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Supercomputing with the .NET Task Parallel Library

Huge volumes of data need near-supercomputer power to process and analyze it all. You can get there with the .NET Task Parallel Library.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds in More Linux Support

There's no rest for Windows developers, as one of the more interesting parts of the next Windows 10 release that's accessible by insiders, Build 16176 for PC, is improved support for Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Link Roundup: Visual Studio Code Tips on GitHub, CodePlex Shuttering, Developer Podcasts

The Visual Studio Code page on GitHub hosts a slew of tips, and CodePlex will be shutting down later this year. Bonus: Inaugural .NET Insight Podcast!

Introducing: Serverless C# with Azure Functions

Azure Functions get you beyond the traditional client/server approach to app creation, right into the cloud. Let’s first look at triggers.

Controlling Process Flow with the Template Method Pattern

If you have a process that needs to be performed -- but with variations -- then implementing the Template Method pattern will give you simpler, more extensible code. You’ll also recognize this pattern from all the times you work with it in the .NET Framework.

Faster, More Creative Visual Studio 2017 Update

Support for Windows 10 Creators Update SDK and Xamarin Workbooks, updates to the Redgate Data Tools, and a number of performance enhancements are good reasons for developers to take heed with this VS 2017 update.

Adding New Formats to Old Data

The custom formatters in the .NET Framework provide a more seamless way to mix traditional and custom formatting situations.

The Focus Is on Architecting Modules in TypeScript 2.1

If you want to ensure that the right code is loaded at the right time (and only loaded when you need it), you can start organizing your TypeScript code into focused files right now.

Syncfusion Beefs Up Essentials Studio with Visual Studio 2017 Support

Syncfusion Essential Studio 2017 adds bevy of new controls for charts, text, and provides more responsive menus. Bonus: It's all now .NET Standard-compliant.

Visual F# Tools, TypeScript: A Tale of Two Releases

The Microsoft development teams responsible for Visual F# and TypeScript recently provided their respective communities with some insight into their development efforts moving forward, now that the Visual Studio 2017 release hubbub has cleared. The goal with the insights via two recent blog posts, it seems, is toward more transparency.

C# and VB Data Conversion in a World of Cruel Users

While Visual Basic is a bit more forgiving with data conversions, you'll need to jump through some hoops to do similar conversions in C#.

Move Beyond Factory Methods with the Builder Pattern in C#/Visual Basic

When your objects get sufficiently complicated to create, it's time to simplify your life by moving to the Builder pattern. The Builder pattern is not only a great pattern for creating complicated objects, it supports your application's further evolution.

Azure Service Fabric Gets Open Source Treatment

Azure Service Fabric team hopes to spur improvements to Service Fabric .NET SDK through the open source community. ASF and the SDK have also recently been updated.

Errors on Unused Sections in ASP.NET MVC Views

If you don't use a section in a View, then you'll get an error. But you may not find out until it's too late.

VB-.NET Refactoring Tool Adds VS 2017 Support

Mobilize.net now has support for Visual Studio 2017 for users of its VB-to-.NET code migration tool.

R Tools for VS Plug-In Launches

It's at 1.0, with a version supporting Visual Studio 2017 to follow some time in May.

Visual Studio Code 1.10 Updates Workbench, Previews a Code Minimap

Visual Studio Code's February Build is now available, and it sports quite a few updates having to do with the workbench and debugging features, and includes a preview of a new code view.

Xamarin.Forms -- Caching for the ListView

Similar to the UITableView in iOS and ListView in Android, the XF version can be used to cache images for use in other locations of an application.

Checking Up on Your Entity Framework Objects with DbEntityEntry

The Entity Framework DbEntityEntry object lets you do all sorts of things you probably didn't think were possible, including getting the latest data from the database (without losing your current data) and invoking the .NET Framework validation subsystem.

Revealing Secrets with R and Factor Analysis

Let's use this classical statistics technique -- and some R, of course -- to get to some of the latent variables hiding in your data.

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