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Stepping Through Binding Styles Using SpecFlow 2

SpecFlow offers a number of binding styles for bridging business-readable tests with test-automation code.

Azure DevTest Labs Extension for VSTS Now at GA

A preview of the extension for spinning up Azure development and test environments right from within Visual Studio Team Services is now no longer a preview.

Saving Data on the Client in ASP.NET MVC

Here's another way to make applications more scalable and more responsive to the user: store some application data on the user's computer.

How the R Language Does OOP

It's not quite like C# or Python, but the R language's object-oriented programming capabilities are getting better with each iteration. Let's take a look at what .NET developers are able do now with OOP in R6.

May Release of Visual Studio Code 1.2 Includes Tab Preview

A big user request, tab support, is developed enough that it's now available in preview form for those working with the VSC Insiders Release.

16 Essential Windows Tools for Amazon Web Services

That "other" cloud company is a popular option due to the breadth of tools and capabilities. So, it only makes sense that there are a number of Windows developer tools available for those who want to hop on the AWS cloud.

Microsoft's Fritz Describes .NET of Tomorrow

At Visual Studio Live! in Boston, Microsoft's senior program manager in the Developer Outreach Group showcases a number of features that will move .NET into a broader, more cross-platform-friendly future. Also, Fritz says to expect .NET on June 27.

Creating a Flexible, Extendable Update Process

In any real-world business, updating data isn't simple and changing the rows in the table is just the start of a complex set of processes. Fortunately, you can break those updates down into a bunch of simple processes that can be easily extended.

As Devs Code .NET Core, Microsoft Offers Bug Bounty

As developers churn through coding the next versions of .NET Core and other key Microsoft technologies, the company offers new bounties on bugs. Program runs to September.

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC Now Available

Updates to TACO, AppInsight and HockeyApp are features of this release along with stability, performance, and bug fixes.

Using the not_null Template for Pointers That Must Never Be Null

Null pointer exceptions can get downright annoying, so who needs that?

Sprint 100: A Milestone Visual Studio Team Services

Last week, Microsoft's Visual Studio team released the 100th sprint for VSTS. It includes Docker release management and a Dashboard SDK for VSTS dashboard customization.

Implementing Updates Without Query

The CQRS pattern separates updates from queries, allowing you to create the best process for each of those activities. Effectively, CQRS codifies the standard practice for ASP.NET MVC developers: Here are some strategies for implementing that pattern and improving your application's performance.

Now In The AWS Marketplace: WinDocks

WinDocks is now available for .NET developers looking for a smoother solution for spinning up Windows Server 2012-based Docker containers in the AWS cloud.

Azure DevTest Labs Now at GA

Developer targeting cloud deployments can now use Azure DevTest Labs for development and testing and control costs at the same time.

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