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Visual Studio 12 is now available

Visual Studio continues to set the standard for integrated development environments. Visual Studio 2012 with the .NET framework 4.5 brings support for Windows 8 and Metro style apps, Parallel computing, HTML5 and JavaScript support, Application Lifecycle Management as well as a faster IDE and improvements in  visualizing and navigating your code.

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Featured articles

by Telerik
Windows 8 opens up new opportunities for developers – whether an early adopter building consumer apps or an enterprise looking to improve the customer experience. This article explains in detail why you would want to start building for Windows 8 now and how the Telerik Windows 8 can help.
by CodeAlike
A direct download link to the Codealike Visual Studio Extension.
by Matt Watson
Agile development has become the standard methodology for application development. The days of long term planning with giant Gantt waterfall charts and detailed requirements is fading away.
by Matt Watson
Stackify allows developers to search the network stack to troubleshoot problems in their software that might otherwise take days of coordination between development and IT teams to solve.
by SoftFluent
The objective of this white paper is to describe the software development challenge, clarify its root causes and show how SoftFluent addresses it through its CodeFluent Entities model-driven software factory and associated methodology.
Download CodeFluent Entities
by SoftFluent
CodeFluent Entities is a unique product integrated into Visual Studio 2008, 2010 and now 11 Beta which allows you to generate components such as scripts (e.g. T-SQL, PL/SQL), code (e.g. C#, VB), web services (e.g. WCF, ASMX) and UIs (e.g. ASP.NET, SharePoint, WPF).
by SoftFluent
CodeFluent Entities has always included out-of-the-box a nifty little tool called the “Portable Modeler”. It’s a standalone CodeFluent Entities modeler application, not dependent on anything but the CodeFluent Entities product binaries.
by SoftFluent
In this article, you will see how CodeFluent Entities helps developers to generate a complete back-end including a database, a .NET domain model, and WCF services and consume them in a sample Windows 8 “Metro” application.
by Jerry Nixon
Windows 8 Metro development leverages WinRT; and, in WinRT, there are new namespaces – and namespace constriction in the .Net Framework. What you think you know, you may not.
by Bart Claeys and Qixing Zheng
iPad to Metro Style App.
by Nicholas Huttema and Qixing Zheng
Website to Metro Style App.
by Frank La Vigne
Adventures in Windows 8: HTTP Post Helper WinRT Component.
by Matt Watson
Agile development requires agile support.

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