• The Data Science Lab

    Results Are in -- the Sign Test Using R

    The R language can be used to perform a sign test, which is handy for comparing "before and after" data. 10/05/2016

  • In-Depth

    Azure Application Platform: Moving to the Modern Cloud

    From VSLive!: Microsoft's Matt Nunn demonstrated some use cases for the modern cloud platform, one that opens up options for businesses to tranform the way they do business internally and externally. 10/04/2016

  • News

    Microsoft EVP Harry Shum To Helm New AI Research Group

    From Microsoft Ignite: Shum will lead new group formed out of Microsoft Research and others that will study the implications of artificial intelligence on future innovations in computing and development. 10/03/2016

  • In-Depth

    Randell: Put DevOps Into Practice

    From Visual Studio Live!, Anaheim: Brian Randell gets beyond buzzwords with a DevOps demo that puts .NET Core and Visual Studio Team Services right in the middle of the mix. 10/03/2016

  • Practical TypeScript

    Leveraging TypeScript When Working with IndexedDB

    TypeScript might change the way you design an application that uses IndexedDB. 10/03/2016

  • Suppress Columns in Entity Framework Code-First

    Sometimes you have properties in your objects that you don't want in your tables. You can tell Entity Framework to leave those properties out. 09/30/2016

  • News

    Taking C# and Xamarin Everywhere

    From Visual Studio Live!: Microsoft's Xamarin guy James Montemagno described the combination of C# and Xamarin as the perfect mobile platform. 09/30/2016

  • News

    Microsoft Claims Fastest Network in the Cloud

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella demonstrated some of the AI supercomputing capabilities in its Azure public cloud that make it now among the fastest cloud services available. The secret sauce is the use of field-programmable gate arrays. 09/30/2016

  • News

    Team Foundation Server 15 RC2 Deemed Production-Ready

    Microsoft's Visual Studio team says that even though it's a release candidate, it can be used for developing production-ready apps, which the company has dogfooded it internally. Also: Pricing for Release Management available, now that it's a part of TFS '15' RC2. 09/29/2016

  • In-Depth

    A .NET Developer's Life, or How To Do Production Debugging on the Fly

    A case study in swift .NET application debugging using a variety of free tools that can help keep a client happy. 09/29/2016

  • News

    Second Preview of Azure Stack at Ignite

    A second preview of the forthcoming on-premises version of Azure highlights "infrastructure management technologies." 09/28/2016

  • News

    Microsoft's Cloud Covers Germany, More Geographic Areas

    From Microsoft Ignite: Azure now in Germany, four other areas. Plus: Bevy of Azure announcements include more security controls in the cloud, improved monitoring capabilities. 09/28/2016

  • Code Focused

    How Helper Variables Can Simplify Debugging

    If the data you work with is complex and hard to understand, it's easy to get stuck on them when debugging. Add helper variables to make data much simpler to use and comprehend. 09/28/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Leverage Lambda Expressions in Your Methods

    Integrating lambda expressions into your methods is easy. The trick is in recognizing when to use them. And that means understanding when the strategy and factory method patterns are going to make your applications better. 09/27/2016

  • News

    Unifying .NET with .NET Standard 2.0

    The goal of .NET Standard is for "one library to rule them all," or more simply, one library of APIs that can be used across a number of platforms without much afterthought. The .NET team lets us in on their plans in the near future. 09/27/2016

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