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Windows 10 SDK Build Updated

Developers registered with the Windows Insiders program got first crack at the changes made to most recent Windows 10 SDK released earlier this week.

Beta for ASP.NET 5 Available on NuGet

Microsoft recommends developers get ASP.NET 5 beta5 that was released earlier this week as an in-place upgrade to beta4, as it contains numerous changes to the .NET Execution Engine, ASP.NET and MVC 6.

App-to-Market, Part 2: Refining Your Developer App for the Right Market

In this second of a series, we'll find out how to make sure your product is reaching the right market. But first, you need to work on you before you work on your product.

July 20: Visual Studio 2015, TFS 2015 and .NET 4.6 To Be Released Online

Microsoft's programming tools suite features get locked for its release to manufacturing later this month, and the company will simultaneously hold a number of online events and demos to formally introduce the tools to the world.

Even Better Data Typing with TypeScript 1.4

In TypeScript 1.4, you get type-safe support even when you may be working with multiple types, better type checking when inferring types and aliases for type definitions.

Fire OS 5 Preview Opens Up New Options for .NET Developers

Amazon opening up its Android-based tablet app platform means developers can target their apps for yet another revenue opportunity.

Docker Compose Files Can Be Edited Via Visual Studio Code

At DockerCon, a demo during a keynote shows Visual Studio Code capable of editing of Docker Compose files via an extension that will be available at the next update.

Navigation with Xamarin Forms

Xamarin Forms makes the hard work of navigation in apps from device to device a much simpler developer proposition. Here's what I've learned so far.

What It Takes To Get Your App To Market

You've developed a killer app that you know other developers and users want. Are you ready to take it to market? It's time to do some research and see where this new venture can take you. (First in a series.)

Lankford: You're Already a Cloud Developer

At Visual Studio Live! in San Francisco, keynote speaker Kris Lankford urges developers working with C#, ASP.NET, and a number of Microsoft dev tools to embrace the cloud or get left behind.

TDD for ASP.NET MVC Part 4: Unit Testing View Model Validation

How to unit test view model validation, focusing on the controller when the model is bound to a controller action.

Handling Bad URLs in ASP.NET MVC

If users enter an invalid URL, then ASP.NET MVC will handle the problem by issuing a generic HTTP error. Here's how to give users more support (plus some advice on avoiding the problem altogether).

Compiled Data Binding in the Universal Windows Platform

Nick Randolph investigates the inner workings of the new compiled data binding support available to Windows platform developers in the Universal Windows Platform.

A Simple and Sophisticated Logging Tool

When things go wrong in production, logging provides a way of going back through an application's history to find out what happened. Here's the simplest possible way to use Peter's favorite third-party logging utility: NLog.

Microsoft's Cross-Platform Tools Aim for Mac, OS X

Redmond's release of several tools for developing apps on Apple platforms during the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference couldn't have been timed any better.

Customize Neural Networks with Alternative Activation Functions

Here's how to use non-standard activation functions to customize your neural network system.

Build a Windows Phone App for Consuming SharePoint 2013 Data

SharePoint 2013 offers several ways to interact with the SharePoint data, one of which is through the SharePoint SDK for Windows Phone 8. Malin De Silva walks through the process.

Tips for Snagging That Senior Developer Job

You're vying for a senior developer position. Here's what you need to know to win over your interviewer.

Speed Up Stored Procedures with Table Valued Parameters

Peter revisits an earlier tip on how to use stored procedures to speed up your code. This version makes your stored procedures simpler … though you may have to write a little more code to make the call.

Automate All the Things: An AutoHotKey Primer for Developers

Avoid the drudgery of repetitive tasks. AutoHotKey is the most powerful keyboard scripting and automation tool for Windows, and I'll show you how to get started.

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