July 15, 2010

Microsoft Ships Beta of Windows Phone 7 Dev Tools

With the delivery of early Windows Phone 7 devices to third-party developers this week, Microsoft also began the official beta test of development tools to let them build apps for the company’s upcoming smartphone system. Developers have been awaiting final versions of programming tools for Windows Phone 7 since Microsoft

Survey: Windows 7 Getting Popular With Developers

According to a survey by database and application development tool vendor Embarcadero, 54 percent of developers are currently creating applications for Windows 7. Another 25 percent plan to begin building Windows 7 apps sometime this year. Just 10 percent of those surveyed said they had no Windows 7 development plans.

Introduction to LINQ — Book Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 21 of “Visual Basic 2010 Programmer’s Reference.” This comprehensive tutorial and reference guide provides programmers and developers of all skill and experience levels with a broad, solid understanding of essential Visual Basic 2010 topics and clearly explains how to use this powerful programming

Picking the Right Programming Language for Your Startup

When he worked at Facebook, Adam D’Angelo had a firsthand look at how the company’s choice of PHP affected their business. “Facebook is stuck on [PHP] for legacy reasons, not because it’s the best choice right now,” says D’Angelo. “Our main takeaway from that experience is that programming language choice