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Visual Studio Online Update: Sprint 70

Visual Studio team offers a slew of new, untested features into an update to Visual Studio Online, mainly consisting of Work Item query improvements and incremental changes to displayed information.

The Sociology of Application Security: Less Can Be More

The critical part of security isn't your code; it's the people using your applications. Because of that, increasing your security often makes your applications less secure.

More Mobile Options with Embarcadero RAD Studio XE7

An upgraded version of company's cross-platform development suite comes with increased connectivity and mobile options.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP 1 Offers Web-Based Code Review

First preview of VS 2013.4 introduces a web-based pull request option for Git and enhancements mainly to TFS and Visual C++.

Visual F# Includes Windows Phone 8.1 in Portable Library Support

Version 3.1.2 of the Microsoft F# derivation has expanded portable library support and enables the Publish option in Web and Azure projects.

Managing Your Page States with Backbone Routers

Peter turns the management of his single-page Backbone application over to Backbone itself by integrating Backbone Routers and Events. Plus: How to simplify your TypeScript code with longer namespaces.

Creating Custom HTTPClient Handlers

Accessing Web APIs can be easily done using the HTTPClient Handler. This class expedites the development process in accessing data from a Web API, and allows for customizing the client handlers when the need arises.

Silver Demos Visual Studio's Multi-Device Dev Capabilities

Microsoft's Amanda Silver addressed the challenges of developing for a widening spectrum of devices infiltrating the enterprise, and demonstrated a few tools that have been added to the Visual Studio suite for tackling those challenges head on.

Managing Transactions in Entity Framework 6

Here's an article about managing transactions that you don't need to read because, with one exception, Entity Framework will do the right thing by default. But, in the .NET Framework 4 and later, you can do more (if you ever need to).

Azure DocumentDB Preview Available to Devs in the Cloud

Microsoft's Azure team releases NoSQL document database-as-a-service accessible for devs looking to toward the cloud for app development/deployment, as well as a few other developer-friendly Azure tools.

Xamarin Adds $54M for Mobile App Development

Third round of funding to go toward expanding Visual C#-based mobile app tool offerings, and to growing the company's sales and marketing teams.

Keep It Simple

Simple problems are often solved by simple solutions. Other times, simple problems are solved with an end user running a Web site from Visual Studio on their machine.

Xamarin Updates, Unifies Its APIs

Unified API at root of changes that will allow developers using Xamarin tools to simplify developing for 32- and 64-bit frameworks, as well as share code between Android and Apple apps.

What's 'vNext'? It's Visual Studio "14" CTP 3

VS "14" CTP 3 includes early build of next-generation Microsoft .NET Framework and ASP.NET, plus a slew of enhancements that include C++ productivity improvements.

Understanding Neural Network Batch Training: A Tutorial

There are two different techniques for training a neural network: batch and online. Understanding their similarities and differences is important in order to be able to create accurate prediction systems.

Visual Studio Online's Worst-Ever Week Continues

This time, it's an issue with new Git projects.

Visual Studio Online Suffers Another Outage

The repair team says it's rolling back recent updates to mitigate the problem.

How To Manage Asynchronous Tasks Using the Task Object

You want the responsiveness that asynchronous programming in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 provides, but also need your asynchronous methods to work with other code in your application. Here's how the Task object answers all of your problems.

Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Hits RC Milestone

The latest version includes both fixes and upgrades.

How To Refactor For Dependency Injection, Part 4: Configuration Changes

Ondrej Balas continues his series on refactoring code for dependency injection, looking at patterns and strategies for changing application behavior after it has already been compiled.

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