• News

    Bing Developer Assistant Released

    Bing Developer Assistant takes code searching to another level, searching well over 19M code samples, and adds contextual help and better error resolution from within Visual Studio. 12/18/2014

  • Neural Network Lab

    Neural Network Back-Propagation using Python

    Python is James's preferred language for hybrid environments. Here's how to implement neural network back-propagation training using it. 12/18/2014

  • Giving Your Database Updates Enough Time

    If your database updates are timing out the first thing you should do is speed them up. But, when that isn't possible, you can give yourself some more time…if you pick the right property. 12/18/2014

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    Top 7 2014 Dev Tool Releases You Should Know About

    It's been a great year for new development tools and technologies. We look back at seven releases that didn't get all the attention they deserve. 12/17/2014

  • News

    VB Is Not Dead: Coming Language Features in Visual Basic 14

    Microsoft skips to naming the next version of Visual Basic, and commits to new language developments that are planned for release at the same time as the release of Visual Studio 15. 12/16/2014

  • Practical .NET

    In Praise of the Maintenance Programmer

    The developers building new applications are very nice people, of course. But the real heroes of the programming world are the developers maintaining and extending existing applications. 12/16/2014

  • Redmond Review

    Open Source, Cross Platform .NET: Round One to Microsoft

    So far, so good on the work Microsoft has done, but it still has lots of work to do to get more of its proprietary offerings into the open source development pipeline. The other challenge is being able to monetize it where it makes sense. 12/15/2014

  • News

    Microsoft To Integrate HockeyApp Into Application Insights

    Recent acquisition to bolster performance and monitoring of applications through Application Insights service that will be included in forthcoming Visual Studio releases. 12/12/2014

  • News

    Microsoft Data Platform Further Embraces Big Data

    Microsoft has updated several components of its data platform to deliver more Big Data technologies to customers. 12/11/2014

  • C# Corner

    All Talk: Using the Mediator Pattern in .NET Framework

    How can one class communicate with each another, yet know nothing about that other class? That's where the mediator pattern comes in, and Eric shows how to employ it in a .NET chat application. 12/11/2014

  • Getting the Second Last Thing You Copied

    You suddenly realize that you've lost the item you wanted to paste. Don't Panic! It's easier than you think to access Visual Studio's clipboard ring when. 12/11/2014

  • Practical .NET

    Simplifying Development with Visual Studio Database Projects

    Peter learns something by listening to readers: Visual Studio database projects provide a great environment for making changes to your databases. Here's a brief introduction about how they'll make life easier for you and all the steps for setting one up. 12/10/2014

  • Mobile Corner

    Tips for Creating Windows Phone Apps Using Blend for Visual Studio 2015

    Nick looks at the preview release of Blend for Visual Studio 2015 and demonstrates some tips and tricks that will save you time and help you build better looking Windows Phone applications. 12/09/2014

  • What's Important in Coding Conventions

    If you're putting together a coding convention or already following one there's really only one thing that matters. 12/09/2014

  • DevDisasters

    Hired Help for the Holidays

    To accommodate an influx of year-end work, Guillaume's employer does what many stores do -- hire on temporary help. However, when you're desperate, beggars can't always be choosers. 12/08/2014

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