• News

    What's New in the Visual Studio for Mac 7.4 Preview

    Although Microsoft's new Visual Studio for Mac 7.4 preview is mostly a "fix stuff" release, it does add support for Android Oreo 8.1 along with some productivity boosts for those coding mobile apps with Xamarin. 01/17/2018

  • Code Focused

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Visual Studio Team Services

    After suffering the consequences of accidentally turning off his firewall for a month and then experiencing a catastrophic workstation failure that took out both of his mirrored hard disks, Tim Patrick gained a new appreciation for online code repositories. He adopted VSTS and won't be looking back. 01/16/2018

  • News

    VS Code Continues Java Blitz with Bevy of New Extensions

    After several improvements to a popular Java debugger, the VS Code team has added more extensions to support JUnit testing, Maven, Tomcat and Checkstyle. 01/12/2018

  • News

    Visual Studio Preview Automates Mac Provisioning for Xamarin Mobile Development

    The just-released second Visual Studio 2017 15.6 preview continues to ease the previously cumbersome experience of hooking up to Mac machines for iOS development using Xamarin. 01/12/2018

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Building for the iPhone X

    Our cross-platform C# specialist turns his attention to the iOS side of things only to demonstrate some programming issues associated with the much-hyped device from Apple, including Face ID, the "notch," Safe Areas, Large Titles and more. 01/11/2018

  • News

    New Visual Studio Preview Boosts Performance, Productivity, More

    Performance, productivity and diagnostics are three areas of focus in new previews of the Visual Studio family just unveiled yesterday: Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.6 Preview 2 and Visual Studio for Mac Version 7.4 Preview. 01/11/2018

  • News

    Microsoft Continues to Improve Java Debugger for VS Code Editor

    Fifth update in the past three months improves expression evaluation, adds step filter for bypassing certain code. 01/10/2018

  • News

    Unity Replaces Mono-Based IDE with Visual Studio

    The popular Unity game development platform has dropped its default Mono-based IDE in favor of Visual Studio products in order to leverage new C# and scripting features. 01/10/2018

  • News

    Microsoft AI-Based Bots Tools Now Generally Available

    Microsoft, one of the tech giants attempting to take artificial intelligence-based development mainstream, has made two tools crucial to this effort generally available to developers interested in programming bots and using natural language interfaces. 01/09/2018

  • The Data Science Lab

    Logistic Regression Using Python

    The data doctor continues his exploration of Python-based machine learning techniques, explaining binary classification using logistic regression, which he likes for its simplicity. 01/08/2018

  • News

    VS Code Tool Integrates with Azure Data Lake for Big Data Analytics

    Microsoft updated its Visual Studio Code extension for working with the Azure Data Lake for Big Data analytics in the cloud, furthering integration of the extension's data exploration tool among other new features and improvements. 01/08/2018

  • Check That Your Config Files Are Transformed Correctly

    The ability for Visual Studio to automatically transform your development Web.config file into a production version is certainly convenient ... but only if the transformation is done right. Here's how to check that your config file is being transformed correctly. 01/05/2018

  • Quick Tip: Debugging with Multiple Browsers

    You don't have to check your site in just one browser at a time. 01/04/2018

  • Practical TypeScript

    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. 01/03/2018

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