• Connection Strings

    Visual Studio, .NET Framework Blogs Are Branching Out

    The MSDN blogs can't contain all the information that's being produced on the various Microsoft developer tools and technologies. 06/08/2016

  • News

    Sprint 100: A Milestone Visual Studio Team Services

    Last week, Microsoft's Visual Studio team released the 100th sprint for VSTS. It includes Docker release management and a Dashboard SDK for VSTS dashboard customization. 06/07/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Implementing Updates Without Query

    The CQRS pattern separates updates from queries, allowing you to create the best process for each of those activities. Effectively, CQRS codifies the standard practice for ASP.NET MVC developers: Here are some strategies for implementing that pattern and improving your application's performance. 06/06/2016

  • News

    Now In The AWS Marketplace: WinDocks

    WinDocks is now available for .NET developers looking for a smoother solution for spinning up Windows Server 2012-based Docker containers in the AWS cloud. 06/03/2016

  • Save a Trip to the Database with Deletes in Entity Framework

    Here's how to exploit Entity Framework's change tracking mechanism by eliminating some trips to the database. 06/03/2016

  • News

    Entity Developer 6.0 Now Supports EF Core 1.0, Telerik's Data Access

    New version allows for visual design and code generation of apps using Microsoft's newest Entity Framework Core 1.0, as well as popular data access framework from Telerik. 06/02/2016

  • Connection Strings

    Different Take on Trial Software: Azure Test Drives

    Azure Test Drives gives developers the ability to test out apps in the cloud without any commitment whatsoever. 06/01/2016

  • Code Focused

    Conflicts in C# and Visual Basic

    Case matters when moving from one language to another and, often, variable naming conflicts can be as simple as that. 06/01/2016

  • Convert a List from One Type to Another

    You have a List holding objects of one type and you want to load those objects into another List of a related type. You don't need to write a For…Each loop to make the conversion. 06/01/2016

  • News

    Azure DevTest Labs Now at GA

    Developer targeting cloud deployments can now use Azure DevTest Labs for development and testing and control costs at the same time. 05/31/2016

  • News

    MSTest Framework Support in .NET/ASP.NET 1.0 Core RC 2

    To smoothen the testing process for .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0 deployments, the Visual Studio team has released a preview of its MSTest Framework that supports the RC versions. 05/31/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Processing All Properties on an Object

    If you ever need to work with all of the properties in some object, you can use GetType and GetProperties to retrieve the object's PropertyInfo objects. After that you can do what you want. Here's an extension method that sets all those properties to their defaults, for example. 05/27/2016

  • Connection Strings

    Ignore the Myths About C++ And Read This

    Online book from C++ expert Andrey Karpov aims to explain away the myths of C++ programming by way of example. 05/26/2016

  • In-Depth

    For C# Developers, The Future Is Compositional Thinking

    From Visual Studio Live! Austin: Innovations like Microsoft's HoloLens will require adapting procedural, linear programming and thinking in terms of compositional programming, observes UX expert Billy Hollis. 05/25/2016

  • Modern C++

    Initialize Member Variables in the Order You Declare Them

    In part 4 of this series on the C++ Core Guidelines, Kate Gregory reminds you of an oddity in C++ when it comes to initializing member variables, and shows you a best practice that will make sure this oddity never hurts you. 05/25/2016

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