ASP.NET 4 adds a wealth of features for client-side developers, including new ways of instantiating controls, a new infrastructure for managing libraries and some minor but much-needed tweaks. And there's more.
Microsoft on Wednesday announced the third "platform preview" release of its Internet Explorer 9 browser prototype.
Performance testing and debugging is a major focus of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate.
- By Benjamin Day
A reader sets up a Web service for tracing, but can't find the trace logs, despite the lack of any error message.
- By Kathleen Dollard
Peter Vogel closes out his eight-part series on creating an AJAX-enabled ASP.NET application.
Microsoft updates its Web and application design suite with streamlined features and support for Visual Studio 2010 projects.
- By Michael Desmond
The language and library improvements outlined in Sumit Kumar's April 2010 article, "The Evolution of C++ in Visual Studio 2010," didn't alleviate a few readers' perceptions that C# and Visual Basic will win out at the expense of Visual C++/CLI.
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
Peter uses the new dataView and dataContext objects from the AJAX Toolkit to create a data-driven page without server-side code.
If you want to integrate server-side Web service processing with AJAX objects in your browser, you should be considering WCF Data Services -- especially if you're working with the Entity Framework. Here's a quick introduction to the technology.
DotNetNuke got 5.4 out a week after ASP.NET 4 was released to the Web, but some developers ran into significant issues when they tested the technology.
- By Kathleen Richards
Microsoft released the second platform preview of Internet Explorer 9 for review by testers.
The next version of the Hypertext Markup Language, HTML 5, will bring true semantic capabilities to Web documents, augmenting their human-readable content with machine-readable data and metadata. Because of this, HTML 5 will affect the day-to-day work of Web developers everywhere.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Microsoft voiced support for the H.264 video codec in future versions of Internet Explorer, while affirming Adobe Flash.
Peter Vogel returns to creating an AJAX-enabled ASP.NET application using the latest tools out of the AJAX library and .NET 4. However, it turns out that you can't there from here... at least, not right away.
Evans Data conducted a global survey of 425 developers earlier this month to find out their overall satisfaction with software frameworks and Web platforms.
- By Kathleen Richards