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.


Improve Productivity With ASP.NET 2.0

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 Premieres

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.

Developer Product Briefs

Find Bottlenecks in VS.NET Code

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.

Editor's Note

VSTA Fills an Important Niche for MS

Microsoft announces Visual Studio Tools for Applications.

Guest Opinion

Microsoft Sets Its Sights on Collaboration

Microsoft made several key announcements at PDC that indicate a strong push in the area of collaboration, shoring up many existing holes.

Letters from Readers

Say Goodbye to BBAs

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.

First Looks

SlickEdit 10: Edit Code in Multiple Languages

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.

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