Tools for Apache Cordova Version 1.0.0 Released

The toolset that allows Visual Studio developers to work natively with the popular Cordova mobile app framework finally makes it out of development, and becomes an open source project on Github.

Deploying Microservices Architecture with C#, Part 1

What's all the hubbub with microservices? The benefits are in application management and delivery. Paul Mooney shows how in this sample C# app.

What Makes Microsoft Run: An Inside Look at DevOps

Microsoft's Brian Harry offers a look deep inside the evolution of the company's development operations as it transformed itself into a cloud-centric organization.

Distributed Concurrent Actor Models with Akka.NET

Ease the pain of concurrent programming with the Actor Model and Akka.NET.

Doubly Precise VB.NET Rounding Issues Abound

You'd think that rounding should be simple, but why is it causing Ryan so much trouble? You can thank his managers for that.

App-To-Market: Can You Go It Alone?

You're a smart developer and so it's possible to do everything yourself. But your chance of success improves if you build a team to help you get your app to market. Here's why.

Improve Test Asserts with Shouldly

Augment your testing framework with Shouldly for improved test code readability and better test failure messages.

Take It to the Limit

Adam's employer was able to reclaim the company URL from a cyber squatter. Now it should be easy to make sure its site resolves to the new name, right?

Something New: ID Management, Productivity Tools in VS 2015

Some of the hidden gems in the just-released VS 2015 include improved account management as developers go from one environment to another, and the addition of some nifty features in the Productivity Power Tools for VS 2015.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 5 RC Can Be Downloaded

Along with VS 2015 and .NET 4.6, VS 2012 Update 5 RC is now available, and with it come a few fixes and the capability to allow projects to be renamed.

License Changes Mean More TFS 2015 Feature Flexibility

Changes in licensing allows anyone with the basic CAL to get access to features that were available only to premium subscribers.

Variation on Back-Propagation: Mini-Batch Neural Network Training

Let's explore mini-batch training, the third among a variety of back-propagation algorithms you can use for training a neural network.

Domain-Driven Design: Everything You Believe Is Wrong!

Domain-Driven Design claims that it provides a strategy for building applications that will grow and evolve over time without collapsing under their own complexity. It does that by upsetting some conventional wisdom.

Team Foundation Server 2015 Likely Delayed After July 20

Unexpected stream of bug reports means more testing will be needed before final version is released, which might mean it won't be released in final form with the rest of the Microsoft developer tools on July 20. Meanwhile, the team opens up TFS 2015 RC 2 to testers.

How To Say the Right Things at a Developer Job Interview

In a DevDisasters reversal, Dave's meticulous attention to detail that points out the numerous issues in code that made it to a production system was enough to earn him a role at the company.

Dynatrace 6.2 Gives .NET Devs a Deep Dive into App Performance

The performance monitoring suite adds new components that provide for deeper looks at applications as well as the user experience with those apps.

Visual Studio Application Insights Pricing Discounted for Volume Users

Microsoft announced pricing cuts for volume users starting June 1 while Application Insights is in public preview.

The Great Conversion Function

Long hours finally took their toll on Adam's health, so Gerry picked up the slack in his own peculiar way -- introducing some slick do-it-all function.

Microsoft's May Security Update Includes .NET Framework Vulnerabilities

Buried in Microsoft's May bulletins are two .NET Framework fixes that are rated critical and important.

DevExpress TestCafe Updated to 15.1

New features in this version include the automation of screen caps of Web pages being tested and customizable test result reports.

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