Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Mobile

I recorded a webcast a while back on what’s new in Visual Studio for mobile development.  Here’s an abstract for the webcast: Learn how the Windows Mobile developer platform and tools help developers build innovative and secure applications and solutions for Windows Mobile powered devices. This session will provide an overview of Windows Mobile development,…

Couldn’t resist posting that Visual Studio 2008 / .NET 3.5 Shipped today!

Soma announced that VS2008 and .NET 3.5 shipped today. It is available via MSDN Downloads for subscribers here. Don’t forget, you can target .NET Framework 2.0 with Visual Studio 2008 so existing .NET Framework 2.0 developers can start taking advantage of Visual Studio 2008 right away:-)


Counting Fish in a Lake

The question “How secure is any product?” is a similar question to “how many bugs does an application have?”  As my software engineering professor liked to say in grad school, “trying to count bugs in an application is like trying to count fish in a lake.”  How do you know whether you missed a fish or not?…


Testers Get Respect! :-)

Check out Jeff Beehler’s Blog announcing the Tester Center on MSDN here.  Testers play a critical role in successful software but quite often I find that enterprise customers either have the devs act as testers (never a good idea) or a subset of end-users (a good idea but not enough) for applications with a UI….


Want to Read the .NET Framework Source Code?

 If you think it would be helpful as a developer to be able to debug into the source code of the .NET Framework, then we have exciting news for you.  With Visual Studio 2008, you will be able to do exactly that.  As part of the Shared Source Initiative, Microsoft will release the source code…