: Visual Studio .Net 2003"> Executive Summary: Visual Studio .Net 2003
Microsofts Visual Studio .Net 2003 is an evolutionary update that integrates Pocket PC application development under the broad umbrella of PC client, server and Web services code creation that Microsoft unveiled last year. The environments tools are better polished than last years versions, although theyre still neither bulletproof nor especially suited to low-level system codeand certainly not to projects aimed at anything but Microsoft platforms. More information is available at www.microsoft.com/visualstudio.
(-) Remains focused on Microsoft platforms; still poses adoption challenges for developers using legacy Microsoft tools. EVALUATION SHORT LIST
Borlands Delphi JBuilder Kylix IBMs WebSphere Studio
(+) Incorporates handheld device development into unified development model and tool set; addresses developer concerns with Visual Basic migration to .Net model and improves core C++ technology; refines behavior and improves robustness of tools in general compared with prior release.