• News

    VS Code Python Update Tweaks Interpreter Path Functionality

    The May 2020 update of Visual Studio Code's Python extension -- by far the most popular tool in the marketplace -- is mostly routine with a lot of fixes and minor tweaks, though developers showed interest in changes to interpreter path functionality. 05/14/2020

  • News

    New 'Source Generators' Stir Up the C# Crowd

    Who knew there were so many C# library authors out there? New C# Source Generators unveiled in preview by the .NET and Languages dev team immediately garnered a lot of interest in the .NET dev camp, with more than 100 comments tacked on to an introductory post. 05/12/2020

  • News

    Amid COVID-19, VS Code 1.45 Boosts Remote Development, in Preview

    The team continued to improve remote development functionality, especially important during the work-from-home surge caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Container functionality receives a boost in the April update. 05/11/2020

  • News

    C++ Videos from Microsoft Online Conference Now Available for All

    One nice thing about the increasing number of online developer events is that the goodies are often made readily available for all to learn from shortly after the live presentations. 05/11/2020

  • News

    After Visual Studio Online Renamed 'Codespaces,' GitHub Announces 'Codespaces'

    Seemingly feeling the need to stir up some more naming confusion, Microsoft-owned GitHub this week announced Codespaces -- a new cloud-hosted development environment based on Visual Studio Code -- just a week after Visual Studio Online was renamed Visual Studio Codespaces. 05/08/2020

  • Practical .NET

    The End of Integration Testing: If You've Passed All the Tests ...

    Really, you only need to do two kinds of testing: Unit testing (to make sure that your individual components work) and end-to-end testing (to make sure your application works). Anything else is just a waste of your time. 05/07/2020

  • The Data Science Lab

    Data Clustering with K-Means++ Using C#

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research explains the k-means++ technique for data clustering, the process of grouping data items so that similar items are in the same cluster, for human examination to see if any interesting patterns have emerged or for software systems such as anomaly detection. 05/06/2020

  • Practical .NET

    Creating Flexible Queries with Parameters in GraphQL

    GraphQL gives clients who call your Web services the ability to specify what properties of your data objects they want. Here are two ways to let those clients also specify which data objects they want. 05/05/2020

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