.NET vNext isn't here just yet, but Microsoft wants developers to move on to .NET Framework 4.5.2 as soon as possible, with support for versions 4 up to 4.5.1 ending mid-January 2016.
Extension methods provide a great way for extending a class functionality -- but it's interfaces that let you use those methods anywhere you want.
"Summer update" comes with improved URL support, message logging, and authentication.
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We often take syntax highlighting for granted -- it just makes code so much more readable that it's become hard to live without. I'll take a look at a little history behind it and some new developments that might make code coloring even more useful.
In related news, also released is another CTP for an extension for developing apps with the Apache Cordova platform.
How to define common XAML resources to improve the consistency of your applications.
Also released today: Azure SDK 2.4 for .NET.
Version 4 of the XML Schema-to-C++ compiler now supports Visual Studio versions 2012 and 2013.
New version of middleware integration platform integrates directly with .NET-written or -supported applications.
Peter creates an AJAX-enabled application using TypeScript with Backbone that talks to a Web API service. He also upgrades to the latest version of Backbone TypeScript support, causing several things to break -- but it does result in better, simpler code.
Microsoft Azure has caught up with AWS in many areas. In a couple of others, it's actually pulled ahead.
An explanation of the Visual Studio Online outage that occurred July 18 was simply Azure SQL Database slowness, but it was a bit more than that.
Now that Kinect for Windows 2.0 devices have shipped, a preview of the software development kit is available for more than game developers.
A mere month later, Microsoft's point release of the Unity gaming platform add-on comes mainly with debugging improvements.
How to use Xamarin.Auth, Xamarin.Social, and the Facebook SDK for Android to interact with Facebook within a Xamarin.Android application.