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Speed Up Your ASP.NET MVC Application with Doughnut Hole Caching

The OutputCache attribute is a great way to improve both response time and scaleability, except there are many times when you can’t use it. Here’s how to leverage the HtmlHelper Action method to handle those exceptions.

12 New Extensions for Visual Studio 2015 and 2017

Let's catch up with the latest tools and extensions available for Visual Studio 2015 and the recently released Visual Studio 2017.

Visual Studio Mobile Center: A Better Way To Build Mobile Apps

Learn how Mobile Center helps you easily develop, build, test, distribute, and monitor your mobile apps.

What We Expect To See at Microsoft Build 2017

Microsoft's big developer shindig often sets the agenda for Microsoft's development efforts for the next year and beyond.

Turn Off Caching at the Browser

You can force users to always get the most recent version of your ASP.NET Web page by using the last tool you'd expect to handle this: The OutputCache attribute.

Video Sessions from VSLive! Now Available

We've updated the videos recorded at the Redmond, Boston and Orlando shows. This week's .NET Podcast features a podcast stream of John Papa's session in Orlando on choosing a mobile direction for your company.

Set Up ASP.NET MVC with AngularJS in Visual Studio

Here’s how to add AngularJS to an ASP.NET MVC application in Visual Studio 2015.

Updates: .NET Framework 4.7 and TypeScript 2.3 Now GA

.NET Framework 4.7 now supports Windows versions besides the Creators Update, and the TypeScript team gets cracking on new PRs for version 2.4.

This R/S4 Demo Might Take You Out of Your Comfort Zone

Let's explore factor analysis again, this time using the R ability to tap into OOP, but we won't use the RC model.

Monitor and Respond to Document Store Events in Marten

It's possible to hook into document store events to monitor (and even modify) behavior.

The Best Option for Selecting Related LINQ Objects

Here's the best performing option when you're retrieving the objects at the end of an entity class's navigation property, either when you only want some of the objects or when you only want them some of the time.

Visual Studio 2017 Help Resource Available Offline

New Help Viewer option allows Microsoft books and resources for the newest VS version to be available and updated with more recent and timely information. Plus: MSDN Editor-in-Chief Michael Desmond offers his Microsoft Build insights on this week's .NET Insight Podcast.

New, Updated C++ Tooling in Visual Studio 2017, VS Code

Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio Code are a bit more C++-friendly now that tools have improved support. Plus: Windows 10 evaulation VMs are now updated and available.

Leveraging Contract Technology for Simpler Applications

If you haven’t used the .NET Framework Contract tools to help guarantee code quality, it’s worthwhile to consider integrating them into your work. If you figured that Contracts were all hype, it may be time to see how they could be genuinely useful.

Working with the Properties Window in Visual Studio's Categories View

If you prefer to keep your Properties Window in Categories View, then here's some shortcuts you might find valuable.

Update: Windows 10 Creators Update and SDK, .NET Framework 4.7, More

Platform tools get some exposure on this week's roundup of news for developers in this week's podcast. Also: Who's listening, and who should we interview next?

Code Reviews and Presentations with Visual Studio, Part 2

Last time we looked at presentation tools that you can use to show off your work to an audience or to a team. This time, we look at tools that might be more suitable for use in code review. I also share some of my experiences using these tools.

It’s Time to Reconsider Using Contracts

Coding by Contract was once the future of programming. It isn’t as popular now as it was even five years ago, at least in the .NET Framework community. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find the related tools useful.

Grouping in LINQ with Methods

Peter follows up -- yet again – on a column on how to group results with LINQ using the SQL-like syntax with the same solution using the method-based syntax. And, no, you're not seeing double.

Link Roundup: Visual Studio Code Tips on GitHub, CodePlex Shuttering, Developer Podcasts

The Visual Studio Code page on GitHub hosts a slew of tips, and CodePlex will be shutting down later this year. Bonus: Inaugural .NET Insight Podcast!

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