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Shortcuts for Defining Anonymous Objects in C# and VB

Here are two ways to save some typing when defining anonymous objects. One only works in Visual Basic, though.

Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 112 Limbers Up

Developers who use Visual Studio Team Services will start seeing some new Agile-focused features rolling out this week, with Mobile Work Item Forms and Delivery Plans among the highlights.

Pattern Matching in C# 7.0 Case Blocks

Welcome to the 21st century, C#, now that case blocks support a variety of pattern-matching formats.

Microsoft Needs Developers for New Data Sciences Beta Exam Testing

Even though this new data sciences exam is aimed at MCSEs, Microsoft Learning is seeking out developers and data scientists to beta test it.

ASP.NET Core MVC 1.1.0 Vulnerability Guidance

Microsoft's security bulletin describes a security vulnerability that exposes apps targeting ASP.NET Core MVC 1.1.0 to possible denial of service attacks, and issues mitigation guidance.

More Cool Stuff in TypeScript 2.0 and 2.1

A roundup of a few more features: deprecated any type, literal datatypes, read-only properties, more!

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.

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.

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.

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