2007-11-23

Visual Studio 2008 & .NET 3.5 is out

Microsoft recently released Visual Studio 2008 and the fitting .NET Framework 3.5. Included is now full support for LINQ. On the way to LINQ, Anders Hejlsberg discovered the language concepts in Lambda Expressions to implement that feature and thus they are also included in this release.

See Microsoft Channel9 Video blogs on that topic with Anders for details.

I am quite sure, that this release of functional languages programming features into a mainstream imperative language will have a big impact on the way software is developed. Also on other languages : Java is discussing Closures - a Lambda Expressions related concept - probably available in Java 7.

Thus I'm looking forward to future developments in that sector.

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