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.
- By Michael Domingo
Whether you're building a Web or desktop application, here's a round-up of tools for building the interface with plain old HTML.
- By Terrence Dorsey
Marten is PostgreSQL-based, so take advantage of relational features where it makes sense. Here's an example.
- By Jason Roberts
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.
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.
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.
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.
- By Nick Randolph
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.
Peter gets an improved tip from one reader and some more tips from another, all designed to navigate Visual Studio faster.
Let's break away from C# somewhat and learn how F# is a great fit for crafting mobile applications.
- By Greg Shackles
Both are .NET Framework-based, but they don't seem to be speaking the same language.
The S3 OOP model is still widely used, so let's use write S3-style OOP code via the R language.
- By James McCaffrey
Sometimes life is like playing Whack-a-Mole: You write some code that solves a problem, and then someone comes along and makes the problem harder. Here's how to continuously integrate new solutions without having to rewrite your old solutions (much).
Peter didn't bother doing any performance testing but he believes that this change has just got to speed up your ASP.NET MVC application.
A winter chill will hinder progress somewhat on the next VSTS sprints, which includes two previews for new UX features.
- By Michael Domingo