Code First Migrations allow for database changes to be implemented all through code. Through the use of Package Manager Console (PMC), commands can be used to scaffold database changes.
10 questions and answers to help understand the Roslyn complier-as-a-service project for Visual Basic and C# developers.
Code First frees you up from the chore of creating databases for your project. Here's a primer on how to do it.
Learn how to publish data in the Windows Azure Marketplace for a monthly income with just a few hours effort.
Iterators are available for Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2010. In Part 2 of a series, Joe Kunk discusses Visual Basic iterator syntax, demonstrates how iterators are coded, and compares Visual Basic iterators to C# iterators.
Visual Basic development in Visual Studio 11 offers asynchronous methods, iterators, call hierarchy, the Global keyword and Windows 8 Metro-based applications.
Iterators are available for Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2010 after installing the latest Visual Studio Async CTP, and natively in Visual Basic 11.
The Windows Azure Marketplace has a hidden jewel: a host of free and nearly free databases ready for monetization.
Joe Kunk sifts through the Windows 8 announcements at BUILD and offers advice on next steps.
CLR functions that perform string manipulation and substring extraction perform very well in SQL Server.
Reading the Visual Basic language specifications may sound boring, but it actually reveals important information for developers.
Build a Web site using MVC 3 and the Razor View Engine.
On VB columnist Joe Kunk continues his examination of XML comments by extending the XML comment vocabulary with additional default tags in Visual Basic and showing how to process the resulting XML file into API-style reference documentation using the SandCastle Help File Builder.
Use XML comments to generate IntelliSense and custom documentation for your applications. Part 1 of this two-part series explores using standard XML comments to document your code within Visual Studio.
Learn how to extend support for Microsoft C#-only BlankExtension/BizType projects to Visual Basic.