Visual Studio LightSwitch is to be released on 26th July to MSDN subscribers with general availability two days later.
LightSwitch, Microsoft's easy-to-use code generator, was announced less than a year ago at VSLive 2010 and has gone through two beta versions. The product, that is billed as a rapid-application-development (RAD) tool targeted at fledgling coders interested in building business applications, provides screen templates pre-configured to give a standardized, Microsoft, look and feel together with prewritten code and reusable components to handle routine application tasks. I Programmer's view was:
Think of it as a super macro generator where the macro language is either C# or Visual Basic .NET.
If you've been waiting eagerly for this product it is worth visiting the LightSwitch site and signing up with your Windows Live ID to receive launch updates and a six-week series of tips on LightSwitch features and capabilities.
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