Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:16 UTC, submitted by Wyatt Lyon Preul
.NET (dotGNU too) Scott Guthrie has announced that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 are now available for download and provides a tour of some of the new features. "Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 contain a ton of new functionality and improvements. Below are links to blog posts I've done myself as well as links to videos you can watch to learn more about it."
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Lack of clue
by chrisjsmith on Tue 20th Nov 2007 10:34 UTC
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2007-10-25

I get the feeling that most people on here are posting false anecdotes and piles of poop rather than factual information.

If you cannot keep up with the developments, perhaps you are in the wrong industry? The developments are incremental over the period of 3 years since Visual Studio 2005. Each feature, and there are ONLY about 4-5 significant language/process changes, should take no more than half an hour to understand and a week or two to be productive in. For the grain in productivity and the general satisfaction coming from these features, perhaps you should be more grateful and spend more time doing some structured learning.

As for the open-source zealots who plug "I can do anything in C and Vim", yes you can but it has a higher miss-rate when it comes to reliability, maintainability, security and general quality control. The productivity is poor as well. I'd rather not waste my life re-inventing the wheel every 8 seconds. Try writing this in C with Vim in 45 seconds (even using any C library:

class A {
public static void Main() {
Dictionary<string, string> x = new Dictionary<string, string>();
x.Add("Key", "value");
Console.WriteLine(x["Key"]);
}
}

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