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(May 6, 2003) - Hoping to provide an alternative for C# developers to Microsoft's own Visual Studio .NET and Visual Studio .NET 2003 products, Borland has announced the mid-summer availability of their new C#Builder IDE and the future availability of their Janeva J2EE interoperability product. .NETDJ recently got the details on these new products in an interview with Michael Swindell, director of Developer Products and Technology for Borland and Jamie Sison, director of Business Development and Product Marketing in Borland's Enterprise Business unit. The IDE will support the creation of all the major .NET project types, with an extra focus on application lifecycle management, via tight integration with Borland's other products, such as Together. It is expected to be available mid-summer and will ship in four versions: Personal ($69), Professional ($999), Enterprise ... (more)

Invoking .NET Web Services from Mobile Devices Part 1 of 2 Pocket PCs put .NET Web services at your fingertips

In May 2000 I was invited to Microsoft's corporate headquarters in Redmond for a special "technology experts" summit. At this summit, the forty or so of us in attendance were given a special sneak preview of a technology upon which Microsoft planned to "bet the farm," so to speak. They called the technology "ASP+ Web Methods." Of course, nowadays we all know these as .NET Web services. The fundamental technologies upon which they are based (XML, SOAP, SDL, UDDI, DISCO, etc.) are probably familiar to just about all of this publication's readership in one form or another. What ma... (more)

Welcome to a Truly Independent Voice in the World of .NET

From the upcoming Preview Issue of .NET Developer's Journal Welcome to the first issue of SYS-CON Media's new .NET Developer's Journal. We've started this magazine because we're excited about .NET. We're excited about Visual Studio .NET's ability to bring the power of drag-and-drop, GUI-based development to even the most complicated kinds of development. We're excited about the .NET Framework's potential for radically decreasing the amount of custom code developers must write. Finally, perhaps most of all, we're excited about .NET's potential to become the industry's platform of... (more)

SPOT from MS: Data Where and When You Need It

(January 14, 2003) - Microsoft has just announced a technology that is sure to represent the most successful step yet towards it vision of "information anywhere, anytime, on any device." Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) will deliver up-to-the-minute stock reports, sports scores, and all sorts of other data directly to personal items as small as wrist watches and cell phones. Interestingly enough, the bandwidth being used to support this technology is the same kind of radio technology that currently supports piped-in music such as Muzak. It will be seen within the next ye... (more)

The Next Generation of CLI

The issue of this magazine that you now hold in your hands represents a landmark of truly historic proportions. Never before in the realm of .NET media has any magazine dared to focus an entire issue on the topic of non-Windows CLI implementations. For many of you, this will be your very first glimpse of technologies guaranteed to dramatically change the way in which you work. For others, the very existence of this issue should be seen as the ultimate vindication of all the long hours you have labored unsung ­ building the next generation of CLI. If you aren't familiar with the ... (more)