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    Microsoft: Move from Traditional ASP.NET to 'Core' Requires 'Heavy Lifting'

    There are plenty of reasons to move traditional ASP.NET web apps -- part of the old .NET Framework -- to the new cross-platform direction, ASP.NET Core, but beware it will require some "heavy lifting," Microsoft says. 01/22/2020

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    How to Compute Disorder for Machine Learning Decision Trees Using C#

    Using a decision tree classifier from a machine learning library is often awkward because it usually must be customized and library decision trees have many complex supporting functions, says resident data scientist Dr. James McCaffrey, so when he needs a decision tree classifier, he always creates one from scratch. Here's how. 01/21/2020

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    Blazor's Future: gRPC Is Key

    Blazor guru Steve Sanderson detailed what Microsoft is thinking about the future of the revolutionary project that enables .NET-based web development using C# instead of JavaScript, explaining how gRPC is key, along with a new way of testing and a scheme for installable desktop apps. 01/21/2020

  • Practical .NET

    Don't Do It All Yourself: Exploiting gRPC Well Known Types in .NET Core

    If you're creating business services that send dates and decimal data then you may be concerned that gRPC services don't support the relevant data types. Don't Panic! There are solutions. Here's how to use them. 01/17/2020

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    Microsoft Points Blazor to Native Mobile Apps

    Blazor, the red-hot Microsoft project that lets .NET developers use C# for web development instead of JavaScript, is now being pointed toward the mobile realm, targeting native iOS and Android apps. 01/16/2020

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    Implementing State in .NET Core gRPC Messages with oneof

    In the real world, you've been dealing with the State pattern every time you designed a set of database tables. The Protocol Buffers specification lets you do the same thing when you define the messages you send and receive from your gRPC Web Service. 01/14/2020

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    C#, .NET and SQL Server Make List of Top In-Demand Programming Skills

    Microsoft-centric technologies are featured prominently in a new examination of the top in-demand programming skills published by careers site Dice.com. 01/14/2020

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    New Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.4 Does ASP.NET Core Blazor Server Applications

    Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.4, adding support for creating ASP.NET Core Blazor Server applications, part of the company's red-hot Blazor project to enable Web development with C# instead of JavaScript. 01/12/2020

  • Practical .NET

    Reusing and Recycling Data Structures in gRPC Services in .NET Core

    Here's everything you need to know to create a standard set of reusable message formats to use with your gRPC services. 01/10/2020

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    What's New for Java Developers in Visual Studio Code

    Microsoft touted the introduction of long-awaited "Call Hierarchy" support and some UI updates in the year's first update to Java functionality in the Visual Studio Code editor. 01/09/2020

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    .NET Core: Writing Really Obvious Code with Enumerated Values in gRPC Web Services

    Peter's pretty fanatical about replacing documentation/comments with readable code. So he's very excited about using enums when defining gRPC services. Very. Excited. But there are some best practices and "things to be aware of" when using this feature. 01/08/2020

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    How to Do Machine Learning Perceptron Classification Using C#

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research uses code samples and screen shots to explain perceptron classification, a machine learning technique that can be used for predicting if a person is male or female based on numeric predictors such as age, height, weight, and so on. It's mostly useful to provide a baseline result for comparison with more powerful ML techniques such as logistic regression and k-nearest neighbors. 01/07/2020

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