• Supporting LINQ Queries Calling Your Methods

    You have a method that contains a LINQ query. If you use the right interface, other developers can piggyback on your method with their LINQ queries without losing efficiency. 03/16/2016

  • News

    Microsoft's Solution Will Allow Developers To Extend Datacenter Switches

    SONiC is the company's open source framework that will allow application developers to extend network switches to work across disparate hardware platforms. 03/16/2016

  • Cross-Platform C#

    How To Drill Into Problems with Xamarin Insights

    Here's a nifty tool that can help you get to the heart of issues in your mobile apps that aren't easy to track down. 03/16/2016

  • News

    Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Version 6 Update 7 Released

    A few new features -- error reporting, new project default, and a number of ionic project starter templates, to name a few -- as well as bug fixes, round out this update. 03/15/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Keep Track of What Your Code Really Did

    When it's important to know what path your application took when processing data, a log of that path can be helpful. And, when you need to make a decision in your code based on an earlier decision, that internal path can make your code both simpler and easier to understand. 03/14/2016

  • News

    Time's Almost Up for Visual Studio 2005

    Official Microsoft support for the decade-old development platform ends mid-April. So, who is still using it to develop enterprise-grade apps? 03/14/2016

  • News

    Microsoft Exam Booster Packs: A Different Take on Second Shot

    Remember Microsoft's MCP Exam Retake Offer? This is a bit different. Instead of a second shot, take several shots at a certification exam. And many developer exams are part of the offer. 03/10/2016

  • News

    New R Language Plugin for Visual Studio 2015

    Microsoft R and R Server features are accessible almost directly through the Visual Studio IDE, with the new R Tools for Visual Studio plugin. 03/10/2016

  • Connection Strings

    What You're Missing If You're Not At Build

    Microsoft Build doesn't have the build up of, say, a major release of Visual Studio, to attract attendees, so why does it sell out? It's all about networking. 03/09/2016

  • News

    Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 96 is Jam Packed with Features

    The latest Web preview of the VSTS rounds up a number of new features -- Agile planning, testing, Git, release management, Office 365 integration, more -- that the Visual Studio Team will be refining over the next few months. 03/09/2016

  • News

    Microsoft Joins Eclipse Foundation

    Announced at EclipseCon: More tools and support for open source Eclipse platform coming in Microsoft's Azure and Visual Studio tools. 03/08/2016

  • News

    SQL Server To Run on Linux

    Microsoft's Scott Guthrie said that the company's RDBMS could be running on the Linux platform some time in 2017. He plans to preview a new SQL Server Stretch Database service at a New York event this week. 03/08/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Share Information Among Asynchronous Processes Sans Locks

    If you're creating an asynchronous application (and you should be) you'll be glad to know that .NET offers ways to share data that don't require you to lock up your application. 03/07/2016

  • The Special Case Pattern

    You have a method that's supposed to return some kind of object … except sometimes it doesn't. Good news! There's a design pattern for that. 03/04/2016

  • News

    Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 Release Candidate Now Available

    Reliability and performance improvements rule on this release candidate, and there are a bevy of new features being tested out with Team Foundation Server 2015 U2 RC as well. 03/04/2016

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