.NET Framework


Microsoft Re-Installs Visual Studio Installer

The installer was removed after Visual Studio 2010, and led to an outcry among developers.

Making Complex Types Useful with Entity Framework 6 Custom Configurations

Complex Types let you reuse structures in your database design. But unless you've been very lucky around the names in your database, you probably couldn't use Complex Types -- until Entity Framework 6, that is.

Structuring and Loading TypeScript Modules

TypeScript provides native support both for organizing your application's client-side code into a set of modules, and for freeing you from having to manage the resulting script tags.

Microsoft Is Not Killing Off TFS for Git

The company officially responds to a social media storm of worry.

Microsoft Updates Python Tools for Visual Studio

The first update in more than a year includes support for new Web frameworks.

Async Processing in EF6 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

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.

At Build, Microsoft's New Execs Take the Lead

Satya Nadella, Scott Guthrie usher in a new era of openness and sharper vision.

Microsoft Publishes Node.js Tools for Visual Studio

The tools are open source and include debugging support.

Visual Studio Online Reaches General Availability

It's free for up to five users.

TypeScript Hits 1.0 Milestone

It's available as part of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC, and as a standalone download.

Microsoft Makes 'Roslyn' Compiler Open Source

Also announced was a new interop organization called The .NET Foundation.

Microsoft Promises C++ Power, C# Dev Efficiency With .NET Native

The developer preview was released yesterday.

Team Foundation Server Update 2 Released

Unlike Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, TFS isn't a release candidate.

Microsoft Takes Cross-Platform Development to Another Level

Release Candidate 2 of Visual Studio 2013 also announced.

What's New in Entity Framework 6 (Plus How To Upgrade!)

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).

Windows Embedded Compact Now Supports Visual Studio 2013

A new version of the .NET Compact Framework was also released.

6 Top .NET Package- and Dependency-Management Tools

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.

Neural Network How-To: Code an Evolutionary Optimization Solution

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.

Asynchronous MSMQ Processing

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.

Developing the Developer Community

Community involvement is an often overlooked -- but increasingly important -- part of what it means to be a developer.

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