Guathon – After Tea

Here we go Visual Studio 2010 ASP.NET 4.0

  • Lots of content not being covered. At least he’s clear about this.
  • Now built on WPF – woof. Multi monitor support.
  • Demos being done on the MVC codebase 🙂
  • Code navigation – select param, highlights all instance usages.
  • Intellisense – Mid term search, no longer need to type start of term. Filters based on camelcasing woot. Someone has been using Quicksilver.
  • Oh dear – resharper is in trouble. Navigate to – “goto Type”. Although now quite as neat – needs keyboard interaction.
  • View call heirarchy – more Resharper features 🙂 (althought being able to keep searches around is a nice feature.
  • Col based code selection as well as line selection.
  • TDD support – “Consume First”, stops intellisense from attemting to autocomplete when writing not-yet-existing classes. Then becomes aware of class and allows you to define/work with properties. Nice.
  • TDD support – generate class (wait – this wasn’t in 08? More resharper?)
  • MY GODS – 2010 really is 2008 + Resharper (so far). Remind me to reiterate my love for Resharper.
  • CodeSnippets in VS2010 feel like completion in TextMate. Nice mechanism. Extended for ASP.NET, download extra snippets.
  • #scottgufact – Scott Gu works at Redmond, you don’t.
  • Debug history – useful landmarks in lifecycle.
  • Historic debugging – allows step forward/step back through source code.
  • Test tool – run on client, captures information on state of crash. Sends state back to developer. Developer can debug from the state of the crash. That’s pretty damn neat. Can also capture screenshots/video.
  • .NET 4.0, new version of CLR (guessing because of dynamics, etc).
  • Visual Studio 2010 filters intellisense and properties for target framework. Uses reference libraries.
  • ASP.NET 4 – emphasis on clean HTML and SEO (routing, user configurable ClientIDMode), etc.
  • Are we back on web apps vs web sites? (Scott jumped straight to web app rather than web site).
  • New web app template looks good. Jquery, logins, etc included out of the box. Very nice.
  • ClientIdMode – Predictable is the new black (and will save front end developers having migraines when given ASP.NET apps).
  • CSS rendering for controls – YES! THE TABLES ARE BANISHED! RenderTable=false
  • Finer grained control over the viewstate.
  • Improvements coming to the WYSIWIG designer – who uses the designer for ASP.NET? Really?
  • Routing support for ASP.NET 4 – quite elegant 🙂 Page.RouteData.Values. Doesn’t to URL rewriting, more subtle mechanism.
  • IIS SEO Toolkit. Analysis tool for SEO optimisation of sites. Target site does not need to be running on IIS. Can perform some optimisations to IIS sites – hence linked to IIS manager.
  • It looks like VS 2010 javascript support no longer sucks. A seriously robust engine. Involves intellisense which can keep track of quite impressive object definition at design time. Woot!
  • ASP.NET Ajax – new things for those people that use it (I’ve never got on with it).
    • ADO.NET Entity Framework – more T4 support good. Model first and POCO to boot.
  • Apparently LINQ 2 SQL is not dead – improvements coming. I remain sceptical.
  • Design surface no longer has a “dump and replace” attitude. This may rendel DBML Tools redundant.
  • Inbuilt fake support, reliance on T4 – looks like MS is buying hard into T4 for code gen. I see this as a positive thing.
  • I admit – the chart control is cute 🙂
  • WAIT? Multiple config file support – build config dependant. I do this already! I will no longer be special! Don’t like deployment support from within VS, prefer to do it clean from a build server.
  • Release specific configs only contain overwrites – this is useful.
  • If you can tie the Deployment Projects up with build servers (I’m looking at you CCNet), you’ve got a rather powerful test deployment environment.
  • Seriously folks – this is one of the really nice things…

[Please note these posts are done from my G1. Typos and errors may/will/are included].