ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Released

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 RTW (Release To Web) is now officially released. You can download it right now here.  Also check out Phil Haack’s post on the release.

MSDN Documentation for MVC is also now available at the following link

Web Platform Installer 2.0 Beta and Windows Web Application Gallery

Last week we launched the Windows Web Application Gallery, a catalog of the most popular Web applications that ALL run on Windows.   main-img

The Windows Web Application Gallery is a community hub of free and popular .NET and PHP applications for you to use for creating dynamic web solutions.

Features include:

  • Simple install of the application through the Web Platform Installer
  • Rate and Comment on Applications
  • Sort by Most Popular, Highest Rated, Latest
  • Filter by Category
  • Submit your own Web Applications
  • Strategic part of increasing our NextWeb goals around server share

The Microsoft Web Platform is our vision to deliver the best platform to developers for building their Web applications. Microsoft is committed to delivering the platform, tools, and applications that development organizations, communities, and developers need and value; with the long-term idea of supporting a lucrative market to benefit developers and end-users. The Microsoft Platform is designed to interoperate with both ASP.NET and PHP, and integrate easily with community applications and products in the market today.



Silverlight 3 Beta

Silverlight 3 Beta was unveiled at MIX09. logo

It is a preview release which  continues Silverlight’s track record of rapid innovation – introducing more than 50 new features, including support for running Silverlight applications out of the browser, dramatic video performance and quality improvements, and features that radically improve developer productivity.

To get started, you’ll first want to download the tools to make Silverlight 3 Beta development productive for you.

  • Silverlight 3 Beta Tools for Visual Studio – this will install the developer runtime of Silverlight 3 Beta, the Visual Studio project templates and the Silverlight 3 Beta SDK
  • Silverlight 3 Beta developer runtimes: Windows or Mac.  If you installed the tools above, you will get the developer runtime and there is no need to install it again.  These downloads are being made available for test machines for the Windows and Mac platforms for your applications.
  • Microsoft Expression Blend 3 Preview – this is the preview version of Expression Blend that will enable authoring of Silverlight 3 Beta applications.
  • Silverlight Toolkit – the toolkit has been updated to provide an updated to Silverlight 2 controls, a new release for Silverlight 3 Beta controls, and a new themes gallery.  All of these can be downloaded at the Silverlight Toolkit CodePlex project site.
  • .NET RIA Services – Microsoft .NET RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. The RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes and custom operations. 
  • Silverlight 3 Beta Documentation – to view the Silverlight 3 Beta documentation you can view it online or download an offline CHM help file.

March Meeting – Web and Load Test

This month we had a testing specialist at the podium, Shai Raiten attracted over 50 listeners with a well built lecture and fascinating demos about Visual Studio Team System web testing. The original plan was to dedicate one lecture to web testing and the other one to load testing, but since the there was a lot of interaction with the audience and a lot of discussions we’ve decided to go with the flow and dedicate the entire meeting to web testing. Shai will join us again on April (exact date will be pubished here and on MS-Event feed) and will present some web testing left-overs and a Load session

For the presentation, code examples and much more pls see Shai’s blog

TFS Adapters – Mocking TFS objects

New project on  Codeplex -  Team Foundation Adapters implements Interfaces and Adapters for the TFS API objects.  Being able to mock dependencies is a core tenet of unit testing is important. This project allows us to create robust Unit Tests for apps that extend the TFS system.

Oracle Support Announced for VS DB Pro 2010

Quest Software has announced that they will be creating an Oracle DSP (Database Schema Provider) for Visual Studio Team System 2010.  This means that all if you have Oracle databases in your apps you can get the same benefits from the Database Edition.

Quest has opened up a Beta program on their site for Oracle professionals using Team System.

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