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Replace a Running Application with a New Version

One situation that can prevent a successful file transfer is when the destination file is, in fact, the program that's doing the copying. Here's how to work around such problems.

Managing Temporal Data in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database

SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database both give you tables that automatically keep track of the history of your data. Here's how to retrieve that historical data.

Tracking History in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database

SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database both give you tables that automatically keep track of changes to your data. Here's how to both create those tables and alter existing tables so they track the history of your data.

Getting Started with Augmented Reality in iOS 11

With the release of iOS 11 and ARKit, creating augmented reality experiences has never been easier. Here’s a hands-on look at how easy it is to get started.

Neural Network L1 Regularization Using Python

The data science doctor continues his exploration of techniques used to reduce the likelihood of model overfitting, caused by training a neural network for too many iterations.

Rounding Up the Newest Extensions for Visual Studio 2017

I've collected 46 of the newest Visual Studio 2017 extensions for customizing your code editor, organizing files and projects and managing your source control.

Improving Startup Time by Sharing Packages

You can speed up how fast your "less frequently used" sites load by sharing assembles among your sites. You'll also reduce memory consumption on your server.

OOP Code Focus: Clone a Derived Instance from a Base Object

OOP is a special kind of animal, says Tim Patrick, who shows how to put one of its core principles, encapsulation, to work while coding constructors for base and derived classes.

Storing Configuration Data in the Windows Registry Playground

Today, application settings are more likely to appear in local XML files, but the Windows Registry and its hives of key/value pairs can also be used. The good news is that interacting with the Registry is straightforward, as Tim shows you here.

Retrieving and Updating JSON Objects in SQL Server 2016

With SQL Server 2016, you can store JSON objects in your rows. Here’s how to work with JSON objects, including how to update them once you’ve found them.

Building the Object Model You Want with Entity Framework

When it comes to inheritance, relational database theory and object-oriented programming have more in common than you might think. Understanding that overlap is critical in designing the object model that will generate the database design your application needs.

Integrating Angular 2 Directives

It’s easy to integrate your own attribute directives into Angular 2 templates to pass data from your component to your directive, have it respond to events on your page or even have your directive fire events to be processed by the component using it.

Neural Network Batch Training Using Python

Our resident data scientist explains how to train neural networks with two popular variations of the back-propagation technique: batch and online.

Code Analysis, Profiling and Refactoring Tools for Visual Studio 2017

Premature optimization may be the root of all evil, but these tools will make sure your code is clear, clean and secure.

Create Responsive Xamarin Apps with ReactiveUI

Learn how to leverage the open source MVVM ReactiveUI framework, the Observer Design Pattern, ReactiveX and more to make your Xamarin apps more responsive.

Querying JSON Data in SQL Server 2016

With SQL Server 2016, it now makes sense to store JSON objects in your database (even though there’s no JSON datatype). Here’s how to query JSON properties to find the rows you want.

A Developer's Introduction to iOS 11

With new APIs for augmented reality and machine learning -- along with many new and updated features -- the latest iteration of iOS is sure to make Apple mobile developers happy, our resident expert concludes in this hands-on review, complete with code samples.

Writing Precompiled Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017

See how the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 can be used to create Azure Functions using familiar development tools and techniques.

Xamarin.Forms Updates

Here’s a look -- with code samples -- at two series of updates that will improve the feature set and, most important, performance of Microsoft’s cross-platform UI solution.

Hide Compiler Warnings in Your Spare Time

Learn how to keep new code-style warnings from filling up your formerly pristine Visual Studio Error List panel.

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