My expectations were justified – it was the most interesting part of conference “Microsoft DevDays“: the presentation of the first demo of Visual Studio Team System 2010.
Approximately in a year we’ll be able to see all new features ourselves, but now only announcements and demos. According to the company official information it will be the largest release in the history. All graphic interfaces will be rewritten using WPF. That will allow to accelerate work of visual editors and to reduce the size of required free space. By the way, rumors that the installation will require 75 Gb of disk space, are just rumors.
Microsoft DevDays is one of the largest developer conferences in Europe. It is visited by thousands of developers and becomes more popular each year. Today it was held in Minsk. There were reported several topics naturally related to Microsoft solutions:
Usage of SilverLight 2;
Introduction to Windows 7 for developers;
Development of applications using Live Services;
Visual Studio Team System 2010: first view.
High qualified specialists announced their products and answered our questions. It is very pleasant that such conferences become a good tradition. Thank to Microsoft for the provided information and for sure, thanks to us, developers, their products become even more popular, and customers will have no doubts in a platform choice.
More details about conference topics in next posts…
Usually the term Web 3.0 is used to describe the derivative step of web development that follows Web 2.0. Web 2.0 software is associated with social networks and services based on the content generated by users. According to popular search engines, keywords, which are connected with the term web 3.0, are semantic web, commerce-on-demand systems, SOA architectures and 3D spaces.
Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt considers that Web 3.0 is a marketing term the same way as Web 2.0. And also, Web 3.0 is a new approach to web development, when different it services will be pieced together. The applications will be small, very fast, customizable, multiplatform and will be distributed by wire. The data will be in a cloud (According to IEEE Computer Society: “It is a paradigm in which information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on clients that include desktops, notebooks, handhelds, etc”). The model of development of such applications greatly differs from the existed development models. It requires new development tools which are being developed now.
The term Web 3.0 has a marketing nature, but involves innovations and new approaches to web development.