• News

    VS Code April 2019 Release Is a Snap (Linux, That Is)

    Using the new Visual Studio Code 1.33 (April 2019 version) is a snap -- of the Linux variety that lets the popular open source code editor be distributed as a snap package, containerized software packages designed to work across cloud, desktop and IoT devices 04/05/2019

  • Finding Layout Views in ASP.NET Core

    ASP.NET Core has a more sophisticated way of finding the right layout View for your View. It does that by distinguishing between "local" and "global" Views. You can take advantage of this to simplify your life. 04/04/2019

  • News

    Scott Hunter Details 'What's Coming with .NET Core 3.0'

    After this week's release of Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft exec Scott Hunter detailed many of the new features coming in .NET Core 3, already available as a preview in VS 2019 so developers can try it out (with a simple tweak). 04/04/2019

  • News

    Xamarin Mobile Tooling Improved in New Visual Studio 2019

    Xamarin updates in the brand-new Visual Studio 2019 GA release focus on fundamental stability and performance, Microsoft said, because the mobile tooling "should work for you, not against you." 04/03/2019

  • News

    Here's Visual Studio 2019

    Microsoft officially launched Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac today, announcing the general availability of the collaborative Live Share functionality, AI-powered IntelliCode and much more. 04/02/2019

  • Practical .NET

    Making It Up as You Go Along with ExpandoObjects

    You can give your users the ability to store any data they want, including stuff they make up at run time, by using an ExpandoObject. In fact, when you don't know what your data is until run time (and you can live without IntelliSense), an ExpandoObject is your best solution. 04/01/2019

  • News

    Amazon Cloud Updates Visual Studio Toolkit for VS 2019

    With Visual Studio 2019 dropping tomorrow, the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio has been updated to support the new offering for those Microsoft coders who prefer to work with their favorite IDE in the Amazon cloud. 04/01/2019

  • The Practical Client

    Managing Page Layouts in Blazor

    Blazor, like most systems for generating Web pages, supports using layout pages for repeated content. Here's what works, what doesn't (yet) work and work-arounds I've discovered for what doesn't work. 03/29/2019

  • News

    What's New in TypeScript 3.4

    TypeScript 3.4 is out with the usual array of new features, of which a new --incremental flag can lead to faster project builds after the first such build 03/29/2019

  • News

    Golang Coders Choose VS Code

    A previous survey of the Go programming language community found that Visual Studio Code barely beat Vim as the code editor of choice, and the new edition shows the race isn't even close anymore. 03/29/2019

  • News

    VS Code Python Type Checker Is Microsoft 'Side Project'

    A new open source VS Code extension called pyright has been created as a Microsoft "side project" to improve on current offerings for static type checking for the Python programming language. 03/28/2019

  • News

    What's New for Python in VS Code

    The popular Python Extension for Visual Studio Code -- more than 7.3 million installs -- received a raft of updates in the March 2019 release, touching upon collaboration, IntelliSense goodness, Test Explorer and more. 03/27/2019

  • Keeping Configuration Settings in Memory

    You've got some "sensitive" settings that you'd rather not keep in a plain text file on your site. Good news: You can keep your settings anywhere you want (in code, in a database) and your application won't care. 03/26/2019

  • News

    Azure AI Enhanced with Cognitive Services Updates

    The Microsoft Azure team today announced several updates to boost artificial intelligence capabilities on the cloud platform, including anomaly detection and object detection in images. 03/26/2019

  • Protect Yourself: Export Visual Studio Settings

    If you've been configuring Visual Studio to meet your needs, you should protect yourself against disaster by exporting your settings. 03/21/2019

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