Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mix 07 Orcas

So One of the better sessions I went while at Mix 07 was on Orcas. Orcas is the next version of visual studio. The tool takes a big jump from VS 2005.

Here is a quick list of things I found interesting and exciting.
  • multi compiler support.
    • What this means is that it will compile 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 code. So you wont need to have multiple versions of Visual Studio installed. So if you have a client who is doing 2.0 and one doing 3.0 work, you can use the same tool for both code bases.
  • Smart intellisence of .JS files.
    • the ide will figure out what your javascript vars are.
    • the ide will now support break points and debugging of JS files.
  • AJAX .net is included in the templates.
  • LINQ support is also included in the ide.
    • LINQ is pretty cool, they showed some pretty basic examples.
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