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Visual Studio Online Sprint 78: New-Look Kanban Boards

In this sprint, Kanban boards get a spartan look to allow for customizing them in the future. Also, more testers can be added to Visual Studio Online test suites.

Write Automated UI Tests for iOS and Android Apps

Writing automated UI tests for your iOS and Android apps might not be as difficult as you think. Learn how to set up tests for your apps with Xamarin.UITest.

5 Questions on Web Development with Robert Boedigheimer

It takes tenacity, persistence, and maybe a little bit of Tae Kwon Do to tackle the complexity of Web development. It's something Robert Boedigheimer knows well.

DataTyping in TypeScript

The TypeScript approach to data typing is different than what you're used to with server-side languages. This allows the language to integrate with other JavaScript libraries, but the results can surprise you.

Beyond Unit Tests with ConventionTests

Be triple sure your code works by augmenting your test platform. This nifty open source library will do that.

5 Visual Studio Questions with Dr. James McCaffrey

Our man from Microsoft Research who was instrumental in the development of Internet Explorer and Bing tells us what makes working with Visual Studio such a rewarding experience.

Managing Your Skills Portfolio

There's no right answer to "What technology should I learn next?" But there is a way to manage your skills to maximize the return you get from them.

9 New Visual Studio 2013 Extensions

It's a little more than one month into the new year, and there's a wave of new Visual Studio extensions available specifically for Visual Studio 2013.

Q&A: Xamarin's Jonathan Pryor on Android 5 Lollipop

Xamarin's development lead offers insights into the Android 5 Lollipop update and how the speed with which Android releases spin out affects their own releases.

A Near-Apocalyptic SQL Disaster Scenario

There once was an invoicing system that, when it worked, it worked very well, indeed. But when it was broken, it was horrid.

A Trillion Events Per Day? Trill Does That for .NET Apps

Microsoft Research-developed "high-performance in-memory incremental analytics engine" plugs into .NET natively to give apps ability to churn through gobs of data in nothing flat.

Using Multi-Swarm Training on Your Neural Networks

Now that you know how to work with multi-swarm optimization, it's time to take it up a level and see how to train your network to use it.

Microsoft Open Sources .NET CoreCLR

The ongoing effort to open source .NET Core gets clearer, as the team adds the "execution engine" that drives .NET apps to the Github repository.

Shine Up Those Older Web Forms Applications with ServiceStack

Forget post backs! Easily add REST services to enhance your legacy Web Forms applications.

Dynamic Data Access with Plain Old SQL and SqlQuery

You don't have to give up using dynamic SQL just because you're using Entity Framework. The Entity Framework SqlQuery method will give you back the flexibility of dynamic SQL and still let you work with your data in an object-oriented way.

Working New Android 5 Lollipop Features into Your Apps

Android 5 Lollipop has a few new features -- including some UI and performance improvements -- that can now be incorporated into your apps. Here's how to work with the update.

Visual Studio Online Basic License Changeup

Licensing changes affects user acceptance testing and Agile Planning. Also: Work for the Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server teams.

NCache Distributed Cache for .NET Gets Open Sourced

Alachisoft frees up its in-memory distributed cache solution through the Apache 2.0 open source license.

Supporting Updates and Deletes with Backbone and TypeScript

Peter finishes off his series on creating single-page applications by showing how jQuery integrates with Backbone to support updates and deletes (also: how to convert a string to a number in TypeScript).

Test Out Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 on an Azure VM

Developers looking to check out the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio 2015 can do so without using up precious resources, now that a preview is available via an Azure VM. Also released: Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 1.

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