• Proving You're Making a Difference with Code Metrics

    You've rewritten some code to make it "better" ... how do you know that? 03/13/2019

  • Cycling Through All of the Object References in Visual Studio

    You want to find all the places some object is used and, once you've found them, walk through them. Good news! You're just two keystrokes away from your goal. 03/12/2019

  • News

    Missing Silverlight and Waiting for Blazor? CSHTML5 for C# Web Development Goes Open Source

    Microsoft's experimental Blazor project to allow .NET coding for Web projects via experimental WebAssembly may be getting all the attention, but new open source tooling does something similar, acting like a bridge between the death of Silverlight and the production readiness of WebAssembly. 03/12/2019

  • Practical .NET

    Navigating in Blazor

    If you're moving your application's client-side code to Blazor, then you'll want Blazor to manage navigating between pages, too. 03/11/2019

  • Initializing a Project with an Existing Database

    You want to use code-first Entity Framework and the idea of driving your database schema from your object model makes sense to you. Here's what you need to do when you're extending an existing database both in the .NET Framework and .NET Core. 03/11/2019

  • News

    Quick Tip: How to Try .NET Core 3.0 in Visual Studio 2019

    .NET Core 3.0 won't be ready for Visual Studio 2019's April 2 ship date, but a manual download and a menu configuration setting will let you use both previews together right now. 03/08/2019

  • News

    Blazor (.NET for Web Experiment) Hits 0.9.0

    Microsoft's experimental Blazor project for C#-based .NET Web development (as an alternative to JavaScript) has reached version 0.9.0 on its possible journey to becoming generally available for production use. 03/08/2019

  • News

    What's New in the Visual Studio Code February 2019 Release

    Microsoft shipped the February 2019 update of its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor with a bevy of improvements and fixes for a wide range of functionality. 03/08/2019

  • News

    Razor Components (Server-Side Blazor) Refined in ASP.NET Core Preview

    ASP.NET Core's Razor Components -- aka server-side Blazor -- received a lot of attention in the just-released NET Core 3.0 Preview 3 as Microsoft continues to mature its initiative to run C# code in the browser instead of just JavaScript. 03/07/2019

  • News

    .NET Core 3.0 Not Shipping with Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft Says

    Microsoft-centric developers asking if the much-awaited .NET Core 3.0 release will ship with the much-awaited Visual Studio 2019 release now have the much-awaited answer to their question: No. 03/06/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3 Boosts Reliability with VS Windows Internals

    The new Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3 continues Microsoft's effort to boost the quality and reliability of the troublesome IDE by borrowing internals from the flagship Windows version. 03/06/2019

  • Practical .NET

    Dealing with Databases (and Data) in Docker

    There are lots of ways to handle databases in a containerized environment like Docker. Here's how to create SQL Server in a container, how to load it with the data you want and how to integrate that container into whatever project needs it. Be warned: Some PowerShell is used. 03/05/2019

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Docker with Real Applications

    Here's how to run a "real-world" application (consisting of an MVC application and a Web Service) in a networked set of Docker containers. And it's just a couple of mouse clicks in Visual Studio to implement it. 03/05/2019

  • News

    Did Microsoft's .NET Core Initiative Boost PowerShell Usage?

    Microsoft's move from the ageing Windows-only .NET Framework to the open source, cross-platform .NET Core framework may come with ancillary consequences, such as a boost in the popularity of its PowerShell scripting language. 03/05/2019

  • The Data Science Lab

    Neural Anomaly Detection Using Keras

    Our resident doctor of data science this month tackles anomaly detection, using code samples and screenshots to explain the process of finding rare items in a dataset, such as discovering fraudulent login events or fake news items. 03/04/2019

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