Web Development


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.

MSTest Framework Support in .NET/ASP.NET 1.0 Core RC 2

To smoothen the testing process for .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0 deployments, the Visual Studio team has released a preview of its MSTest Framework that supports the RC versions.

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.

Processing All Properties on an Object

If you ever need to work with all of the properties in some object, you can use GetType and GetProperties to retrieve the object's PropertyInfo objects. After that you can do what you want. Here's an extension method that sets all those properties to their defaults, for example.

Ignore the Myths About C++ And Read This

Online book from C++ expert Andrey Karpov aims to explain away the myths of C++ programming by way of example.

For C# Developers, The Future Is Compositional Thinking

From Visual Studio Live! Austin: Innovations like Microsoft's HoloLens will require adapting procedural, linear programming and thinking in terms of compositional programming, observes UX expert Billy Hollis.

Initialize Member Variables in the Order You Declare Them

In part 4 of this series on the C++ Core Guidelines, Kate Gregory reminds you of an oddity in C++ when it comes to initializing member variables, and shows you a best practice that will make sure this oddity never hurts you.

Integrating ASP.NET MVC, React and JSX with TypeScript

Creating a form with TypeScript, React and JSX lets you generate the HTML for your form dynamically, at runtime, and on the user's computer. Here's how to integrate a data- driven form into ASP.NET MVC.

Windows Devs Now Have Direct Pipeline to Docker Tools

Docker is open sourcing developer tools used to facilitate standing up containers targeted for Windows and Mac platforms.

New Exams for UWP-Based MCSD Title

As Microsoft Learning slates two exams for the MCSD: UWP for retirement next year, two more skills-focused exams will take their places.

Simplifying Data Retrieval with CQRS in ASP.NET MVC

Data retrieval and updates are very different activities so the CQRS pattern says that the smart thing to do is treat them differently. Here's a variety of solutions for the retrieval side in an ASP.NET MVC application.