December 2005 - Inside VS 2005
Your in-depth look at the new language features and development tools. Plus creating scalable, data-intensive Smart Client and Web applications using VS 2005 and ADO.NET 2.0 data sources, using SlickEdit 10 to edit code in multiple languages, streamline mapping with Orcas and LINQ, improving productivity with ASP.NET 2.0 and more.
The latest version of ASP.NET incorporates major structural changes and includes everything from new controls to new subsystems. Everything's aimed at making you more productive.
Visual Studio 2005 includes new language features and development tools, but do you need it? Delve into this analysis of Microsoft's much-anticipated release, plus a look at what's ahead in Orcas.
Take a look at the latest VS.NET add-ins, including a product that not only lets you find bottlenecks in your code, but also helps you determine their cause.
Microsoft announces Visual Studio Tools for Applications.
Microsoft made several key announcements at PDC that indicate a strong push in the area of collaboration, shoring up many existing holes.
Browser-based applications suck, one reader puts it simply. A properly architected and developed Win Forms application (or other smart client) can do anything a BBA can, and more.
SlickEdit 10 lets you work with code in a variety of languages. It provides tools for editing, searching, and merging your source files, and it offers built-in support for many development environments.