• Practical ASP.NET

    Introducing: Serverless C# with Azure Functions

    Azure Functions get you beyond the traditional client/server approach to app creation, right into the cloud. Let’s first look at triggers. 04/12/2017

  • News

    TypeScript Gets Closer To ECMAScript

    The release candidate for version 2.3 of the JavaScript-like language adds more support for several ECMAscript features and capabilities, including downlevel generator and iterator support when targeting ES versions 3 and 5. 04/11/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Controlling Process Flow with the Template Method Pattern

    If you have a process that needs to be performed -- but with variations -- then implementing the Template Method pattern will give you simpler, more extensible code. You’ll also recognize this pattern from all the times you work with it in the .NET Framework. 04/10/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Getting All the Results in LINQ with Methods

    Peter follows up on advice for joining collections with LINQ and getting all of the results, but this time, he uses the method-based syntax. 04/07/2017

  • News

    Developers Can Dive into Windows 10 Creators Update

    The Windows Developer group opened up the Windows 10 Creators Update and its SDK today, and that gives developers the opportunity to officially start tapping into its gaming and AI capabilities. 04/07/2017

  • News

    New Release: .NET Framework 4.7

    With the impending release of Windows 10 Creators Update, there's a new version 4.7 of the .NET Framework that has High DPI support for Windows Forms applications, touch support for WPF applications, and enhanced cryptography support. 04/06/2017

  • Code Focused

    Adding New Formats to Old Data

    The custom formatters in the .NET Framework provide a more seamless way to mix traditional and custom formatting situations. 04/05/2017

  • News

    Faster, More Creative Visual Studio 2017 Update

    Support for Windows 10 Creators Update SDK and Xamarin Workbooks, updates to the Redgate Data Tools, and a number of performance enhancements are good reasons for developers to take heed with this VS 2017 update. 04/05/2017

  • Practical TypeScript

    The Focus Is on Architecting Modules in TypeScript 2.1

    If you want to ensure that the right code is loaded at the right time (and only loaded when you need it), you can start organizing your TypeScript code into focused files right now. 04/03/2017

  • News

    Syncfusion Beefs Up Essentials Studio with Visual Studio 2017 Support

    Syncfusion Essential Studio 2017 adds bevy of new controls for charts, text, and provides more responsive menus. Bonus: It's all now .NET Standard-compliant. 03/31/2017

  • News

    Visual Studio Team Services Runs Right Along at 115

    Like clockwork, the Visual Studio team has Visual Studio Team Services rolling out with Sprint 115, with improvements in pull requests and the package management UI, and lots of progress in automation via DevOps. 03/31/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Visual F# Tools, TypeScript: A Tale of Two Releases

    The Microsoft development teams responsible for Visual F# and TypeScript recently provided their respective communities with some insight into their development efforts moving forward, now that the Visual Studio 2017 release hubbub has cleared. The goal with the insights via two recent blog posts, it seems, is toward more transparency. 03/30/2017

  • Code Focused

    C# and VB Data Conversion in a World of Cruel Users

    While Visual Basic is a bit more forgiving with data conversions, you'll need to jump through some hoops to do similar conversions in C#. 03/29/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Move Beyond Factory Methods with the Builder Pattern in C#/Visual Basic

    When your objects get sufficiently complicated to create, it's time to simplify your life by moving to the Builder pattern. The Builder pattern is not only a great pattern for creating complicated objects, it supports your application's further evolution. 03/28/2017

  • News

    Azure Service Fabric Gets Open Source Treatment

    Azure Service Fabric team hopes to spur improvements to Service Fabric .NET SDK through the open source community. ASF and the SDK have also recently been updated. 03/27/2017

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