.NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 have been released

On Monday this week, the .NET Framework v3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 were publicly released.  The .NET Framework v3.5 includes some nice new capabilities in the communications stack, specifically REST support, support for JSON or XML serialization, and ATOM & RSS Syndication support.  There’s also some nice integration between WCF and ASPNET AJAX – where…

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VS2005 support for SQL 2008 CTP5

Visual Studio 2005 Support for SQL Server 2008 CTP is now publicly available. Download Center links: SQL Server 2008 CTP, November 2007 – this is the “Community Tech Preview” (CTP5) of SQL 2008. Visual Studio 2005 Support for SQL Server 2008, CTP  – this is the patch you can apply to Visual Studio 2005, to allow…

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JMS Adapters for .NET & BizTalk

Love it!  I previously posted about a beta of the JNBridge JMS Adapters.  I just got a form email from the company that they’ve publicly released their adapters.  There’s a version of the adpater for .NET apps – this allows any .NET app to connect to any JMS resource.  Think about that.  It’s really useful.  If…

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SOAP? REST? Whichever you choose, WCF is the right framework

There’s a new paper by David Chappell that is worth checking out.  Entitled “Dealing with Diversity: Understanding WCF Communication Options in the .NET Framework 3.5”, it discusses WCF and its applicability to REST as well as WS-* style communications.  (To get the paper, click the link and then scroll down to download the Diversity paper.) As…

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