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Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools Open Sourced

A number of tools are slowly being open sourced onto the Github repository, with all of them being available over time.

How To Drill Into Problems with Xamarin Insights

Here's a nifty tool that can help you get to the heart of issues in your mobile apps that aren't easy to track down.

Keep Track of What Your Code Really Did

When it's important to know what path your application took when processing data, a log of that path can be helpful. And, when you need to make a decision in your code based on an earlier decision, that internal path can make your code both simpler and easier to understand.

Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 96 is Jam Packed with Features

The latest Web preview of the VSTS rounds up a number of new features -- Agile planning, testing, Git, release management, Office 365 integration, more -- that the Visual Studio Team will be refining over the next few months.

Microsoft Joins Eclipse Foundation

Announced at EclipseCon: More tools and support for open source Eclipse platform coming in Microsoft's Azure and Visual Studio tools.

Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 Release Candidate Now Available

Reliability and performance improvements rule on this release candidate, and there are a bevy of new features being tested out with Team Foundation Server 2015 U2 RC as well.

Visual C++ Technical Preview Available via NuGet Package

Microsoft's Visual Studio Team is trying out a new process for delivering preview code via NuGet that will make the process of testing then unloading software in development a bit easier.

Performance Profiling Your Xamarin Apps

Learn to measure the performance of your apps and ensure a great UX.

The Easiest Way to Share Code: NuGet

You want to use a DLL in multiple projects (it's even possible that other developers at your company might find your DLL helpful). The easiest way to distribute and deploy that DLL, or any other combination of files, is with NuGet. Really.

Developers First Line of Defense When Adopting DevOps

From Live! 360: A move to DevOps requires several key changes, including the idea that end product delivered to customers will have its imperfections. So, it's key that developers get in front of that with continuous app testing, debugging and delivery to keep the IT machine running smoothly.

Microsoft Showcases Visual Studio Dev Essentials, Visual Studio Code in New York

Microsoft packages a handful of developer-related services into an Essentials-style pack, and submits Visual Studio Code to beta testing. Oh yeah, and it's also being open sourced.

Long Wait Over for Team Foundation Server 2015 Management Pack for System Center

Finally out of development, SCOM Management Pack for TFS 2015 allows monitoring of TFS 2015 from System Center Operations Manager.

Build-Process Insanity

Many stories aim to share a saga of how code builds are successfully integrated with each other. This is not one of those stories.

Visual Studio Online Defines 'Visual' in New Team Interface

Latest sprint comes with new dashboard capabilities that are meant to replace the Team Overview page, as well as improved pull request and testing features.

Securing ASP.NET: Find a Flaw, Get $15K

Microsoft's ASP.NET team is willing to pay $15,000 to developers who discover specific security gaps in .NET Core and ASP.NET.

Simplifying Applications by Implementing Eventual Consistency with Domain Events

Implementing Domain Events can dramatically simplify your application while also making it more scalable. Here are some of the implementation options available to you in the .NET environment.

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.

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