One of the good things about being older and typing out code for so long is being able to appreciate how far Microsoft’s great development tools have evolved. The intellisense in VS2008 seems much improved over VS2005, and VS2005 intellisense was good!
Take this little example of populating a new data object. Of course, what I need is a CodeSmith template to bang this out for me, but intellisense still makes it a snap. I’m going through the properties alphabetically, get to my 3rd item where I enter a “c” and not only is the next property right there in alphabetic order, but the properties I already entered are not in the list. It’s attention to the little things that make a product great.