Visual Studio 2012


Faking the Rest: Detouring Properties, Shimming Parameters and More

Peter finishes up his discussion of using the Fakes Framework with TDD in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate by looking at mocking properties and why you'd want to pass a shim as parameters.

Faking it Well: Effective Mocking with the Fakes Framework

Using shims in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate lets you easily bypass code—no matter how deeply buried—to test just the parts of your application that you want to test.

Local Workspaces in TFS 2012

A new feature in TFS 2012, Local Workspaces allows edits, renames and deletes to be done locally without any communication to the server.

With TypeScript, Microsoft Embraces and Augments

TypeScript is designed to make JavaScript development scalable, something Microsoft clearly needs if it's to use JavaScript in its own work.

Microsoft's Big Product Year

We're almost at the end of 2012, and it's been an amazing year for Microsoft product releases.

Team Foundation Services Officially Available

The collaboration tool had been in preview mode for a year.

New Version of .NET Framework, SDK for Windows Phone 8 Released

Upgrades to the development suite include CoreCLR and async programming.

Build 2012: Windows 8 Opportunity Mobilizes Developers

Microsoft released the Windows Phone 8 developer tools on Tuesday as the company welcomed developers to its Redmond campus to dive deeper into its Windows 8 development platforms.

Azure Mobile Services, Part 2

In Part 2 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement authentication and basic authorization with an Azure Mobile Service-backed Windows Store application.

Introducing TDD With The Microsoft Fakes Framework

One of the major reasons that developers don't like TDD is because, inevitably, it leads to mocking—which can be time consuming. Microsoft has created the Fakes Framework just to simplify the whole process.

Location in Mono for Android

Learn about Android's sensors by building a simple compass application.

Visual Studio 2012: More Than Just Windows 8 Development

Microsoft has three goals for the latest iteration of its flagship IDE.

Visual Studio 2012 Update Coming in November

Update 1 is part of Microsoft’s new strategy of offering "continuous value" on a quarterly basis, in addition to Service Packs. The company released the final CTP on Monday.

Microsoft's TypeScript Enables JavaScript App Scaling

TypeScript has been released under the Apache 2.0 license.

Load Testing with Custom Performance Counters

Tracking down performance problems in your application can be a frustrating experience. Reduce your stress levels with custom counters.

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