NET development community

  • 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.

  • May 14, 2009 14 May'09

    Microsoft's message at TechEd: make the most of what you have

    Businesses are less likely to invest in brand-new projects, so Microsoft's message at this year's TechEd is for developers to use their existing resources to their fullest.

  • 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 ...

  • February 04, 2008 04 Feb'08

    Assessing Microsoft's bid for Yahoo

    Microsoft's bid to buy Yahoo has sparked a whirlwind of analysis, rumor and debate. Here we offer a look at what has developed and try to tell you what it all means.

  • November 19, 2007 19 Nov'07

    Microsoft developers balancing age-old issues, barrage of new technology

    A survey of more than 625 .NET developers and architects shows that they continue to grapple with age-old challenges while simultaneously easing into new tools and technologies.

  • October 22, 2007 22 Oct'07

    Popfly, Microsoft's Web mashup and gadget tool, reaches beta

    Popfly, Microsoft's Silverlight-powered tool for building Web mash-ups and Windows Vista gadgets, is now available as a public beta.

  • October 04, 2007 04 Oct'07

    .NET Framework Libraries source code available: Look but don't change

    With the upcoming release of .NET 3.5 and VS 2008, Microsoft will reveal the source code for the .NET Framework Libraries. Licensing terms, however, do not allow changes or redistribution of the .NET Framework source code.

  • July 09, 2007 09 Jul'07

    Windows as an application platform: Not sick, but not well either

    Windows is losing ground as a platform for application development, according to an Evans Data study. It's not time to write a Microsoft obituary, but the company does need a plan.

  • March 05, 2007 05 Mar'07

    Microsoft lowers the bar for non-professional developers

    Microsoft brings software development to the masses with a Web site designed to introduce absolute beginners to programming with its Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition products.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Microsoft's Vista experience offers developers a lesson

    On the eve of Vista's formal unveiling, a former Microsoft developer blogs about his year spent working on the shutdown menu and only the shutdown menu. The lesson -- the more layers of complexity in a project, the longer it takes and the worse it ...

  • August 22, 2006 22 Aug'06

    The wiki-fication of MSDN

    Microsoft now allows registered users to leave comments on MSDN, its developer documentation site. Mike Gunderloy finds the user posts helpful but says Microsoft must do more if it wants to call the site a wiki.

  • February 05, 2004 05 Feb'04

    What the $%*#? Web site offers repository of rudeness

    Get the bar of soap ready. Your mouth may need some scrubbing after a few clicks on "Swearsaurus." Although it sounds like a dinosaur with a potty mouth, this site is like a of curses -- a polyglot lexicon of lewd language. But at least ...

  • January 03, 2001 03 Jan'01

    Q&A with Capital Area Visual Basic User Group (CAVBUG)

    During the recent US elections, the media descended on our nation's capital, saturating us with US presidential news coverage. You may be tired of that presidential coverage, but there's another president residing near the capital about whom I think...

  • August 22, 2000 22 Aug'00

    VBUG: Strong hive of VB programmers

    Do not call it a user group. VBUG, a UK-based professional organization for Visual Basic programmers, wants to be known as much more