Microsoft delays Visual Studio 2010 launch
Microsoft will delay the release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 in order to have more time to address performance issues.
The software giant said Friday it plans an additional test version — a release candidate — to launch in February while the tool set's engineering team focuses on improving performance.
"As you might have seen, we significantly improved performance between Beta 1 and Beta 2," Sosa Somasegar, senior veep of Microsoft's Developer Division, wrote in a blog post announcing the delay. "Based on what we've heard, we clearly needed to do more work."
Microsoft originally slated the final release build for March 22, 2010. Somasegar said the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 releases will now be pushed back "a few weeks."
He said beta users have specifically fingered performance issues "in a few key scenarios including virtual memory usage."
New features in Visual Studio 2010 include Windows 7 and SharePoint 2010 tools, drag-and-drop binding with Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation, and adding Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) for programming with scripting languages, and support for parallel programming. Microsoft also chopped down nine Visual Studio SKUs to four, and it will chuck in added benefits for MSDN subscribers. ®
Everybody love comfort zone.
Even though I haven't used Eclipse that much but I can be pretty sure any tool Eclipse got is there in Visual Studio.
The main reason you went back to solve your problem in Java is due to your comfort zone. You (most people) like to do things in tools/languages they know the best. You tried to solve your problem the way you would solve in Java. If you had tried to solve your problem they way a C# developer would do I am sure you would have easier time and didn't have to go back to Java as you had.
I am telling this from my personal experience as I do 90% of my work in .net but occasionally use C++ and Java. On those 10% of times instead of finding the solution the way I would in .net I try to use processes and practices designed by the those languages and as result I don't have to curse those platforms.
That's my opinion which you can disagree.
There were (and still are) performance issues with all the earlier versions of Visual Studio, so it's hardly news.
If they ever release a version which performs properly, THAT would be news.
Wow. So MS have performance issues in Visual Studio - who knew.
After the pigs ear they made of the past two releases maybe they are taking it seriously now.
What I would like from ANY IDE vendor is a Pure Coding edition. The bare minimum needed to code, refactor, test, run/debug. None of the enterprise crap you get these days.