NET development community

  • June 01, 2007 01 Jun'07

    Microsoft's Popfly caters to mashup, gadget development

    Popfly is both a set of tools for creating Web pages, gadgets and mashup applications and a community for hosting, sharing and remixing those applications. A recent partnership between Microsoft and Facebook means Popfly could be in the hands of ...

  • 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 ...

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    AOL launches development site, open APIs

    AOL is opening up several APIs so developers can integrate the company's messaging, mapping and social networking technologies into their own applications.

  • October 03, 2006 03 Oct'06

    Bloggers react to Visual Studio 2005, Vista news

    News that Windows Vista will only support Visual Studio 2005, and even then with a few known issues, has not gone over well with developers in the blogosphere.

  • 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.

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    Should Visual Studio Express be part of Vista?

    The blogosphere is beginning to buzz with debate on whether Visual Studio Express, already available as a free download, should be part of the Windows Vista package.

  • August 04, 2006 04 Aug'06

    Windows Live Spaces, gadget development site debut

    Microsoft has unwrapped Windows Live Spaces, its successor to MSN Spaces. Among the features is a site where developers can build custom gadgets.

  • August 02, 2006 02 Aug'06

    Ektron rolls out community site for Web developers

    The company's DevCenter includes technical articles, forums and tutorials for both ASP.NET applications and Ektron's CMS400.NET platform.

  • July 27, 2006 27 Jul'06

    Adesso partner program reaches developers big and small

    The company's AppsNOW Partner Program offers enterprises and individual developers alike a place to share .NET applications and optimize them for mobile or distributed development.

  • July 25, 2006 25 Jul'06

    These are not the principles you're looking for

    Mike Gunderloy has determined that Microsoft's tenets for promoting competition have less to do with transparent development and more to do with making money and avoiding lawsuits.

  • June 16, 2006 16 Jun'06

    Thoughts on a transition

    Say what you will about the role Bill Gates has had in the software industry. Mike Gunderloy admires his decision to step back and focus on a higher calling.

  • June 16, 2006 16 Jun'06

    Gates reduces role at Microsoft; Ozzie, Mundie move up

    Microsoft announced Thursday that Bill Gates will transition into a lesser role at the company to expand his charitable work. Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie are taking new titles.

  • June 02, 2006 02 Jun'06

    Analysis: What the Tech Ed tea leaves reveal about Visual Basic

    Every year Mike Gunderloy sifts through the Tech Ed agenda for clues about important announcements. It doesn't look like much will happen at Tech Ed 2006, he writes.

  • May 19, 2006 19 May'06

    CodePlex: A Microsoft way of sharing

    Hardly discouraged by the not-so-successful GotDotNet, Microsoft has launched the beta version of CodePlex, its new community development site. Written in C# and ASP.NET 2.0, CodePlex plans to be opento anyone who wants to host a project. But Mike ...