Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Unleashed [NOOK Book]

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Unleashed is a deep dive into the Visual Studio 2005 tool. Specifically, it will provide you with solid guidance and education that will allow you to squeeze the ultimate productivity and use out of the Visual Studio 2005 development environment. This book folds in real-world development experience with detailed information about the IDE to make you more productive and ease transition from other development environments (including prior versions of Visual Studio). This book will also ...

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Overview

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Unleashed is a deep dive into the Visual Studio 2005 tool. Specifically, it will provide you with solid guidance and education that will allow you to squeeze the ultimate productivity and use out of the Visual Studio 2005 development environment. This book folds in real-world development experience with detailed information about the IDE to make you more productive and ease transition from other development environments (including prior versions of Visual Studio). This book will also help you increase team collaboration and project visibility with Visual Studio Team Systems and it will give you straight, to-the-point answers to common developer questions about the IDE.

Chapters include:

  • Code Viewers, Explorers, and Browsers
  • Refactoring Code 8
  • Writing ASP .NET Applications
  • Defining Standards and Practices
  • Introduction to Visual Studio Team System
  • Work Item Tracking
  • Unit and Load Testing
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Even folks who dislike Microsoft typically admire its achievements in making programmers more productive. With Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft's raised the bar again -- and the new VS 2005 Team System brings powerful new efficiencies to team development, too. Whether you work solo or in “the enterprise,” Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Unleashed systematically illuminates what VS '05 can do for you.

The authors cover the entire VS 2005 environment, the entire project lifecycle, and every type of application: Windows Forms, database applications, ASP.NET, and web services. They especially address VS '05's many new features: code snippets, custom project templates, refactoring, data binding wizards, smart tags, project/task management, you name it.

There's a full section on Team System's collaboration tools, including source control, modeling, and automated testing. And, while it isn't their primary focus, the authors even introduce some exciting new language features (think generics). Bill Camarda, from the October 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132715324
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1008
  • File size: 30 MB
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Meet the Author

Lars Powers (MCSD) has more than 14 years of experience in the software development focusing on designing and implementing solutions using Microsoft development tools. He was one of the original members of the MCSD certification program. He currently works as a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Corporation. Mike Snell (MCSD, PMP, Microsoft Regional Director) has 12 years of experience as a software architect and consultant. He has led a number of enterprise level projects and delivered training and mentoring to hundreds of developers. He is responsible for the Microsoft practice at CEI and ensures successful delivery of all .NET projects.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I An introduction to Visual Studio 2005/.NET
1 A quick tour of Visual Studio 2005 7
2 A quick tour of the IDE 37
3 .NET framework and language enhancements in 2005 63
Pt. II The Visual Studio 2005 environment : in-depth
4 Solutions and projects 89
5 Browsers and explorers 117
6 Introducing the editors and designers 157
7 Working with Visual Studio's productivity aids 201
8 Refactoring code 231
9 Debugging with Visual Studio 2005 259
10 The Visual Studio automation object model 299
11 Writing macros, add-ins, and wizards 351
12 The .NET community : consuming and creating shared code 425
Pt. III Visual Studio 2005 at work
13 Creating ASP.NET user interfaces 465
14 Building Windows forms 517
15 Working with databases 553
16 Web services and Visual Studio 595
Pt. IV Visual Studio team system
17 Team collaboration and Visual Studio team system 621
18 Managing and working with team projects 633
19 Source control 659
20 Work item tracking 687
21 Modeling 731
22 Testing 769
23 Team foundation build 811
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2006

    automated generation of unit tests

    As the back cover of the book says, it's certainly a deep dive into VS2005. Microsoft is doing a very familiar reprise of its playbook. It has a development environment for programmers that it continues to richly enhance with many new features. Hundreds, as the book points out. (Just like Microsoft does with its Office suite.) Plus, Microsoft has managed to do this on a two year schedule, as VS2003 was the last release. Contrasts very favourably with the 5 years between its last operating system release and the upcoming Vista. Most of the new material in VS2005 seems to be bunched under the rubric of enhancing programming productivity. A nice one is automated testing. Given an existing code base, VS2005 can make unit tests and then run these! I am unsure to what extent it can fully make any type of unit test. But even with limitations, it saves you from having to manually write many low level tests. A good time saver. The authors point out that the automation conflicts with agile or test driven development approaches, which recommend that you write unit tests before writing actual application code. But pragmatically, not everybody uses those approaches. Perhaps most programmers do not. For them (you?), VS2005 offers this potential time saver. Other improvements include source code control. No longer might you need a third party control system. The new method can fit naturally into your VS usage. Along with this is the multi-programmer Team System. Enabling a collaborative project with less risk of tripping over each other's efforts.

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