VS 2008 Ready this Month

Microsoft set to unveil Visual Studio 2008, .NET 3.5.

Microsoft Officials Detail Visual Studio 2008 Rollout Plan

In announcing today that it will release to manufacturing Visual Studio 2008 this month, Microsoft is meeting the most optimistic forecasts for when the long anticipated upgrade to its flagship IDE would ship.

C++ Driver Joins CodeGear

CodeGear brings on C++ expert Alisdair Meredith.

Banish UAC Issues

User Account Control (UAC) issues usually result from improperly allowing administrator-level access in your applications. Learn how UAC works and make such problems a thing of the past.

Protect and Authenticate Your Apps

Get the Code Protector SDK, plus new VS 2005 SDK v4 samples, Microsoft Windows Search 3.x SDK and more.

Design Apps for Future Flexibility

You can't predict change, but you can prepare for it. Learn how to avoid cases where you need to remove work and rework too much of what you've already done.

Fortify SCA 5.0 Extends App Protection

Fortify Software updates app-dev security and management suite.

C#'s Exploding Mindshare

Why is C# taking the lead over VB.NET?

Speed AJAX Development With ATF

Businesses running data-intensive Web applications need Web pages that can update incrementally. The technology to do so has been accelerated since 2005, with the advent of open standards such as AJAX, which is the acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript (JS) and eXtensible Markup Language (XML).

Drill Down on Anonymous Types

Learn the details on the new anonymous types and nullable type features in VB 9 (VB 2008).

Beat SharePoint Into Shape

Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 simplify the process of incorporating SharePoint into your Visual Studio applications.

Express Your Designs Clearly

Your code is the expression of your design intent -- make sure you communicate clearly.

MySQL Upgrades Flagship Database, Services

Release of MySQL 6.0 is expected in mid-2008.

Expand Web Apps With SODA and WCF

Simplify and augment SCM-style apps using SODA, SQL Server 2005, and Windows Communication Foundation.

C++ Update in the Works

Major refresh coming for C++ programming language.

New Research Rates Dynamic Languages

Research firm eyeballs what’s hot in dynamic languages.

RIA Platform Provider Curl Partners with Sonata

RIA platform vendor forms new partnership, aims at U.S. market.

WPF Goes to Work

Windows Presentation Foundation has been greatly underserved by Microsoft’s emphasis on glitz and glamour; learn how to take advantage of WPF in your everyday Windows business apps.

Simplify Background Threads

It requires a lot of plumbing to create, manage, and communicate with background threads. The System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker class already contains the functionality you need to follow best practices.

Serialize Data to the Clipboard

Learn how to copy all the custom data formats in objects to the clipboard and determine which ones are appropriate when you paste.

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