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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MSDNAA
by ValiantSoul on Tue 20th Nov 2007 00:43 UTC
ValiantSoul
Member since:
2005-07-20

Visual Studio.NET has always been an unbeatable IDE (though lacking in some basic functionalities that IDEs like Eclipse have, such as maximizing an editor). They're intellisense has always been incredibly fast, and even though I'm not a big MS supported (spending most of my time using either BSD or OS X) I can't wait for this to arrive on my MSDNAA.

Good job!

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RE: MSDNAA
by atehrani on Tue 20th Nov 2007 01:48 in reply to "MSDNAA"
atehrani Member since:
2006-10-20

I disagree; of all of the IDEs I've used (VS2005, Netbeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ) Visual Studio is the worst. To me it feels like it's years old, every "new" feature people are excited about in VS2008, Java IDE's have had them for quite some time.

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RE[2]: MSDNAA
by ValiantSoul on Tue 20th Nov 2007 01:50 in reply to "RE: MSDNAA"
ValiantSoul Member since:
2005-07-20

True, however the thing that VS beats them all with is its speed. If an IDE is going to make me wait and crash a lot (ahem Eclipse), its going to make me less productive, and therefore make less money.

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RE[2]: MSDNAA
by Almafeta on Tue 20th Nov 2007 02:00 in reply to "RE: MSDNAA"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

I disagree; of all of the IDEs I've used (VS2005, Netbeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ) Visual Studio is the worst. To me it feels like it's years old, every "new" feature people are excited about in VS2008, Java IDE's have had them for quite some time.


Yes, but then you have to deal with the fact that you're writing in Java.

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RE[2]: MSDNAA
by google_ninja on Tue 20th Nov 2007 03:53 in reply to "RE: MSDNAA"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Java IDE's blow when it comes to UI design, and are average when it comes to web design. VS 2k8 not only gives you a good CSS rule editor, but will show you implied and inherited rules at design time. To my knowledge, it is the only editor to do that.

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RE: MSDNAA
by gonzo on Tue 20th Nov 2007 02:42 in reply to "MSDNAA"
gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

Visual Studio.NET has always been an unbeatable IDE (though lacking in some basic functionalities that IDEs like Eclipse have, such as maximizing an editor).

Maximizing an editor? You mean like full screen mode?

It is available in Visual Studio 2008. And it is also in Visual Studio 2005.

Funny.

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RE[2]: MSDNAA
by mallard on Tue 20th Nov 2007 13:02 in reply to "RE: MSDNAA"
mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

No, not full screen mode.

He is referring to the nice little feature of Eclipse where you can click a small "maximize" button on a panel and make that panel take the whole window space.

While VS's full-screen mode does hide some of the other panels (still shows the "Pending chekins" panel on mine), it also hides everything else, meaning I can't copy-and-paste from another source, can't quickly switch to an output window, etc. In other words Eclipse has a better UI (and I use VS every day).

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RE: MSDNAA
by jayson.knight on Tue 20th Nov 2007 13:15 in reply to "MSDNAA"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

"though lacking in some basic functionalities that IDEs like Eclipse have, such as maximizing an editor"

Not quite sure what you mean, but open up VS and hit F11. Is that what you're looking for?

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