• In-Depth

    Azure Functions and Serverless Architecture in Action

    Part 2: Now that we've nailed down the serverless compute concepts, we'll use a handful of online tools to develop Azure Functions. 07/21/2017

  • The Data Science Lab

    Neural Network Cross Entropy Using Python

    James McCaffrey uses cross entropy error via Python to train a neural network model for predicting a species of iris flower. 07/20/2017

  • Connection Strings

    PowerShell Roadmap Shows Scripting Language Straddling Developer, Operations Roles

    PowerShell Core, the version aimed at providing scripting capabilities across a number of platforms, will eventually supersede the Windows-only version. A beta is available now, with a full release planned for end of this year. 07/19/2017

  • News

    Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 120 Goes with the Flow

    A new Release Definition Editor is in preview in this sprint, as well as a number of pull requests, including a good handful of Task group feature improvements. 07/18/2017

  • News

    SQL Server 2017 Inches Toward General Availability

    The venerable relational database management system is now feature-complete, with support for Linux and containers running on Linux and Mac OS X, and it's available as a release candidate this week. 07/18/2017

  • In-Depth

    The Cloud's The Limit with Serverless Architecture and Azure Functions

    The cloud has enabled some incredible innovation, like serverless compute, which is transforming the way we build applications for the cloud. We dive into serverless concepts and explore how they are supported by Azure Functions. 07/17/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Lots of Microsoft Press Books for Free, Including Developer Titles

    Among an explosion of free offerings in the Microsoft imprint are resources for mobile development, available to Microsoft Virtual Academy members. Plus, MS Press is discounting certification-related titles by more than half off if bought in bulk. 07/14/2017

  • News

    Windows 10 Insider Preview Now Supports Only Visual Studio 2017

    A new build released this week will only "formally" support Visual Studio 2017, and even then, there are issues -- it's a preview, remember? Also, an updated UWP Community Toolkit 1.5 add and updates a handful of controls and services. 07/13/2017

  • News

    .NET Core Support Now Part of Key AWS Coding Services

    Developers working in the Amazon Web Services realm who have requested .NET Core support in some of the AWS coding tools got their wishes granted. 07/13/2017

  • News

    New Features to Test Out in Visual Studio Code 1.14

    Developers who prefer VSC will find a slew of new change in the June release, including some enhancements that will make working with the Integrated Terminal more flexible. There are also a few changes to how VSC handles tasks. 07/12/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Microsoft Commits to Three More Azure OpenDev Events

    Keynotes and general sessions from the Azure event in June are now available on-demand. Also announce is a series of OpenDev events online at least two more times. And in this week's .NET Insight Podcast: How a bug (real, not the computer variety) figured into the making of the iconic Windows XP desktop. 07/07/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Improving Feedback When Editing HTML

    Get Visual Studio to be more helpful when you're working with HTML. 07/07/2017

  • Practical TypeScript

    Your First TypeScript Angular 2 App

    Here's how to use Angular2 and TypeScript to retrieve JSON objects from an ASP.NET MVC controller and populate your page with the results. 07/06/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Rapid UWP Creation with Windows Template Studio 1.1

    Windows Template Studio, the wizard-based coding engine for Windows 10 UWP apps, gains momentum with a newer point release this week. Also, in this week's .NET Insight Podcast, we ask: Who are your programming heroes? 06/30/2017

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