In this article Yiyi Sun, creator of the Git Source Control Provider for Visual Studio, introduces developers to creating extensions for Visual Studio 2010. Also included is information on publishing an extension via Microsoft’s Visual Studio Gallery.
Sharing data among applications in a complex corporate IT environment is unfortunately often reduced to sharing a common database or in some cases a cube. .NET 4.0 introduces a lot of industrialization tools that make the idea of an application independent SOA data repository reachable. This article explores some of those tools, and how they help make SOA data services flexible and non-intrusive.
Mike Snell and Lars Powers tackle developer productivity with their recent book titled Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed by Sams Publishing. Included is a sample chapter for download, Chapter 10 on Debugging.
Cory Foy walks through the process to implement Test Driven Development for business logic implemented in the database. 4
InfoQ has reviewed William Vaughn's Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server. Also included is a sample chapter.