I spent the last few weeks using VB, and I kept thinking things such as “Wow, this is really awesome, I wish all other languages had that!” or “I’m sure there is an easier way to do this”. I simply can’t help it –
If you haven’t seen or experienced Second Life it’s pretty amazing. It’s an online, 3D, digital world. Visual Studio has created an island where you can come listen to live Microsoft presenters in this virtual world’s live presentation theater! Amanda Silver will be presenting Visual Basic on Silverlight tomorrow,
I posted a couple more videos on Channel9 that you’ll definitely want to check out! Thanks again to Kathleen for helping with the production.
The first one Kit George walks us through some of his favorite VB9 language features that enable LINQ:
In this in interview Kit George,
Hooray! Visual Basic 2008 Beta2 has been released to the wild today to return to its natural habitat – the desktops of our beloved customers. (Please note our smiling GPM’s face on that landing page — he’s so happy the Beta is done.)
For previous articles in the series please see
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Method Calls
Part 3: Scope
Part 4: Variable Lifetime
Once again sorry for the long delay between posts.
Looping structures can cause unintended consequences when used with Lambda expressions.
The VB team thanks everyone who attended Cameron’s webcast on Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2008 this morning. If you missed it, you can click this link for the on-demand replay. I’ve attached his slides that he used in the webcast for your reference.
I just posted a couple screen casts/interviews on Channel9 you should definitely check out. I rounded up VB team members and influentials and asked them what their favorite Visual Studio 2008 features were and to give us all a demo of them!
On Friday, Chris Smith and I (Chris is a test engineer on the VB Team) attended an event called ‘Sons and Daughters’ day. The day consisted of 2 sessions (20-25 kids in each) where kids aged 6-13 were run through a class of writing an app in VB (20-25 kids in each).
Now that you know our team, it is time to get down to the real meat – we are building software here, so let’s talk about software. As I promised to keep you up to date with what is going on here at Microsoft,
If you get a chance, you should check out the August 2007 edition of MSDN Magazine. In addition to its usual array of awesome goodies, this month’s edition features a super cool Basic Instincts column, written by me. In it I discuss the design of Query Comprehensions in VB,