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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light weight tools
by nivenh on Tue 20th Nov 2007 01:47 UTC
nivenh
Member since:
2005-07-06

i long for a return to the days when dev tool companies made lightweight tools that did the basics and then some REALLY well and really fast.

the "everything you could possibly ever want to do in 100 years" approach is killing me.

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RE: light weight tools
by gilboa on Tue 20th Nov 2007 04:45 in reply to "light weight tools"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

I use vi ;) *, **

- Gilboa
* Even under Windows; Compared to VS.NET2K5 vim+ctags is like comparing a cargo 747 to a SR-71. You may do more with VS.NET2K5 but once you get the hang of it, vim is 1000 times faster...
** I write C code, so anything beyond VC6 is an over-kill for me. Sadly enough our IT department doesn't see it that way.

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RE[2]: light weight tools
by neozeed on Tue 20th Nov 2007 07:09 in reply to "RE: light weight tools"
neozeed Member since:
2006-03-03

You haven't seen the power of IJW then. I modified a program to use SQL server to store it's data as blobs, with only minor changes... And of course the best part, is that with MSDE I could then have it mirror the database to another machine, and I had instant disaster recovery capabilities.

The real power is in the ease of use of the framework compared to the disaster that is MFC.

Just compare .net remoting to DCOM. It's brilliant.

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RE[2]: light weight tools
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 20th Nov 2007 15:58 in reply to "RE: light weight tools"
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

How well does vim+ctags work for extremely large codebases? Do you think it will handle 16,000 files?

VS certainly does not and I need a good editor.

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