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Developer Startups Can Be Pure Comedy

It's time to take a break. Have you seen Silicon Valley? It's a comedy, but the depiction of a developer startup hits very close to the bone.

Visual Studio Online Sprint 98 Improves Number of Work Item Capabilities

Latest updates allows more incremental improvements to work items, such as alerts for keeping up with them and ability to move between projects, as well as the simple act of changing their types.

Improved UWP Support, Bug Fixes Rolled into Latest Visual Studio 2015 Update 2

An updated .NET Native toolchain, Universal Windows SDK Picker, and improved Store Package Wizard are a handful of new features in a recent rollup of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2.

SpecFlow 2, Part Two: Gherkin Steps

In part 2, Jason will map the business-readable tests we created last time to test automation code.

Windows 10 Insiders Can Take Bash for a Spin

A Windows 10 preview build now has some basic Bash shell capabilities that only Windows Insider members can check out in a test environment.

Business-to-Developer Bridge Building with SpecFlow 2

SpecFlow 2 makes sure developers deliver what businesses say they want. In this first of a two-part series, Jason looks at how to automate the process of communication through business-readable tests.

Linux Coding Extension Available for Visual C++

Write code destined for Linux servers, desktops and devices right from the Visual C++ as if it were native code.

Why I Hate Best Practices

Best practices and principles aren't rules. They're guides to the judgement of the programmer. Sometimes we forget that.

Build 2016, Day 2: Microsoft's Guthrie Maps Lofty Goals for Azure Build Out

The second day of Build highlighted the "cloud-first" part of Microsoft's mission. Plus: Xamarin is set free and is open sourced.

TFS Extension for Visual Studio Code Now Available

Visual Studio Team Foundation Services Exension for VSC allows management of pull requests, work items directly from Git repos.

14 New Extensions for Visual Studio 2015

Here's a roundup of simple yet incredibly useful free extensions for Visual Studio 2015 that will keep you coding instead of fussing, and five of them are from Mads Kristensen!

Isolator++ 3 Simplifies C/C++ Code Unit Testing

Newest version of Typemock's unit testing framework uses a patented isolation technology to simplify unit testing of C/C++ code.

App to Market: Your Startup Needs an MVP

An MVP is not some Microsoft award, but the acronym for a term, "minimum viable product," that loosely defines what you're trying to provide as far as features -- at a bare minimum -- to get your app to market. Let's look at the considerations for making sure your app achieves MVP status.

Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools Open Sourced

A number of tools are slowly being open sourced onto the Github repository, with all of them being available over time.

How To Drill Into Problems with Xamarin Insights

Here's a nifty tool that can help you get to the heart of issues in your mobile apps that aren't easy to track down.

Keep Track of What Your Code Really Did

When it's important to know what path your application took when processing data, a log of that path can be helpful. And, when you need to make a decision in your code based on an earlier decision, that internal path can make your code both simpler and easier to understand.

Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 96 is Jam Packed with Features

The latest Web preview of the VSTS rounds up a number of new features -- Agile planning, testing, Git, release management, Office 365 integration, more -- that the Visual Studio Team will be refining over the next few months.

Microsoft Joins Eclipse Foundation

Announced at EclipseCon: More tools and support for open source Eclipse platform coming in Microsoft's Azure and Visual Studio tools.

Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 Release Candidate Now Available

Reliability and performance improvements rule on this release candidate, and there are a bevy of new features being tested out with Team Foundation Server 2015 U2 RC as well.

Visual C++ Technical Preview Available via NuGet Package

Microsoft's Visual Studio Team is trying out a new process for delivering preview code via NuGet that will make the process of testing then unloading software in development a bit easier.

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