Web Development


Visual Studio Update Boosts Web Dev

The recent release of Visual Studio 2017 15.8 featured a bevy of improvements for Web developers, ranging from new Docker container to Azure Functions functionality.

Generate Useful Documentation for Your Web API Project

If you want to impress your boss (or client) with your diligence in generating documentation for your Web Service, then you need Swagger. That it will also make it easier for you to run tests on your service and check for typical errors is just icing on the cake.

Your First Blazor App

Blazor is the Microsoft toolset that exploits the WebAssembly standard to let you write C# code that will run in your browser. Here's how to set up Visual Studio 2017 and create your first app.

TypeScript 3.0 Ships

It includes new project reference functionality, support for operating on parameter lists, new types to enforce explicit checks, improved JSX support, a better error UX and much more.

GrapeCity Updates Dev Tools, Adds VS Code Extension

GrapeCity, known for its Microsoft-centric components and development tools, has issued a new software release, featuring new .NET controls and a Visual Studio Code extension for its JavaScript-based designer.

Django, Flask Web App Tutorials Added to Python Docs for Visual Studio, VS Code

Microsoft added new Web app tutorials -- covering Django and Flask -- to its Python documentation for Visual Studio and its open source little cousin, the cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor.

What's New in TypeScript 3.0 Release Candidate

Microsoft's TypeScript team just shipped the release candidate for the upcoming TypeScript 3.0, incorporating many new features dealing with project references, a new 'unknown' type and more.

Microsoft Boosts Performance of WebAssembly (Used for Blazor) in Edge Browser

Microsoft has boosted the performance of WebAssembly -- and JavaScript -- in Edge's rendering engine, benefitting both developers and users.

Blazor Update Boosts .NET/JavaScript Interoperability

Microsoft continues to churn out updates to its experimental Blazor technology for running C# code on the Web, with the latest boosting JavaScript interoperability.

TypeScript 2.9 Adds Notable Editor Features

TypeScript 2.9 has shipped with several new editor features added along with some language/compiler features.

Q&A with Chris Klug: Web Development in 2018

Expert Web developer Chris Klug helps makes sense of today's complicated Web dev ecosystem and the tools and technologies that are emerging at a dizzying pace.

'C#/XAML for HTML5' Goes Stable, Investigates Blazor Integration

C#/XAML for HTML5 (CSHTML5), which could be described as a reincarnation of the sorely missed Silverlight Web dev tech, has graduated from a release candidate to a stable 1.1 release, with the team noting it's investigating integration with Blazor/WebAssembly.

Dealing with Unsafe DELETEs in RESTful Services

Your DELETE request to the service just timed out. Surely, it's safe to send it again. Actually, it may not be.

Type Flexibility with Conditional Types

TypeScript applies type safety to JavaScript but, with conditional types, adds some flexibility in how consistent your types are.

Dealing with Unsafe Methods in RESTful Services

Your update request to the service just timed out. Is it safe to send it again? Maybe. Here's how to ensure that all your update, delete and add requests are safe plus some advice on what you should really be calling them and handling concurrency.

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