PDC: What You're Missing

Some key products won't get attention at the Professional Developers Conference. Here's a guide to what will remain under wraps at Microsoft's biggest developer showcase in years.

NSA Posts Secrets to Writing Secure Code

The National Security Agency has released a case study showing how to cost-effectively develop code with zero defects. If adopted widely, the practices advocated in the case study could help make commercial software programs more reliable and less vulnerable to attack.

Intersoft Updates WebUI Studio.NET Components

Component maker Intersoft Solutions releases WebUI Studio.NET 2008 R2, an ASP.NET- and Silverlight-based Web development suite

Microsoft Offers SDL Tools to the Masses

Microsoft's Secure Development Lifecycle initiative introduces a set of dev requirements aimed at reducing security defects in software.

Silverlight 2 Release Candidate Available

Developers can get prepared for the next version of Microsoft's rich Internet application platform by grabbing Silverlight 2 Release Candidate 0 developer runtime edition, which became publicly available on Thursday of last week.

Microsoft To Expand Security Lifecycle Expertise

Microsoft is crossing the aisles to see the security process through from start to finish -- not just internally, but for outside software developers too.

Ranorex Studio Automates Testing Tasks

Austria-based testing-tools vendor Ranorex GmbH has released an automated application-testing solution targeting Windows, .NET and Web development.

The Upside of ALM

Why software development as a repeatable business process may work for you.

Managed-Code Mysteries

Understanding and applying the principles of memory management is key to building high-performing managed applications.

Ranorex Studio Automates Testing Tasks

Testing tools vendor Ranorex releases automated application-testing solution for Windows, .NET and Web development.

IIS Tool Filters SQL-Injection Attacks

Microsoft’s UrlScan 3.0 is an improved security filter for Internet Information Services Web server designed to prevent SQL-injection attacks.

First Look: IE8 Beta 2 -- Catching Up With Firefox

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 was released late last month, so I gave it a test run.

Xenocode Protects .NET IP

Xenocode releases Postbuild 2008 for .NET, a code-obfuscation and deployment tool that protects intellectual property.

Slow-Motion Automation

Software development gone wrong -- terribly wrong.

Alfresco Gets SharePoint Savvy

Alfresco Software’s open source enterprise content management system presents a new challenge to SharePoint.

CollabNet Ups ALM Ante

CollabNet offers a new version of SourceForge Enterprise, an ALM system that provides a single interface for Visual Studio and Eclipse IDEs.

Intercept Studio 5.0 Monitors Apps

AVIcode releases the newest version of its AVIcode Intercept Studio, an application-monitoring and reporting suite for .NET dev shops.

Microsoft Ships Visual Studio 2008 and .NET SP1

Microsoft released to manufacturing its widely touted first service pack (SP) of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5.

Virtualization Hits the Cloud

Skytap’s Virtual Lab service lets developers subscribe to virtual machines (VMs) and provides a VM image library and a virtual lab-management app.

Agile Stories

How to track Agile requirements with Windows SharePoint Services.

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