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May Release of Visual Studio Code 1.2 Includes Tab Preview

A big user request, tab support, is developed enough that it's now available in preview form for those working with the VSC Insiders Release.

Experiencing Nothingness in C# and Visual Basic

Nothing and null are one and the same, except in the language of programming.

Emerging Experiences, The HoloLens, and .NET Developers

Natural User Interface expert Tim Huckaby gave a glimpse of some of the more interesting challenges developer face with computing becoming more "natural," including how to control computers beyond the devices themselves. That was the message at his keynote talk at Visual Studio Live! in Boston.

16 Essential Windows Tools for Amazon Web Services

That "other" cloud company is a popular option due to the breadth of tools and capabilities. So, it only makes sense that there are a number of Windows developer tools available for those who want to hop on the AWS cloud.

Microsoft's Fritz Describes .NET of Tomorrow

At Visual Studio Live! in Boston, Microsoft's senior program manager in the Developer Outreach Group showcases a number of features that will move .NET into a broader, more cross-platform-friendly future. Also, Fritz says to expect .NET on June 27.

Creating a Flexible, Extendable Update Process

In any real-world business, updating data isn't simple and changing the rows in the table is just the start of a complex set of processes. Fortunately, you can break those updates down into a bunch of simple processes that can be easily extended.

Xamarin Showcases Stable Release of Its Cross-Platform Dev Tools

The cross-platform solutions provider that was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year released updates to its tools at the dotNetConf last week.

Use Lambda Expressions in LINQ Includes

You couldn't do it in earlier versions of Entity Framework but, in more recent versions, you can use lambda expressions to save yourself from some runtime errors.

As Devs Code .NET Core, Microsoft Offers Bug Bounty

As developers churn through coding the next versions of .NET Core and other key Microsoft technologies, the company offers new bounties on bugs. Program runs to September.

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC Now Available

Updates to TACO, AppInsight and HockeyApp are features of this release along with stability, performance, and bug fixes.

Visual Studio, .NET Framework Blogs Are Branching Out

The MSDN blogs can't contain all the information that's being produced on the various Microsoft developer tools and technologies.

Using the not_null Template for Pointers That Must Never Be Null

Null pointer exceptions can get downright annoying, so who needs that?

Sprint 100: A Milestone Visual Studio Team Services

Last week, Microsoft's Visual Studio team released the 100th sprint for VSTS. It includes Docker release management and a Dashboard SDK for VSTS dashboard customization.

Implementing Updates Without Query

The CQRS pattern separates updates from queries, allowing you to create the best process for each of those activities. Effectively, CQRS codifies the standard practice for ASP.NET MVC developers: Here are some strategies for implementing that pattern and improving your application's performance.

Now In The AWS Marketplace: WinDocks

WinDocks is now available for .NET developers looking for a smoother solution for spinning up Windows Server 2012-based Docker containers in the AWS cloud.

Entity Developer 6.0 Now Supports EF Core 1.0, Telerik's Data Access

New version allows for visual design and code generation of apps using Microsoft's newest Entity Framework Core 1.0, as well as popular data access framework from Telerik.

Conflicts in C# and Visual Basic

Case matters when moving from one language to another and, often, variable naming conflicts can be as simple as that.

Different Take on Trial Software: Azure Test Drives

Azure Test Drives gives developers the ability to test out apps in the cloud without any commitment whatsoever.

Azure DevTest Labs Now at GA

Developer targeting cloud deployments can now use Azure DevTest Labs for development and testing and control costs at the same time.

MSTest Framework Support in .NET/ASP.NET 1.0 Core RC 2

To smoothen the testing process for .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0 deployments, the Visual Studio team has released a preview of its MSTest Framework that supports the RC versions.

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