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.
It's available as part of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC, and as a standalone download.
Also announced was a new interop organization called The .NET Foundation.
The developer preview was released yesterday.
Unlike Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, TFS isn't a release candidate.
Release Candidate 2 of Visual Studio 2013 also announced.
The latest version of the technology works fine with the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010. Here's some of what's new (along with how to move your applications to EF6).
A new version of the .NET Compact Framework was also released.
They may not be sexy, but package managers are an integral part of every developer's work -- using the right ones can make you more productive. Read on to find out what -- and where -- they are.
- By Terrence Dorsey
Evolutionary optimization can be used to train a neural network. A virtual chromosome holds the neural network's weights and bias values, and the error term is the average of all errors between the network's computed outputs and the training data target outputs. Learn how to code the solution.
- By James McCaffrey
Peter wraps up his look at offloading processing from the mainline of your application in order to improve response time by looking at processing message queues asynchronously.
Community involvement is an often overlooked -- but increasingly important -- part of what it means to be a developer.
- By Ondrej Balas
The library is available via NuGet, and includes AdSense, Blogger and YouTube functionality.
Using Breeze and Knockout, you just need a few lines of TypeScript code to create a master/detail page that retrieves records from the server when it has to, but skips the trip to the server when it isn't necessary.
How to use MEF to add validation rule components to an ASP.NET MVC Web application.
Defining constants in your application is a good thing. But if you understand constants you can also decide when you don't need to use them, how to name them, when to set up exceptions to your names and -- the best thing -- when to replace them with parameters.