.NET Framework


DevExpress Takes over Development of the Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit

The open source library for developing AJAX-Webified apps gets a much-needed face lift to get with the modern coding times.

Retrieve and Update Entity Framework with Dynamic Queries

You don't have to give up on creating dynamic queries just because you're using Entity Framework. Entity SQL and ObjectQuery will let you generate queries at runtime and still let you update your data through Entity Framework.

Python Tools 2.2 Beta Updated

Python Tools for Visual Studio adds a number of user-requested features, including a centralized comments window, and the ability to launch and configure multiple Python environments.

Creating SharePoint 2013 Workflow Apps with Visual Studio

SharePoint 2013 workflows for automating common business processes can be deployed as SharePoint apps built using Visual Studio.  

Inside Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova CTP 3.1

Testing Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6? You've got the latest tools for debugging Apache Cordova apps on Windows Phone 8.1.

Third CTP for Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Now Available

Minor update enables support for graphics debugging of Unity-based apps on Windows Phone and rolls up a few buggy issues.

Add Real-Time Diagnostics to Your Windows Phone 8.1 App with SignalR

Adding real-time diagnostics and communication to a Windows Phone 8.1 application is no challenge for SignalR.

Telerik's NativeScript Aims To Centralize Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Now in beta testing, the new framework offering takes an open source JavaScript-based approach to cross-platform coding across iOS, Android and Windows with one code base.

How To Use Resilient Back Propagation To Train Neural Networks

It's more complex than back propagation, but Rprop has advantages in training speed and efficiency.

Application Insights Gives Devs a Closer Look into Java Apps

Microsoft released an SDK that opens up Java application telemetry to cloud and Web developers.

Collaboration Puts TypeScript Right in the Middle of AngularJS

Microsoft and Google to collaborate on building the second coming of the open source Web application framework, and TypeScript will be the tool of choice.

I Get XAML, You Get XAML, Everyone Gets XAML with Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms gives you the gift of XAML if you're looking to take the short route to building mobile interfaces.

Sneak Peek at Microsoft's Mobile Experience Reboot

Microsoft's Kevin Gallo shows off Windows 10 and the Universal Apps platform at Barcelona mobile event.

WorkflowEngine.NET Adds HTML5 Support

The Windows Workflow Foundation alternative gets an incremental update.

Keeping Your Next Developer Job

You don't need to worry about keeping your current job -- it will be gone, eventually. What you want to worry about is keeping your next job. That means developing the right skills to the right level for the package you intend to provide to employers.

Crouching Manager, Hidden Database

If there's one life lesson to be learned here, it's that just because a manager knows how to write code, it doesn't mean that they should be allowed to write code.

Windows Phone Struggles Amid Android and iOS

Window Phone continues to have growing pains, and future success hinges on Windows 10's success, suggests IDC report.

Microsoft Learning Retakes Available on MCSD Exams

Get a reprieve on a failed exam toward your MCSD -- popular Second Shot exam retake program runs to end of May.

Attain Code Management Nirvana via Test-Driven Development, Part 1

In this three-part series, we'll build an ASP.NET MVC application for managing a simple list of contacts, and in the process we'll show some of the direct benefits of test-driven development.

Microsoft Band Opens Up with Developer SDK Previews

Microsoft released an SDK for developers who want to extend their Android and Windows Phone apps to support its Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health apps.

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