.NET Framework


.NET Coders Clamor for C# Support in Microsoft's CNTK AI Toolkit

This has been an issue for a while and was just raised again with a new post on the Issues section of the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit GitHub repository, an open source toolkit for commercial-grade distributed deep learning.

Architecting Services for Flexibility and Growth

The simplest way to ensure that the API your services expose to your consumers is to not let consumers access your services -- at least, not directly.

AWS Cloud Adds .NET Core 2.0 Support for C# Coding of Lambda Functions

Amazon Web Services this week said .NET-centric developers using its cloud platform to write AWS Lambda functions can now do so in C# while leveraging .NET Core 2.0 libraries.

What's New in the Visual Studio for Mac 7.4 Preview

Although Microsoft's new Visual Studio for Mac 7.4 preview is mostly a "fix stuff" release, it does add support for Android Oreo 8.1 along with some productivity boosts for those coding mobile apps with Xamarin.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Visual Studio Team Services

After suffering the consequences of accidentally turning off his firewall for a month and then experiencing a catastrophic workstation failure that took out both of his mirrored hard disks, Tim Patrick gained a new appreciation for online code repositories. He adopted VSTS and won't be looking back.

VS Code Continues Java Blitz with Bevy of New Extensions

After several improvements to a popular Java debugger, the VS Code team has added more extensions to support JUnit testing, Maven, Tomcat and Checkstyle.

Visual Studio Preview Automates Mac Provisioning for Xamarin Mobile Development

The just-released second Visual Studio 2017 15.6 preview continues to ease the previously cumbersome experience of hooking up to Mac machines for iOS development using Xamarin.

New Visual Studio Preview Boosts Performance, Productivity, More

Performance, productivity and diagnostics are three areas of focus in new previews of the Visual Studio family just unveiled yesterday: Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.6 Preview 2 and Visual Studio for Mac Version 7.4 Preview.

Microsoft Continues to Improve Java Debugger for VS Code Editor

Fifth update in the past three months improves expression evaluation, adds step filter for bypassing certain code.

Unity Replaces Mono-Based IDE with Visual Studio

The popular Unity game development platform has dropped its default Mono-based IDE in favor of Visual Studio products in order to leverage new C# and scripting features.

Microsoft AI-Based Bots Tools Now Generally Available

Microsoft, one of the tech giants attempting to take artificial intelligence-based development mainstream, has made two tools crucial to this effort generally available to developers interested in programming bots and using natural language interfaces.

VS Code Tool Integrates with Azure Data Lake for Big Data Analytics

Microsoft updated its Visual Studio Code extension for working with the Azure Data Lake for Big Data analytics in the cloud, furthering integration of the extension's data exploration tool among other new features and improvements.

Architecting Services with Design Patterns

As the number of your services expands you're going to need to start thinking about how to organize them. Applying these two design patterns can help, provided you understand all their variations.

Microsoft's Adam Tuliper Explains Tuples in C# 7.0

At a recent Visual Studio Live! conference, the principal software engineer demonstrated the ins and outs of the new System.TupleValue functionality coming with C# 7.0, along with other new features such as pattern matching, local functions, "out" variables, throw expressions, generalized async return types and many more.

Replace a Running Application with a New Version

One situation that can prevent a successful file transfer is when the destination file is, in fact, the program that's doing the copying. Here's how to work around such problems.

Microsoft Touts New VS Code Extension for IoT Development

Microsoft this week published hands-on guidance for using its new Azure IoT Edge service, just launched as an extension for the Visual Studio Code editor in a public preview program.

Microsoft Ships Windows Template Studio 1.5

The Visual Studio extension lets developers more easily develop UWP apps by providing built-in project types, a choice of app frameworks and different app pages that can sport various Windows 10 features.

New Microsoft Quantum Development Kit Integrates with Visual Studio

Microsoft unveiled a new Quantum Development Kit for developers wanting to get in on the bleedingest of bleeding-edge technologies.

Tracking History in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database

SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database both give you tables that automatically keep track of changes to your data. Here's how to both create those tables and alter existing tables so they track the history of your data.

At Visual Studio Live!, Microsoft Sees Bright Future for AI-Driven Bots Programming

Microsoft's Nick Landry painted a bright future for AI-driven bots programming at the recent Visual Studio Live! conference in Orlando, detailing how to get started in the growing space with the company's Bot Builder SDK, Bot Framework and other resources.

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