Giving a keynote presentation at the VSLive! conference this week, noted speaker Billy Hollis decried the "fixation" on unit testing, among other topics.
Microsoft's Craig Kitterman demonstrated cloud-based load testing and monitoring for applications.
Better debugging, support for Async are among the highlights.
Peter Vogel moves a Windows Form to a modern design pattern, which forces him to think about how his code should be divided up among his classes. In the end, he comes up with some rules for making those decisions.
It may look like a simple point upgrade, but it isn't. Examine more closely, and you'll see why the latest iteration of Windows Phone is a big deal.
- By Nick Randolph
The problem appears to be related to the location of the setup executable.
Soon, devs will even be able to build a Windows Phone app on OS X.
Previous versions only covered up to .NET Framework 3.5.
Even in a Code First environment, you can call a stored procedure from a DbContext object. But it's a lot easier if you use the visual designer.
Connect to Twitter from a mobile application using OAuth with the Xamarin.Auth library, along with Joe Mayo's LINQ To Twitter library.
- By Wallace McClure
Resources for using the popular distributed source code control and collaboration tools Git and Mercurial on Windows.
- By Terrence Dorsey
The installer was removed after Visual Studio 2010, and led to an outcry among developers.
Complex Types let you reuse structures in your database design. But unless you've been very lucky around the names in your database, you probably couldn't use Complex Types -- until Entity Framework 6, that is.
TypeScript provides native support both for organizing your application's client-side code into a set of modules, and for freeing you from having to manage the resulting script tags.
The company officially responds to a social media storm of worry.
The first update in more than a year includes support for new Web frameworks.
The latest version of Entity Framework makes it easier to write asynchronous code. Here's how to write that code, and more important, where you'll actually find it useful.
Satya Nadella, Scott Guthrie usher in a new era of openness and sharper vision.
- By Andrew J. Brust
The tools are open source and include debugging support.
It's free for up to five users.