• Suppress Columns in Entity Framework Code-First

    Sometimes you have properties in your objects that you don't want in your tables. You can tell Entity Framework to leave those properties out. 09/30/2016

  • News

    Taking C# and Xamarin Everywhere

    From Visual Studio Live!: Microsoft's Xamarin guy James Montemagno described the combination of C# and Xamarin as the perfect mobile platform. 09/30/2016

  • News

    Microsoft Claims Fastest Network in the Cloud

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella demonstrated some of the AI supercomputing capabilities in its Azure public cloud that make it now among the fastest cloud services available. The secret sauce is the use of field-programmable gate arrays. 09/30/2016

  • News

    Team Foundation Server 15 RC2 Deemed Production-Ready

    Microsoft's Visual Studio team says that even though it's a release candidate, it can be used for developing production-ready apps, which the company has dogfooded it internally. Also: Pricing for Release Management available, now that it's a part of TFS '15' RC2. 09/29/2016

  • In-Depth

    A .NET Developer's Life, or How To Do Production Debugging on the Fly

    A case study in swift .NET application debugging using a variety of free tools that can help keep a client happy. 09/29/2016

  • News

    Second Preview of Azure Stack at Ignite

    A second preview of the forthcoming on-premises version of Azure highlights "infrastructure management technologies." 09/28/2016

  • News

    Microsoft's Cloud Covers Germany, More Geographic Areas

    From Microsoft Ignite: Azure now in Germany, four other areas. Plus: Bevy of Azure announcements include more security controls in the cloud, improved monitoring capabilities. 09/28/2016

  • Code Focused

    How Helper Variables Can Simplify Debugging

    If the data you work with is complex and hard to understand, it's easy to get stuck on them when debugging. Add helper variables to make data much simpler to use and comprehend. 09/28/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Leverage Lambda Expressions in Your Methods

    Integrating lambda expressions into your methods is easy. The trick is in recognizing when to use them. And that means understanding when the strategy and factory method patterns are going to make your applications better. 09/27/2016

  • News

    Unifying .NET with .NET Standard 2.0

    The goal of .NET Standard is for "one library to rule them all," or more simply, one library of APIs that can be used across a number of platforms without much afterthought. The .NET team lets us in on their plans in the near future. 09/27/2016

  • News

    Adobe SaaS Offerings Depend Even More on Azure

    From Microsoft Ignite: The partnership that kicked off between the two companies two years ago takes another leap forward into the cloud in a big way. 09/26/2016

  • Label Your Breakpoints

    If you have areas in your application where you often put breakpoints, it might be worthwhile to give them names so that you can manage them in the Breakpoints window. 09/26/2016

  • In-Depth

    How I Created a RavenDB Python Client

    You might be surprised how easy it was to port this NoSQL database for .NET to the Python language. 09/23/2016

  • Code Focused

    Local Static Variables in Visual Basic and C#

    Here's another area where the two languages differ. 09/21/2016

  • News

    Faster Visual C++ for Linux 1.0.5

    It appears to be an incremental update, but the new features make all the difference when it comes to speed. 09/21/2016

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