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Build Your Own ASP.NET Cache with WeakReferences

You want to keep an object around only as long as you have memory available, do ya? Then you need the WeakReference class.

Team Foundation Server 2017 Update 1 RC Gets Personal

TFS 2017 Update 1 RC is a "go live" version, which means it's about five nines ready as it'll ever be, with more personalization features and version control, build, and cross-platform improvements across the board.

4 Ways To Transform a File on Windows with C++

On the Windows platform, the C++ language offers several ways to process a file. We'll look at four approaches for serial IO access.

26 Tools and Frameworks for HTML-based Desktop and Web App Interfaces

Whether you're building a Web or desktop application, here's a round-up of tools for building the interface with plain old HTML.

Enforce Referential Integrity Between Documents in Marten

Marten is PostgreSQL-based, so take advantage of relational features where it makes sense. Here's an example.

Dealing with Complexity with DTOs and Command Objects

Peter starts off with a perfectly good solution to a problem but then complicates the problem . . . and ends up moving to a different design pattern. While on that journey he has some best practices around designing Data Transfer Objects.

Convert .NET Framework Lists into Dictionaries

You probably use ToList to convert your LINQ results into Lists. It's almost as easy to convert any collection into a Dictionary whose items you can retrieve by key.

Visual Studio Test Platform Released To Open Source Community

Portions of the unit test execution infrastructure that's used in Visual Studio is now an open source project.

Windows 10 Devs Can Check Out Windows 10 Creators Update SDK

A not-ready-for-production preview, which contains updates and additions to the Windows namespace, is available for testing to Windows Insiders members.

What's So Great About Tuples?

String functions, integer functions ... booorrring! Tuples in C# 7.0 -- let's explore what makes them infinitely more exciting.

SharePoint Webhooks Now Available in SharePoint Online

Developers can get notified of events happening with SharePoint Lists, such as when items get added, updated, deleted or moved, now that the capability is now enabled in SharePoint Online.

Create a UWP-Based ChatBot Using the Microsoft Bot Framework Direct Line API

Chatbots are the new mobile application. In this article, Nick demonstrates how you can integrate a bot right into your Universal Windows Platform app via the Microsoft Bot Framework Direct Line API.

Chain of Responsibility and Adapting to Change in Complex Apps

As a company's problems continue to become more complicated, your code will become more complicated. Peter shows how refactoring code can lead you to better designs.

Getting to the File You Want in Visual Studio's Editor Window

Peter gets an improved tip from one reader and some more tips from another, all designed to navigate Visual Studio faster.

You, Too, Can Build Xamarin Apps with F#

Let's break away from C# somewhat and learn how F# is a great fit for crafting mobile applications.

Making Sense of Class Modifiers in C# and Visual Basic

Both are .NET Framework-based, but they don't seem to be speaking the same language.

Visual Studio Code November Build

Last VS Code update of 2016 has hot exit and a number of other code-focused enhancements and improvements.

R Language OOP Using S3

The S3 OOP model is still widely used, so let's use write S3-style OOP code via the R language.

Providing Multiple Solutions to a Problem

Sometimes life is like playing Whack-a-Mole: You write some code that solves a problem, and then someone comes along and makes the problem harder. Here's how to continuously integrate new solutions without having to rewrite your old solutions (much).

Get Rid of the Old ASPX View Engine

Peter didn't bother doing any performance testing but he believes that this change has just got to speed up your ASP.NET MVC application.

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