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LocalDB: The Database Without a Connection String

If you just want to get going with a code-first database, you don't even need to define a connection string -- just write your objects.

VS 2017 15.4 Preview: Code Windows Fall Creator UWP Apps with .NET Standard 2.0

Support for the new .NET Standard 2.0 spec continues to spread into the Microsoft ecosystem, as a new Visual Studio preview enables the development of Universal Windows Platform apps for the upcoming Windows Fall Creators Update, leveraging the spec's APIs.

Xamarin Q&A: Cross-Platform Is the New Platform

Once again, Mr. Xamarin comes to Visual Studio Live! to discuss cross-platform development.

Exploiting the Validation Tools in ASP.NET MVC

Your users will make mistakes ... but it would be a mistake to treat all their errors the same way. You can get more out of ASP.NET MVC's validation infrastructure just by paying attention to how you name your errors.

Developer Seeks to Bring Visual Studio IDE Code Search up to Level of VSTS, TFS

"If you've ever used VSTS/TFS Code Search, you've probably loved it, it felt like this was the way code searching should be. Then you did a code search in Visual Studio, and were reminded of the painful past...."

Container Pact Strengthens Open Source Dev Ties of Red Hat, Microsoft

Just after declaring the company will support Microsoft's new .NET Core 2.0 across its open source portfolio, Red Hat further strengthened the open source development ties between the companies in a bevy of announcements, including a new container pact.

New Extension Supports PHP Development in Visual Studio 2017

A new Visual Studio Tools Marketplace extension provides PHP support for coders working in Visual Studio 2017, with IntelliSense, code completion, a function parameter assistant and other functionality, including visual debugging and an integrated PHP manual.

New Tools Boost Serverless Computing in Visual Studio, Azure Cloud

Microsoft moves Azure Functions tools for Visual Studio out of preview and announced Azure Event Grid, a fully managed event routing service.

Developers Pit .NET Core 2.0 Performance Against Java, Go

It didn't take long for developers to start putting Microsoft's new .NET Core. 2.0 release through its paces in benchmark tests against alternatives.

Red Hat Dev Tools To Support .NET Core 2.0

Red Hat today announced its product portfolio -- including developer tools -- will support the new .NET Core. 2.0 standard released last week by Microsoft.

NuGet Adds Support for .NET Core 2.0, .NET Standard 2.0

Update supports .NET Core 2.0/.NET Standard 2.0 scenarios, adds new features and fixes some bugs.

AWS Cloud Offers Open Source Visual Studio Team Services Tools

It provides "tasks for Amazon S3, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Lambda and AWS CloudFormation and more," company says.

Using AI for Real Intelligence

Going beyond otherworldly hype, AI is being put to use in real-world applications to boost what humans already do well and help us more easily make connections.

Programming the Internet of Things with Visual Studio

Internet-connected devices in every home and Windows on every device? We're getting there, and you can develop for most of these IoT devices in Visual Studio.

Keeping the Dev Door Open

After numerous attempts, Microsoft has at last achieved success in kicking the door open and keeping it open on its dev tools.

Visual Studio Leads IDE Popularity List, IntelliJ Climbing Fast

Microsoft's Visual Studio overtook Eclipse to reign supreme atop the IDE popularity list maintained by the PYPL Index, but the IntelliJ offering is showing signs of catching up with impressive growth. Visual Studio Code is also coming on strong.

Tweak Away: Visual Studio 2017 Color Theme Editor Arrives

New 2017 version builds on the popular 2012 tool, which was installed more than 640,000 times.

.NET Core 2.0 Released, Along with Visual Studio 2017 15.3 and Visual Studio for Mac 7.1

Community volunteers drive development of .NET Core 2.0, with Microsoft saying it's advancing its open source development strategy with the unification of .NET with .NET Standard 2.0.

Visual Studio Team Addresses No. 1 User Request: Expanded Config File Transforms

Posted more than six years ago and seconded by more than 8,800 developers, that request received an update response from Microsoft just this week.

API Integrator Releases Xamarin SDKs for Visual Studio

API integration specialist CloudRail released SDKs for Xamarin developers coding Android and iOS apps in Visual Studio, promising easier connections to various third-party services.

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