C#


Second Preview of Office Dev Tools for Visual Studio 2015

SharePoint 2016 and add-in development support are highlights of this release that allows Visual Studio developers to customize Microsoft Office.

Pressure Is On with 3D Touch in iOS Apps

Add pressure-based interactions in your apps in just a few minutes.

Xamarin's Tooling Evolves, SDK Now Open Source

Slew of announcements from the company at its Evolve 16 event in Florida include a bevy of solutions to help developers connect to Macs to create native iOS apps.

Eliminate the Barrier Between JavaScript and HTML (or Anything Else)

The JSX tool lets you describe your page as a set of custom elements that you define in TypeScript classes. Those elements then add to the page whatever text or code makes sense to you.

Text Processing, Type Definition, I/O and Visualization in F#

What you can do with most programming languages can be accomplished in F#'s functional programming paradigm. Here's how to handle some simple operations, which might look familiar to you already.

Exploiting the ConcurrentDictionary in Asynchronous Applications

The ConcurrentDictionary provides the most efficient (and safest) way to shared named values between asynchronous processes with several powerful methods. But the best advice might be to avoid ever needing them.

Stack Up the Stream Objects to Combine Functionality

Using the Stream objects correctly can speed up your I/O, protect your files and simplify your code.

Build 2016, One Last Time

My colleague at MSDN Magazine, Michael Desmond, covers Build 2016 with an eye on the message Microsoft is pushing across development platforms.

No Longer in Preview, Visual Studio Code 1.0 'Ships'

The online cross-platform editor is now a finished product, now that the company has appended its name with a version 1.0.

ReSharper Ultimate 2016.1 Improves on VB, TypeScript Support

Newer version of the coding extension for Visual Studio makes incremental improvements in VB.NET 14 support, and will come with Intermediate Language viewer.

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.

NativeScript 1.7 Extends Support to Visual Studio Code

Cross-platform development tool is now integrated with Visual Studio Code via an extension. The company is also workin on support for UWP and Windows Mobile 10.

Program-Defined Functions in R

The three most common open source technologies for writing data science programs are Python, SciLab, and R. Here's how to write program-defined functions in R.

Visual Studio 15 Preview Comes with Salsa

Why does Visual Studio need a JavaScript language service? The Visual Studio team explains in a blog post that it comes down to better JavaScript coding efficiency.

Get Data to the Client and Save Server-Side Storage

You've got data on your server that you need in your page. Here are all the solutions you require, including one that will make your application more scalable.

Native Hyper-V Containers in Windows 10 Will 'Ease Developer Pain'

Microsoft said it will add tooling to Hyper-V containers in Windows 10 that will allow developers to bypass complex VM machinations to support development activities. Coming PowerShell module for Docker is also aimed at devs.

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.

Visual Studio '15' Is What's vNext

Microsoft offered a preview of Visual Studio '15' at Build last week. And whileit's just not quite ready for prime time, it's got an impressive number of changes with practically every tool in it that demand developer attention.

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.

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