• News

    Tool for VS Code Enables Serverless, SQL-Based Big Data Analytics on Azure Cloud

    New extension fosters analytics of various types of data stored in the Azure Data Lake using U-SQL, a blend of declarative SQL and imperative C#. 10/23/2017

  • News

    VS Code: Brought to You by 15,000 Developers

    It's open source, cross-platform, lightweight, increasingly popular, widely described as being performant, endlessly extensible and easy to use -- and is brought to you by some 15,000 community contributors. 10/20/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Querying JSON Data in SQL Server 2016

    With SQL Server 2016, it now makes sense to store JSON objects in your database (even though there’s no JSON datatype). Here’s how to query JSON properties to find the rows you want. 10/19/2017

  • News

    Computer Vision, AI Help Devs Build the New Experience

    While it may seem a bit like "Big Brother," facial recognition and other technologies have truly life-saving implications. 10/19/2017

  • News

    Two New Features in SQL Server Management Studio

    Microsoft has updated its SQL Server Management Studio to version 17.3, adding two features along with various minor enhancements and bug fixes. 10/19/2017

  • News

    Visual Studio Live! Keynote: 'Never Stop Learning'

    The key to being an effective developer is constantly expanding your knowledge, says Microsoft's Dustin Campbell, a lifelong programmer and avid learner, at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Anaheim. 10/18/2017

  • News

    Microsoft Releases .NET Framework 4.7.1

    Microsoft shipped the latest iteration of its foundational .NET Framework, version 4.7.1, adding support for .NET Standard 2.0 among a host of other improvements to accessibility, security, performance, reliability and more. 10/18/2017

  • Cross-Platform C#

    A Developer's Introduction to iOS 11

    With new APIs for augmented reality and machine learning -- along with many new and updated features -- the latest iteration of iOS is sure to make Apple mobile developers happy, our resident expert concludes in this hands-on review, complete with code samples. 10/17/2017

  • News

    Report: Use of Swift Falls, Signaling Change to Multiplatform Mobile Coding

    Cumbersome mobile app development using individual languages for each platform is giving way to multiplatform coding -- at which Visual Studio tooling is adept -- according to TIOBE, which tracks language popularity. 10/17/2017

  • News

    Analysis of GitHub C# Code Reveals Most Popular NuGet Packages, Tabs vs. Spaces, More

    Perhaps answering the tabs-vs.-spaces indentation question forever, a developer has used Google's BigQuery analytics tool to investigate all things related to the C# programming language in GitHub's vast trove of open source code projects. 10/16/2017

  • Developers Revolt Against New VS Code Icons

    Developers -- predictably -- are revolting against the new icons introduced by Microsoft for Visual Studio Code, the open source, cross-platform little cousin to the Visual Studio IDE. 10/16/2017

  • News

    Microsoft, AWS Team Up for 'Gluon' Deep Learning Library

    The new joint project provides an open source deep learning library "to more easily and quickly build machine learning models without compromising training performance." 10/13/2017

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Writing Precompiled Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017

    See how the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 can be used to create Azure Functions using familiar development tools and techniques. 10/12/2017

  • News

    New Visual Studio 2017 Preview Round Starts, Improving Debugging, More

    Just one day after Visual Studio 2017 15.4 graduated into production, Microsoft announced a new preview round, v15.5, with a focus on debugging, productivity, performance and more. 10/12/2017

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