• News

    Python Tool for Visual Studio Code Gets Leaner, Faster

    The popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code is out in a November update that sees it getting smaller, downloading faster, installing quicker and starting up sooner. 12/03/2018

  • News

    Visual Studio Code Gears Up for Blazor

    Microsoft is preparing its open source Visual Studio Code editor to support Blazor, the company's experimental technology for using languages such as C# for Web programming. 11/30/2018

  • C# Corner

    ASP.NET Core: Learning the Ropes, Part 2

    Eric Vogel provides many code samples to show how to use Entity Framework Core for an ASP.NET Core MVC application. 11/29/2018

  • News

    Visual Studio 2017 for Mac 7.7 Released

    The newly shipped Visual Studio 2017 for Mac 7.7 features improved IntelliSense and supports newer versions of .NET Core 2.2 and Azure Functions, among other improvements. 11/29/2018

  • Check to See What's Changed in Entity Framework

    If you want to know what your next call to SaveChanges is going to do to your database then you want to use Entity Framework's ChangeTracker. 11/27/2018

  • News

    Microsoft Ships Final Minor Update to Visual Studio 2017

    Microsoft, already busy with the upcoming Visual Studio 2019, has shipped the final minor update to Visual Studio 2017, improving debugging, UWP development and more. 11/27/2018

  • 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

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