The annual Web 2.0 Expo is considered a prominent showcase and launching ground for noteworthy next-generation applications, and last week's gathering in San Francisco was no exception.
- By John K. Waters
In a significant boost to its year-old App Engine Web-hosting platform, Google this week said it is adding Java support. The new version, dubbed App Engine for Java, will allow developers to build Web apps using standard Java technologies.
- By John K. Waters
Peter returns to the topic of user interfaces to explain why you shouldn't waste any time helping your "expert" users -- and what you should be doing instead.
Zend Technologies will release its commercial-grade server for PHP applications on Tuesday.
- By Herb Torrens
Microsoft is drawing mixed reactions to the release last week of the source code for its ASP.NET Model View Controller.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
The WebClient class gives you a straightforward way to access distributed service data without having to worry about a lot of asynchronous complexities.
Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its SharePoint Web portal design tool is now available as a free download.
Is Microsoft enhancing your user experience in Visual Studio 2010 and beyond?
- By Kathleen Richards
There are multiple ways to solve every problem. Strive for code that communicates your intent and makes your meaning clear for every developer who uses it.
Set aside ASP.NET for now. Let's talk about the most fundamental error developers make in designing their site's user interface.
New tools for data modeling and a new class library for LINQ.
Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint makes developing and testing Web Parts almost easy, provided you install it correctly.
Plus, saying good-bye to RDN.
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
Run repeatable, automated tests of Web applications as you develop them with this high-end tool.
Learn how to create powerful templates that can be called from both client- and server-side code.
- By Steele Price