation can be addressed if proper consideration is given to channel overhead, the number of service hops, the hosting model, ...

  • December 17, 2007 17 Dec'07

    ORM tool EntitySpaces adds Join syntax

    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 21, 2007 21 Nov'07

    Quick Objects brings ORM to n-tier application development

    Akal Tech's Quick Objects is an object-relational mapping toolset that provides a flexible API for accessing relational data and developing n-tier .NET Framework applications.

  • November 21, 2007 21 Nov'07

    Component enables Internet, serial communication for VB apps

    Marshall Software's WSC4VB enables Internet and serial communications for Windows applications written in Visual Basic, VBA or VB .NET.

  • November 19, 2007 19 Nov'07

    Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework 3.5 released

    Microsoft announced today that VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 have been released to manufacturing. They are available for download now.

  • October 25, 2007 25 Oct'07

    Five common Ajax security challenges and how to address them

    Ajax programmers learned how to combat five common Ajax security challenges at ReMIX07 Boston. Additional security best practices emerged as well.

  • 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 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....

  • July 19, 2007 19 Jul'07 download home page

    We've recently updated our download offerings for file manipulation.

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    Developer Swag: 10 geek goodies from Microsoft

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • March 30, 2007 30 Mar'07

    Ten cool Visual Studio Orcas features, part 2

    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 05 Mar'07

    Visual Studio 2005 SDK 4.0 now available

    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.

  • January 02, 2007 02 Jan'07

    Learning .NET: Application Development Resources from

    From Ajax to Visual Studio,'s learning guides cover the topics most important to .NET developers. Explore these key resources here.

  • September 26, 2006 26 Sep'06

    Q&A with "Domain-Driven Design" author Jimmy Nilsson

    Jimmy Nilsson studied the early authors of Doman-Driven Design. He put these notions into practice.

  • May 11, 2006 11 May'06

    Webcast: How to upgrade legacy VB 6 applications

    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.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Visual Basic .NET migration costs more than expected, Gartner says

    Migrating from Visual Basic 6 to Visual Basic .NET could take six months and cost a company $43,000 per developer, according to Gartner Group research.

  • January 18, 2006 18 Jan'06

    Visual Basic 6 to Visual Basic 2005 migration: Tips for getting started

    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 ...

  • December 22, 2005 22 Dec'05

    Araxis Merge Professional 6.5

    Merge is a visual file comparison/merging and folder synchronization application. It lets software developers compare, understand and combine different source file versions of projects.

  • October 19, 2005 19 Oct'05

    Visual Basic 2005 Learning Guide

    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 10 Oct'05

    Let's think about LINQ

    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 16 Sep'05

    At the PDC: Infragistics tools ready to roll with .NET 2.0

    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.

  • September 15, 2005 15 Sep'05

    At the PDC: VSTA to support macro recordings but will work with .NET objects

    At the PDC this week, Microsoft continued to expand its array of Office tools with the surprise announcement of Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA). The tool has many similarities to Microsoft's VSTO Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) ...

  • August 26, 2005 26 Aug'05

    VB 9.0 and beyond: Tea leaves from PDC agenda

    You're going to see a flurry of mentions of Visual Basic 9.0 in the press in the near future. It is premature for headlines, however. by Mike Gunderloy

  • July 18, 2005 18 Jul'05

    Survey: VB .NET has advanced

    VB .NET has made significant advances. So has C#. In a recent poll, VB.NET language use measured at 52.9 percent, while infant C# use hovers at about 30 percent.

  • April 21, 2005 21 Apr'05

    Download: Crystal hospital management system

    This code allows users to implement the Crystal Hospital Management System, which has several modules and a user-friendly GUI but also requires some third-party components.

  • November 16, 2001 16 Nov'01

    VB code: Example for complete Car Shop application

    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 ...

  • November 16, 2001 16 Nov'01

    VB code: MSAccess 4GL payroll system

    This VB code download is a fairly complete MSAccess 4GL payroll system. It was designed using the system analysis and project management method of software design. Many major school projects are based on this code.

  • October 18, 2000 18 Oct'00

    Book Review: Debugging Visual Basic - Troubleshooting for Programmers

    Wouldn't it be great if every program you created worked perfectly from the very first time? Unless you're coding "Hello World" programs for a living, don't expect that to happen very often. The authors, David Jung and Jeff Kent, take on the crucial...

  • October 09, 2000 09 Oct'00

    Book Review: Beginning Visual Basic 6 Database Programming

    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...

  • September 15, 2000 15 Sep'00

    VBA: A real asset to asset management apps

    To paraphrase a popular television advertisement, Visual Basic does not always make the products you buy, but it can make the products you buy better. That's what Percuity, Inc. is betting on. The Arlington, Va. Software firm has announced it will ...