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Windows 10 Insiders Can Take Bash for a Spin

A Windows 10 preview build now has some basic Bash shell capabilities that only Windows Insider members can check out in a test environment.

Business-to-Developer Bridge Building with SpecFlow 2

SpecFlow 2 makes sure developers deliver what businesses say they want. In this first of a two-part series, Jason looks at how to automate the process of communication through business-readable tests.

Linux Coding Extension Available for Visual C++

Write code destined for Linux servers, desktops and devices right from the Visual C++ as if it were native code.

Visual Studio '15' Is What's vNext

Microsoft offered a preview of Visual Studio '15' at Build last week. And whileit's just not quite ready for prime time, it's got an impressive number of changes with practically every tool in it that demand developer attention.

Kusto Gobbles Up Application Insights Data

A new tool that ingests every piece of Application Insights and turns it into reportable information is now getting its public preview. It's also got a name.

Why I Hate Best Practices

Best practices and principles aren't rules. They're guides to the judgement of the programmer. Sometimes we forget that.

The Difference Between C# to F# Is a Scale of $20K

Stack Overflow's survey of site users provides some interesting insights on how Microsoft developers are doing compared to the rest of the world's developers.

SQL Server 2014 Free for Visual Studio Dev Essentials Members

It's limited what VSDE member can do with it. Also: SQL Server 2016, when released later this year, will also be free.

Build 2016: Office 365 Integration Goes Deeper Than Just Office

Microsoft's Qi Lu and his team showed off a few new developer features that will make Office 365 integration a much easier prospect, including Skype SDKs that open up communication capabilities.

Build 2016, Day 2: Microsoft's Guthrie Maps Lofty Goals for Azure Build Out

The second day of Build highlighted the "cloud-first" part of Microsoft's mission. Plus: Xamarin is set free and is open sourced.

From Build 2016: Windows 10 Update for Summer, HoloLens Now

Microsoft's Satya Nadella expands the company's vision with the concept of "conversations as a platform." That's where Skype, HoloLens, and Cortana now need developers to usher those tools deeper into the conversation,, which means tools aplenty now and to come.

From Build 2016: Windows 10 Anniversary Update Will Have Bash

Microsoft adds native support for the Linux-based Bash command-line shell in Windows update coming this summer.

New Mac and Windows Development Tools for Working with Docker Containers

Docker last week announced a beta release of Mac and Windows developer tools for working with its Docker container technology.

TFS Extension for Visual Studio Code Now Available

Visual Studio Team Foundation Services Exension for VSC allows management of pull requests, work items directly from Git repos.

Features That Will Matter in the Upcoming TypeScript 1.8

There are lots of enhancements waiting for you in TypeScript 1.8, including features that make it easier to move your project to TypeScript, that protect you from errors and that give you even better control over data types.

14 New Extensions for Visual Studio 2015

Here's a roundup of simple yet incredibly useful free extensions for Visual Studio 2015 that will keep you coding instead of fussing, and five of them are from Mads Kristensen!

Isolator++ 3 Simplifies C/C++ Code Unit Testing

Newest version of Typemock's unit testing framework uses a patented isolation technology to simplify unit testing of C/C++ code.

Robotics Development Platform RTX64 Now Has Visual Studio 2015 Support

Kingstar's RTX64 2014 software extensions now support development via Visual Studio 2015 through a recent update.

Hardware, Software Expectations Abound at Next Week's Microsoft Build

HoloLens, anyone? How about developing for Xbox apps? Not sure if those will be featured, but Microsoft developers are expecting an expanded device universe for which to develop new apps.

App to Market: Your Startup Needs an MVP

An MVP is not some Microsoft award, but the acronym for a term, "minimum viable product," that loosely defines what you're trying to provide as far as features -- at a bare minimum -- to get your app to market. Let's look at the considerations for making sure your app achieves MVP status.

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