Web Development


VS Code January Update: Quickly Fix TypeScript, JavaScript Errors

The January 2018 update of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code editor incorporates the new TypeScript 2.7.1 edition, allowing for quicker fixing of errors in TypeScript and even regular JavaScript files.

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.

TypeScript 2.7 Ships, Developers Debate Its 'Bloat'

Microsoft yesterday shipped TypeScript 2.7, adding a bunch of new features as usual -- so many that a debate about bloat in the programming language was sparked on a social coding site.

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.

Microsoft Releases New TypeScript, R Open Editions

Microsoft has shipped a new release for R Open -- its enhanced distribution of the open source R programming language -- along with a release candidate for its latest TypeScript edition.

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#.

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