Web Development


Exploiting the Validation Tools in ASP.NET MVC

Your users will make mistakes ... but it would be a mistake to treat all their errors the same way. You can get more out of ASP.NET MVC's validation infrastructure just by paying attention to how you name your errors.

Syncfusion Updates Components for Xamarin, ASP.NET Core, More

Syncfusion, which has been serving up prebuilt controls and components for Microsoft-centric development tools for some 16 years, released new goodies for Xamarin, ASP.NET Core., Universal Windows Platform, JavaScript and more in a new release.

Keeping the Dev Door Open

After numerous attempts, Microsoft has at last achieved success in kicking the door open and keeping it open on its dev tools.

Visual Studio Team Addresses No. 1 User Request: Expanded Config File Transforms

Posted more than six years ago and seconded by more than 8,800 developers, that request received an update response from Microsoft just this week.

VS Code Now Sports Emmet 2.0, for Faster Coding with Snippets

The Visual Studio Code team this week announced improvements to the editor's Emmet experience, which speeds up development with expandable code snippets now provided via an extension.

Will Blazor Save .NET Developers from 'the Insanity of JavaScript'?

Question: Is Microsoft working on .NET targeting WebAssembly so that we can get delivered from the insanity of JavaScript? Answer: Yes.

Embellish Your Web API Responses with Header Data

Learn how providing information in available HTTP header elements can help make interactions between unrelated systems straightforward and meaningful.

Survey: Devs Love Visual Studio Tooling, but Not for UWP Apps

Developers surveyed by Ionic really love Visual Studio Code and like Visual Studio proper, but they're using those tools to mostly target non-Windows platforms.

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Once Upon a Time, Microsoft Opposed Open Source Development

Those days are long gone, but Microsoft was at one time a notorious anti-open source company. It's turned that notion upside down within a decade, and is now a member of several foundations whose purposes are to steer open source development deep into the cloud.

Windows Subsystem for Linux Is Beta No More

With the fall release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, developers will be able to get full support for WSL, now that it's no longer labeled a beta service.

Create Parameterized Queries in ADO.NET

Squash the dangers lurking in your SQL queries by setting parameters by way of parameterized queries.

Imagine Cup Finals Crowns Winning Student Developer Teams for 2017

It's a sweet win for X.Glu, this year's top team of student developers from the Czech Republic with a glucose meter that extends to the Azure cloud via an app built with Visual Studio and Xamarin.

In-Memory ASP.NET Core Integration Tests with TestServer

Test, test and test again. You can automate those tests with a TestServer-based Web app that doesn't even touch the Web server.

Quality Is Job 1 for Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio Code

An update to this VS Code extension allows for locally running and debugging code prior to pushing code to production Azure services.

Delivery Plans, Search Enhancements Come To Team Foundation Services 2017 Update 2

Update 2 is now out, and with enhancements to Delivery Plans and a more simplified Work Item search capability comes more pull request and git improvements, and a new build definition editor.

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