As I’ve alluded to in previous blogs, music has always been a big part of my life, particularly performance music. I’ve been a clarinet and saxophone player for many years, am an avid singer, and (with the help of friends) I’ve done my best to teach myself piano and drums.
Concurrency is an important topic on everyone’s mind, when considering future trends for computing and programming languages. Concurrent Basic is a variant of the Visual Basic language, with new constructs baked in to help handle concurrency and parallelism, in a very natural way.
Have you been following the buzz on VB XML Literals with ASP.NET MVC?! Last week, Beth Massi posted a Channel 9 video with ASP.NET Product Unit Manager Dmitry Robsman. You can find a written description of the topic on Dmitry’s blog:
ASP.NET MVC View Engine using VB.NET XML Literals
There has been an interesting discussion about this technique on ASP.NET Program Manager Phil Haack’s blog:
Interesting use of XML Literals as a View Engine
For the Visual Basic web developers, be sure to check out MIX this year! The conference will be taking place March 18-20, at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.
The list of sessions is posted here. Included in the agenda will be the following Visual Basic session.
Check out the latest video in the 10-4 Channel 9 series, on Visual Basic 10:
Episode 9: Visual Basic 10
In this ninth episode of 10-4, we introduce some of the new features and functionality coming to the Visual Basic language with the release of Visual Basic 10.
We’ve just had a fascinating article about using VB’s XML literals to produce web pages.
I’ve been interested in the other side of the process: using VB’s XML support to scrape web-pages for data. Here’s the essential bit of code, which looks for something like <div class=”content”><h2>Title</h2>
Today I posted an interview on Channel 9 with Dmitry Robsman, the Product Unit Manager for ASP.NET. In this interview he shows us how he implemented ASP.NET MVC views using Visual Basic’s XML Literals instead of .aspx pages. Dmitry shows us how this makes coding the views much cleaner using standard OOP principals.