• News

    Windows Community Toolkit Previews WPF and WinForms .NET Core 3 Packages

    The new Windows Community Toolkit 5.1 update builds on functionality previously introduced for using Universal Windows Platform controls in Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation desktop applications on .NET Core 3. 02/19/2019

  • News

    Serverless ASP.NET Core Service on AWS Cloud Updated

    Amazon Web Services has updated its serverless functionality for ASP.NET Core projects, the popular new direction for Microsoft Web programming. 02/19/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio 2019 Launch Set for April 2

    A Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event site indicates the company's flagship IDE will lift off in 53 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes (at the time of this writing) -- in other words, at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, April 2. 02/14/2019

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Configuring Your Application-Wide Objects in ASP.NET Core

    ASP.NET Core's support for sharing objects defined at startup is great ... but what if you need to set options on those objects? Here's a case study that starts off great and then descends into over-engineered madness (but only if you want to go that far). 02/13/2019

  • News

    Microsoft Updates Blazor, Now Built on Razor Components

    Microsoft shipped Blazor 0.8.0, the latest update to its experimental .NET Web framework that lets programmers use C# and HTML for browser-based apps, a province traditionally dominated by JavaScript. 02/13/2019

  • News

    VB.NET Popularity Still Rising

    Visual Basic.NET is getting comfortable in its new position as a top five programming language in the TIOBE index, which measures popularity based on search engine data. 02/12/2019

  • Understanding Docker Vocabulary

    If you think there are a lot of terms to learn, you're not wrong. Here's a pocket guide so you can talk like you know what you're saying. 02/11/2019

  • News

    VS Code Gains Python Developer Mind Share

    Much has been written here about how Microsoft's Visual Studio Code dev team has gone "all in on Python," and the effort seems to have paid off according to a new developer survey specifically devoted to the popular programming language. 02/07/2019

  • Practical .NET

    Creating the Right Database Initializer for Entity Framework

    If you want to treat your database design as an "implementation detail" that just falls out of getting your object model right, then Entity Framework gives you four choices. Picking the right one, however, may mean creating your own. 02/07/2019

  • News

    What's New in Visual Studio Code January 2019 Release

    The latest monthly release (January 2019, version 1.31) of the cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor comes with the usual plethora of bug fixes, tweaks and new features, with many focused on the extension mechanism that powers the open source project. 02/06/2019

  • In-Depth

    Building RESTful Services Using ASP.NET Core

    ASP.NET Core makes building RESTful services easy and comfortable, says Joydip Kanjilal, who shows how to do just that in this article, complete with code samples and screenshots. 02/05/2019

  • News

    VS Code Python Tool Improves Data Science Experience

    Microsoft updated its Python Extension for Visual Studio Code, building out new data science functionality that was introduced in a previous release. 02/04/2019

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