• (Really) Quick Tip: Blazor App Hosted as Azure Static Website in Blob Storage

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  • News

    Entity Framework Core 3.0 Finalized, LINQ Workarounds Published

    As with other "Core 3.0" products, Entity Framework is basically done at this point as the big final release is less than two weeks away, and Microsoft has provided some workarounds for the problematic LINQ implementation in the new and final preview. 09/12/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.3 'In the Endgame'

    With the big .NET Core 3.0 milestone coming up in two weeks, Microsoft is finishing off its tooling updates, including the recently announced Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.3 Preview 3. 09/11/2019

  • News

    Google Developer Rips 'Painful' TypeScript 3.5 Upgrade

    A GitHub issue titled "Google feedback on TypeScript 3.5" rips the "painful" release for causing more than the usual amount of upgrade problems across Google's repository of billions of lines of code. 09/09/2019

  • The Data Science Lab

    How to Do Neural Network Glorot Initialization Using Python

    Microsoft Research data scientist Dr. James McCaffrey explains what neural network Glorot initialization is and why it's the default technique for weight initialization. 09/05/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio 2019 16.3 Preview 3 Focuses on F#, Features Experimental Terminal

    You have to manually enable it, but an early look at a new Terminal is available in the third preview of Visual Studio 2019 16.3, along with many F# enhancements, IntelliCode improvements and much more. 09/05/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio Code 1.38 (August 2019) Ships

    The August 2019 update (version 1.38) to Visual Studio Code, Microsoft's open source, cross-platform code editor, is available, featuring many enhancements. 09/05/2019

  • News

    What's New for ASP.NET Core and Blazor in Final Preview of .NET Core 3.0

    Improved gRPC functionality is just one many new improvements in the ASP.NET Core component of .NET Core 3.0 Preview 9, the last step before the entire .NET Core 3.0 platform hits general availability in about three weeks. 09/04/2019

  • News

    Last .NET Core 3.0 Preview Ships 3 Weeks Ahead of Final Release

    Microsoft has shipped its last preview of the long-awaited .NET Core 3.0, which will launch in GA later this month during the Sept. 23-25 .NET Conf online event. 09/04/2019

  • The Practical Client
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  • News

    Community Developer Provides New TypeScript 3.6 Playground

    Microsoft has shipped TypeScript 3.6, with a new "playground" stemming from an independent open source developer serving as an example of community collaboration improving world-class software. 08/30/2019

  • Practical ASP.NET

    What Are gRPC Web Services and When Should I Use Them?

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  • Practical .NET

    Agile Development: How to Pick the Most Valuable User Stories

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