Good news for .Net developers. Yesterday, August 3rd, Microsoft has announced a new product in the Visual Studio Family – Visual Studio LightSwitch. It looks like LightSwitch is the simplest way to build business applications for the cloud & the desktop. You can start building your application either in C# or Visual Basic. Interestingly you won’t be writing any code for most of the applications as most of the plumbing work has been in-built for you. If you’ve some sophisticated needs you can always write code as the robust VS.Net is available to LightSwitch apps.
A few words about LightSwitch from Microsoft’s official website:
- QUICKLY CREATE PROFESSIONAL-QUALITY BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
- EASILY ACCESS EXISTING SYSTEMS AND DATA
- BUILD FOR TODAY, PREPARE FOR TOMORROW
They are also planning to offer a modern looking & touch screen enabled UI and all this by selecting your options from a drop down box. Moreover, LightSwitch has been designed to target the cloud. You can host your Database (on SQL Azure) & application on the Azure cloud without any administrative work.
For a hands-on experience of the product (1st Beta of LightSwitch) you need to wait till August 23rd. I am feeling very excited as it may become a meaningful product using 5G visual language, sort of :-)
Let’s wait & watch…