woensdag 24 oktober 2007

New debugging experience in VS.NET 2008

As I was reading a bit on Bart De Smet's weblog today, I came accros an interesting post where Bart talks about a new 'debugging experience in VS.NET 2008.

It seems that Microsoft will release the source code for the .NET Framework libraries, and that there will be an integrated debugging support in VS.NET 2008.
This means: when debugging your code, it should be possible to 'step into' the code of the .NET framework classes.
I think this is great!

I've also read another interesting thing on Bart's weblog: Bart will be working in the MS HQ's in Redmond, where he'll work on WPF. That must be a great job, and I'd like to wish Bart a lot of succes!

donderdag 18 oktober 2007


Microsoft has set up a programme in which you can take part to gain new or refresh your existing .NET development skills.
This programme is called 'MSDN Ramp Up'. It is an online course with a lot of course material and online virtual labs.

The nice thing about this Ramp Up programme, is that Microsoft has made different 'tracks', which are tailored to the existing experience and knowledge of the student.
There are four tracks available:

  • Aspiring Developer; which is suited for people who have no prior programming experience, but want to learn programming with MS technology

  • Java Developer; this track is for Java developers who want to gain knowledge about the .NET framework and want to learn programming in C#

  • MS Visual Basic 6.0 developer; lets existing VB 6 developers become proficient in .NET and VB.NET 2005

  • MS VS.NET 2002/2003 developer; introduces the .NET 1.x developer with the improvements and changes in the .NET 2.0 framework

If you want to learn more about this programme, or want to take part in it, then visit this website.