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Online Explosion

We consider our online content every bit as important as the print magazine content. As you may know, all print content is put online (for free!), and we have lots of online-only content that won't fit in print. Over the last few months, we've been ramping up our online coverage, so I wanted to take this space and let you know what's been happening over at VisualStudioMagazine.com.

The first new column, which began in January, is called Startup 101, by Microsoft's own Patrick Foley. Foley covers what developers, specifically, need to know to start their own business. It's not general, "how to start your own business" type of information: This is about helping you, as a developer, turn your great idea(s) into a moneymaking company.

The next new column, which started in April, is Mono for Android. With a direct name like that, you probably have a good idea what this one's about. Veteran authors Wally McClure and Greg Shackles will be writing about using the Microsoft .NET Framework to build great Android apps. It's a mobile world now, and .NET gives you the flexibility to work on more than Windows apps.

Finally, our newest column, which debuted in May, is called Going Native. It's all about C++ development, and is written by former MSDN Magazine Editorial Director Diego Dagum. Did you know that the latest version of C++ has tremendous productivity enhancements? What that means is you can build the fastest Windows 8/Metro-style apps using it. Let Dagum be your guide.

It's hard not to be excited by all the new content on the Web site. I hope you'll check it out and agree with me. Drop me a line at kward@1105media.com and let me know what you think.

About the Author

Keith Ward is the editor in chief of Virtualization & Cloud Review. Follow him on Twitter @VirtReviewKeith.

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