Web Development


Tools for Debugging Web Workers

Web workers in TypeScript give you concurrent processing but they can be awkward to debug. However, if you set up your web worker code as just another function, you can simplify debugging (or even build your web worker dynamically at run time).

Simple Concurrent Client-Side Processing in ASP.NET MVC with Web Workers and TypeScript

Here's how to use web workers in ASP.NET MVC with TypeScript to enable concurrent processing in your client-side code. And, as a bonus, the correct way to think about web workers.

Filtering List Boxes with a Little Help from XAML

This hands-on tutorial features an example app that displays a list of American cities, allowing the user to see a subset of choices by typing a filtering text value.

5 Top WordPress Extensions for Visual Studio Code

Here are five useful, ready-to-go extensions available for the Visual Studio Code editor to boost development for WordPress, a leading self-hosted blogging tool.

Defining JSON Messages with JSON Schema

If you're building a RESTful Web service, you can provide both guidance and control around the JSON messages your service works with by replacing documentation with JSON Schemas.

Quick Tip: Checking for Success in Web Calls

No matter how many HTTP codes there are, you really only need to check one property to determine success or failure.

Quick Tip: Debugging with Multiple Browsers

You don't have to check your site in just one browser at a time.

Simple Asynchronous Processing for Web Service Calls

You don't need to write ugly code to synchronize your AJAX calls. Instead, you can leverage await/async and the JQueryXHR object to simplify the code around your AJAX calls while still getting the benefits of concurrent processing.

At Visual Studio Live!, Microsoft Sees Bright Future for AI-Driven Bots Programming

Microsoft's Nick Landry painted a bright future for AI-driven bots programming at the recent Visual Studio Live! conference in Orlando, detailing how to get started in the growing space with the company's Bot Builder SDK, Bot Framework and other resources.

.NET Core: To Port or Not to Port?

Microsoft cautions that not all projects are good candidates for moving off .NET Framework to .NET Core, which is optimized for building highly scalable Web applications running on Windows, macOS or Linux.

Improving Startup Time by Sharing Packages

You can speed up how fast your "less frequently used" sites load by sharing assembles among your sites. You'll also reduce memory consumption on your server.

VS Live! Keynote: Optimization and Deployment After Coding an Angular Web App

After coding an Angular JavaScript app, there's still a lot of work to be done to move it to the cloud, and Microsoft's John Papa explained how to use various tools to ease that process at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Orlando.

Edge Browser Switches WebAssembly to 'On'

For the first time, the Microsoft Edge Web browser provides default support for WebAssembly, the experimental technology that lets developers write Web code in non-JavaScript languages like C, C++ and even -- with a little work -- .NET languages like C#.

Build Your DOM Additions with Angular and TypeScript

Here’s how, in Angular, you can use directives to dynamically modify HTML in Views without polluting your business logic.

Encrypting Integer Values in ASP.NET MVC

If you want to encrypt integer values, then you're going to need to store the result as a string. If you're also going to roundtrip those values from the server to the browser, you'll need this code.

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