Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Overview

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Presentation at Microsoft Architect Council in November 2007 - by Mickey Williams, Neudesic

Presentation at Microsoft Architect Council in November 2007 - by Mickey Williams, Neudesic

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  • 1. Mickey Williams Technical Director Neudesic, LLC Microsoft C# MVP
  • 2. Agenda
    • Visual Studio 2008
    • .NET Framework 3.5
    • ASP.NET
    • Futures
    • Language changes
  • 3. Visual Studio 2008
    • Unit testing for Visual Studio Professional
      • Simplifies unit tests across organizations
    • Developer metrics
      • Cyclomatic complexity
      • Coupling
    • LINQ to SQL Designer
    • Improved experience for ASP.NET dev
      • JavaScript debugging and IntelliSense
      • Improved web design experience
  • 4. VSTS 2008
    • Improved VSTE
      • More test options
      • PowerTool features (Annotate, FolderDiff, etc.)
    • Team Foundation Server
      • Support for WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007, SQL 2008
      • SQL named instances
      • Continuous integration
  • 5. .NET Framework 3.5
    • LINQ
      • LINQ to Objects
      • LINQ to SQL
      • LINQ to DataSet
      • LINQ to XML
    • ASP.NET enhancements
    • Improved REST support
  • 6. LINQ
    • General set-oriented syntax
    • Available for C# and Visual Basic
    • Leverages language enhancements
  • 7. LINQ to XML
    • Simplified syntax for working with XML
    • Easier to query and compose XML
    • Easily integrate with other LINQ queries
  • 8. LINQ to SQL
    • ADO supports queries with LINQ
      • Simple ORM layer
      • Programming model fits with language
        • VB slightly different than C#
        • Natural grouping, navigation, scoping, etc.
      • Compiler can verify query syntax
        • IDE can provide Intellisense
      • Developers don’t need to context switch
  • 9. LINQ to SQL Code
    • using(var db = new PubsDBContext())
    • {
    • var authors = from a in db.authors
    • orderby a.au_id
    • select a;
    • foreach(var author in authors)
    • {
    • Console.WriteLine("{0} {1}",
    • author.au_fname, author.au_lname);
    • }
    • }
  • 10. ASP.NET
    • ASP.NET and IIS 7 share request pipeline
    • AJAX a first-class part of web dev
    • Support for AJAX WCF services
    • Real JavaScript IntelliSense
    • Real JavaScript debugging
    • Split UI for page design
    • New CSS design tools
    • Nested master pages
  • 11. Futures
  • 12. AJAX MVC Framework
    • Real MVC Support
      • Controllers, Views, Models
      • Simplifies reuse and testing
      • Test project created automatically
    • CTP delivery through development cycle
    • CTP coming next week
      • Part of the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP
  • 13. Silverlight
    • Silverlight 2.0 announced today
      • Re-branding of Silverlight 1.1
      • Beta release Q12008 with go-live license
    • WPF UI Framework
    • Richer control support
      • Layout (panels, grids, etc.)
      • Common controls (tabs, sliders, scrollers)
    • Rich networking support
      • REST, POX, RSS, WS-*
  • 14. Language Changes
    • var
      • Compiler inference of variable types
    • extension methods
      • Simplified extension of sealed types
    • object initializers
      • Initialization without specialized constructors
  • 15. Language Changes
    • array initializers
      • Simplified syntax for initializing collections
    • anonymous types
      • Objects can be created with an unknown type
    • lambda expressions
      • Expressions as first-class citizens
      • Forms the basis for LINQ
  • 16. Demo
    • Visual Studio
    • AJAX
    • C# 3.0
      • var
      • Extension methods
      • Initializers
      • Anonymous types
    • LINQ
  • 17. Resources
    • http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp
    • http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu
    • http://www.asp.net
    • http://blogs.neudesic.com
    • [email_address]