Browsing Posts published in October, 2005

You know it’s coming. .NET 2.0 is just around the corner and you’re going to start seeing all kinds of code that uses generics (in addition to the other cool new features in .NET 2.0). For those of us who’ve been living and breathing the .NET 2.0 betas, CTPs, and RC, it’s old hat. But […]

Coming to one of the Canadian Launch events? If so, you’ll get a Special Edition copies of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 for free! According to Mark Relph, these are not trial versions. These are fully functional non-evaluation versions of the products. I’m not sure which SKU they will be distributing, but even […]

Hot off the presses from Somasegar, Microsoft just shipped Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0!!! This is a huge release and a great accomplishment for Microsoft. We haven’t seen this much goodness since .NET Framework 1.0 was released. Congratulations to everyone who has been involved in making this happen. Grab the RTM bits while they’re […]

Christian Weyer provides a nice overview of WS-* support in the current and upcoming Web Service technology stacks in the .NET world. He only includes out-of-the-box functionality, but many folks are providing additional transports, WS-* specs, etc. for WSE and WCF. As they say, your mileage may vary, but this is a great starting point […]

Many of the new features in ASP.NET 2.0 are meant to simply common tasks in web development. How many of us have dragged two labels, a pair of text boxes, a checkbox, and a submit button onto an .ascx and hooked everything up to create a Login control? Now the Login control and its helpful […]

The NHibernate team has released version 1.0 of its excellent object-relational mapping (ORM) framework. NHibernate is a .NET port of the popular Hibernate framework seen in many Java projects. For those of you unfamiliar with ORM, you describe the mapping of your object model to your database using a meta-model, which for NHibernate is stored in […]

Daniel Carbajal asked me to join the Executive Committee for the Calgary .NET User Group and I gratefully accepted. I’m looking forward to deeper involvement with this great group of folks to continue to build a strong .NET community in Calgary.