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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.

Microsoft's Solution Will Allow Developers To Extend Datacenter Switches

SONiC is the company's open source framework that will allow application developers to extend network switches to work across disparate hardware platforms.

Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Version 6 Update 7 Released

A few new features -- error reporting, new project default, and a number of ionic project starter templates, to name a few -- as well as bug fixes, round out this update.

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.

New R Language Plugin for Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft R and R Server features are accessible almost directly through the Visual Studio IDE, with the new R Tools for Visual Studio plugin.

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.

What You're Missing If You're Not At Build

Microsoft Build doesn't have the build up of, say, a major release of Visual Studio, to attract attendees, so why does it sell out? It's all about networking.

Share Information Among Asynchronous Processes Sans Locks

If you're creating an asynchronous application (and you should be) you'll be glad to know that .NET offers ways to share data that don't require you to lock up your application.

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.

HoloLens Developer Kit Ships at End of March

Just in time for Build in San Francisco, Microsoft will make available a kit for developing for yet another extension of the Windows platform that will have you going all Johnny Mnemonic on your Visual Studio apps. You'll need to be a Windows Insider, though, before you can get your hand -- and face -- on one.

In Depth: Prepare for a Windows Phone Revival

It's iOS and Android, then all others, along with Windows Phone. But some reports believe Windows Phone is the real growth market, and developers should take heed since there's money to be made there.

Chi-Square Tests Using R

R is the perfect language for creating a variety of chi-square tests, which are used to perform statistical analyses of counts of data. Here's how, with some sample code.

Cross-Platform Dev Approach That Isn't Xamarin

Xamarin this, Xamarin that. But not all cross-platform is Xamarin. Have you heard of one other option, like React Native?

Build Apps That Talk with the Microsoft Band

The Microsoft Band is one of the most sophisticated fitness and health trackers available today. In this article, Nick walks through building a Windows Phone app that can communicate with it.

Quick Look at C# 6.0 (E-Book)

Jason Roberts' e-book on C# 6 gets to a rolling start. And it's free, so you can't argue about the price at all.

Tips and Tools for Making Accessibility a Developer Priority

Web and application accessibility isn't just a nice thing to do. It makes your work available to a bigger world of customers ... and may be a legal requirement for some projects.

BREAKING: Microsoft To Acquire Xamarin

Pending regulatory approval, Redmond announced its plans to acquire the mobile cross-platform tools developer. Terms were undisclosed.

Insiders Program for Visual Studio Code Evolves

The retirement of the Insider Program means -- voila! -- the Insiders Build for Visual Studio Code developers.

The Leap Year for .NET Development

There's an extra day this year. What you do as a .NET developer in just that one day can shape the future of your development for many years to come.

Creating Type-Safe Structures (and Dictionaries) with Tuples

When classes are more structure than you need, tuples let you specify simple type-safe aggregates of other data types. They'll also let you create a dictionary collection…but it won't be type-safe.

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