• News

    First Release Candidate for Azure DevOps Server 2019 Now Available

    Microsoft shipped the first release candidate of Azure DevOps Server 2019, the self-hosted, on-premises version of the company's DevOps solution that used to be known as Team Foundation Server. 11/27/2018

  • News

    What's New in Windows Template Studio 2.5

    Microsoft has shipped Windows Template Studio 2.5, adding new functionality and fixing bugs in the wizard-driven tool for quickly creating Universal Windows Platform apps. 11/27/2018

  • Practical .NET

    Introducing the .NET Core Unit Testing Framework (or: Why xUnit?)

    There's a new kid in the Visual Studio testing environment, though it's only for your .NET Core projects. You don't have to use it, but here are some reasons you'll want to. 11/26/2018

  • A Better Way to Test for Exceptions in Visual Studio

    If you're testing for exceptions using ExpectedException, you have a better alternative. 11/16/2018

  • News

    Blazor Marches on, Now at 0.7.0

    Microsoft's experimental Blazor project to run .NET code such as C# in the browser -- heretofore mostly a province of JavaScript -- is out in version 0.7.0 with improved debugging and more. 11/16/2018

  • News

    What's New in TypeScript 3.2 Release Candidate

    Microsoft shipped the release candidate of TypeScript 3.2, its open source take on the JavaScript programming language that allows for optional static typing, among other features. 11/16/2018

  • The Data Science Lab

    Sentiment Analysis Using Keras

    Custom sentiment analysis is hard, but neural network libraries like Keras with built-in LSTM (long, short term memory) functionality have made it feasible. Step into the Data Science Lab with Dr. McCaffrey to find out how, with full code examples. 11/15/2018

  • Making Breakpoints Useful in Visual Studio

    Odds are that, when you stop on some breakpoint, you want to check the value in some variables. Here's how to get Visual Studio to display those values for you. 11/13/2018

  • News

    Let the Debate Commence: New Visual Studio Icon Revealed

    Despite a lot of support, many developers immediately took issue with the icon change, with comments such as: "I hate to say it but this is ridiculous. This smells of tinkering with the UI just for the sake of it." 11/13/2018

  • News

    Java Gets AI-Assisted IntelliCode in Visual Studio Code Editor

    Java developers using the Visual Studio Code editor can now enjoy the same AI-assisted IntelliCode functionality previously available only to Python coders. 11/13/2018

  • News

    Developers Request, and Get, Database Project for SQL Data Warehouse in Visual Studio

    Promising that developers can "save weeks of development effort," Microsoft today answered their request for database project support in Visual Studio to target Azure SQL Data Warehouse projects. 11/07/2018

  • Updating Request Messages in ASP.NET Handlers and Modules

    Here's how to add headers or modify the content of requests and responses in the ASP.NET pipeline's modules and handlers. 11/05/2018

  • News

    .NET Standard 2.1 Announced with 3,000 New APIs

    Microsoft just announced .NET Standard 2.1, its first update in more than a year as it plays catch-up with the .NET Core implementation, which is about to hit v2.2. 11/05/2018

  • The Practical Client

    Adding Blazor to Existing HTML+JavaScript Pages

    Not only can you integrate JavaScript with Blazor, that integration provides a strategy for moving your existing pages to Blazor without having to rewrite your existing JavaScript code. 11/02/2018

  • Practical .NET

    Subqueries in LINQ

    If someone tells you that LINQ doesn't support subqueries ... well, they're not wrong. But they're also not entirely correct, either. With LINQ you can meet many of the goals of SQL subqueries including the ability to build complex queries out of simpler ones. 11/01/2018

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