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With the impending release of Data Access Application Block 3.1, I now turn my thoughts to 3.2. What should be in it? A couple thoughts spring immediately to mind. Support for Visual Studio 2005. The problem with this is that I think it requires a code split. I don't think VS 2005 can be adequately supported without breaking support for Visual Studio 2003. Re-working UpdateDataset. This needs to be alot easier to use and to work a lot better. What other ideas do you have? What about helpers for other ...
Data Access Application Block 3.0.9.2 was/will be released today. This is Release Candidate 1 for 3.1. Hopefully there won't be a Release Candidate 2, because I'm getting tired. :) However, there will be one if necessary. The 3.0.9 releases are essentially bug-fixes to 3.0, with the addition of a few highly requested features, such as: An Oracle helper class More overloads on GetParameter A way to get to other properties of the IDbCommand object, such as CommandTimeout. In addition, the code has ...
http://msdn.microsoft.com/v... is an excellent idea, congratulations and thanks to the people working at Microsoft.I checked the available videos and they are great, I don't know how good they will work for people on a dial up account, but it's worth a try. Why are'nt videos downloadable or will they be downloadable in the future, I think it can be a good idea and can help thousands of people wanting to learn Microsoft programming language. Would be a good idea if something similar ...
So, everywhere you look, people are blogging. Why not me? Mostly because I don't have much to say unless I know a lot about something. Seeing as I don't kow alot about anything but a little about a lot, I may not be that interesting. I have my hand into programming and networking but I am concentrating most of my time on programming now. Why? Because it is so much more fun and challenging. It makes me think. It makes me work hard at things that don't come easy to me. All you programmers out there ...
Update 12/30/2010: While it was amusng for six-and-a-half years, I have closed comments on this post. Move along... Move along... Recently, Eric Gunnerson posted code on how to create an array with a non-zero lower bound. Paul Vick brought up the AndAlso and OrElse operators which are new to VB.NET. This got me to thinking of the state of affairs way back in 2001 when .NET was still in its beta phase. Three years ago, Visual Fred was the derisive name given to VB.NET 2002 by VB6 programmers who did ...
I enjoyed the following quote which I stumbled across on the web... "At this stage in its evolution, .NET’s main advantage is its potential for greatly enhanced programmer productivity. One development firm, Empowered Software, grew a client’s application to a million lines of code as it evolved through various releases of Visual Basic. “Over the past nine months, we rebuilt it with Visual Basic .NET, and it's now less than 400 lines of code,” says Keith Franklin, president ...
Hi. This is the inevitable first blog post. My name is Mark Treadwell and I am what some other people elsewhere have referred to as a hobbyist programmer. To me, a hobbyist programmer is someone who writes computer programs for the enjoyment of the challenge rather than to put food on the table. I'll talk about the day job that permits this indolent luxury later. In 1982, I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering. This knowledge has basically ...
I thought I would do my part in helping spread this information around the Blogosphere. Carl and Rory are now doing a series of Training Videos. Their first video is a VB.NET Master Class teaching the concepts of object-oriented programming. If you know of anyone who might need this information, send them on forward to Carl and Rory. Keep them coming guys ...
This is the mail which I wrote to update the core mumbers of MUGH. This has relevancy to my previous post regarding the Academic .Net workshop where MUGH MVPS and Community Stars are presenting various talks related to .net.Sorry this is a long mail. Hello Core,I would like to share my experiences (I hope even Nilotpal would have the same feelings what I write here ;) )First of all I should say this is an excellent activity which is going on at VNR VJIET. And Guys like Vikram and Tapasvi and Team ...
4th, you say? What about the third? Well, I just finished author review on the 3rd Edition and then had to get the Table of Contents for the 4th edition in by tomorrow morning - so I spent some of the day on it. I think it is a great book and it will be exciting doing the 4th edition on Whidbey. If you would like to see something different in the 4th edition of the WROX Professional VB.NET book, then let me know here by commenting ...
I have always referred to VB.NET as VB, except for when there would be a conversation that included VB6. And, in those cases, I usually referred to them as VB6 and VB. Bill Evjen mentions this in a post last month. I didn't ever think it was a big deal, but it's nice to see others who feel the same way. I've always thought that people consider the “.NET” moniker to be “cool,” so they include it in VB's name. Either that, or they are trying to show it's superiority over VB6. ...
I don't know how many times I've read articles and opinions on the whole VB vs. C# conflict, but it's really getting ridiculous. This latest spat (1, 2) seemed to be started by three articles in Visual Studio Magazine: Patrick Meader's Why C# Developers Earn More, Juval Löwy's Pick the .NET Language for You, and Kathleen Dollard's VB.NET Provides Power and Productivity. Each article is a good read, but I must make a minor point: The guest "opinion" made by Juval is not an opinion. I have talked ...
There seems to have been a lot of questions in the community about WROX - if they existed and what was going on. Let me report that Wrox is alive and well and is upgrading a lot of their most popular books at this moment. I worked on Professional C# 3rd Edition and the Wrox Professional VB.NET 3rd Edition. Both these books will be coming out in a couple of months time. Rob Howard and gang are working on the 3rd Edition of the Professional ASP.NET book. There are also some new books on the way. I ...
Rafael Munoz and family, the lead for the VB.NET MVP program, just had a new baby! Congrats to him and his wife on that as it is the best thing in life!
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Have I ever vented about how much VB6 sucks in comparison to VB.NET and of course C#? I had to make a change to an old client's program today that was written in VB6. It's a head trip going back and forth from VB6 to VB.NET. Can I stop servicing clients who have VB6? Maybe charge them twice as much?If you need help optimizing the performance of your applications, including VB.NET, be sure to check out Stackify and their awesome APM tools ...