• October 15, 2007 15 Oct'07

    Silverlight Spy scans XAML objects, eases JavaScript debugging

    First Floor Software's Silverlight Spy is a WinForms app that scans Silverlight 1.0 applications and lets users set XAML object property values and debug JavaScript.

  • October 15, 2007 15 Oct'07

    Java presentation tool outputs XAML files

    Soyatec's eFace is a component-based Java presentation framework that is compatible with Microsoft's XAML.

  • October 15, 2007 15 Oct'07

    Microsoft Project Astoria brings data services to Web API battle

    Using the Entity Framework, Microsoft's Astoria project provides a level of abstraction that allows developers to work with their own data models when creating applications using data downloaded from Web databases.

  • October 15, 2007 15 Oct'07

    DataDirect database drivers now support MySQL

    The company's ODBC and JDBC drivers now support MySQL Enterprise Server with 100% specification compliance.

  • October 15, 2007 15 Oct'07

    Tool translates VB .NET code to Java

    VBeeJava is a platform translation tool for moving code from Visual Basic .NET 2003 to Java.

  • 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 ...

  • October 08, 2007 08 Oct'07

    ComponentOne shows Silverlight 1.1 controls at ReMix07Boston

    ComponentOne and others were on hand to demonstrate Silverlight 1.1 components at this week's ReMix07Boston event. In some circles, Silverlight 1.1 is welcomed as a means to rely less on JavaScript while creating rich browser experiences.Flash too ...

  • October 08, 2007 08 Oct'07

    Microsoft touts software and service benefits of Silverlight at ReMIX07

    Silverlight is more than just streaming video over the Web, Microsoft said at ReMIX07. It also provides a framework for software as a service.

  • October 05, 2007 05 Oct'07

    Rymer: Web services no interop cure-all

    Web services are a good choice for about 80% of .NET-Java/J2EE interoperability needs, but some spots demand a deeper level of integration between the two platforms, according to expert John Rymer.

  • October 05, 2007 05 Oct'07

    Introduction to the Web Service Software Factory

    The Web Service Software Factory combines frameworks, tools, wizards, DSLs, patterns and guidance, all based on known best practices for building Web services applications.

  • 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.

  • October 02, 2007 02 Oct'07

    Simonyi firm to address divide between domain experts and developers

    Long-time Microsoft development leader and WYSIWYG originator Chalres Simonyi told an MIT crowd that a new approach could better enable domain experts such as business analysts to describe their needs to software developers. Simonyi, space traveler ...

  • September 29, 2007 29 Sep'07

    Composite App Block steers front-end dev

    The Composite UI Application Block (CAB) is a set of Microsoft best practices and code samples useful for front-end design and integration portals. In effect, it provides a framework for dealing with development on the presentation layer.

  • September 28, 2007 28 Sep'07

    Microsoft launches guidance for Software as a Service

    Microsoft is taking a unique approach to helping ISVs get going with .NET in Software as a Service, making available a combination of best practices based on feedback from early implementers of SaaS.

  • September 21, 2007 21 Sep'07

    A look at Visual Studio Shell

    The new isolated mode of Visual Studio, and its free distribution, is designed to widen the ecosystem by appealing to specialized tooling providers.