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May Release of Visual Studio Code 1.2 Includes Tab Preview

A big user request, tab support, is developed enough that it's now available in preview form for those working with the VSC Insiders Release.

As Devs Code .NET Core, Microsoft Offers Bug Bounty

As developers churn through coding the next versions of .NET Core and other key Microsoft technologies, the company offers new bounties on bugs. Program runs to September.

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC Now Available

Updates to TACO, AppInsight and HockeyApp are features of this release along with stability, performance, and bug fixes.

Visual Studio, .NET Framework Blogs Are Branching Out

The MSDN blogs can't contain all the information that's being produced on the various Microsoft developer tools and technologies.

Sprint 100: A Milestone Visual Studio Team Services

Last week, Microsoft's Visual Studio team released the 100th sprint for VSTS. It includes Docker release management and a Dashboard SDK for VSTS dashboard customization.

Azure DevTest Labs Now at GA

Developer targeting cloud deployments can now use Azure DevTest Labs for development and testing and control costs at the same time.

MSTest Framework Support in .NET/ASP.NET 1.0 Core RC 2

To smoothen the testing process for .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0 deployments, the Visual Studio team has released a preview of its MSTest Framework that supports the RC versions.

Processing All Properties on an Object

If you ever need to work with all of the properties in some object, you can use GetType and GetProperties to retrieve the object's PropertyInfo objects. After that you can do what you want. Here's an extension method that sets all those properties to their defaults, for example.

Desktop App Converter Gets Windows Apps Running on UWP

Developers can use the Desktop App Converter to convert Win32- and .NET 4.6.1-based apps to run on the Universal Wndows Platform and related extensions and toolings.

.NET Core, ASP.NET Core RC2 Available This Week

New updates mainly fall into the performance and reliability categories, but the .NET engineering teams also inlcude an update to the .NET Core SDK, dubbed 'Preview 1.'

Visual Studio '15' Takes Shape with Preview 2

Another preview of the next VS IDE adds debug improvements, including Edit and Continue capability while building XAML apps, as well as latest TACO Update 9.

Lots of Features Rolling Out with Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 99

Something as simple as a checkbox has users expressing their excitement with this update, but there are quite a few features that will be rolling out with the latest update that also shouldn't be ignored.

Developer Startups Can Be Pure Comedy

It's time to take a break. Have you seen Silicon Valley? It's a comedy, but the depiction of a developer startup hits very close to the bone.

Visual Studio Online Sprint 98 Improves Number of Work Item Capabilities

Latest updates allows more incremental improvements to work items, such as alerts for keeping up with them and ability to move between projects, as well as the simple act of changing their types.

Improved UWP Support, Bug Fixes Rolled into Latest Visual Studio 2015 Update 2

An updated .NET Native toolchain, Universal Windows SDK Picker, and improved Store Package Wizard are a handful of new features in a recent rollup of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2.

SpecFlow 2, Part Two: Gherkin Steps

In part 2, Jason will map the business-readable tests we created last time to test automation code.

Windows 10 Insiders Can Take Bash for a Spin

A Windows 10 preview build now has some basic Bash shell capabilities that only Windows Insider members can check out in a test environment.

Business-to-Developer Bridge Building with SpecFlow 2

SpecFlow 2 makes sure developers deliver what businesses say they want. In this first of a two-part series, Jason looks at how to automate the process of communication through business-readable tests.

Linux Coding Extension Available for Visual C++

Write code destined for Linux servers, desktops and devices right from the Visual C++ as if it were native code.

Why I Hate Best Practices

Best practices and principles aren't rules. They're guides to the judgement of the programmer. Sometimes we forget that.

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