LP on .NET

July 27, 2007

VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Beta 2 Released!

Filed under: .NET,Orcas,technology,Visual Studio — Larry Parker @ 3:08 am

Microsoft has released Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 (I guess the Orcas codename is getting phased out at this point).  Here’s a good blog that talks more about it.

I’m downloading the Professional Edition now using the Microsoft Secure Content Downloader.  It’s pretty big (3 gb), but fortunately I’ve been getting a decent download rate at work (2-3 Mbps).

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July 26, 2007

Pro WF Book

Filed under: .NET,blogging,technology,WF — Larry Parker @ 12:32 am

Here’s a plug for a book on .NET 3.0 Windows Workflow Foundation, written by a colleague of mine.  It’s called Pro WF, by Bruce Bukovics, and is very well written.  You can read my review on Amazon here.

Bruce discusses more about WF, and .NET in general, on his blog.  Maybe he’ll reference my blog about his blog, and we’ll have a circular reference.  I wonder if that will cause any problems with some search engines.

Orcas Beta 2

Filed under: .NET,LINQ,Orcas,technology,WPF — Larry Parker @ 12:23 am

Looks like Orcas Beta 2 could be available either Thursday or Friday!

http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=594

This is great timing for me since I am just starting the next design and coding cycle of my product.

I’ve been looking forward to using LINQ for a while.  It will be nice to move my SQL out of strings and into an environment where I get strong typing and Intellisense.

 I’m also looking forward to the new WPF designer so I can see what my UI will look like at design time instead of runtime.

Hopefully things will go well with Beta 2, and I’ll post some blogs as I use it.

July 25, 2007

Greetings

Filed under: .NET — Larry Parker @ 3:27 am

Greetings from my blog on .NET!  Several years ago, I wrote a couple of small applications in .NET 1.1, and last year wrote a prototype in .NET 2.0.  But it wasn’t until January of 2007 that I started using .NET regularly at work.  I have been using .NET 3.0’s WPF and WCF, and am planning on using WF soon. 

I am far from an expert, and seem to be learning something new every day.  I hope to share some useful concepts and ideas related to .NET and C# programming on this blog from time to time.

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