• Logging in .NET Core

    .NET Core provides a framework that logging systems can be snapped into. However, what's most important about this framework is how you write your messages out. It's the quality of the message that will let you find where your problems are. 04/18/2019

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    Blazor Update: 'The End of the Experiment Is in Sight'

    Daniel Roth and Steve Sanderson of Microsoft's Blazor development team provided an update on the long-awaited, experimental project that boosts .NET development for the Web, stating "the end of the experiment is in sight." 04/18/2019

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    Worried About Privacy? VSCodium Strips Microsoft Telemetry from VS Code, with FOSS License

    A GitHub project called VSCodium offers up the popular Visual Studio Code editor, but stripped of Microsoft customizations and released under a "real" open source license. 04/17/2019

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    Particle Ships IoT Tool Based on Visual Studio Code

    Internet of Things specialist Particle has shipped a new Workbench development tool based on the ever-popular Visual Studio Code editor. 04/17/2019

  • Working with Dynamic Objects: Beyond the Basics with ExpandoObjects

    ExpandoObjects let you dynamically add members to your object at run time -- a great way to handle scenarios where you need a lot of flexibility. But how do you work with an object when you don't know the names of its properties? 04/16/2019

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    InstallAware IDE Targets Microsoft's New MSIX Packaging Format

    InstallAware Software announced a new IDE said to be the first such tool specifically dedicated to working with Microsoft's new MSIX app packaging format. 04/16/2019

  • 5 Top, No-Cost .NET Core Extensions for Visual Studio 2019

    Here are some of the top, free .NET Core-related extensions that target Visual Studio 2019. 04/12/2019

  • Weighted k-NN Classification Using Python

    Need to predict the political party affiliation (democrat, republican, independent) of a person based on their age, annual income, gender, years of education and so on? Our resident data scientist Dr. James McCaffrey shows a technique that can help with that and much more -- with code! 04/10/2019

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    Microsoft Aims F# at Machine Learning

    Microsoft has updated its open source, cross-platform F# language for functional programming, adding new functionality and positioning it to tackle machine learning projects in the future. 04/10/2019

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    Low-Code Windows Template Studio Update Supports Visual Studio 2019

    Microsoft shipped Windows Template Studio 3.1, updating the low-code tool for coding Universal Windows Platform applications with support for the brand-new Visual Studio 2019 release and more. 04/10/2019

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    .NET Core Is 'Most Loved' Framework in Stack Overflow Survey

    Stack Overflow's huge annual developer survey is known for asking respondents what tools they most love, dread and want, and the new 2019 report identifies Microsoft's .NET Core as the "most loved" non-Web framework. 04/09/2019

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    Microsoft's ML.NET Machine Learning Framework Now a Release Candidate

    Microsoft just shipped its open source, cross-platform machine learning framework, ML.NET, as a Release Candidate, just one step away from general availability that could come next month. 04/08/2019

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    VS Code March 2019 Release Is a Snap (Linux, That Is)

    Using the new Visual Studio Code 1.33 (March 2019 version) is a snap -- of the Linux variety that lets the popular open source code editor be distributed as a snap package, containerized software packages designed to work across cloud, desktop and IoT devices 04/05/2019

  • Finding Layout Views in ASP.NET Core

    ASP.NET Core has a more sophisticated way of finding the right layout View for your View. It does that by distinguishing between "local" and "global" Views. You can take advantage of this to simplify your life. 04/04/2019

  • News

    Scott Hunter Details 'What's Coming with .NET Core 3.0'

    After this week's release of Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft exec Scott Hunter detailed many of the new features coming in .NET Core 3, already available as a preview in VS 2019 so developers can try it out (with a simple tweak). 04/04/2019

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    Xamarin Mobile Tooling Improved in New Visual Studio 2019

    Xamarin updates in the brand-new Visual Studio 2019 GA release focus on fundamental stability and performance, Microsoft said, because the mobile tooling "should work for you, not against you." 04/03/2019

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    Here's Visual Studio 2019

    Microsoft officially launched Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac today, announcing the general availability of the collaborative Live Share functionality, AI-powered IntelliCode and much more. 04/02/2019

  • Making It Up as You Go Along with ExpandoObjects

    You can give your users the ability to store any data they want, including stuff they make up at run time, by using an ExpandoObject. In fact, when you don't know what your data is until run time (and you can live without IntelliSense), an ExpandoObject is your best solution. 04/01/2019

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