In this short 10min video, I interview language architect Paul Vick about what industry trends he would think about while designing the Visual Basic language. Some of these trends have motivated features in the next version of the Visual Basic language (VB 10.0),
In this video, I interviewed language architect Paul Vick about what new language features are coming in the next release of Visual Basic. We talked about auto-implemented properties, collection initializers, statement lambdas, removal of the line continuation feature, and more. These features were recently announced at last week’s Professional Developers Conference.
The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is now publicly available! It’s time to try out the features that you’ve been hearing about from the PDC. 🙂
Once you download the CTP, start Visual Studio and you will see a link to the CTP Walkthroughs from the Start Page. These walkthroughs are meant to guide you through the new features introduced in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0.
This year at the Professional Developers Conference, there was a new trend called PDC badges. To fully understand the buzz, check out the following blog post and Channel9 video by Adam Kinney (badge extraordinaire):
You might have heard references to the VB badges in the “VB Futures”
That’s right… All sessions from last week’s Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles have been videotaped and made available for FREE on Channel9.
Check it out and enjoy the conference. 🙂
Didn’t make it to the PDC? No problem. You can still check out the *hottest* presentation at the Professional Developers Conference this year, available publicly on demand! Paul Vick (Principal Architect) and Lucian Wischik (VB Specification Lead & Software Engineer) gave an awesome presentation on the Future of VB. The presentation included VB 2010 and beyond.
Last week at the Professional Developers Conference, we made a number of very exciting announcements regarding the future of Visual Basic. Here is the list of VB 2010 features we’ve announced:
- Collection Initializers. Initialize collections in fewer lines of code!