Category: Developer Tools*

Visual Studio 2005 (Whidbey) and Movie Collection Starter Kit


Microsoft has released the second beta version of the “Whidbey” version of Visual Studio 2005. Free downloads of the Express Editions are available for web development, Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, SQL Server, and Visual J#.

To make it really easy to get started with Whidbey, you should also investigate the Amazon-Enabled Movie Collection Starter Kit, available for C# and Visual Basic. This is a complete, running, ECS-powered application. You can use it as-is, or you can use it as the basis of your own application, as desired.

XML Shell

The XML Shell allows command-line users to interactively query and manipulate XML data without writing any code. Written in Perl, the tool allows you to use a combination of Perl and XPath syntax to treat XML data structures as if they were genuine Perl objects. You can also navigate through the XML data hierarchy using familiar Unix commands such as cd, ls, and pwd.