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Windows Forms: Don't Skimp on the Caps Lock Warning

If you've ever worked in an enterprise environment and fielded calls from employees unable to get into their accounts due to a depressed Caps Lock key, you know how essential the following tweak to your code can be.

Programming the Internet of Things with Visual Studio

Internet-connected devices in every home and Windows on every device? We're getting there, and you can develop for most of these IoT devices in Visual Studio.

Neural Network Momentum Using Python

With the help of Python and the NumPy add-on package, I'll explain how to implement back-propagation training using momentum.

Looking Ahead to Xamarin.Forms 3.0

From performance improvements to new platforms, here’s a look at what’s coming down the road for Xamarin.Forms developers.

Will Blazor Save .NET Developers from 'the Insanity of JavaScript'?

Question: Is Microsoft working on .NET targeting WebAssembly so that we can get delivered from the insanity of JavaScript? Answer: Yes.

Embellish Your Web API Responses with Header Data

Learn how providing information in available HTTP header elements can help make interactions between unrelated systems straightforward and meaningful.

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Once Upon a Time, Microsoft Opposed Open Source Development

Those days are long gone, but Microsoft was at one time a notorious anti-open source company. It's turned that notion upside down within a decade, and is now a member of several foundations whose purposes are to steer open source development deep into the cloud.

Create Parameterized Queries in ADO.NET

Squash the dangers lurking in your SQL queries by setting parameters by way of parameterized queries.

In-Memory ASP.NET Core Integration Tests with TestServer

Test, test and test again. You can automate those tests with a TestServer-based Web app that doesn't even touch the Web server.

A Filtered View of Core Image

Playing around with Apple's Core Image imaging technology, using some simple C# code to perform facial recognition and apply filters to photos.

New Extensions for Visual Studio 2017

Here’s a roundup of the newest tools and extensions available for the new Visual Studio 2017 release.

Why Do Some Developers Prefer Python?

It's a programming language darling of those working in the data science/machine learning space, which might explain why Python takes the top spot in a recent IEEE survey. Plus: .NET Insight Podicast 11 explores coding camps.

Neural Network Cross Entropy Using Python

James McCaffrey uses cross entropy error via Python to train a neural network model for predicting a species of iris flower.

PowerShell Roadmap Shows Scripting Language Straddling Developer, Operations Roles

PowerShell Core, the version aimed at providing scripting capabilities across a number of platforms, will eventually supersede the Windows-only version. A beta is available now, with a full release planned for end of this year.

Lots of Microsoft Press Books for Free, Including Developer Titles

Among an explosion of free offerings in the Microsoft imprint are resources for mobile development, available to Microsoft Virtual Academy members. Plus, MS Press is discounting certification-related titles by more than half off if bought in bulk.

Improving Feedback When Editing HTML

Get Visual Studio to be more helpful when you're working with HTML.

Microsoft Commits to Three More Azure OpenDev Events

Keynotes and general sessions from the Azure event in June are now available on-demand. Also announce is a series of OpenDev events online at least two more times. And in this week's .NET Insight Podcast: How a bug (real, not the computer variety) figured into the making of the iconic Windows XP desktop.

Your First TypeScript Angular 2 App

Here's how to use Angular2 and TypeScript to retrieve JSON objects from an ASP.NET MVC controller and populate your page with the results.

Rapid UWP Creation with Windows Template Studio 1.1

Windows Template Studio, the wizard-based coding engine for Windows 10 UWP apps, gains momentum with a newer point release this week. Also, in this week's .NET Insight Podcast, we ask: Who are your programming heroes?

Send the Right Error Information with HttpException

When something goes wrong with your Web Service the decent thing to do is to return your errors in a variety of ways.

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