The company touts this release as the biggest yet for mobile developers, but those using it with ASP.NET will find lots to love in the number of new controls that span several tools across the Microsoft suite.
A complex ASP.NET MVC form can drive you to a big, ugly action method that handles all the functionality the page offers. The ActionMethodSelector provides a clean way to separate that logic over multiple methods, provided you understand a key distinction of which many ASP.NET MVC developers aren't aware.
A more elegant solution that doesn't waste any time making sure things are all nicely nested and indented in an XML document.
ReSharper is a Visual Studio plug-in from JetBrains that brings an incredible amount of features designed to increase developer productivity.
More quick-start templates, enhanced push notifications, and new Telerik Device Cloud service, currently in beta, will allow testing on hundreds of physical devices.
Not just once, but repeated in various lucrative apps -- a humongous chunk of code that should've been reduced to a mere line.
Here's another way to reduce trips to the database: Put multiple Select statements in your ADO.NET commands or stored procedures.
Make Visual Studio do the hard work to simplify the creation of external lists that can be used to connect outside data to your SharePoint projects.
The .NET Framework update will include debugging and tracing capabilities in this round and will be automatically delivered to those using Windows Server Update Services.
Xoreax Ltd. today announced its IncrediBuild tool designed to speed up cross-platform development builds in Visual Studio has been updated to support the latest version, the Visual Studio 2015 Preview.
JetBrains's .NET plug-in will make quick work of code inspections and refactoring. Here are a few tips to work with it that will have you wondering what to do with all your newfound free time.
Peter performs what seems like a miracle to his client: He cuts response time by 90% without writing a line of code. Of course, the client set Peter up for success.
A December report on Windows Phone Store app downloads also offers some tips for developers looking to make it big with their mobile apps.
If you're creating an XML document and want to write code that you'll actually be able to maintain … well, it may be time to learn a little Visual Basic, just so you can use XML Literals. It's a good solution even for C# shops.
Microsoft's new build/test pricing and licensing reductions that were proposed last month are now in effect.