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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Looks fantastic
by google_ninja on Mon 19th Nov 2007 22:00 UTC
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

I am REALLY looking forward to the css/javascript support. I don't think I have seen CSS done that well in an editor before, and 2k5s css is kind of lame.

LINQ looks hela-cool, but I'm already hooked on the excellent opensource http://www.subsonicproject.com/ for my object persistence needs. And while some of the control updates look nice, I just bought the devexpress ASPxperience set last week (and am completely in love).

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v RE: Looks fantastic
by Almafeta on Mon 19th Nov 2007 22:30 in reply to "Looks fantastic"
RE[2]: Looks fantastic
by nobody on Mon 19th Nov 2007 22:46 in reply to "RE: Looks fantastic"
nobody Member since:
2006-06-02

He was talking about the CSS & Javascript intellisense, but I have a feeling you knew that anyway.

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RE[2]: Looks fantastic
by google_ninja on Tue 20th Nov 2007 04:02 in reply to "RE: Looks fantastic"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Very funny.

First off, anything generated by VS.net 2k5 not only validates XHTML 1.0, but is totally cross browser. I have yet to have an issue with a built in ASP control rendering significantly different in firefox and ie. So any implications on poor standard support is completely unfounded, the code generation is on par with dreamweaver, and far better then anything else I have seen.

Granted, javascript intellisense isnt exactly revolutionary. However, look at the way it handles css here http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/07/25/vs-2008-web-desig..., and tell me what other environment comes even close?

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