NET development community
- October 19, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Whatis.com of curses -- a polyglot lexicon of lewd language. But at least ...
- January 03, 2001
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
Do not call it a user group. VBUG, a UK-based professional organization for Visual Basic programmers, wants to be known as much more