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Unity 5.2 Uses Visual Studio 2015 as Default IDE

The game development platform has native integration with Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition, which allows option to install it as the default IDE.

Native Services with Xamarin.Forms? It's DependencyService to the Rescue

Sometimes you need to make platform-specific calls. That's where DependencyService comes in handy.

Strategies for Isolating Applications

If you're not careful, you'll replace your huge, lumbering unmaintainable enterprise applications with a web of applications that can't be changed without blowing each other up. But if you apply the same tools you use inside your applications to your application architecture, you can avoid that.

The Power of Command Pattern with SharePoint

Command pattern helps to encapsulate a request as an object and lets you parameterize clients with queues, all while supporting undoable operations. I'll explain how to use command pattern using an example in which we create a list in SharePoint with Visual Studio.

How To Reuse Neural Network Models

Neural network models can be created, saved and reused. Here's how.

Distributed Concurrent Actor Models with Akka.NET

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

9 Top .NET UI Component Collections

Simplify development of your next project by taking advantage of these UI control collections.

MSBuild Makes Cross-Platform Progress

Since March, Microsoft has had designs on taking the Microsoft Build Engine open source and cross-platform as it ports it to .NET Core in the coming months. Progress is in full swing now.

Domain-Driven Development: Where Does the Code Go?

Rather than arbitrarily deciding what code goes into an application and what goes into your business objects, you can lean on the rules that experienced developers have learned to follow to make those crucial decisions.

Sprint Planning Tweaks Added to Visual Studio Online Sprint 87

Along with Sprint 87 release, a user name anomaly in Visual Studio Code that affects developers on Windows machine is also fixed.

Integrating Updates, Deletes and Inserts with TypeScript and ASP.NET MVC

Peter returns to his AJAX-enabled ASP.NET MVC application to show how Partial Views and TypeScript work together to simplify delivering a Single-page application.

Delivering Scalable, Maintainable Objects with Domain-Driven Design

If you've been creating Data Transfer Objects that integrate several objects into one, then you've created what domain-driven design (DDD) calls an aggregate. But there are some rules you need to follow if you want to reap the benefits that DDD promises toward performance, maintainability and scalability.

Debugging XAML with Live Visual Tree and Live Property Explorer Windows

In this article Nick Randolph breaks down XAML for the Universal Windows Platform using the Live Visual Tree and Live Property Explorer tool windows in Visual Studio 2015.

JNBridge Pro Extends Interop to Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015

New 'Proxy By Name' feature allows Visual Studio developers to view metadata of the underlying binaries.

Use OData Containment To Make the Easy Connections in an ASP.NET Web App

The Open Data Protocol allows for creation and consumption of REST APIs. Sam Nasr demonstrates OData 4 in a sample app that demonstrates containment, a new feature for facilitating data access.

Create Modern Android Apps with the Design Support Library

It's now easier than ever to create polished Android experiences. Greg Shackles shows how using Google's new Material Design style.

Improve Test Asserts with Shouldly

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

August Update: Visual Studio Code 0.7.0 Adds Language Enhancements

Visual Studio Code adds language improvements when working with JavaScript, JSON, PHP, Dockerfile, as well as C#.

Neural Network Binary Classification

The differences between neural network binary classification and multinomial classification are surprisingly tricky. McCaffrey looks at two approaches to implement neural network binary classification.

Simplifying Your Object Model with Value Objects

Our applications are complicated enough without adding any more. Here's a way to think about your objects that allows you to dramatically simplify your object model, provided you're willing to turn your current practice around by 180 degrees.

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