• News

    Entity Framework 6.1.2 in Beta

    Version 6.1.2 contains some high-priority fixes that need to be tested in the wild before it is RTM'd; meanwhile, next version of Entity Framework might be version 7 or something else. 11/18/2014

  • C# Corner

    Unit Testing Makes Me Happy

    Integrating unit testing into your coding practices can have some positive psychological effects on your programming career. 11/18/2014

  • News

    Microsoft's Lankford Explores Cloud Development

    The Visual Studio ALM product manager leads the crowd at Live! 360 through some of the market forces driving cloud development. 11/18/2014

  • Practical .NET

    Leveraging Reactive Extensions for Asynchronous Processing

    Reactive Extensions will let you catch interim results from a long running process. Coupled with the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 support for asynchronous processing, you don't even have to lock up your client while you process those results. 11/17/2014

  • News

    Visual F# 4.0 Preview

    New, stabilized version of functional programming language available to those who are previewing Visual Studio 2015. 11/17/2014

  • Passing Exception Information

    When your code throws an exception you don't want to pass any more information to the outside world than you have to ... but you do want to pass all the information you need. Here's how to do it. 11/13/2014

  • News

    IoT Project AllJoyn To Be Integrated with Windows 10

    Microsoft joins an alliance of companies who are working to develop an open source framework and services for Internet of Things-enabled device intercommunication. The results of that work is expected to show up in current versions of Windows and the forthcoming Windows 10. 11/13/2014

  • News

    Microsoft Announces It Will Open Source .NET, Releases New Visual Studio Tools

    Microsoft also releases a bevy of next-generation Visual Studio tools, including Visual Studio Community 2013, which is a full-featured Visual Studio 2013 sans enterprise app development capabilities. 11/12/2014

  • Neural Network Lab

    Use Python with Your Neural Networks

    A neural network implementation can be a nice addition to a Python programmer's skill set. If you're new to Python, examining a neural network implementation is a great way to learn the language. 11/12/2014

  • Best Tip. Ever: Change Your Visual Studio Development Default

    Here's something you would never figure out on your own. But if your company ever decides to switch from Visual Basic to C# (or vice versa) this will be the best tip you've ever read. 11/06/2014

  • News

    Waratek Lets Java Devs Secure Apps in Azure

    Containerized, "bring-your-own security" solution consists of an Apache Tomcat app server with the Waratek Locker. 11/06/2014

  • DevDisasters

    Out of Time

    It’s crunch time for Ben and his team. After a long journey, their project to uplift their biggest client’s application code is nearly at an end. Hopefully they didn’t miss anything ... 11/04/2014

  • C# Corner

    ASP.NET MVC 5.1 New Features, Part 2: Bootstrap Integration

    ASP.NET MVC 5.1 has new HTML helpers that can be used to ease Bootstrap integration, as well as enum data type binding. 11/04/2014

  • Simplify Your Code with TransactionScope

    If you have a transaction that spans multiple ADO.NET commands and, especially, if those commands are spread over multiple methods, it's a lot easier to use a TransactionScope object than an ADO.NET Transaction object. 11/03/2014

  • Mobile Corner

    Build Network-Aware Windows Phone Apps with Azure Mobile Services and Background Tasks

    Here's how to build a Windows Phone application that synchronizes data with Azure Mobile Services, triggered when the device restores its network connection. 11/01/2014

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