January 2004 - The Road to Whidbey
The next version of VS.NET includes a plethora of enterprise and RAD features, but the tool remains geared more toward higher-end than occupational programmers. Plus enhancements in the alpha release of the next .NET Framework version promise big benefits for B2B apps, Write procedural code and create user-defined types and aggregates with .NET inside SQL Server's next version, code-named Yukon, and more.
New controls, enhanced data binding, and improvements to existing controls make WinForms programming with VS.NET's upcoming version easier and more versatile.
Version 2 of the .NET Framework introduces XML-to-relational data mapping, support for XQuery, and typed APIs. Find out why these changes are great news for B2B app development.
Web development is about to take another great leap forward. Powerful features in the new version of ASP.NET will save you time and reduce your code-writing requirements.
Integrate Altova's new release of xmlspy 2004 into your existing Visual Studio .NET projects.
You can use VB.NET or C# to write procedural code and create user-defined types and aggregates in SQL Server.
Generics support in version 2 of the .NET Framework will help you write simpler, more powerful code, whether you consume generic classes built into the Framework or roll your own.
You don't want to lock needless assemblies into the VS.NET process. Avoid this problem by loading the assembly into a separate application domain that you can unload later.
The next version of VS.NET includes a plethora of enterprise and RAD features, but the tool remains geared more toward higher-end than occupational or hobbyist programmers.
Gunther Lenz and Thomas Moeller give entry-level programmers an overview of the development model with a .NET influence in their book, .NET - A Complete Development Cycle.