Development Tools

GrapeCity Buys .NET Component Vendor ComponentOne

GrapeCity, a provider of developer tools for Microsoft Visual Studio and related platforms, announced the acquisition of longtime partner ComponentOne this week.

Report: Dell Considering Bid for Quest Software

According to a report Thursday in Bloomberg Businessweek, Dell is in talks to acquire .NET developer tools supplier, Quest Software Inc.

Microsoft Releases 'Office 15' Technical Preview to Testers

Microsoft Office 15 has reached the technical preview stage and is now available to a select group of testers, according to the company.

Telerik Releases Kendo UI Framework

Telerik introduced a UI framework this week for building applications and Web sites with HTML5 and JavaScript.

Infragistics Charts a New Course for Windows Phone

The XAML mobile controls are based on the same APIs as the desktop and are consistent, from a developer standpoint, with the company's UI controls for Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight.

Examine Other People's Code with Red Gate Reflector

Red Gate Reflector lets you open a DLL or EXE and, assuming that the assembly hasn’t been obfuscated, recreate its C# or Visual Basic code. The obvious reason for doing this is to see how something is done; you can learn a lot from other people’s code.

Boost Silverlight Apps with ComponentOne XapOptimizer

XapOptimizer is a standalone tool that shrinks XAP files by eliminating unused code and resources.

Tech-Ed: Telerik To Offer Free .NET Decompiler, App Profiling Tools

The .NET tools provider continues to expand its JustCode write-test-optimization portfolio. The latest offerings, JustDecompile and JustTrace, are currently available in beta.

TeamPulse Integrates Bug Tracking and Test Studio

Telerik adds bug tracking to its Web-based Silverlight application for Agile development teams.

Iron Speed Releases Major Update of Designer Tool

Designer 8.0, the latest version of Iron Speed's flagship code generation tool, is designed to streamline the creation of databases and reporting for .NET and SharePoint applications.

Telerik Enters Mobile Market with Q1 Release of .NET Developer Tools

The Q1 Ultimate Collection for .NET marks Telerik's entry into the mobile space with the debut of RadControls for Windows Phone 7

Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 Released

The new capabilities in LightSwitch Beta 2 draw the tool into line with Microsoft's broad cloud computing strategy.

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Released

The release of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 could motivate some development organizations to make the switch to Visual Studio 2010.

Amethyst and WebOrb Integrate Flash Development with Visual Studio

Well-integrated environment from SapphireSteel lets .NET developers create Flex applications for the Flash platform.

Visualizing BI with Infragistics NetAdvantage for Silverlight Data Visualization

The controls in the Infragistics Data Visualization package are cool. But you'll need to work through the sample applications to take advantage of them.